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WORLD NEWS - Dec 28th, 2011

发布日期:12-28-2011

我们勤劳的会员“哈哈泰”于2011年12月28日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

  1. It is 23 hours 30 universal time, and here is the news in Special English from the Voice of America. I'm Robert in Washington.
  2. Syria activists say government security forces fired tear gas at thousands of protesters gathered in the city of Homs. The Syrian Observatory for human rights says about 70,000 protesters had gathered. Also on Tuesday Arab League observers met with the governor of Homs. The observers are trying to find out if the government is withdrawing its security forces and releasing political prisoners. The leader of the Arab League delegation Sudanese Gen. Mustafa Ali said the meeting in Homs were very good. He said he would return there on Wednesday.
  3. Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered Tuesday at the burial place of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. It is the fourth anniversary of her murder her husband president posses Ali Zardari called on Pakistanis to stop clots that threaten democracy in Pakistan. There are reports of growing tensions between the military and civilian leaders in Pakistan. Both government and army officials have tried to reduce the tension. Last week army chief Gen. Aardvark denied reports that he is plotting to overthrow Pres. Zardari.
  4. Pakistan and India say they have agreed to call for an extension of an agreement on reducing the risk of nuclear accidents they are in their second day of weapon talks in Islamabad. Both countries have nuclear weapons. They are also discussing a proposal to remove weapons from the border of the disputed Kashmir area. Pakistan proposed that both sides removed all heavy weapons within 30 km of the line of control. That is the line that divides Indian and Pakistani controlled Kashmir.
  5. Lawmakers in India's lower house of parliament have approved a bill to create an agency that will investigate politicians suspected of corruption. The vote came after a heated debate and a strong defense of the measure from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj said the proposal would not work because the anti corruption agency would be controlled by the current government. Public anger has been growing after incidents of government wrongdoing.
  6. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has rejected calls to repeat Russia's recent parliamentary elections. Mr. Putin says the opposition has no unified program and no way to reach its goals. The Prime Minister did say he wants the presidential election in March to be completely free and open. He says he does not need to treat in order to win. Charges of cheating during the parliamentary election led to the largest protests in Russia since the end of the Soviet Union 20 years ago.
  7. You are listening to the news in the VOA Special English.
  8. More than 24 military officers have been arrested in Guinea-Bissau in connection with violence Monday in the capital. Those arrested included the country's naval chief, and a former army chief. Military officials told VOA that they expect several political officials to be arrested on charges of supporting rebel soldiers in attempts to oust the government. On Monday, separate military groups fought each other in the capital Bissau, after rebel soldiers raided a weapon supply center and the offices of the Armed Forces. The government says it has created a committee to fully investigate the incident. Officials deny the incident was an attempt to oust the government.
  9. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is warning government officials they must protect the land rights of farmers. He also said officials must give farmers a much larger share of the profits when their land is taken for development. Mr. Wen's defense of farmers came at a conference in Beijing on Tuesday. That was less than a week after officials in southern Guangdong province agreed to the demands of villagers protesting what they said were illegal land seizures. Mr. Wen said the law protects farmers right to use their lives. Mr. Wen also said even a small decrease in farm production could harm the economy.
  10. In Afghanistan, police say a 15-year-old girl who has been held captive by her husband's family is now free. The girl * was found in an underground room of her husband's house in Baghlan province. Officials say her face and legs were severely beaten and that her fingernails have been removed. Police began searching for Ms. Gruel after her parent reported her missing. The girl was married about seven months ago when she was 14 years old. Officials say her husband's family tried to force her to be a sex worker. Then after that. When she wrote to police say they have arrested her husband's mother and two other women. Her husband has fled the area.
  11. Also in Afghanistan the office of Pres. Hamed Karzai said Tuesday the government would accept restarting peace talks at a Taliban office in the Gulf state of Qatar. The president's office said holding talks in Qatar was acceptable. But that Afghans must lead the negotiations. Earlier Afghan officials said future negotiations with the rebels should take place at an official Taliban office inside Afghanistan. The Afghan leaders also said that fighting and violence against the Afghan people must end before negotiations with the Taliban begin.
  12. North Korea has made preparations for the funeral of its former leader. Kim Jong-Il's body will be carried through the main streets of Pyongyang in a funeral march Wednesday before his burial. So far state media have not released details of the planned events, but have said foreigners cannot attend political observers expect the ceremony to be similar to that of Mr. Kim's father Kim Il-sung who died in 1994. Thousands of people passed under a giant picture of Mr. Kim at the mourning center outside the capital Tuesday. Many people carrying white flower.
  13. Briefly here again is the major news of the hour.
  14. Syrian activists say government security forces fired tear gas at thousands of protesters in the city of Homs. Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered Tuesday at the burial place of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on the fourth anniversary of her killing. And In India the lower house of parliament has approved a bill to create an agency to investigate corruption. From Washington, that's the news in the VOA Special English.

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