用户名: 密码: 验证码:    注册 | 忘记密码?
首页|听力资源|每日听力|网络电台|在线词典|听力论坛|下载频道|部落家园|在线背单词|双语阅读|在线听写|普特网校

【整理】BBC 2011-08-21 索马里海盗劫持印度油轮

2011-10-12    来源:普特整理    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
— 查看译文 —

tips:怎样阅读才是有质量的阅读了? 中英对照请点击【中英对照】查看译文请点击 【查看译文】进行核对。


BBC News with David Austin

Iranian state television says two young Americans have been sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage and illegally entering the country. The men, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, said they'd strayed into Iran by mistake. Their lawyer says he'll submit an appeal. James Reynolds reports.

The verdict has been announced by Iran's state media. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have each been sentenced to eight years in prison - three years for illegal entry into Iran and a further five years on the charge of spying for the US government. The two Americans plus their companion Sarah Shourd were detained at the end of July 2009. Their families say that the three were simply hiking on the Iraqi side of the border and if they crossed the unmarked frontier into Iran, they did so entirely by accident.

Libyan rebels are consolidating their control over the town of Zlitan, 150km east of the capital Tripoli. The rebels have already taken Zawiya, west of Tripoli, and Gharyan, to the south. From Zlitan, Orla Guerin.

Having fought their way into the town, the rebels have been quick to assert their control. We found fighters manning checkpoints in the downtown area. There were cheers and victory salutes from families in passing cars. Just 10 days ago, government officials brought journalists from Tripoli to Zlitan on a guided tour, but the regime couldn't hold this strategic town even with heavily-armed elite troops. This is a serious defeat for Colonel Gaddafi and a testament to the rebels' growing momentum.

A rebel television broadcast called on the people of Tripoli to be ready for their arrival. However, a rebel commander said his fighters had retreated in the eastern town of Brega.

Israel has expressed regret over the deaths on Thursday of five Egyptian policemen in a cross-border pursuit by Israeli forces of Palestinian militants. It said the Israeli army would conduct inquiries followed by a joint investigation with the Egyptian army to determine what went wrong. Street protests against Israel have taken place in Cairo and Alexandria. Yolande Knell reports.

In his statement, Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak doesn't confirm that Israeli forces killed the five Egyptian police officers, but he says that Israel regrets their deaths. He adds that a joint inquiry will be held with the Egyptian army following an Israeli military investigation. His comments come after Egypt's state television said earlier that the country was recalling its ambassador to Israel until a full apology and explanation was given. Later, the Egyptian cabinet spokesman told the BBC that this decision was not final.

Israel's rescue service says an Israeli man was killed when rockets were fired from Gaza into the desert city of Beersheba. At least eight people were injured. Earlier, the armed wing of Hamas, which controls Gaza, said it had fired several rockets towards Israel.

World News from the BBC

Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans have attended the funeral of one of the country's most senior politicians, General Solomon Mujuru, who died in a mysterious house fire last week. A BBC's southern Africa correspondent says the ceremony in the capital Harare was the biggest state funeral since independence. General Mujuru was said to have been in negotiations with the junior partner in Zimbabwe's government, the Movement for Democratic Change. His widow, Joice Mujuru, who's one of the country's two vice presidents, has been engaged in a bitter succession battle.

About one million young pilgrims have braved a day of ferocious heat to join Pope Benedict at an open-air prayer vigil on the outskirts of the Spanish capital Madrid. At least 900 people required medical treatment as the temperature neared 40C. The Pope is visiting Spain to celebrate World Youth Day, a festival bringing together pilgrims from countries around the world. From Madrid, Sarah Rainsford.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have been flocking there all day, many of them waiting up to 12 hours in the blistering heat just to be at this event. There were fire engines driving through the crowds and spraying them with water to try to keep the temperatures down, but it couldn't keep the excitement down. It's an extremely excited vast crowd and, just now, waiting to hear from the Pope. There's just been a group of young people who asked questions of the Pope and that was expecting the beginning of the vigil, which will lead overnight into the Mass tomorrow morning, the culmination of this entire four-day visit.

An Indian chemical tanker has been hijacked off the coast of Oman. Pirates boarded the vessel, the Fairchem Bogey, early on Saturday. It's now heading towards Somalia. Twenty-one crew members, all of them Indian nationals, are on board.

A member of the Royal Air Force display team, the Red Arrows, has been killed during an airshow in southern England. His plane crashed into the ground as the team prepared to land. An investigation has begun into the cause of the crash.

Those are the latest stories from BBC News.


伊朗国家电视台表示,两名美国年轻人因从事间谍活动和非法入境被判处八年的监禁。Shane Bauer和Josh Fattal表示,他们是误入伊朗境内。他们的律师表示,他将提起上诉。James Reynolds报道。

该判决由伊朗国家媒体宣布。Shane Bauer和Josh Fattal分别被判处八年的监禁,三年是由于非法进入伊朗境内,另外五年是因为被控告为美国政府从事间谍活动。这两名美国人以及他们的同伴Sarah Shourd于2009年7月底被拘留。他们的家人表示,这三人仅仅是在伊拉克边境附近远足,如果他们进入没有明确标记的伊朗境内,这完全是意外。

利比亚叛军巩固了他们对首都的黎波里东部150千米处城镇利坦的控制。叛军已经占领了的黎波里西部的扎维耶,以及南部的Gharyan。Orla Guerin在利坦报道。

叛军从两个方向进攻,很快就控制了这个城镇。我们发现,叛军战士已经在操控市区的检查点。过往的汽车中人们在欢呼庆祝胜利。十天前,政府官员将记者从的黎波里带到利坦进行有指导的旅行,但是即使拥有全副武装的精英部队,当局也无法控制这座有着战略意义的城镇。这对卡扎菲上校来说是一个严重的打击,也证明了叛军不断增长的势头。

叛军电视台广播呼吁的黎波里民众做好准备迎接他们的到来。然而,叛军一名指挥官表示,他的战士们在东部城镇布雷加却节节败退。

周四,以色列安全力量穿越边境追捕巴勒斯坦好战分子时造成5名埃及警察死亡,以色列对此表示遗憾。以色列声称,军队会进行审问,随后与埃及军队联合展开调查,查明事故原因。开罗和亚历山大都发生了反对以色列的街头抗议活动。Yolande Knell报道。

在声明中,以色列国防部长Ehud Barak并没有证实这5名警察是被以色列安全力量杀害。但是他表示,以色列对他们的遇难表示遗憾。他补充说,以色列军方进行调查之后将与埃及军队展开联合调查。此前,埃及国家电视台表示,早些时候他们已经召回驻以色列大使,直到以色列方面给出充分合理的道歉和解释。随后,埃及内阁发言人告诉BBC该决定不是最终的。

以色列救援机构表示,加沙地带向沙漠城市贝尔谢巴发射火箭弹,造成1名以色列男子死亡,至少8人受伤。此前,控制着加沙地带的哈马斯武装分子宣称他们向以色列发射了几枚火箭弹。

BBC世界新闻。

数万名津巴布韦人参加了该国最高级政治家之一,Solomon Mujuru将军的葬礼。他于上周在一场不可思议的火灾中遇难。BBC南非记者表示,在首都哈拉雷举行的葬礼是自独立以来最大规模的国葬。据称,Mujuru将军正在与津巴布韦政府的低级合作者民主变革运动谈判。他的遗孀Joice Mujuru是津巴布韦两位副总统之一,正在进行激烈的继承权之争。

大约100万年轻的朝圣者冒着炎热前往西班牙首都马德里郊区,与教皇本笃一起参加露天守夜祈祷。由于气温接近40度,至少900人需要医治。

教皇访问西班牙来庆祝世界青年日(World Youth Day),该节日将全世界的年轻人集结在一起。马德里,Sarah Rainsford报道。

数十万名朝圣者一整天都聚集在这里,许多人在酷热中等待了12个小时,就是为了参加守夜活动。消防车不断在人群中行驶,向人群洒水,试图降温,但是仍然无法平息人们激动的心情。人们非常激动地等待着教皇讲话。将有一群年轻人向教皇提问,这将是守夜活动的开始,然后一直持续到明天早上的弥撒,这将是为期四天的访问的高潮。

一艘印度化学油轮在阿曼海岸被劫持。海盗于周六早上登上Fairchem Bogey号邮轮,现在正在向索马里行进。船上共有21名船员,全部是印度人。

英国空军红箭飞行表演队一名成员在英格兰南部进行飞行表演时遇难。飞行小组准备起飞时他的飞机撞向地面。目前正在调查事故原因。

以上就是最新的BBC世界新闻。



重点讲解


1.espionage n.谍报活动; 间谍行为

例句:They were convicted of espionage.
他们被判有间谍罪。

2.stray vi.走失, 离群; 迷路

例句:The child strayed away from home.
这孩子离家走失了。

3.entirely adv.全部地;完整地;完全地

例句:a screen of trees thick enough to conceal the building entirely
稠密得足以遮蔽整座建筑的树林屏障

An entirely rigid system is impractical.
一套完全死板的体制是不实际的。

4.consolidate vt.vi.(使)巩固; (使)加强

例句:We've made a good start, now it's time to consolidate.
我们有了一个良好的开端, 现在应该加以巩固。

5.assert vt.声称, 断言

例句:He asserted his ideas loudly and clearly.
他大声明确地说出自己的想法。

assert,affirm,allege,maintain,testify,claim
这些动词均含有“断言,声称”之意。
assert主观意味强,指自认为某事就是如此,而不管事实如何。
affirm侧重在作出断言时表现出的坚定与不可动摇的态度。
allege多指无真凭实据,不提供证据的断言或宣称。
maintain与assert近义,但前者指坚决维护某种主张或观点。
testify多指在法庭作证,庄严地宣称自己所说属实。
claim可与assert换用,但语气弱一些,侧重指行为自己的权利提出要求他人承认。

6.testament n.实际的证明

例句:His success is a testament to his skills.
他的成功便是他技艺娴熟的证据。

7.retreat vi.撤退; 退却

例句:Our soldiers force the enemy to retreat.
我们的战士迫使敌人后退。

8.succession n.继承, 继任; 继承权

例句:His succession as headmaster was not in any doubt.
他继任校长是确定无疑的。

9.brave vt.勇敢面对; 不怕; 不顾

例句:Let us brave the danger!
让我们勇敢地面对危险。

10.flock vi.群集, 成群结队而行

例句:People flocked to hear the new prophet.
人们成群结队地去听这新的预言家演讲。

11.culmination n.顶点;高潮的到达

例句:The space race reached its culmination in the first moon walk.
太空竞争以第一次在月球行走而达到顶峰。

结束;完成

例句:A decision will be taken at the culmination of the initial research.
在初始阶段研究结束时将作出决议。

顶一下
(28)
100%
踩一下
(0)
0%
手机上普特 m.putclub.com 手机上普特
[责任编辑:katee]
------分隔线----------------------------
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
用户名: 密码: 验证码:
  • 推荐文章
  • 资料下载
  • 讲座录音
普特英语手机网站
用手机浏览器输入m.putclub.com进入普特手机网站学习
查看更多手机学习APP>>