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In what would be the biggest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese buyer, Smithfield Ham -- an icon of the American food industry - has agreed to be acquired by Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International, though the deal must still be approved by regulators. Enming "Sean" Liu of VOA's Mandarin Service visited the town in Virginia where Smithfield Ham has its headquarters. Brian Allen narrates.
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The United States says 2012 saw a marked resurgence of Iran's state sponsored terrorism, including its aid to the Syrian regime during its two-year crackdown on the Syrian people. The U.S. State Department makes the accusation in its annual report to Congress on the global state of terrorism. Zlatica Hoke reports.
May 31 is "World No Tobacco Day." And the message from the World Health Organization to governments around the globe is to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. That's to try and prevent children from taking up smoking and to encourage smokers to quit. VOA's Carol Pearson reports that tobacco kills nearly six million people every year, and the numbers are only expected to rise.
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