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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2010-11-04

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President Barack Obama says he understands voter discontent with the state of the economy. The Republican Party has had a sweeping1 victory in the mid-term elections, winning control of the House of Representatives. The Democrats2 are clinging to a slim majority in the Senate. Many voters turned away from President Obama and the Democrats, disillusioned3 with the sluggish4 economic recovery.

Consumer group Choice is launching a campaign against the big banks. The “Better Banking” campaign will target poor service and excessive fees. It plans to hold a series of town hall meetings to allow bank customers to air their grievances5.

And firefighters are keeping a close eye on two bushfires in Western Australia. A fire in the Perth hills has been threatening homes, while another blaze continues to burn near farmland in the southwest.

The Defence Force is investigating claims that a civilian6 was killed during a firefight involving Australian and Afghan soldiers. After the exchange, the ADF says soldiers were approached by locals carrying the body of a male and claiming he’d been killed in the fight. The ADF won’t comment until a review is completed.

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano has erupted again, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate7 the area. Thirty-eight people died when the volcano first erupted last week. Its latest blast was more powerful, but there have been no reports of casualties.


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1 sweeping ihCzZ4     
adj.范围广大的,一扫无遗的
参考例句:
  • The citizens voted for sweeping reforms.公民投票支持全面的改革。
  • Can you hear the wind sweeping through the branches?你能听到风掠过树枝的声音吗?
2 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • 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》
3 disillusioned Qufz7J     
a.不再抱幻想的,大失所望的,幻想破灭的
参考例句:
  • I soon became disillusioned with the job. 我不久便对这个工作不再抱幻想了。
  • Many people who are disillusioned in reality assimilate life to a dream. 许多对现实失望的人把人生比作一场梦。
4 sluggish VEgzS     
adj.懒惰的,迟钝的,无精打采的
参考例句:
  • This humid heat makes you feel rather sluggish.这种湿热的天气使人感到懒洋洋的。
  • Circulation is much more sluggish in the feet than in the hands.脚部的循环比手部的循环缓慢得多。
5 grievances 3c61e53d74bee3976a6674a59acef792     
n.委屈( grievance的名词复数 );苦衷;不满;牢骚
参考例句:
  • The trade union leader spoke about the grievances of the workers. 工会领袖述说工人们的苦情。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • He gave air to his grievances. 他申诉了他的冤情。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
7 evacuate ai1zL     
v.遣送;搬空;抽出;排泄;大(小)便
参考例句:
  • We must evacuate those soldiers at once!我们必须立即撤出这些士兵!
  • They were planning to evacuate the seventy American officials still in the country.他们正计划转移仍滞留在该国的70名美国官员。
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