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BBC新闻:2015-03-17 以色列进行大选 角逐紧张

2015-04-24    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
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BBC news with Justin Green.

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has said no Palestinian state would be established as long as he remains in power in remarks made on the eve of general election. His comments were seen as an attempt to boost hardline support for his Likud party with the latest opinion polls suggesting that many voters remain undecided. Kevin Connolly reports. “As sitting Prime Minister, it was Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to call these elections. But he seems to have anticipated a straight forward reshuffling of Israel’s pack of center-right national’s parties to produce a more manageable coalition, the race has proved much tight than expected. And the final opinion poll shows his Likud party trailing to an opposition central-left allies. There are still enough like-minded parties in the next parliament to allow Mr. Netanyahu to form another coalition .But it is far from certain.”

A millionaire from one of America’s wealthiest families is facing a murder charge in Los Angeles after making comments to himself apparently admitting his guilt which was recorded by television documentary makers. Nick Bryant in New York has the story. “Robert Durst, the elder son of one of New York’s richest families, seems led a bizarre controversy filled life which has been chronicled not only in the HBO documentary series, but also in a lively fictionalized Hollywood film All Good Thing starring Ryan Gosling. Mystery has long surrounded the young self-disappearance of his first wife Kathleen from their New York country house in 1982. His spokeswoman in France Susan Berman was killed at home in Beverly Hill in 2000 by a bullet in the back of her neck. Then when he moved to Texas after her death, he was acquitted of murdering of his neighbor, but Durst admitted shooting him self-defense and then dismembering the body.”

Brazil’s public prosecutor has formerly charged the treasurer of the governing workers party Joao Vaccari with corruption. Twenty six other people were also charged in relation to a massive corruption scandal at the state owned oil company Petrobras. Candace Piette reports. “Mr. Vaccari was accused alongside a number of senior executives both from Petrobras from the giant oil company’s contractors. Last week, a congressional hearing heard accusations that governing workers party received up to 200 million dollars skimmed from contracts with Petrobras. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people protested in cities across Brazil against corruption. Many of the protesters demanded the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. She served as chair of the Petrobras board when much of the alleged corruption had been taking place.”

President Putin has lofted off rumors about his health in his first public appearance in 10 days. The Russian leader said life would be boring without gossip, but failed to explain his absence in consolation of scheduled events. BBC news.

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death the most senior leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie and 13 other key members of the banned movement. All 14 were found guilty of planning attacks against the state. Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization in 2013.

Police in the Pakistani City of Lahore have used teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters in the largest Christian neighborhood. Demonstrators smashed cars and threw stones a day after two suicide bombings at churches killed at least 15 worshipers. In the aftermath of attacks, two men accused of being involved were burn to death by mob.

A Chechen mother who was living in the Netherlands has taken her two young children to join Islamic State militants in Syria against the will of their Dutch father who has legal custody. The father warned police of the woman’s possible departure after being alerted by the children’s Islamic school in October last year. But the mother had printed plan to get herself and children, Anan Holigon reports from Hague. “The mother and her children, a boy aged 8 and a 7-year old girl are understood to have taken flights from Belgium to Athens, possibly using fake passports. Prosecutors are treating it as a case of kidnapping and issued an international detention request. However, it may be too late, there are reports that the 32 year old refugee phoned her mother in January, telling her that she was in the Islamic State strong hold of Raqqah.”

United States has expressed concern about the arrest on sedition charges of a senior opposition politician in Malaysia Nurul Izzah Anwar. The state department said recent charges of sedition against critics of the Malaysian government raise serious concerns about the freedom of expression, the rule of law, and the independence of the judicial system. Nurul Izzah Anwar is the daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. BBC News.

Key Phrases/Words

1. hardline n. 强硬路线 adj. 强硬的,不妥协的

2. reshuffling vi. 改组,重新洗牌,重作安排

3. coalition n. 结合体,联合,同盟

4. like-minded  adj. 具有相似意向或目的的,志趣相投的

5. bizarre adj. 离奇的,奇特的(指态度,容貌,款式等),奇怪的

6. controversy n. 公开辩论,论战,争议

7. chronicled n. 编年史( chronicle的名词复数)

8. dismembering v. 分割…的肢体,肢解

9. prosecutor n. 起诉人,实行者,检举者

10. scandal n. 丑闻,丑名,丑事

11. accusation n. 指责,谴责,指控

12. impeachment n. 弹劾,控告,怀疑

13. consolation n. 安慰,慰问,起安慰作用的人

14. sentence v. 宣判,判决

15. teargas 催泪性毒气

16. disperse v. (使)分散

17. mob n. 暴徒,犯罪团伙,黑手党

18. legal custody 合法监护权

19. departure n. 离开,离去,起程

20. refugee n. 避难者,难民

21. sedition n. 煽动行为或言论,煽动叛乱

22. judicial system 法院系统 


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一名来自美国最富裕家族之一的百万富翁将在洛杉矶面临谋杀指控,之前他曾明显地表示承认罪行,而这段内容被电视台的纪录片制作人收录。纽约记者尼克·布莱恩带来详尽报道。“罗伯特·德斯特,纽约最富有家族之一的长子,似乎过了一个充满奇怪争议的人生,他的经历不仅被记述在HBO的纪录片系列节目中,还作为瑞安·戈斯林主演的好莱坞电影《所有美好的东西》的创作原型。谜团一直笼罩在他的第一任妻子凯思琳在1982年从他们位于纽约的别墅里失踪的事件上。德斯特在法国的发言人苏珊·伯曼于2000年在美国贝弗利山庄的家中颈部中枪被杀害。随后德斯特搬至德克萨斯州,在那里他被判无罪。不过德斯特承认射杀伯曼是出于自我防卫,并随后肢解了尸体。”

巴西公诉人正式起诉执政党工人党财长杰奥·瓦卡里犯有贪污罪。与这起关于巴西国企巴西国家石油公司的大型贪污腐败案有关的另外26人也遭到起诉。堪迪斯·皮特报道。"瓦卡里与一众巴西国家石油公司及大型石油企业承包商的高管一起被起诉。上周,巴西国会召开听证会听取了相关起诉内容,即执政党从与巴西国家石油公司的合同中获取高达2亿美元的回扣。周日,成百上千的巴西民众在巴西各大城市举行抗议活动反对政府的贪腐行为。许多抗议者要求弹劾总统罗塞夫。在罗塞夫担任巴西国家石油公司董事会主席期间,有关贪污的各种事件层出不穷。

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埃及法院宣布14名穆斯林兄弟会成员策划袭击国家罪成立。判处最高领袖穆罕默德巴迪和其他13名主要兄弟会成员死刑。穆斯林兄弟会于2013年被定义为恐怖组织。

巴基斯坦拉合尔警方用催泪弹和水炮驱散了在最大基督徒社区附近的抗议者。一天之前,教堂发生了两起自杀性炸弹袭击,造成至少15名礼拜者死亡,今天游行者砸毁了汽车并投掷石头以表示抗议。在袭击之后,两名因为涉嫌参与袭击的人员被暴民活活烧死。

一名生活在荷兰的车臣母亲违背拥有法定监护权的荷兰籍父亲的意愿,带走了两个年幼的孩子去加入叙利亚的伊斯兰国组织。父亲一方在去年十月受孩子的伊斯兰学校提醒,曾向警方警告该妇女有可能会离开荷兰。不过这名母亲早已做好了携幼子离开的计划。安安·霍里根从海牙发来报道。“据了解,这名母亲带着8岁的男孩和7岁的女孩,搭乘了从比利时飞往雅典的飞机,并有可能使用了假护照。检察官将该起事件列为绑架案并已经发出了国际拘留请求。不过或许为时已晚,因有报道称,这名32岁的妇女曾在一月份打电话告诉自己的母亲,表示自己已经在伊斯兰国的根据地拉格了。”

美国对马来西亚资深反对派政治家努鲁·依莎·安瓦尔因煽动暴乱的指控遭逮捕表示了担忧。美国国务院称,最近马来西亚政府的批评者因煽动罪遭到指控,对此美国对其言论自由、法治以及司法系统独立表示严重关切。努鲁·依莎·安瓦尔是已被囚禁的反对派领导人安瓦尔·易卜拉欣的女儿。BBC新闻。



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