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BBC英语新闻:法国旅游者在喀麦隆被绑架(双语)

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突尼斯总理杰巴里在电视直播讲话中宣布辞职。杰巴里曾以辞职作为威胁,要求复兴运动党支持自己解散内阁,并取代之以未经当选的学者官员。本月初左翼反对派领导人Chokri Belaid遭暗杀,由此引起政治危机。
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BBC News with David Austin
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The Prime Minister of Tunisia Hamadi Jebali has announced his resignation in a live television address. Mr. Jebali had threatened to quit unless he got the support of his Ennahda party to replace the cabinet with a government of unelected technocrats. It comes amid a political crisis following the assassination earlier this month of a left-wing opposition leader Chokri Belaid. Diana Husserl has more.
突尼斯总理杰巴里在电视直播讲话中宣布辞职。杰巴里曾以辞职作为威胁,要求复兴运动党支持自己解散内阁,并取代之以未经当选的学者官员。本月初左翼反对派领导人Chokri Belaid遭暗杀,由此引起政治危机。Diana Husser报道。

The killing brought tens of thousands onto the streets calling for the government to resign but counter-demonstrators insisted they wanted their elected government to serve its full term. Mr. Jebali says Tunisians are disillusioned by politicians and confidence must be restored. But he added that the failure of his initiative does not mean the Tunisian revolution has failed.
暗杀事件发生后,成千上万人走上街头要求政府下台,但反游行者要求当选政府完成全部任期。杰巴里说,突尼斯人对政客们不再抱有希望,必须恢复公众的信心。但他说,他提议的失败并不意味着突尼斯革命已失败。

A group of seven French nationals had been kidnapped in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border. The French president said all seven were members of one family including four children. Tomi Oladipo reports from Nigeria.
在尼日利亚边境靠近喀麦隆北部的地方,7名法国公民遭绑架。法国总统称这7人来自同一个家庭,其中包括4名儿童。Tomi Oladipo在尼日利亚报道。

French embassy sources say the tourists were returning from Waza national park in northeast Cameroon, a popular holiday spot among Westerners when they were captured by men on motorbikes. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Greece, France’s President Francois Hollande said that tourists were taken by a Nigerian terrorist group. This is the first case of foreigners being kidnapped in this part of Cameroon. The nearest city in neighbouring Nigeria is Maiduguri which is a hotbed of violence led by Islamist extremist groups. The rise of attacks against French nationals in the region has increased since France’s military intervention in Mali against Islamist rebels.
来自法国使馆的消息称,这些游客当时正从喀麦隆东北部的瓦萨国家公园返回,该公园很受西方人喜欢,途中遭到骑摩托车男子绑架。法国总统弗朗索瓦·奥朗德在访问希腊途中向记者讲话,他说这些游客是被尼日利亚一恐怖组织所绑架。这是喀麦隆这个地区首个外国人遭绑架案例,尼日利亚距离这里最近的城市是迈杜古里,这里是伊斯兰恐怖组织暴力的温床。自从法国对马里伊斯兰叛军采取军事干预以来,该地区针对法国人的袭击一直有增无减。

The former President of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo has appeared before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is the first former head of state to appear of the court. Anna Holigan has the details.
科特迪瓦前总统洛朗·巴博出席海牙国际刑事法庭,他是该国首位出席该法庭的前领导人。Anna Holigan报道。

The public gallery was packed with press, supporters and human rights groups who’d all come to witness this historical event. Laurent Gbagbo faces four charges: murder, rape, persecution and other inhumane acts. The prosecution accuses him of being part of common plan to commit those crimes against rival supporters. In court the defense lawyers argued they shouldn’t even be there. They are challenging the admissibility of the case saying the courts in the Ivory Coast are willing and able to deal with all of the cases connected to the post-election violence.
旁听席挤满了媒体、支持者和人权组织,他们前来目睹这一历史事件。洛朗·巴博面临四项指控:谋杀、强奸、迫害和其他非人道行为。检方指控他参与一项针对反对派支持者的罪行的共同方案。辩护律师在法庭上称他们甚至不应该出席,他们对这件案子的可采性表示质疑,称科特迪瓦法院愿意并能够处理与后选举暴力有关的案子。

A report by the World Health Organization has said that man-made chemicals used in thousands of everyday products could be helping fuel a sharp increase in the variety of common diseases. A WHO report says little understood synthetic chemicals added to things such as plastics, cosmetics and pesticides are being linked to arise in some cancers as well as asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. It says they could also be connected with childhood development disorders such as autism and dyslexia.
世卫组织一份报告称,无数日常用品中的人造化学品可能会严重加剧常见疾病的种类。世卫组织报告称,添加在诸如塑料、化妆品和杀虫剂中的合成化学物质与癌症多发有关,诸如哮喘、糖尿病和老年痴呆症,而人们对这些化学物质所知甚少。报告称这些物质还与诸如孤独症和失语症这样的儿童发育障碍有关。

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has sworn in the first female members of the Shura council, a body appointed by the monarch to advise on new laws. It’s the first time that women have been allowed to hold any official political office. Thirty women took their seats to the royal palace in Riyadh alongside more than 100 male colleagues. However, the Saudi Shura council chamber itself is been modified to allow for segregation at the sexes during meeting.
沙特国王阿卜杜拉为协商会议首批女性议员举行就职仪式,该组织由国王任命,职务是为新法律提供咨询。这是沙特首次允许女性担任政府公职。和100多名男同事一道,30名女性在利雅得宫殿宣誓就职。然而,沙特协商会议本身允许会议期间进行性别隔离。

Interpol has announced that it arrested nearly 200 people in a wide-ranging international operation against illegal logging and the trafficking of timber. The three-month effort spanned 12 Latin American countries and eight million dollars worth of wood were seized. Illegal logging tree are said to be worth up to 100 billion dollars a year.
国际刑警组织举行大规模的国际行动,称已逮捕近200名涉嫌非法砍伐和走私木材的嫌犯。这项为期三个月的行动涵盖12个拉美国家,擒获价值800万美国的木材。据说每年有价值多达1000亿美元的树木遭到非法砍伐。

Prosecutors in Romania say they have uncovered a criminal group which made large profits by illegally selling human eggs to infertile Israeli couples. Dean Rodoyaevch reports.
罗马尼亚检察官称发现一犯罪组织通过非法出售人类卵子,来帮助不育的以色列夫妇生育。Dean Rodoyaevch报道。

A statement said a number of properties in Romania have been searched and arrests have been made. But the authorities gave no details because they said the operation was continuing. The group is alleged to have been recruiting young women mostly from Romania’s impoverished rural areas and paying them up to 1,000 dollars to harvest their eggs. These were then sold for five times the amount to childless women chiefly from Israel who wanted to attempt to conceive through in vitro fertilization. Selling eggs is illegal under Romanian law.
声明称已搜查罗马尼亚多处住在,并逮捕多人。当局称调查仍在进行,因此没有透露有关细节。据悉犯罪组织招募年轻女子,她们多来自罗马尼亚贫困农村地区,付给她们1000美元来收集卵子。然后以五倍的价格出售给不育妇女,其中主要是以色列妇女,她们希望通过体外受精来孕育。根据罗马尼亚法律,出售卵子为非法。

Environment ministers from around the world are being fed a lavish five course banquet made entirely from food rejected by British and European supermarkets to raise the issue of waste. Vegetables grown by farmers in Kenya but regarded as unwanted or too ugly for supermarket shelves were be fed to ministers, diplomats and United Nations delegates at an official dinner in Nairobi organized by the UN Environment Programme.
来自世界各国的环境部长正在享用提供5道菜的宴会,其食材主要是被英国和欧洲超市抛弃的食物,其目的是提醒人们对浪费问题的重视。肯尼亚农民种植的蔬菜被视为不受欢迎或丑陋,无法上超市货架,而联合国环境署在内罗毕举行工作宴会,拿这些食物来给部长们、外交家和联合国代表们食用。

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词汇解释

1.assassination n. 暗杀,行刺

The assassination of the king precipitated the country into war.
由于国王遇刺, 该国顿时进入了战争状态。

2.disillusion vt. 使醒悟;使不再抱幻想

I hate to disillusion you,but your chances of winning are practically zero.
我不忍心使你失望,但你取胜的机会实际上等于零。

3.kidnap vt. 绑架;诱拐;拐骗

The police balked the attempt to kidnap the child.
警方挫败了诱拐小孩的企图。

4.hotbed n. 滋长地,温床

The city is a hotbed of crime.
这个城市是犯罪的温床。

5.asthma n. [内科][中医] 哮喘,气喘

The sessions will enable you to discuss problems with fellow asthma sufferers.
这些环节让你和其他哮喘病患者一起讨论问题。

6.segregation n. 隔离,分离;种族隔离

Partitions provided a segregation between the smoking and non-smoking areas of the canteen.
隔断把餐厅分成了吸烟区和非吸烟区。

7.vitro fertilization 体外受精

During in-vitro fertilization, doctors often implant several embryos at once into a woman's womb.
在胚台植入受孕时,医生们通常一次植入数个胚胎到女性的子宫里。

8.unwanted adj. 不需要的;有害的;讨厌的;空闲的

You will have to kill these unwanted plants with poison.
你将不得不用药物把这些讨厌的植物毒死。

内容解析

1.The public gallery was packed with press, supporters and human rights groups who’d all come to witness this historical event.

pack with塞进;挤进;塞满了东西;某地方挤满了人

The road was packed with refugees.
路上尽是逃难的人。

Their mail was being packed with importuning or threatening letters.
他们的信箱里充满了提出强硬要求和恫吓的信。

2.King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has sworn in the first female members of the Shura council, a body appointed by the monarch to advise on new laws.

swear in 使宣誓就职

She was sworn in, along with eleven other jurors.
她与其他十一位陪审员一起宣誓就职。

The President has to be sworn in publicly.
总统必须当众宣誓就职。

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