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BBC英语新闻:英国国教允许有伴侣的男同性恋者担任主教(双语)

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上月印度首都德里一名女学生在公交车上被轮奸并谋杀,引起国内外群情激愤,目前这名受害者的男伴详细讲述了案发时的情况。他还批评警察应对不力,这件案中有5名男子被控以强奸和谋杀罪。
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BBC news with Jonathan Izard.
乔纳森·伊泽德为你播报BBC新闻。

The male companion of a female student gang-raped and murdered on a bus in the Indian capital Delhi last month has given a detailed account of the attack that caused outrage across India and beyond. He’s also criticized the police’s response. Five men have been charged with rape and murder. Andrew North sent this report from Delhi.
上月印度首都德里一名女学生在公交车上被轮奸并谋杀,引起国内外群情激愤,目前这名受害者的男伴详细讲述了案发时的情况。他还批评警察应对不力,这件案中有5名男子被控以强奸和谋杀罪。Andrew North在德里报道。

In the interview, the man tells how they were first tricked into boarding what appeared to be a passenger bus, they even paid a fare. But then the doors were locked and the men on boards started teasing the woman, leading to a fight. She was dragged away and he says he was then knocked unconscious. And for at least an hour, the men then brutally raped and tortured his friend. He confirmed the report saying they tried to run the pair over after throwing them off the bus. When three police vans were called, the man says they wasted time arguing which unit was responsible. And even then they didn’t help the badly injured woman who was bleeding profusely from her injures. He says he had to help her into the police van himself.
在采访中,这名男子称他们先是被骗上了一辆过路车,还付了车费。但上车后车门就锁了,车上的男子开始挑逗这名女子,最后发生了打斗。她被拖到一边,男子称自己被击晕。在随后至少一小时的时间里,这群人野蛮地轮奸并毒打了这名女子。有报道称暴徒将这两人扔下车后试图从他们身上驶过,男子称报道属实。这名男子打电话报警后,警察花了很大事件争论哪个部门应负责。当时女子伤势很重,伤口流血不止,而警察根本不管不理。男子说他只得自己将女子弄到警车里。

The United States says it’s begun to deploy troops and patriot missile equipment to Turkey. The Turkish government requested the defense system from NATO last year to protect its border with Syria. In October, five Turkish citizens died when a mortar fired from Syria landed on their home. James Reynolds reports from Istanbul.
美国称将向土耳其部署军队和爱国者导弹设备。土耳其政府去年向北约申请提供这套防御系统来保护与叙利亚接壤地区。10月份,一枚追击炮从叙利亚飞来,杀死5名土耳其人。James Reynolds在伊斯坦布尔报道。

The US military’s European command(s) says its personnel and equipment have begun to arrive at the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey. That’s a facility run by both Turkey and the United States. Germany and the Netherlands have also agreed to send two batteries of their own. Nato says the patriot missiles will be deployed to protect Turkey’s airspace. The organization insists that the deployment is purely defensive and is not a prelude to creating a no-fly zone over Syria.
美国军方欧洲陆军司令称其人员和设备将抵达土耳其南部的英基里克基地,该基地由土耳其和美国共同运作。德国和荷兰也同意各自派来两支部队。北约称其爱国者导弹将用来保护土耳其的领空,该组织称这次部署纯粹是防御性的,并非准备在叙利亚建立禁飞区。

Supporters of the Palestinian group Fata have celebrated its 48th anniversary with a rally in the Gaza Strip, the first since the rival Islamist Movement Hamas took power there in 2007. President Mahmud Abbas addressed tens of thousands of followers via a video link from the Fata power base in the west bank town of Ramallah. He said reconciliation between the two factions was essential if a fully-independent Palestinian state was to be realized. 'We should work together in unity. There’s no better way to reach our national goals and achieve victory. Our regards to our brave prisoners, to our people inside the country and the diaspora.' The event was cut short amid jostling in the crowd. Organizers put it down to overcrowding, but some witnesses blamed supporters of rival Fata leaders.
巴勒斯坦Fata组织的支持者在加沙地带聚会庆祝其48周年纪念,这是自对手伊斯兰运动哈马斯2007年夺权以来的首次活动。在西岸城镇拉姆安拉基地,Fata总统马哈茂德·阿巴斯通过视频连接向数十万追随者讲话,他说为了实现完全独立的巴勒斯坦,两派有必要实现和解。“我们应协同一致,要实现我们的国家目标实现胜利,别无他法。向我们勇敢的俘虏、国内人民和流散者致敬。”由于场面吵闹,讲话被中断过。组织者称人群拥挤所致,但目击者称对手Fata的领导人难辞其咎。

Journalists who worked for a liberal newspaper in China have demanded the resignation of a propaganda chief in a rare confrontation with the ruling Communist Party. In open letters, former employees and interns of the paper the Southern Weekly accused the official of dictatorial actions in an era of growing openness.
中国一家自由报刊的记者要求一名宣传部长辞职,与执政党对峙还属罕见。南方周末的前员工和实习生在公开信中指责官员在新年开幕词事件中的专断行为。

You are listening to the world news from the BBC.

At least 2 people have been killed by a grenade attack at a refugee camp in Kenya housing hundreds of thousands of Somalis. A local official said several others were injured by the blast at a restaurant in the Dadab camp. The Kenyan government last month ordered Somali refugees living in urban areas to report to Dadab following a wave of grenade attacks in the capital Nairobi, blamed on the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
肯尼亚一处接纳数十万索马里人的难民营遭受手榴弹袭击,至少两人死亡。当地官员称Dadab难民营的一所餐厅里还有几人受伤。上月首都内罗毕接连发生手榴弹袭击,袭击者是索马里军事组织阿尔沙巴布,于是肯尼亚政府上月下令居住在城市地区的索马里难民到Dadab报道。

The BBC has learned that the Church of England is to end the moratorium on gay clergy becoming bishops. The move has been denounced by traditionalist evangelicals as divisive. Here’s Robert Piggott.
BBC了解到,英国国家将解除一项禁令,允许同性恋神职人员担任助教。此举遭到传统主义者福音派的谴责,他们这会造成不和。Robert Piggott报道。

The bitter dispute about whether the gay-cleric Jeffrey John could take up an appointment as bishop of Reading in 2003 led to a steadily deepening rift in the Church of England. Given the tension surrounding the issue of sexuality, the church’s decision to allow men in civil partnerships to become bishops represents a major concession and one with considerable symbolic significance. The church has already agreed to allow people in civil partnerships to become priests provided they promised that they would remain celibate and repent for active homosexuality in the past. Those conditions are now to be extended to clergies becoming bishops.
2003年,关于同性恋牧师杰弗里·约翰能否担任副主教一事引发激烈争议,最终导致英国国教内部更加分化。考虑到围绕性取向问题的争议,国教决定允许有同性恋伴侣的男子担任助教,这象征着重大让步,具有重大的象征意义。国教已同意允许有同性恋伴侣的男人担任牧师,条件是他们承诺保持单身,并未过去的同性行为忏悔。目前这些要求已扩展到适用于牧师升为助教的案例。

The former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who owns the football club AC Milan says his team will walk off the pitch at every match where black players are racially abused. He spoke a day after AC Milan abandoned a friendly game with a lower league team Pro Patria, following racist chants directed at the Ghanaian International Kevin-Prince Boateng.
AC米兰的所有者意大利前总理西尔维奥·贝卢斯科尼称,只要赛场上存在黑人队员遭受种族主义歧视的行为,其队员就会离开赛场。就在一天前,在AC米兰与低级别联赛Pro Patria比赛期间,球队加纳队员凯文·普林斯·博阿滕遇到种族主义口号的侮辱,于是AC米兰放弃了这场友谊赛。

A 300-year–old scroll which lay forgotten in a store room in Scotland has been identified as a major work by a celebrated Japanese artist. The painting, more than thirty meters long, depicts street life, shops, theatres and washing hung out to dry in the early 1700s in what is now Tokyo. It was painted by Furuyama Moromasa and donated to Edinburgh Central library by a relative of a 19th century Scottish engineer.
在苏格兰一处库房里发现了一份已有300年历史卷轴,目前已确定是一位知名的日本艺术家的大作。这幅画30多米长,描述了18世纪早期东京的街头生活、商店、剧院和晾晒场景。这幅画由 Furuyama Moromasa所做,由19世纪一名苏格兰工程师的亲戚捐赠给爱丁堡中央图书馆。

词汇解释

1.tease vt. 取笑;戏弄;梳理;欺负;

He teased Mary with a jest.
他说俏皮话逗玛丽。

2.profusely adv. 丰富地,大量地

The colleague apologized profusely to her and her clients.
乔格卡斯的同事拼命向她和她的客户道歉。

3.mortar n. 迫击炮

When troops set up camp in areas of conflict, they face the threat of incoming mortar shells.
当军队在冲突地区扎营的时候,他们面临着入射的迫击炮弹的威胁。

4.prelude n. 前奏;序幕;前奏曲

The prelude to the musical composition is very long.
这首乐曲的序曲很长。

5.reconciliation n. 和解;调和;和谐;甘愿

The crisis trends toward a reconciliation.
这场危机趋于和解。

6.moratorium n. 暂停,中止;

The House voted to impose a one-year moratorium on nuclear testing.
众议院投票表决将核试验暂停一年。

7.celibate adj. 独身的;禁欲的

The Pope bluntly told the world's priests yesterday to stay celibate.
教皇昨天直言全世界的神父都应该禁欲。

8.repent vi. 后悔;忏悔

I have nothing to repent of.
我没有什么可后悔的。

 内容解析

1.He confirmed the report saying they tried to run the pair over after throwing them off the bus.

run over 辗过;匆匆看;复查

A boy was run over by a truck and got killed immediately.
一个男孩被一辆卡车从身上压过去,当即死亡。

The teacher ran over his notes before the lecture.
教师在讲课前先看一眼讲稿。

2.The event was cut short amid jostling in the crowd. Organizers put it down to overcrowding, but some witnesses blamed supporters of rival Fata leaders.

cut short 缩短;打断;缩减

I cut him short in the middle of his explanation.
他正在解释中,我打断了他的话。

I will cut a long story short.
我就长话短说吧。

put down to 归因于

For many, a successful marriage can be put down to attraction, devotion, patience – and true love.
对于很多人来说,成功的婚姻可以归因于吸引力、奉献、耐心以及真爱。

You may be a sceptic and put it down to life's inequalities.
你或许是个怀疑论者,会把它归因于生活的不公正。
 

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