Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday to his family's hometown of Xi'an. The visit is aimed at improving diplomatic and economic ties between the two Asian countries.
Several months ago, Mr. Xi was a guest of Mr. Modi's at the Indian leader's hometown of Ahmedabad.
A Chinese newspaper says Mr. Modi and Mr. Xi are expected to sign $10 billion worth of economic deals during their talks.
Mr. Modi will travel Friday to Beijing to meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other top Chinese officials.
President Barack Obama has talked with Arab officials about his government's position on talks about Iran's nuclear program. Mr. Obama and officials from six Persian Gulf countries met Thursday at the presidential home in Camp David, Maryland.
Mr. Obama sought to ease concerns over a possible agreement with Iran.
U.S. security official Ben Rhodes said the United States would welcome support from Gulf countries for the nuclear deal. But many Arab leaders are concerned the plan would empower Iran and destabilize the Gulf area.
The Taliban said it carried out a deadly attack on a hotel in Kabul Wednesday night. Most of the 14 people people killed were foreigners. They had been attending a party at the Park Palace hotel when three gunmen entered and began to fire. Police fought with the attackers for five hours before killing them.
Another stranded boat holding hundreds of migrants has been seen off the coast of Thailand. Those on the boat are believed to be victims of human trafficking.
The International Organization for Migration told VOA Thursday that the boat had been found. However, it is not clear whether it is in Thai or Malaysian territory. A Thai official said the boat is off the coast of Malaysia's Langkawi island.
He has a reputation for being courageous in his hometown.
He's very ill but doctors expect him to come through.
3.ease v. 减轻，缓和
I gave him some brandy to ease the pain.
What I'm trying to do is to empower people, to give them ways to help them get well.
Their sole aim is to destabilize the Indian government.
6.attend v. 出席，参加
Syria will attend only if the negotiations deal with issues of substance.
1.The visit is aimed at improving diplomatic and economic ties between the two Asian countries.
They aim at quality rather than quantity.
2.Mr. Obama sought to ease concerns over a possible agreement with Iran.
He also denied that he would seek to annex the country.
3.The Taliban said it carried out a deadly attack on a hotel in Kabul Wednesday night.
Many women know how to carry out repairs on their cars.
美国安全顾问罗德斯(Ben Rhodes)表示，美国将欢迎海湾国家对核协议的支持。但是许多阿拉伯领导人担忧该计划将使伊朗更加强大，造成海湾地区动荡 。
国际移民组织周四告诉VOA，船只已被发现。然而，目前还不清楚是在泰国境内还是马来西亚境内 。一名泰国官员表示，船只在马来西亚兰卡威岛沿岸 。