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NPR英语新闻:世界新闻报窃听丑闻将开审 夏威夷推进同性婚姻合法化

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首个电话窃听丑闻案的陪审员选举工作将于明天开始,该丑闻使鲁伯特·默多克的《世界新闻报》于2011年被迫关闭。据拉里·米勒从伦敦带来的报道,被告面临的指控包括窃听600余人的语音信箱并贿赂警察。
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein.

Syria has met today's deadline to provide details of its chemical weapons program that's according to international inspectors. Still, former vice president Dick Cheney says he doubts US policy seeking a negotiated settlement to end Syria's civil war will be successful.

"I'm a skeptic, I think like a lot of other people are, and I know that our friends in the region are worried."

Cheney spoke on ABC's This Week.

Jury selection begins tomorrow in the first trial linked to the phone hacking scandal, that brought down Rupert Murdoch News of the World in 2011. From London, Larry Miller reports defendants face charges that include hacking into more than 600 people's vioce mails and bribing police.

In the dock at the old Beiley criminal court, Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of Murdoch's News of the World and the SUN, she used to become a Murdoch confidant, and CEO of its British operation, with her, is Andy Coulson, a former News of the World editor, subsequently hired by prime minister Cameron to be downing street's communications chief. Other defendants include Brooks' husband and personnel assistant, and the tabloid's royal editor. That defendants deny the charges, as the results of the scandal a public inquiry into media practices was held. Parliament is now seeking an overhaul of press accountability which critics warn would be the end of the press freedom in Britain. For NPR NEws, I'm Larry Miller in London.

Hawaii's governor is calling state lawmakers into special session tomorrow. NPR's Nathan Rott reports they will consider a bill that would allow marriage rights to same sex couples.

The same sex marriage debate is nothing new to Hawaii. In 1990, a gay couple that applied for a marriage license there, help start the national debate to result in the defence of marriage act, along that was struck down by the US supreme court earlier this year. Proponents of same sex marriage, including Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie, are trying to ride that national momentum pushing for legislation that will make Hawaii the 15th state to legalize gay marriage. They argue that the the bill extends state's aloha spirit of a quality and that will spur tourism. Opponents of the bill have organized protest cell, saying that Hawaii voter should decide not the state's lawmakers. Nathan Rott NPR News.

Rock n'roll poet and singer Lou Reed has died. Reed's dirty Blvd, typical of his music, lyrics and style, and someone monotone delivery over basically three chrods contracting the rich and poor in New York city. Reed never gain the commercial success of Bob Dylan, or the Beatles, but he and his band, the Velvet Underground, introduced new dimensions into rock music and he's influenced other artists since the 1960s. His literary agency says Reed died of complications from a recent liver transplant. Lou Reed was 71.

This is NPR.

Exit polls and early results from Georgia's presidential election show the candidate backed by the country's billionaire prime minister has easily won. From Tbilisi, the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie reports the candidate for the party of the outgoing president is admitting defeat.

Although we are still waiting for official results to be announced. We can already hear a sense of celebration here in the streets of Tbilisi. Giorgi Margvelashvili is the 44-year-old, former education minister. He was appointed as education minister this year and also later he became the vice premier. He was backed by the most powerful and dominant figure in Georgia, that's the prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili. Now the candidates from the party of the outgoing president Mikheil Saakashvili, David Bakradze has already congratulated Giorgi Margvelashvili.

The BBC's Rayhan Demytrie in Tbilisi.

In eastern India, five people were killed when several crude bombs exploded at a political rally in Bihar State, where tens of thousands of people were gathered to hear a speech by an opposition candidate. Narendra Modi is a Hindu nationalist and highly polarizing figure, who's waging a national campaign to oust India's coalition-led government in next year's election.

Activists in Saudi Arabia say 13 women were detained yesterday for driving, defying a ban on female drivers. The women were told that to be release they had to pledge not to drive again until they have a license. Women in Saudi Arabia can't currently get a license. But activists are interpreting this as a sign that the license restriction could soon be lifted.

I'm Barbara Klein NPR News in Washington.
 

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