BBC News with Jim Lee.
President Obama has said that the United States and Britain have agreed to increase pressure on Syria to accept a future without President Bashar al-Assad. Mr Obama said the two countries would work to bring together representatives of the Syrian government and opposition in the coming weeks. He was speaking in Washington after talks with the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Jonny Dymond reports.
奥巴马总统表示，美国和英国一致同意向叙利亚增加压力，要求他们接受没有总统阿萨德(Bashar al-Assad)的未来。奥巴马表示，未来几周，两国将努力促成叙利亚政府和反对派代表联合起来。与英国首相卡梅伦进行会谈后，奥巴马在华盛顿发表讲话。Jonny Dymond报道。
"Syria's history is being written in the blood of her people”, said David Cameron, “and it's happening on our watch.” He welcomed the initiative to bring together different sides in the Syrian conflict to discuss a political end to the violence.
But he said there would be no political progress unless the opposition can withstand what he called the onslaught from government forces. The prime minister said that Britain would call for greater flexibility in the EU arms embargo and would double non-lethal aid over the coming year. President Obama was less forthright, but said he looked forward to the planned political meeting in Geneva.
The man expected to be Pakistan's next Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, says that fixing the economy will be his main concern. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Sharif said that improving Pakistan's economy would go a long way towards solving the country's other problems.
"My first priority is the economy. When you ask what my second priority is, it's the economy. And if you ask my third priority, I would say the economy. If we can fix the economy, all of these issues will be solved. The violence inside Pakistan will be fixed, terrorism will finish, unemployment will finish, poverty will finish, illiteracy will finish. What else do you want? So, most of our attention will be on the economy."
美国一名医生被判在一家贫困女性堕胎诊所杀害三名婴儿。戈斯内尔(Kermit Gosnell)现在可能面临死刑判决。他被指控在费城的诊所实施孕晚期堕胎，并杀害了婴儿。华盛顿，Paul Adams报道。
A doctor has been convicted in the United States of murdering three babies at an abortion clinic for poor women. Kermit Gosnell now faces a possible death sentence. He was accused of delivering live babies during late-term abortions at the clinic in Philadelphia. From Washington, Paul Adams reports.
检控官表示，戈斯内尔(Kermit Gosnell)接生时，三名婴儿都是存活的，但是随后他们的脊柱被戈斯内尔(Kermit Gosnell)用剪刀剪断。
Prosecutors said the three babies were all alive when Dr Gosnell delivered them, but their spines were subsequently cut with scissors. Gosnell was clear in the case of a fourth baby, but found guilty of causing the death of a 41-year-old refugee from Bhutan who received a lethal mix of painkillers and sedatives while waiting for an abortion at the doctor's west Philadelphia clinic. Over the course of two months of harrowing testimony, some of doctor's untrained staff, including his wife, pleaded guilty to their roles and testified against him. Some said they had seen a number of babies breathing before being killed.
Three Georgian soldiers serving with Nato-led forces have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. The Georgian defence minister said the men had died when a truck bomb exploded at their base in Helmand province. Georgia has about 1,600 troops in Afghanistan.
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The former American football player and actor, OJ Simpson, who’s in prison for holding sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint, is seeking to get his conviction quashed. OJ Simpson is best-known for being acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife 18 years ago. Here is Peter Bowes.
持枪抢劫运动纪念品商贩而入狱的美国前橄榄球运动员和演员辛普森(O.J. Simpson)寻求推翻判决。辛普森(O.J. Simpson)因18年前杀害前妻无罪释放而广为人知。Peter Bowes报道。
The current case relates to a robbery in Las Vegas, during which Simpson says he was simply trying to retrieve some personal possessions-- sporting memorabilia, which had been stolen from him. He was convicted on armed robbery and kidnapping charges and sentenced to between 9 and 33 years. He served four and won't be eligible for parole for another five years. In court, Simpson, who is 65, will argue that his conviction should be set aside and a new trial ordered because his lawyer was ineffective and gave him bad advice.
A United Nations report has highlighted the important role that edible insects could play in the fight against global hunger. The Food and Agriculture Organisation says two billion people already supplement their diets with insects such as grasshoppers and ants. The report notes that consumer disgust, particularly in Western countries, remains a barrier to their wider consumption. But a spokesperson for the FAO, Eva Muller, said that in time, eating insects could be generally accepted.
"Tastes change. No? We have seen that with sushi. Twenty years ago nobody would have eaten sushi because it's raw fish and now everybody likes it. So tastes can change and we've already seen insects showing up in restaurants in some of the capitals in Europe, and they are offered there as something like a specialty."
The self-styled professional revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, better-known as “Carlos the Jackal”, has dismissed his defence lawyers on the first day of his appeal in Paris. He is seeking to reverse a life sentence imposed for orchestrating bombings in France three decades ago. Eleven people were killed and more than 140 were injured in the attacks.
自诩为专业革命者的伊利许˙拉米雷兹˙ 桑切斯 (Ilich Ramirez Sanchez)，更广为人知的是“胡狼卡洛斯”(Carlos the Jackal)，在巴黎上诉的第一天就解雇了自己的律师。三十年前他在法国策划了爆炸案被判处终身监禁，他试图推翻该判决。当时的袭击造成11人死亡，超过140人受伤。
Government initiatives to help young people have been inadequate...
Explorers have to withstand hardships.
3.onslaught n. 猛攻，攻击
The clash of our onslaught hurtled across the field.
It would seem more sensible to apply standards flexibly rather than rigidly.
5.forthright adj. 直率的；直接的
His forthright behavior shows that he is honest, but he seems rude to some people.
6.subsequently adv. 其后，随后，接着
The latter is subsequently confirmed.
7.sedative n. [医]镇静剂，止痛药； 能使安静的东西
8.testify vi. 作证； 声明； 证明； 证实
Several eyewitnesses testified that they saw the officers hit Miller in the face...
The Appeal Court has quashed the convictions of all eleven people.
10.acquit v. 宣判无罪
Mr Ling was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
He reached over and retrieved his jacket from the back seat...
1.Mr Obama said the two countries would work to bring together representatives of the Syrian government and opposition in the coming weeks.
bring together 使相识; 使坐在一起; 使会面
I'm so glad to have been the means of bringing you two young people together.
2.But he said there would be no political progress unless the opposition can withstand what he called the onslaught from government forces.
连词unless意为“除非……如果不……”、“除了……”，相当于if ... not。 常用来引导一个含否定意义的真实条件句，有时也可引导非真实条件句。
3.President Obama was less forthright, but said he looked forward to the planned political meeting in Geneva.
look forward to期待；盼望
He was looking forward to working with the new Prime Minister.
4.In court, Simpson, who is 65, will argue that his conviction should be set aside and a new trial ordered because his lawyer was ineffective and gave him bad advice.
He urged them to set aside minor differences for the sake of peace.
5.So tastes can change and we've already seen insects showing up in restaurants in some of the capitals in Europe, and they are offered there as something like a specialty.
You may have some strange disease that may not show up for 10 or 15 years...
The orange tip shows up well against most backgrounds.