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BBC英语新闻:土耳其当局勒令关闭近百家媒体机构

2016-09-09    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

BBC News

2016-07-30

This is the BBC News. Hello, I'm x.


A row between U.S. Democrats and Republicans over emails has escalated with Hillary Clinton's team accusing her rival, Donald Trump, of jeopardising national security. It began when President Obama suggested that Russia might have helped Mr. Trump by leaking emails that embarrassed the Democratic Party leadership.


x reports.


    马上学:

    escalate:['eskəleɪt]

        vi. 逐步增强;逐步升高

        vt. 使逐步上升

    jeopardising:['dʒepədaiz]

        vt. 危及(等于jeopardize);使…受危险


For days, Democrats have accused Russia of hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee for Mr. Trump's benefit. Now, the Republican nominee has escalated the controversy by urging the Russians to continue their efforts.


Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. The Clinton campaign has responded that Mr. Trump is encouraging a foreign power to commit espionage.

    马上学:

    controversy:['kɒntrəvɜːsɪ; kən'trɒvəsɪ]

        n. 争论;论战;辩论

    espionage:['espɪənɑːʒ; -ɪdʒ]

        n. 间谍;间谍活动;刺探


The Turkish authorities are shutting down dozens of media organisations in the wake of the recent coup attempt. 45 newspapers and 16 television stations have been ordered to close.


 x reports from Ankara.


Each day, the list gets longer. 3 news agencies, 16 television stations, 45 newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishing houses will be closed down. The names have not yet been officially released. But Turkish media suggest that while most are relatively small provincial outlets, several dailies and agencies with national audience have also been targeted.


President x has also held talks with the leaders of the main opposition Republicans and Nationalists. They defend the government's actions, and suggest the purges have not gone too far yet.


Several major media outlets in France say they will no longer use photographs of killers responsible for terror attacks. In the past two weeks in France, jihadists have killed 84 people under the wheels of a lorry driven into a crowds celebrating the national holiday, and on Tuesday, murdered an 86-year-old priest in his church in Normandy. x has the latest on the investigation from Paris.


The investigation seems close to unearthing the identity of the second attacker. His face was badly disfigured when he was shot and killed. But police think he came from a town in the x, and they are waiting for DNA tests. One repercussion of the Nice and x attacks is a change in the way the French media is reporting on terrorism. Le monde newspaper has announced it'll no longer print photographs of people who carry out attacks, in order, it said in an editorial, to avoid posthumous glorification.

    马上学:

    repercussion:[riːpə'kʌʃ(ə)n]

        n. 反响;弹回;反射;浮动诊胎法

    posthumous:['pɒstjʊməs]

        adj. 死后的;遗腹的;作者死后出版的

    glorification:[,glorəfə'keʃən]

        n. 赞颂


Responding to the murder of the Catholic priest, Pope Francis says the recent spate of jihadist attacks in Europe is proof that the world is, as he put it, at war. The Pope was careful to stress he didn't mean it was a war of religions.


A BBC correspondent says by stating that all world religions strive for peace, the Pope implied that the perpetrators of terror attacks cannot be true believers of their faith.

    马上学:

    spate:[speɪt]

        n. 洪水;一阵;大雨;突然迸发

    correspondent:[kɒrɪ'spɒnd(ə)nt]

        n. 通讯记者;客户;通信者;代理商行

    perpetrator:['pɜːpətreɪtə(r)]

        n. 犯罪者;作恶者;行凶者


World news from the BBC.


Thousands of Zimbabweans have rallied in support of President x, who has faced growing dissent in recent weeks. Mr. x, who is 92, told the crowd in x that he was still in charge of Zimbabwe. Journalists tell x representing that x is still here, well and strong.


Yeah! x headquarters, the headquarters of his party, that's where we decide all the policies by people who x some time. He promised to punish independent war veterans, who, last week, accused him of dictatorial tendencies and misrule.

    马上学:

    dissent:[dɪ'sent]

        vi. 不同意;不信奉国教

        n. 异议;(大写)不信奉国教

    dictatorial:[dɪktə'tɔːrɪəl]

        adj. 独裁的,专政的;专横傲慢的


Around 50 animals in one of Venezuela's main zoos are reported to have died over the last six months, because of the chronic food shortages caused by the severe economic crisis. The Union leader for State Park Employees told the Reuters news agency some animals had spent two weeks without food before they died.

    马上学:

    chronic:['krɒnɪk]

        adj. 慢性的;长期的;习惯性的

        n. (Chronic)人名;(英)克罗尼克


Scientists searching for new medicines have found an anti-biotic in an unusual place, the human nose. The compound produced by nose-dwelling microbes can kill several dangerous pathogens. Here is x.

    马上学:

    pathogen:['pæθədʒ(ə)n]

        n. 病原体;病菌


Inside our bodies, there's a microscopic war taking place between thousands of species of bacteria competing for food and space. The researchers studied how some species keep their rivals away, and discovered that a nostril-dwelling bacterium, x, was producing an anti-biotic.


Tests published in the journal, Nature, show the drug can kill superbugs, including MRSA. New anti-biotics are desperately needed as doctors struggle with the growing threats of untreatable infections. The last new class of the drugs to reach patients was developed decades ago. The study shows own bodies may be a rich source of new drugs.

    马上学:

    microscopic:[maɪkrə'skɒpɪk]

        adj. 微观的;用显微镜可见的

    nostril:['nɒstr(ə)l]

        n. 鼻孔

    dwelling:['dwelɪŋ]

        n. 住处;寓所

        v. 居住(dwell的现在分词)



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