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WORLD NEWS - Dec 29th, 2011

发布日期:12-29-2011

我们勤劳的会员“哈哈泰”于2011年12月29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 here now the moves in VOA Special English I'm Christopher Cruies reporting live from the VOA new center in Washington.
  2. Activists say Syrian security forces shot at protesters in Homa Wednesday while Arab League observers were visiting other areas. Those observers are to arrive in Homa late Wednesday or Thursday. They are also expected to go to the Itali and Dara areas. Rights groups say violence across the country Wednesday left eight people dead. The leader of the Arab League delegation Sudanese Gen. Mohammed Donnelly visited the city of Homes Tuesday. He said the city was quiet and there was no fighting. But activists said thousands of antigovernment protesters gathered in Homes Tuesday. The London-based Syrian Observatory for human rights said 15 people were killed on Tuesday including six in Homes.
  3. The United States has strongly warned Iran against any move to close the Strait of Hormuz to sea transport. The warning comes after Iran threatened to block oil shipments through the waterway if the West ordered restrictions against Iran. A spokesman for the United States military said interference with ships in the Strait of Hormuz will not be permitted. The waterway is a major passage for world oil supplies. Earlier Wednesday Iran's navy chief told state media that it would be very easy for his forces to close the strait. And on Tuesday, Iran's VP Mohammadi said not all drop of oil will pass through the Strait of Hormuz if the Iranian oil is banned. Iran's warnings, as its navy continues military training in the waterway. European Union ministers are considering restrictions on Iran in the coming weeks.
  4. A bomb has killed three NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan. NATO said the troops were killed on Tuesday the coalition did not provide any other details or give the soldiers nationalities. The independent website Icasualties.org says 539 international soldiers have died so far this year in Afghanistan. That is a decrease from 2010 when more than 700 NATO troops were killed in Afghanistan. The NATO coalition continues the process of handing over security to Afghanistan's army and police. That process is to be completed by the end of 2014.
  5. Afghanistan has signed its first major oil exploration contract is with the state owned Chinese company. The deal to develop three oilfields in the country's northeastern area was signed Wednesday. It permits the China National Petroleum Corporation to research oil and natural gas fields along the Amu Darya River in the Afghan provinces of * and *. China won the deal by offering higher payments than Pakistan, Britain, Australia, and the United States. Afghanistan's mining minister and the United States Afghanistan's mining minister said the deal could bring about $7 billion to the country over the next 25 years.
  6. Tens of thousands of North Koreans mourned leader Kim Jong-Il Wednesday. A car carrying the body of the former leader drove through the Pyongyang. Mourners filled the streets and many cried as the car passed. North Korea on state television showed Mr. Kim's Psalm Kim Jong-En paying respects to his father. Kim Jong-Il died of a heart attack on December 17. Kim Jong-En is the new leader of North Korea. The funeral service will continue on Thursday.
  7. You are listening to the news in the VOA special English live from Washington.
  8. Japan has agreed to help support India's money the rupee. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiko Nota agreed to an exchange of 263475 billion of currency with India during a visit to New Delhi on Wednesday. Indian money has been losing its exchange value recently. Mr. Nota and Indian Prime Minister Al Mulholland also spoke about increasing trade between the two countries. Trade between India and Japan reached about 263474 billion this year.
  9. And Indian activist has ended a hunger strike one day early. * did not give a reason for ending the strike. Doctors have said the 74-year-old activist was ill and risked kidney failure. In August Mr. Haws RA went on a hunger strike for 12 days. Millions of supporters went to the streets to support his campaign to end corruption in government. On Tuesday, India's lower house of parliament passed a bill to deal with corruption, but the government did not bring the bill to the upper house on Wednesday. India's main opposition party says the bill needs improvement. Public anger over political wrongdoing is growing in India.
  10. Thousands of factory workers are striking in eastern China. The strike is stopped work at an electronics manufacturer owned by a South Korean company. About 8000 workers at the LG display factory in Nan Jing city stopped working on Monday and have not been returned. The factory workers are protesting over a special once a year payments called bonuses. They say South Korean employees at the factory received bonuses worth six month pay. While Chinese workers were given bonuses worth one month pay.
  11. The Indian Foreign Minister has expressed support for Burma's moves toward democracy. But Martina Tyler Gala said there is still work to be gone. Mr. Natal spoke Wednesday in Burma, after meeting with the Burmese Foreign Minister * and democracy activist *
  12. And finally at this hour, police in southern Nigeria say a bomb was thrown into an Arabic school late Tuesday. Seven people were wounded, six of them were children. Officials say the bomb was thrown from a car.
  13. Now briefly here again is the major news of the hour in VOA special English.
  14. Activists say Syrian security forces shot at protesters in Homa while Arab League observers were visiting other areas. The United States has strongly warned Iran against closing the Strait of Hormuz to sea transport. And the North Koreans are mourning leader Kim Jong-Il. A car carrying the body of the former leader drove through the capital Pyongyang on Wednesday. Mourners filled the streets and many cried as the car passed. And that's the news in VOA Special English of this hour. I'm Christopher Cruise reporting from the VOA news headquarters in Washington.

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