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WORLD NEWS - Dec 25th, 2011

发布日期:12-25-2011

我们勤劳的会员“哈哈泰”于2011年12月25日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

  1. I'm Christopher Curies reporting from the VOA news center in Washington.
  2. Protest organizers in Moscow say more than 100,000 people demonstrated Saturday against reported cheating in the December 4 elections. Police in the Russian capital estimated the crowd at 28,000 people. Many protesters wore white ribbons or carried white blooms. They are part of the new movement calling for free elections and an end to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12 years in power. 
  3. Yemeni Pres. Ali Abdallah Salah has promised to leave his country for the United States. His announcement came several hours after security forces loyal to him shot and killed nine opposition protesters. The victims were taking part in a huge protest march to the president's house. More than 200 other marchers were injured many of them by gunfire. Mr. Salas spoke to reporters on Saturday. He said he will travel to the United States in the next few days to, in his words, get away from the medial attention. He said his departure from Yemen will permit the country's unity government to prepare for an election in February to replace him. He promised to return to Yemen, however, to work as an opposition leader. But he did not say when he would return. 
  4. A funeral Damasks for the victims of two suicide car bombings on Friday, turned into a strong show of support for Syria President Bashar alAssad on Saturday. His government is under pressure from a nine-month opposition. Thousands of Syrians gathered on Saturday for the funerals of the 44 people killed Friday in suicide attacks. crowds in the Damasks wave the Syrian flag outside a mosque. The explosions Friday outside two-state  security buildings injured more than 150 people. The state-run Sana news agency blamed Al Qaeda for the blasts. But the opposition says the government of Syria's President Bashar alAssad himself may be responsible. 
  5. While questions the war over prepare to celebrate Christmas Pope Benedict the 16th criticized the use of a holiday to make money. At Christmas Eve service in Rome on Saturday, the top Roman Catholic clergyman asked followers to look pass the gift giving part of a holiday to discover its true meaning. At the same time, tens of thousands of religious travelers and other visitors arrived in Bethlehem the West Bank town is believed to be the place where Jesus was born. At midnight, religious ceremony was held at the Church of the Nativity. The question religious center is built over the spot where it is believed Mary gave birth to Jesus. 
  6. You are listening to the news in VOA special English from Washington. 
  7. The 193 members of the United Nations agreed Saturday to cut the world agency's budget for only the second time in the last 50 years. Members reached an agreement to cut spending by 3.2%, but only after a long night of negotiations. That means the UN will have $5.15 billion to spend in 2012, down from almost 5.5 billion dollars last year. The United States and European countries fought for the cuts while developing nations demanded that spending be coped at its current level. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said governments and people everywhere are struggling. The American negotiator called the new budget and historic agreement. 
  8. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda will make out official visit to China beginning on Sunday. During the two-day visit, he will meet with China's president Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. It is Mr. Noda's first trip to China since he became prime minister in September. Observers expect the two men will discuss security in the area following the death last week of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. They say China will have the most influence in dealing with the nuclear-armed  North. Because of the financial support which it gives to the extremely poor country. Japan has very few dealings with North Korea. Both China and Japan want to ensure that there is calm on the Korean Peninsula. 
  9. A North Korea state media is giving the country's new leader a new title. The official news agency is calling Kim Jong En the supreme leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces. Report said he visited his father's burial container with top military leaders and other top government officials. The new leader is a four-star general in the North Korean army. Although he has little military experience and is only in his late 20s. He replaces his father Kim Jong-Il, whose death was announced this week. Earlier Saturday the news agency called Kim Jong-En was supreme commander, a name that was also used by his father. 
  10. And finally at this hour, officials in Nigeria say at least 68 people have been killed in fighting between security forces and members of an extreme Muslim group called Bocal Harlem. A military spokesman says will Bocal Harlem clashed with security forces Thursday into northern cities *. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and explosions for security agents were among those killed. Bocal Harlem wants to govern the country's northern area under Sharia law.
  11. Now briefly here again is the major news of the hour in VOA special English
  12. Protest organizers in Moscow say more than 100,000 people demonstrated Saturday against reported cheating in recent elections. Yemeni Pres. Ali Abu Sulla h promised to leave his country for the United States. And the United Nations agreed Saturday to cut the world agency's budget for only the second time in the last 50 years. There's news anytime from around the world from VOA new.com. That's the news in VOA special English. I'm Christopher Curies in Washington.

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