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CNN 2011-10-25

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 Hello, welcome to CNN Students News. It’s Monday 24th, and we’re glad to have you along as the month of October wires down.

 
After nearly nine years, America’s work in Iraq will be over. Over next two months, our troops in Iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys1 for the journey home. 
 
There are 39,000 U.S. troops in Iraq right now. And on Friday, President Obama made that announcement, a plan to bring almost all of them home by the end of the year. About 150 troops will stay to help. Meeting that December 31st deadline was a promise that Obama made he was running for president. It was originally part of * that former President George W. Bush made with Iraqi government. There are some concerns that when U.S. forces leave Iran might have a bigger influence on Iraq. These two counties are neighbors, and Iran has been accused of supporting militias2 that have killed U.S. troops in Iraq. 
 
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Iran over the weekend. She said America’s commitment to helping3 Iraq isn’t ending, and Iran shouldn’t use this as an opportunity to build its influence in Iraq. The reaction of President Obama’s announcement has been mixed. S* Lin checks in now with details. 
 
Nearly nine years after President George W. Bush declared the start of the war in Iraq. President Barack Obama annouced virtually all the remaining troops over turn home by the end of the year. 
 
In Iraq, we succeeded in our strategy to end the war. It’s a move that the Obama administration adds to its list of national security accomplishments4 which includes killing5 Osama Bin6 Laden7, killing American Al Qaide cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and ending the NATO-led that culminated8 in victory for Libyan rebels against Moammar Gadhafi. While there’s been positive reaction to the announcement.
 
I think it’s wonderful.
 
There is no better feeling in the world to know that’s fixing go back home, you know, get to reconnect. 
 
There is also been criticism from GOP presidential candidates. 
 
The thing that I wouldn’t do that the president is doing is telling the enemy how many troops you are going to bring out and when you are going to bring them out. I don’t think that’s a good strategy. 
 
The last thing that you want to do is put those men and women’s lives in *. I thinks that’s what the president’s done. 
 
Senator John McCain said Iran would be the beneficiary while Iran’s president the move was long overdue9
I think we should have done as soon as possible, maybe seven or eight years ago. They could avoid killing so many Iranian people or Americans as well. 
 
President Obama leaving Iraq would allow greater focus on the economy. I’m S* Lin reporting. 
 
Rescue efforts are going on in another one of Iraq’s neighbors. We’re talking about Turkey. A powerful earthquake hit that country on Sunday. It’s the strongest quake there in more than a decade, and it was followed by at least seven after shocks. Rescuers and citizens brought out flashlight and shovels10 to look for survivors11 in the rubble12. Dozens of apartment buildings collapsed13. Student dorm and part of a hospital did too. Turkey’s used to earthquake, but this one had a magnitude of 7.2. And one analyst14 said it is considered a major event. Offers of help are coming from other countries. 
 
Military forces from several nations, including the U.S., U.K. and France gave help to Libya’s citizens during that country’s civil war. They were all part of NATO’s mission, but now the war is over, NATO’s planning to end this mission in Libya by the end of this month. Meanwhile, Libya’s new leaders declared yesterday, a day of liberation following the death of long time dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Officials say Libya now is united and ask for honesty, patience and tolerance15 as country rebuilds. Part of that process will be to hold elections for a new government. Plans for that could happen some time in the next 

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1 convoys dc0d0ace5476e19f963b0142aacadeed     
n.(有护航的)船队( convoy的名词复数 );车队;护航(队);护送队
参考例句:
  • Truck convoys often stop over for lunch here. 车队经常在这里停下来吃午饭。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • A UN official said aid programs will be suspended until there's adequate protection for relief convoys. 一名联合国官员说将会暂停援助项目,直到援助车队能够得到充分的保护为止。 来自辞典例句
2 militias ab5f9b4a8cb720a6519aabca747f36e6     
n.民兵组织,民兵( militia的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The troops will not attempt to disarm the warring militias. 部队并不打算解除战斗中的民兵武装。 来自辞典例句
  • The neighborhood was a battleground for Shiite and Sunni militias. 那里曾是什叶派和逊尼派武装分子的战场。 来自互联网
3 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.帮助人的,辅助的
参考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
4 accomplishments 1c15077db46e4d6425b6f78720939d54     
n.造诣;完成( accomplishment的名词复数 );技能;成绩;成就
参考例句:
  • It was one of the President's greatest accomplishments. 那是总统最伟大的成就之一。
  • Among her accomplishments were sewing,cooking,playing the piano and dancing. 她的才能包括缝纫、烹调、弹钢琴和跳舞。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
5 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
6 bin yR2yz     
n.箱柜;vt.放入箱内;[计算机] DOS文件名:二进制目标文件
参考例句:
  • He emptied several bags of rice into a bin.他把几袋米倒进大箱里。
  • He threw the empty bottles in the bin.他把空瓶子扔进垃圾箱。
7 laden P2gx5     
adj.装满了的;充满了的;负了重担的;苦恼的
参考例句:
  • He is laden with heavy responsibility.他肩负重任。
  • Dragging the fully laden boat across the sand dunes was no mean feat.将满载货物的船拖过沙丘是一件了不起的事。
8 culminated 2d1e3f978078666a2282742e3d1ca461     
v.达到极点( culminate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • a gun battle which culminated in the death of two police officers 一场造成两名警察死亡的枪战
  • The gala culminated in a firework display. 晚会以大放烟火告终。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 overdue MJYxY     
adj.过期的,到期未付的;早该有的,迟到的
参考例句:
  • The plane is overdue and has been delayed by the bad weather.飞机晚点了,被坏天气耽搁了。
  • The landlady is angry because the rent is overdue.女房东生气了,因为房租过期未付。
10 shovels ff43a4c7395f1d0c2d5931bbb7a97da6     
n.铲子( shovel的名词复数 );锹;推土机、挖土机等的)铲;铲形部份v.铲子( shovel的第三人称单数 );锹;推土机、挖土机等的)铲;铲形部份
参考例句:
  • workmen with picks and shovels 手拿镐铲的工人
  • In the spring, we plunge shovels into the garden plot, turn under the dark compost. 春天,我们用铁锨翻开园子里黑油油的沃土。 来自辞典例句
11 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
12 rubble 8XjxP     
n.(一堆)碎石,瓦砾
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake,it took months to clean up the rubble.地震后,花了数月才清理完瓦砾。
  • After the war many cities were full of rubble.战后许多城市到处可见颓垣残壁。
13 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
14 analyst gw7zn     
n.分析家,化验员;心理分析学家
参考例句:
  • What can you contribute to the position of a market analyst?你有什么技能可有助于市场分析员的职务?
  • The analyst is required to interpolate values between standards.分析人员需要在这些标准中插入一些值。
15 tolerance Lnswz     
n.宽容;容忍,忍受;耐药力;公差
参考例句:
  • Tolerance is one of his strengths.宽容是他的一个优点。
  • Human beings have limited tolerance of noise.人类对噪音的忍耐力有限。
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