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WORLD NEWS - Oct 31st, 2012

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我们勤劳的会员“Edward”于2012年11月1日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

Here is the news in Special English. I’m Laura Bowman in Washington.

The economic cost of Hurricane Sandy is expected to be huge for the United States. Early estimates say storm damage in the eastern states could cost ten billion dollars or more. Winds and flooding from the hurricane caused much of the damage. Hurricane Sandy forced factories and oil refineries to shut down and flooded hundreds of small businesses. Some experts said the storm could damage an already weak economic recovery. But other economists said money spent to repair roads, electric lines and other public works would help balance the losses.

President Barrack Obama will visit the eastern state of New Jersey Wednesday to thank emergency workers and inspect damage from that powerful ocean storm called Hurricane Sandy. Thirty-two people died in storm-related incidents. Weather reports say storm winds extended up to 1,000 miles from the storm center. The storm caused flooding and fires and left many people without electricity. Mr. Obama declared major disasters in New York and New Jersey Tuesday. This freed federal money to help cover billions of dollars in property losses.

In Afghanistan, a man wearing Afghan police clothing has shot and killed two British soldiers. The British Defense Ministry said the attack took place Tuesday in Helmand Province. NATO said the attacker is trying to flee the area. A NATO spokesman said international forces are chasing the gunman. At least 53 coalition troops have been killed this year by Afghan security forces or by militants wearing NATO clothing. NATO blames Taliban members for about 25% of these attacks. Foreign troops are preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of 2014.

Syrian opposition supporters say Syrian fighting and air strikes across the country killed more than 120 people Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Syrian warplanes struck an important rebel-held town on a highway between Damascus and Aleppo Tuesday. The observers also say the Syrian army and rebels fought in a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus. Also Tuesday, Syrian state television blamed the killing of an air force general on those it called terrorists. It gave no details. A French news agency reported that the rebel Free Syrian Army claims it killed the general because he was the chief of Syria’s military training.

Gunmen have shot and killed Somali musician Warsame Shire Awale. Mr. Awale worked at a radio station and commented on militants. Some reports say two men killed him late Monday near his home in the capital Mogadishu. Last week, gunmen shot radio news reporter Mohamed Mohamud Turyare in the capital city. A spokesman for the rights group Reporters without Borders said the attack on the radio reporter is the result of what he called hostility toward freedom of information in Somalia. He said Somalia and Syria are now the most dangerous countries for reporters. Eighteen reporters have been killed in Somalia this year.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Police in South Africa have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at striking miners. Police say a power station at the mine had been set on fire. The miners are among 12,000 workers that the company Anglo-American Platinum dismissed earlier this month. The mineworkers are refusing to return to the mines until their pay demands are met. Anglo-American Platinum is offering a one-time payment of about $230. But, the miners are demanding a pay-increase like the one another company gave its miners after a strike earlier this year.

Asian government officials and aid groups are calling for international intervention in Burma’s Rakhine State. Fighting this month between Muslims and Buddhists in the area has killed more than 60 people and forced tens of thousands of people to flee. The chief of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has warned that international intervention is needed to prevent the conflict from spreading beyond Burma’s borders. ASEAN Secretary-General Suren Pitsawan made his comments to newspapers in Bangkok and Jakarta. A spokesman for the United Nations Refugee Agency told reporters in Geneva the camps for those forced to flee the violence in Burma are severely overcrowded.

The state-controlled Chinese People’s Daily Newspaper has criticized the New York Times Newspaper. The criticism comes just a day after the American newspaper reported on what it said was the hidden wealth of the family of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. The People’s Daily is the official publication of the Chinese Communist Party. On Monday, it said the New York Times had a history of reporting false news. China quickly blocked the New York Times Website Friday after it published the results of an investigation of Mr. Wen’s family wealth. The report said the family controlled $2.7billion in property and money. Mr. Wen’s family has rejected the report.

Two Vietnamese musicians have been given prison sentences for songs that criticize the government. On Tuesday, a court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced Vo Minh Tri who is known as Viet Khang to four years in jail. The same court sentenced Tran Vu Anh Binh to six years in jail. A lawyer for the men said they were also ordered to serve two years of house arrest once released. The men were arrested in late 2011. They wrote songs condemning Vietnam’s repression of anti-Chinese activists. They also criticize the imprisonment of dissidents. Human rights groups say the charges against the two are part of a government campaign against free speech.

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined others in criticizing Sunday’s election for parliament in the Ukraine. Mrs. Clinton spoke to reporters in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on Tuesday. She said that the elections were a step backward for Ukrainian democracy.

And briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

Storm damage in the Eastern United States could cost ten billion dollars or more. NATO says a man wearing Afghan police clothing has shot and killed two coalition troops in Afghanistan. And Syrian opposition supporters say fighting and air strikes across the country killed more than 120 people Tuesday.

And that’s the news in VOA Special English. I’m Laura Bowman in Washington.

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