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BBC英语新闻:本笃十六世的教皇职位正式结束(双语)

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本笃十六世的教皇职位已正式结束,本尼迪克是600年来首位辞职的教皇,他向职权交给了副手。本尼迪克将居住在罗马南部的宫殿,同时一批红衣主教将选出罗马天主教堂的下届教皇。
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The papacy of Benedict XVI has now formally come to an end. In the first papal resignation for 600 years, Benedict handed his authority over to his deputy. Benedict will reside at the palace south of Rome while a group of Cardinals chooses the next head of the Roman Catholic Church. James Robbins reports.
本笃十六世的教皇职位已正式结束,本尼迪克是600年来首位辞职的教皇,他向职权交给了副手。本尼迪克将居住在罗马南部的宫殿,同时一批红衣主教将选出罗马天主教堂的下届教皇。詹姆斯·罗宾斯报道。

A bell chimed the hour of the Castel Gandolfo, the Papal summer residence, the Swiss Guards swung shut and bolted the massive outer doors, they saluted and hung up their halberts. Inside, out of sight, Benedict has ceased to be head of the Catholic Church. There will be no pontiff to protect until the Cardinal electors chose his successor in a few weeks time. Earlier, Benedict XVI used the last few hours as Pope to greet each of the Cardinals in turn. He acknowledged that his eight years in power had seen both radiant light and clouds darkening the sky over the Church.
在教皇的夏日别墅冈多菲堡,钟声响起了,瑞士警卫慢慢关上巨大的外门并推上门闩,他们举起手中的戟致礼。本尼迪克已不再是天主教堂的首领,红衣主教选举人将在数周内选出继承人,到那时才有新教皇。早些时候,本笃十六世利用担任教皇的最后几个小时接待了每位红衣主教。他承认在自己八年的任职期间,罗马教堂既沐浴在阳光中,但也有阴雨笼罩的时候。

The US soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to the Wikileaks website has pleaded not guilty to the charge of aiding the enemy. But Bradley Manning ended a guilty plea to lesser charges. Here's Paul Adams.
因向维基解密网站泄露数十万份文件的美国士兵布拉德利·曼宁拒不承认通敌指控,但他不再向其他较轻指控进行有罪答辩。保罗·亚当斯报道。

Bradley Manning doesn't deny providing Wikileaks with around half a million classified documents, but he does dispute the charge that he did this to aid America's enemies. As expected he said he was pleading guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him. If the judge accepts his plea, Private Manning could still face up to 20 years in prison, but not the life sentence the government is seeking. He said he had wanted to start a public debate about the role of the military and about foreign policy in general. The classified documents represented, what he called, the underground realities of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
布拉德利·曼宁承认向维基解密提供近50万分秘密文件,但他否认这是为了帮助美国的敌人。他果然承认了10到22项指控,如果法官接受其辩解,士兵曼宁将面临20年监禁,但并不是政府希望的终身监禁。他说自己曾希望就军队的角色和整个外交政策进行公开辩论,他说,这些秘密文档说明了伊拉克和阿富汗战争的隐秘事实。

At least 30 people have been killed and hundreds injured in protests across Bangladesh after an Islamist leader was sentenced to death for his role in the war of independence against Pakistan. Delwar Hossain Sayeedi of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was found guilty of crimes including murder and torture. This report from Anbarasan Ethirajan in Dhaka.
孟加拉国一名伊斯兰领袖因在孟加拉国争取从巴基斯坦独立的战争中的罪行被判死刑,由此引发整个国家范围内的抗议活动,至少30人丧生。伊斯兰大会党的德瓦尔·侯赛因·萨义迪被判定犯下谋杀和拷打等罪行。Anbarasan Ethirajan在达卡报道。

Protesters damaged cars and fought pitched battles with police in the southern city of Chittagong soon after the Islamist leader was sentenced to death. In the northern Gaibandha district, around 2,000 supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami went on a rampage in protest of the verdict. Three policemen were beaten to death, there are reports of intense clashes between security forces and protesters in many districts resulting in the death of dozens of people. In the southern region, houses and temples of minority Hindu community were burnt down.
就在这名伊斯兰领袖被判死刑后不久,南部城市吉大港就发生了冲突,抗议者毁坏汽车,还与警察进行了激战。在戈伊班达北部地区,伊斯兰大会党的2000多名支持者实施暴动以抗议该判决。三名警察被打死,有报道称安全部队和多个地区的抗议者发生激烈冲突,导致数十人丧生。在南部地区,少数民族印度教社区的房屋和寺院被烧毁。

The former president of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier has appeared in court for hearing about human rights abuses during his rule in the 1970s and 80s. The court will decide whether Mr Duvalier, known as Baby Doc, should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. He denies the charges.
海地前总统杜瓦利埃出席法庭听审有关自己在20世纪70-80年代人权侵犯罪行的审问,法院将决定是否以反人道罪起诉人称“娃娃医生”的杜瓦利埃。他否认这些指控。

World News from the BBC

The International Monetary Fund is warning that billions of dollars of government spending cuts in the Untied States will have an impact on global economic growth. The measures are due to take effect automatically on Friday unless President Obama can reach a deal with Republicans in Congress. The IMF says that if the cuts are fully implemented, the impact on the America's economic growth this year would be 0.6 percentage points.
国际货币基金组织警告说,美国数十亿美元的政府开支削减将影响全球经济增长。除非总统奥巴马与共和党在国会达成协议,否则这些措施将于周五自动生效。IMF称如果完全实施削减政策,其对今年美国经济增长的影响是0.6个百分点。

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has, for the first time, pledged direct American assistance to the armed opposition in Syria. In a move which's been seen as a major policy shift, the American aid will include food and medical supplies, but not weapons.
美国国务卿约翰·克里首次承诺向叙利亚的武装反对派提供直接援助。美国将实施重大的政策调整,其援助将包括食物和医药,但不包括武器。

The Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has told the BBC that the pressure of waiting trial at the International Criminal Court has been hard for him and his family, but he maintains his innocence. He is one of the front-runners for the post of president in Monday's elections, but he is facing trial at the ICC for allegedly orchestrating violence after the disputed 2007 election. However, Mr Kenyatta said it was important to focus on the country's future.
肯尼亚副总理乌呼鲁·肯雅塔告诉BBC,国际刑事法庭即将到来的审判对自己和家人造成了很大压力,但他坚称自己的清白。他在周一的总统选举中是决胜者之一,但他要面对国际刑事法庭的审判,他被指控在2007年有争议的选举后策划暴力活动。然后,肯雅塔称关注本国的未来更重要。

We are very clear as to what we need to do for this country to move forward. And what I'm doing is not just for myself, it's actually for this whole nation to be able, first and foremost, to heal and to move forward, in order for us to able to ensure that this kind of scenario never occurs in Kenya again, and no other individual has to go through what I have gone through.
我们都很清楚,我们要对国家做的就是继续向前。我这么做并非为了自己,事实上更重要的是,让这个国家能继续向前发展,为了让肯尼亚再也不经历这种局面,谁也没有经历过我经历的这一切。

The health ministry in Israel is setting up a committee to investigate why contraceptive injections were widely given to Ethiopian immigrated women. It will look into allegations the steps were a deliberate attempt to reduce births in the Ethiopian-Israeli community. The move follows an Israeli television documentary that claimed a number of Ethiopian women had been given the injections against their will.
以色列卫生部将成立委员会,调查为何向埃塞俄比亚移民妇女提供避孕注射,有指控称此举是故意降低埃塞俄比亚以色列社区的出生率。此前,一部以色列纪录片称很多埃塞俄比亚妇女在不情愿的情况下被注射避孕。

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词汇解释

1.salute vi. 致意,打招呼;行礼

He extended a salute to his father.
他向他的父亲致敬。

2.pontiff n. 主教,教皇;罗马教宗

It will mark his first visit to the US as pontiff.
这将是他任职教皇以来首次访问美国。

3.underground adj. 地下的;秘密的;先锋派的

His father is a member of the underground.
他父亲是一名地下组织的成员。

4.rampage n. 暴怒;暴跳;乱闹

Soldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.
士兵们横冲直撞,洗劫商店并且开枪射击。

5.prosecute vt. 检举;贯彻;从事;依法进行

In extreme cases, insurance companies can prosecute for fraud.
个别极端的情况下,保险公司可以欺诈罪提出起诉。

6.orchestrate vt. 精心策划

In Chinese fashion, everything was orchestrated to suggest an approval and cooperation.
一切都按照中国方式经过特意安排,造成一种赞扬与合作的气氛。

7.scenario n.事态,局面

The more likely scenario is that the president will resign and an election will be held.
局面更可能是:总统辞职,然后进行选举。

8.contraceptive n. 避孕用具;[药] 避孕剂 adj. 避孕的

Contraceptive methods enable the couples to space out their children.
育龄夫妻可以用避孕的方法间隔开妇女的生育时间。

 内容解析

1.The US soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to the Wikileaks website has pleaded not guilty to the charge of aiding the enemy.

plead guilty 服罪;被告服罪

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion.
他供认了犯有合谋敲诈罪。

The man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
此人表示服罪,被判处终身监禁。

2.The move follows an Israeli television documentary that claimed a number of Ethiopian women had been given the injections against their will.

against one's will 违心地

Don't do anything that should go against his will.
不要做违背他心意的事。

They are embroiled in a war against their will.
他们违背自己的意愿卷入一场战争之中。

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