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BBC英语新闻:戛纳电影节百万美元珠宝被盗(双语)

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奥巴马因使用无人机袭击海外军事目标而引起争议,他对此进行强烈辩护。总统在反恐演讲中说,无人机袭击很有效也致命,但他强调只应对迫在眉睫的目标进行无人机袭击。
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BBC News with Jonathan Izard
乔纳森·伊泽德为你播报BBC新闻。

President Obama has mounted a strong defence of his controversial use of unmanned aircraft to hit militant targets abroad. In a major speech on counter-terrorism, the president said drone strikes were effective and legal, but he stressed they should be used only when faced with imminent threats. Paul Adams reports from Washington.
奥巴马因使用无人机袭击海外军事目标而引起争议,他对此进行强烈辩护。总统在反恐演讲中说,无人机袭击很有效也致命,但他强调只应对迫在眉睫的目标进行无人机袭击。保罗·亚当斯在华盛顿报道。

With greater frankness than ever before, the president discussed his administration's guidelines for the use of unmanned drone strikes to kill members of al-Qaeda and its affiliates. He said they could only be used in the context of what he called "continuing imminent threats" to Americans and when there was near certainty that no innocent civilians would be affected. And he listed a number of specific steps to make good on his long-standing pledge to close the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and identifying a place in the United States where military commissions can take place.
总统这次比以往任何时候都要坦诚,他讨论了政府为杀害基地组织及其分支而是用无人机袭击的方针。他说,只会在美国人面临“持续的迫在眉睫的威胁”时采用无人机,并确保没有无辜平民受到伤害。他还列出了系列具体步骤,来实现一贯承诺的关闭古巴关塔那摩管军事拘留营的目标,并指定美国一处地方可以设立特别军事法庭。

British security sources say the two men who hacked a soldier to death in the full public gaze on a London street on Wednesday had been investigated in the past because of terrorist suspicions but were no longer under surveillance. One of them has been identified as Michael Adebolajo, a British man of Nigerian origin who converted to Islam 12 years ago. Both men remain under armed police guard in hospital after being shot by police. Here's our security correspondent Frank Gardner.
周三伦敦街头两名男子在光天化日之下砍杀一名士兵,目前英国安全部门称嫌犯曾因恐怖嫌疑被调查过,但已不在监视范围内。其中一人已确认名叫迈克尔·阿德波拉杰,是尼日利亚裔的英国人,他12年前改信伊斯兰教。两人被警察开枪后都在医院武装警察监管之下。安全记者弗兰克·加德纳报道。

It's reassuring that both of the Woolwich murder suspects were already known to the security services, but it's also a cause for concern that they were no longer under surveillance. It emerged that in the past both men had been the subjects of a security service investigation, but somewhere between MI5 deciding that these men did not pose a threat to national security, and the events of yesterday something changed and MI5 missed it - what were classed as radical views had turned into violent action, and there was no one close enough to the men to stop it.
安全部门对伍利奇谋杀案的两名嫌犯都熟悉,这让人有所放心,但由于他们已不在监视范围内,所以也令人担忧。目前情况显示两人都曾是安全调查的目标,但军情五处却认为两人没有对国家安全造成威胁,而周三的事件改变了这一看法,军情五处判断错误了,将种族问题视为暴力事件了,当时没有人能近距离阻止凶案发生。

The victim of the attack has been named as 25-year-old British soldier Lee Rigby, who had served two tours in Afghanistan.
袭击案的受害者是25岁的英国士兵李·里格比,他曾两度奔赴阿富汗。

Militants in Niger have killed more than 20 people in two almost simultaneous suicide car bomb attacks targeting a military barracks and a uranium mine in the north of the country. Most of the casualties were soldiers who died in the attack on a barracks in Agadez. Separately one worker was killed and others injured when insurgents targeted a uranium mine run by the French nuclear group Areva. Our West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy has been following events.
尼日尔武装分子对一处军营和该国北部一处铀矿发动自杀式汽车炸弹袭击,两起爆炸案几乎同时发生,导致20多人丧生。大多数受害者是士兵,他们是在阿加德兹军营袭击案中身亡。另外,叛军还对法国核集团阿海珐的一处铀矿发动袭击,导致一名工人遇难,另外数人受伤。西非记者Thomas Fessy报道。

A spokesperson for the French company Areva said a team was going to assess the damage of the uranium sites of Arlit, but production has stopped for now. According to government and local sources, the crushing and grinding units were particularly hit as a result of the suicide bomb attack. Areva wouldn't confirm whether it was planning to withdraw its staff from the sites while activities are suspended. In Agadez, where the army barracks was targeted by militants, security forces have cordoned off several areas in the town according to residents.
法国阿海珐公司发言人称,一支团队将调查阿尔利特铀矿的损失,但目前已经停止生产。据政府和当地的说法,叛军专门对该矿场发动了自杀式炸弹袭击。阿海珐尚未确定是否撤出员工,而目前生产已经暂停。在阿加德兹被武装分子袭击的军营,当地居民称安全部队已经封锁了该镇数个地区。

World News from the BBC
这里是BBC新闻报道。

A leading figure in the Syrian opposition has presented a plan for President Assad and his family to be given a safe exit if he stands down - something the president has repeatedly said he won't do. Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, the outgoing leader of the Syrian National Coalition, said the Syrian president would have 20 days to accept the offer.
叙利亚反对派一名显要人员提出了一项计划,根据计划,如果总统阿萨德下台,他及其家人将安全撤离,而总统多次表示不接受该计划。即将离任的叙利亚全国联盟领袖艾哈迈德·哈提卜说,叙利亚总统有20天的时间来考虑接受该提议。

Thousands of people gathered in the southern Nigerian town of Ogidi for the funeral of the writer Chinua Achebe, who's been described as the father of modern African literature. From Nigeria Will Ross has this report.
数千民众汇聚尼日利亚南部城镇奥吉迪参加作家切努亚·阿契贝的葬礼,阿契贝被誉为非洲现代文学之父。威尔·罗斯在尼日利亚报道。

I doubt the church here in Ogidi town has seen anything like it. Thousands of people flocked here. They were coming to pay tributes to Chinua Achebe, who died at the age 82 earlier this year. Many of the people who come to here took shelter under the trees and under tents because there was simply no room inside. The President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan was here, and he paid a tribute to Chinua Achebe, and he also referred to some of his books, including one called The Problem with Nigeria, in which the writer summed up the problem of the country in one word: leadership.
数千民众汇聚尼日利亚南部城镇奥吉迪参加作家切努亚·阿契贝的葬礼,阿契贝被誉为非洲现代文学之父。威尔·罗斯在尼日利亚报道。

The Russian Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi has ordered all 16 workers at a scientific research base in the Arctic Ocean to make plans to evacuate. The minister said the precautions were necessary because the station was surrounded by melting ice. Russian officials said a nuclear-powered icebreaking ship was being brought in to move the station onto an island.
俄罗斯环境部长Sergei Donskoi下令在北冰洋科考基地的16名工作人员计划撤离,他说由于考察站周围都是融冰,因此很有必要撤离。俄罗斯官员称将派遣一艘核动力破冰船来将考察站转到一座岛屿上。

For the second time during this year's Canne Film Festival, thieves have pulled off an audacious jewelry heist at the France resort. A diamond necklace worth more than $2m was stolen at a glitzy party attended by film stars including Sharon Stone on Tuesday's night. The jewellers De Grisogono said the item was one of 20 paraded by models at the event which had been protected by police, bodyguards and hotel security staff. They admitted they didn't know how the item had been taken. On the opening night, thieves stole millions of dollars worth of gems from a hotel's safe.
在今年戛纳电影节上,盗贼再次在法国旅游胜地里大胆实施抢劫案,这已经是今年的第二次了。周二晚上举行了盛大的派对,包括莎朗·斯通在内的电影明星都前来参加,而盗贼却盗走了一条价值200多万美元的钻石项链。珠宝商德·克里斯可诺称这条项链是今晚模特展示的20个珠宝之一,当时有警察、保镖和酒店保安看护。他们承认不知道珠宝是如何被盗的,在开幕之夜,盗贼从酒店保险箱里盗走了价值数百万美元的珠宝。

词汇解释

1.imminent adj. 即将来临的;迫近的

Every one feels that a disaster is imminent, as if a catastrophe is about to come.
谁都感到大事不好, 似乎有什么极大的灾难即将来临。

2.convert vt. 使转变;转换…;使…改变信仰 vi. 转变,变换;皈依;改变信仰

This article converted him to our point of view.
这篇文章使他倾向我们的观点。

3.gaze n. 凝视;注视

She lowered her head under his gaze.
在他的注视下她低下了头。

4.barrack n. 营房;兵舍

The troops were ordered back to barracks .
士兵们被命令返回营房。

5.outgoing adj. 外出的;即将离职的;乐于助人的

The toadies were gone, for the outgoing president had nothing to give.
哈巴狗都走了,因为即将离任的总统再没有东西可给他们了。

6.flock vi. 聚集;成群而行

Sheep usually flock together.
羊通常是成群结队的。

7.glitzy adj. 眩目的;闪光的;耀眼的

The film star's wedding was a glitzy affair.
那位影星的婚礼是堂皇的盛事。

 内容解析

1.In Agadez, where the army barracks was targeted by militants, security forces have cordoned off several areas in the town according to residents.

cordon off 布置警戒线戒严;隔离

Police cordoned off part of the city centre.
警察封锁了市中心的部分地区。

Police cordoned off the area until the bomb was defused.
警方封锁了这个地区直到炸弹被拆除为止。

2.For the second time during this year's Canne Film Festival, thieves have pulled off an audacious jewelry heist at the France resort.

pull off 赢得;脱下;努力实现

Father enjoys pulling off a miracle.
父亲总喜欢一举惊人。

The Hungarians pulled off a surprise victory against the Italian champions.
匈牙利队打败了意大利冠军队,取得了意料之外的胜利。

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