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Police say at least two people have been killed and 23 injured in two powerful explosions right by the finishing line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts took place within seconds with each other as hundreds of runners were ending the race in the US city cheered on by a large crowd. Paul Adams reports from Washington.
The explosions occurred within seconds of each other close to the finish line on Boylston’s street in the center of Boston. Four hours into the race there were still plenty runners on the street, and the crowds were dense. Television picture showed smoke billowing up from among the flags lining the route. One runner collapsed apparently struck by an object seconds later as terrified onlookers tried to get away. Picture showed another plume of smoke rising from the second blast down the road.Emergency workers immediately began tearing at the pavement barriers and flag poles to get the wounded behind. There were clearly many injured people. Injured spectators were carried to the nearby medical tents set up to look after exhausted runners.
Some news just in. Boston police said the explosions at the finishing line of the city's marathon were almost simultaneous.They say no further explosive devices have been found so far near the finish line, but the investigation is ongoing. The Boston police commissioner Edward Davis told the news conference that there had been a third explosion. "We have, at this point of time, determined that there has been a third incident that has occurred. There was an explosion that occurred at the JFK library. So this is very much an ongoing event of this point time. We are not certain that these incidents are related, but we are treating them as if they are." Police in Boston have urged the residents of the city to stay indoors and not to congregate in large groups.
The opposition leader in Venezuela Henrique Capriles has called on the national electoral council not to proclaim the victory of acting president Nicolas Maduro until all votes have been recounted. Mr. Capriles said even Mr. Maduro had agreed to a recount on Sunday. From Caracas here's Will Grant.
委内瑞拉反对派领袖卡普里莱斯(Henrique Capriles)要求全国选举委员会不要宣布代理总统马杜罗(Nicolas Maduro)获胜，直到对所有选票进行重新统计。卡普里莱斯表示，甚至马杜罗(Nicolas Maduro)也同意进行重新计票。Will Grant在加拉加斯报道。
The fallout from Venezuela's disputed presidential election continues apace. On state television, the government is pushing their arguments hard that Nicolas Maduro is the legitimate president of Venezuela, having won by a narrow but significant margin. While they've agreed to an audit of the electronic counting system, the government is rejecting calls that ballot boxes be opened for a manual recount. Meanwhile, the temperature is rising by the hour. Opposition groups are also due to march possibly on the national electoral council itself, while the government has called on its supporters to turn out in the central square in Caracas to celebrate Mr. Maduro’s win.
委内瑞拉有争议的总统选举余波仍然继续。在国家电视台，政府激烈争辩马杜罗(Nicolas Maduro)是委内瑞拉合法总统，以少数但是极为重要的优势获胜。尽管同意对选举计票系统进行审计，他们却拒绝打开投票箱进行手动重新计票的要求。同时，双方的争吵也逐渐升温。反对派组织也可能在全国选举委员会举行游行活动，政府也要求其支持者在加拉加斯中心广场聚集，庆祝马杜罗(Nicolas Maduro)的胜利。
And some news just in. The election board in Venezuela has formally proclaimed Nicolas Maduro as the winner of the presidential vote despite the calls by the opposition for a recount to be held.
Series car bomb attacks during the morning of rush hour in several Iraqi cities has killed more than 55 people and injured over 270.
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The French government has published detailed lists with ministers' personal assets online in order to try to restore
confidence in the socialist administration after series financial scandals. Analysts say most of them did not appear to be
especially wealthy, although some ministers have assets worth more than $7m, mostly in the form of their homes.
Police in Senegal have arrested Karim Wade, the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade, on suspicion of illegally amassing
around $1.4bn during his father's 12 years in office. Karim Wade acted as the right-hand man to his father during the
presidency. Thomas Fessy reports.
塞内加尔前总统阿卜杜拉耶·瓦德(Abdoulaye Wade)的儿子卡里姆·瓦德(Karim Wade)涉嫌在其父亲执政期间12年期间非法敛财14亿美元而被
警方逮捕。在阿卜杜拉耶·瓦德(Abdoulaye Wade)执政期间，卡里姆·瓦德(Karim Wade)是其得力助手。Thomas Fessy报道。
Karim Wade presented detailed documents of his assets to a Senegalese special court tasked with investigating cases of
corruption. He'd been given one month to prove that he legally acquired over $1bn while his father was in power. CW was
nicknamed the minister of the sky and the earth, as he held the infrastructure, urban planning, air transportation and
international cooperation government portfolios at the same time. He was then in charge of 1/3 of the state expenditure. The
Senegalese court has yet to announce the reason behind this detention as CW's lawyers claimed he's been forcibly taken away.
There's been an outpouring of anger and shame in India after the broadcast footage showing motorists ignoring the victims of
a road accident in the northern city of Jodhpur. The CCTV footage shows a man holding the hand of his five-year-old son and
pleading for help, next to the bodies of his wife and infant daughter.
Judges in the United States Supreme Court have been debating tough legal and scientific questions on whether human genes
should continue to be patented. Their decision which's expected in the summer could have enormous implications for research.
The nine justices are looking at the right of one company Myriad Genetics to hold the patent on a genetic test for breast and
ovarian cancer. Opponents say these patents prevent research by other companies and denied patients' access to the test which
cost more than $3000.
The smoke was beginning to billow into the room nowDyellow, acrid fumes that made Elizabeth choke
A section of the Bay Bridge had collapsed...
One onlooker had to be restrained by police.
4.simultaneous adj. 同时发生的，同时存在的
The audience burst into simultaneous applause.
5.proclaim vt. 宣告，公布
The president proclaimed that a new currency would be issued.
6.fallout n. 附带后果；余波
Grundy lost his job in the fallout from the incident.
7.congregate vt.& vi. 使集合，聚集
Visitors congregated on Sunday afternoons to view public exhibitions.
8.amass vt. 积累，积聚
Mr. Smith's business was very successful, and he was able to amass a fortune.
9.acquire vt. 获得，取得；学到
To remove any ambiguity we have to acquire more accurate information.
10.implication n. 含义；含蓄，含意
The Attorney General was aware of the political implications of his decision to prosecute...
1.We are not certain that these incidents are related, but we are treating them as if they are.
It looks as if the firm is heading for another record year.
2.The election board in Venezuela has formally proclaimed Nicolas Maduro as the winner of the presidential vote despite the calls by the opposition for a recount to be held.
Despite用作介词时，与 in spite of同义，都表示“尽管”、“虽然”、“不顾”之意，但程度有所不同。一般说来，in spite of的语气较强，使用范围也较广； despite的语气较弱，多用于诗歌或正式的文体中。Despite可以写作despite of，也
可以写作 in despite of；in spite of则可以写作 spite of，但这些写法已少用了。例：
Despite his advanced years，he is learning to drive．
Despite the drought，we expect a good crop．
In spite of the police brandishing their clubs and pistols，people showed not the slightest fear．
3.Police in Senegal have arrested Karim Wade, the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade, on suspicion of illegally amassing around $1.4bn during his father's 12 years in office.
on suspicion of 有嫌疑
The men were pulled in on suspicion of having committed a burglary.
4.He was then in charge of 1/3 of the state expenditure.
in charge of主管，负责； 照料
The officer in charge of the case is Superintendent Lewis.