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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2010-09-28

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The bulldozers are back in the West Bank. The Palestinian leaders have yet to decide if they'll stick with the peace talks. They threaten to walk if Israel resume(s) building in its West Bank settlements. They say they'll decide what to do after meeting Arab leaders next week.

The ABC has reported the Indian Commonwealth1 Games have been plagued by corruption3 and nepotism4. It understands as much as a quarter of the costs have gone to corrupt2 bureaucrats5 and business leaders. The Games' original budget of 500 million dollars has ballooned to close to

five billion dollars.

Three Australian soldiers facing charges over a firefight in Afghanistan that killed five children are vowing6 to clear their names. One soldier has been charged with manslaughter; the two others are facing lesser7 charges of failing to follow orders and dangerous conduct.  

Virgin8 Blue says customers are still facing long waiting times at some airports as it struggles to get flight schedules back to normal. So far, no flights have been cancelled. Some passengers spent a second night stranded9 after the airline's check-in computer crashed on Sunday.

Industry groups in New South Wales are warning a scheme to promote solar power is encouraging dodgy installation companies to set up. The scheme pays households for the excess electricity. The Department of Fair Trading has confirmed complaints about installation companies have skyrocketed since the scheme began.


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1 commonwealth XXzyp     
n.共和国,联邦,共同体
参考例句:
  • He is the chairman of the commonwealth of artists.他是艺术家协会的主席。
  • Most of the members of the Commonwealth are nonwhite.英联邦的许多成员国不是白人国家。
2 corrupt 4zTxn     
v.贿赂,收买;adj.腐败的,贪污的
参考例句:
  • The newspaper alleged the mayor's corrupt practices.那家报纸断言市长有舞弊行为。
  • This judge is corrupt.这个法官贪污。
3 corruption TzCxn     
n.腐败,堕落,贪污
参考例句:
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
4 nepotism f5Uzs     
n.任人唯亲;裙带关系
参考例句:
  • The congressman lashed the president for his nepotism.国会议员抨击总统搞裙带关系。
  • Many will regard his appointment as the kind of nepotism British banking ought to avoid.很多人会把他的任命看作是英国银行业应该避免的一种裙带关系。
5 bureaucrats 1f41892e761d50d96f1feea76df6dcd3     
n.官僚( bureaucrat的名词复数 );官僚主义;官僚主义者;官僚语言
参考例句:
  • That is the fate of the bureaucrats, not the inspiration of statesmen. 那是官僚主义者的命运,而不是政治家的灵感。 来自辞典例句
  • Big business and dozens of anonymous bureaucrats have as much power as Japan's top elected leaders. 大企业和许多不知名的官僚同日本选举出来的最高层领导者们的权力一样大。 来自辞典例句
6 vowing caf27b27bed50d27c008858260bc9998     
起誓,发誓(vow的现在分词形式)
参考例句:
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild its collapsed bridge. 布什总统承诺将帮助明尼阿波利斯重建坍塌的大桥。
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild this collapse bridge. 布什总统发誓要帮助明尼阿波利斯重建起这座坍塌的桥梁。
7 lesser UpxzJL     
adj.次要的,较小的;adv.较小地,较少地
参考例句:
  • Kept some of the lesser players out.不让那些次要的球员参加联赛。
  • She has also been affected,but to a lesser degree.她也受到波及,但程度较轻。
8 virgin phPwj     
n.处女,未婚女子;adj.未经使用的;未经开发的
参考例句:
  • Have you ever been to a virgin forest?你去过原始森林吗?
  • There are vast expanses of virgin land in the remote regions.在边远地区有大片大片未开垦的土地。
9 stranded thfz18     
a.搁浅的,进退两难的
参考例句:
  • He was stranded in a strange city without money. 他流落在一个陌生的城市里, 身无分文,一筹莫展。
  • I was stranded in the strange town without money or friends. 我困在那陌生的城市,既没有钱,又没有朋友。
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