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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2011-08-30

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 The United Nations is warning of a possible resurgence1 of the deadly bird flu virus. It's also warning a mutant strain of the virus that's resistant2 to vaccines3 could be spreading in Asia. It says it's appeared in Vietnam and China and now threatens other countries in the region such as Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. 

 
The aftermath of Hurricane Irene is still being felt along the east coast of the United States. The death toll4 has now reached at least 32 people. Large parts of the northeast are still underwater and millions of people are still without power. Most of the deaths were caused by falling trees, road accidents, or people being swept away by the floodwaters. 
 
At least 23 people have died in mudslides in eastern Uganda. The slides were triggered by unseasonably heavy rain near the border with Kenya. The Red Cross says the mud engulfed5 homes and buried entire families. Fifteen bodies were pulled from the rubble6 in one village alone. Recent heavy rain has also caused flooding and displaced hundreds of people in the region.
 
Victoria's Parliament is rushing through tough new dog laws. It's all part of the State Government's crackdown on dangerous dogs after a four-year-old girl was mauled to death earlier this month. The new laws would give councils the power to destroy unregistered dogs that'd be deemed to be dangerous. 
 
And ABC chopper pilot Gary Ticehurst will be remembered at a memorial service in Sydney today. He died along with journalist Paul Lockyer and cameraman John Bean when their helicopter crashed at Lake Eyre in South Australia 12 days ago. Memorial services have already been held for the other two men.

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1 resurgence QBSzG     
n.再起,复活,再现
参考例句:
  • A resurgence of his grief swept over Nim.悲痛又涌上了尼姆的心头。
  • Police say drugs traffickers are behind the resurgence of violence.警方说毒贩是暴力活动重新抬头的罪魁祸首。
2 resistant 7Wvxh     
adj.(to)抵抗的,有抵抗力的
参考例句:
  • Many pests are resistant to the insecticide.许多害虫对这种杀虫剂有抵抗力。
  • They imposed their government by force on the resistant population.他们以武力把自己的统治强加在持反抗态度的人民头上。
3 vaccines c9bb57973a82c1e95c7cd0f4988a1ded     
疫苗,痘苗( vaccine的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • His team are at the forefront of scientific research into vaccines. 他的小组处于疫苗科研的最前沿。
  • The vaccines were kept cool in refrigerators. 疫苗放在冰箱中冷藏。
4 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • 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。
5 engulfed 52ce6eb2bc4825e9ce4b243448ffecb3     
v.吞没,包住( engulf的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He was engulfed by a crowd of reporters. 他被一群记者团团围住。
  • The little boat was engulfed by the waves. 小船被波浪吞没了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 rubble 8XjxP     
n.(一堆)碎石,瓦砾
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake,it took months to clean up the rubble.地震后,花了数月才清理完瓦砾。
  • After the war many cities were full of rubble.战后许多城市到处可见颓垣残壁。
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