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NPR 2008-03-08

时间:2008-10-05 07:25来源:互联网 提供网友:Alinath   字体: [ ]

From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

 Security is tighter than usual in Jerusalem today as huge crowds gather for the funerals of eight students killed yesterday by a suspected Palestinian gunman. Nearly a dozen others were injured when the gunman opened fire inside the library of a Jewish religious school yesterday. Last night, the UN Security Council failed to approve a US-drafted condemnation2 of the attack as terrorism. Linda Fasulo reports from New York.

 The statement would have required unanimous Council support to be adopted, and after the council session, US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters that the Libyan delegation3 with the support from one or two others did not want to condemn1 the Jerusalem attack by itself but wanted to include language condemning4 recent Israeli incursions into Gaza, which Khalilzad rejected. He noted5 that the killing6 of students in the school was different from the unintentional killing of civilians7. Meanwhile, Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin called the Jerusalem attack a clear-cut individual act of terrorism. Earlier UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned8 what he called, a savage9 attack and the deliberate killing of civilians. For NPR News, I'm Linda Fasulo in New York.

 And in Iraq, funerals have begun for the victims of yesterday's twin bombings in central Baghdad. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, but the US military is blaming Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Iraqi police say the death toll10 has climbed to 68.

 Renewed fears of a sagging11 US economy and its effects on international trade have sent Asian markets plunging12 today. Benchmark indexes in Japan and Hong Kong have fallen almost 3%. Markets in Australia, India and South Korea were down by 2% or more. The widening subprime mortgage crisis continued to wreak13 havoc14 on Wall Street yesterday with the Dow dropping 214 points. Steven Beckner of Market News International reports.

 As a sense of fear seeped15 through markets, New York Federal Reserve Bank President Timothy Geithner said the Fed must be pro-active against a financial crisis which he said could have an outsized adverse16 impact on the economy. In a strong hint of coming interest rate cuts, the vice17 chairman of the Fed's rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee said the Fed may have to keep rates low for some time if financial turmoil18 keeps hurting economic activity. Similarly worried comments have come from other Fed officials. Cleveland Fed President Sandra Pianalto called the economy highly vulnerable to a significant credit crunch19, and said the Fed must act in an aggressive and timely manner. Boston Fed chief Eric Rosengren warned of the significant cost of delay in dealing20 with the subprime fallout. For NPR News, I'm Steven Beckner.

 Oil prices are down slightly today, but oil is trading just bellow21 106 dollars a barrel after jumping to a trading record yesterday.

 This is NPR News.

 Wyoming Democrats22 will hold their presidential caucuses23 tomorrow and for the first time in recent memory the state's minority party is buzzing with presidential politics. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd reports.

 Former President Bill Clinton was the first big name to visit Wyoming in the days leading up to Saturday's caucuses. Twelve hundred onlookers24 crowded into a University of Wyoming arena25 to hear the president campaign for Hillary Clinton. This type of presidential attention is rare in Wyoming. But resident Jenny Stayes says the state deserves it. "We are a small state, but we are a sensible state, we are a hardworking state, we are the energy breadbasket of the nation, somebody ought to be paying attention to us."

 Twelve delegates are at stake in Wyoming which is the least populous26 state in the country. Senators Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be here Friday, fighting for their support. For NPR News, I'm Peter O'Dowd in Laramie.

 Republican Ron Paul’s bid for the White House may be coming to an end. On a video on his website, the Texas Congressman27 does not say he is quitting, but he acknowledges that victory in the conventional sense is not available to him in the Republican race.

 China is defending its policy on Sudan's troubled Darfur region where fighting between rebels and government troops and allied28 militia29 has killed at least 200,000 people and displaced more than 2 million others over the past five years. Critics are seeking to link the troubled region to the summer's Beijing Olympics, but China's special envoy30 to Sudan says that is not reasonable. Just back from a trip to Khartoum, he is urging Sudan to do more to stop the fighting and speed the arrival of more peacekeepers. China has faced criticism that it has not used its influence to press for an end to the violence in Darfur.

 I'm Giles Snyder. You are listening to NPR News from Washington.


1 condemn zpxzp     
  • Some praise him,whereas others condemn him.有些人赞扬他,而有些人谴责他。
  • We mustn't condemn him on mere suppositions.我们不可全凭臆测来指责他。
2 condemnation 2pSzp     
n.谴责; 定罪
  • There was widespread condemnation of the invasion. 那次侵略遭到了人们普遍的谴责。
  • The jury's condemnation was a shock to the suspect. 陪审团宣告有罪使嫌疑犯大为震惊。
3 delegation NxvxQ     
  • The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.我们代表团的声明非常适合时宜。
  • We shall inform you of the date of the delegation's arrival.我们将把代表团到达的日期通知你。
4 condemning 3c571b073a8d53beeff1e31a57d104c0     
v.(通常因道义上的原因而)谴责( condemn的现在分词 );宣判;宣布…不能使用;迫使…陷于不幸的境地
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
  • I concur with the speaker in condemning what has been done. 我同意发言者对所做的事加以谴责。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
5 noted 5n4zXc     
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
6 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
7 civilians 2a8bdc87d05da507ff4534c9c974b785     
平民,百姓( civilian的名词复数 ); 老百姓
  • the bloody massacre of innocent civilians 对无辜平民的血腥屠杀
  • At least 300 civilians are unaccounted for after the bombing raids. 遭轰炸袭击之后,至少有300名平民下落不明。
8 condemned condemned     
adj. 被责难的, 被宣告有罪的 动词condemn的过去式和过去分词
  • He condemned the hypocrisy of those politicians who do one thing and say another. 他谴责了那些说一套做一套的政客的虚伪。
  • The policy has been condemned as a regressive step. 这项政策被认为是一种倒退而受到谴责。
9 savage ECxzR     
  • The poor man received a savage beating from the thugs.那可怜的人遭到暴徒的痛打。
  • He has a savage temper.他脾气粗暴。
10 toll LJpzo     
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
11 sagging 2cd7acc35feffadbb3241d569f4364b2     
  • The morale of the enemy troops is continuously sagging. 敌军的士气不断低落。
  • We are sagging south. 我们的船正离开航线向南漂流。
12 plunging 5fe12477bea00d74cd494313d62da074     
adj.跳进的,突进的v.颠簸( plunge的现在分词 );暴跌;骤降;突降
  • War broke out again, plunging the people into misery and suffering. 战祸复发,生灵涂炭。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He is plunging into an abyss of despair. 他陷入了绝望的深渊。 来自《简明英汉词典》
13 wreak RfYwC     
  • She had a burning desire to wreak revenge.她复仇心切。
  • Timid people always wreak their peevishness on the gentle.怯懦的人总是把满腹牢骚向温和的人发泄。
14 havoc 9eyxY     
  • The earthquake wreaked havoc on the city.地震对这个城市造成了大破坏。
  • This concentration of airborne firepower wrought havoc with the enemy forces.这次机载火力的集中攻击给敌军造成很大破坏。
15 seeped 7b1463dbca7bf67e984ebe1b96df8fef     
v.(液体)渗( seep的过去式和过去分词 );渗透;渗出;漏出
  • The rain seeped through the roof. 雨水透过房顶渗透。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Icy air seeped in through the paper and the room became cold. 寒气透过了糊窗纸。屋里骤然冷起来。 来自汉英文学 - 家(1-26) - 家(1-26)
16 adverse 5xBzs     
  • He is adverse to going abroad.他反对出国。
  • The improper use of medicine could lead to severe adverse reactions.用药不当会产生严重的不良反应。
17 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
18 turmoil CKJzj     
  • His mind was in such a turmoil that he couldn't get to sleep.内心的纷扰使他无法入睡。
  • The robbery put the village in a turmoil.抢劫使全村陷入混乱。
19 crunch uOgzM     
  • If it comes to the crunch they'll support us.关键时刻他们是会支持我们的。
  • People who crunch nuts at the movies can be very annoying.看电影时嘎吱作声地嚼干果的人会使人十分讨厌。
20 dealing NvjzWP     
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
21 bellow dtnzy     
  • The music is so loud that we have to bellow at each other to be heard.音乐的声音实在太大,我们只有彼此大声喊叫才能把话听清。
  • After a while,the bull began to bellow in pain.过了一会儿公牛开始痛苦地吼叫。
22 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
23 caucuses d49ca95184fa2aef8e2ee3b613a6f7dd     
n.(政党决定政策或推举竞选人的)核心成员( caucus的名词复数 );决策干部;决策委员会;秘密会议
  • Republican caucuses will happen in about 410 towns across Maine. 共和党团会议选举将在缅因州的约410个城镇进行。 来自互联网
24 onlookers 9475a32ff7f3c5da0694cff2738f9381     
n.旁观者,观看者( onlooker的名词复数 )
  • A crowd of onlookers gathered at the scene of the crash. 在撞车地点聚集了一大群围观者。
  • The onlookers stood at a respectful distance. 旁观者站在一定的距离之外,以示尊敬。
25 arena Yv4zd     
  • She entered the political arena at the age of 25. 她25岁进入政界。
  • He had not an adequate arena for the exercise of his talents.他没有充分发挥其才能的场所。
26 populous 4ORxV     
  • London is the most populous area of Britain.伦敦是英国人口最稠密的地区。
  • China is the most populous developing country in the world.中国是世界上人口最多的发展中国家。
27 Congressman TvMzt7     
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
28 allied iLtys     
  • Britain was allied with the United States many times in history.历史上英国曾多次与美国结盟。
  • Allied forces sustained heavy losses in the first few weeks of the campaign.同盟国在最初几周内遭受了巨大的损失。
29 militia 375zN     
  • First came the PLA men,then the people's militia.人民解放军走在前面,其次是民兵。
  • There's a building guarded by the local militia at the corner of the street.街道拐角处有一幢由当地民兵团守卫的大楼。
30 envoy xoLx7     
  • Their envoy showed no sign of responding to our proposals.他们的代表对我方的提议毫无回应的迹象。
  • The government has not yet appointed an envoy to the area.政府尚未向这一地区派过外交官。
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