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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2011-10-04

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 American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend have been freed after an Italian court quashed a murder conviction against them. The pair had been found guilty of killing1 British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. Now the court ruled critical DNA2 evidence was not reliable. Knox plans to return to the US with her family as soon as possible. 

 
Libya's rebels have launched a new offensive on the pro-Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte. They've been pounding the city with rocket and tank fire. Now this ends a two-day lull3 in the fighting that allowed hundreds of residents to escape. The International Red Cross has been warning of a growing humanitarian4 crisis in Sirte with food, water and medicine all in short supply.
 
Eurozone finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to consider the latest emergency loan to Greece. The Greek government has announced it won't meet its deficit5 reduction targets despite stringent6 austerity measures. Shares in Europe and Asia have fallen sharply on that news. Greece will go bankrupt next month if it doesn't receive its next bailout instalments.
 
One of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine has died before he could receive the award. Canadian Ralph Steinman had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Steinman, American Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffman from Luxembourg discovered how immunity7 in organisms is activated8. The prize isn't awarded posthumously9, but the foundation has decided10 Steinman's estate can keep the prize money.

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1 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • 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。
2 DNA 4u3z1l     
(缩)deoxyribonucleic acid 脱氧核糖核酸
参考例句:
  • DNA is stored in the nucleus of a cell.脱氧核糖核酸储存于细胞的细胞核里。
  • Gene mutations are alterations in the DNA code.基因突变是指DNA密码的改变。
3 lull E8hz7     
v.使安静,使入睡,缓和,哄骗;n.暂停,间歇
参考例句:
  • The drug put Simpson in a lull for thirty minutes.药物使辛普森安静了30分钟。
  • Ground fighting flared up again after a two-week lull.经过两个星期的平静之后,地面战又突然爆发了。
4 humanitarian kcoxQ     
n.人道主义者,博爱者,基督凡人论者
参考例句:
  • She has many humanitarian interests and contributes a lot to them.她拥有很多慈善事业,并作了很大的贡献。
  • The British government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.英国政府现已暂停对这一地区的人道主义援助。
5 deficit tmAzu     
n.亏空,亏损;赤字,逆差
参考例句:
  • The directors have reported a deficit of 2.5 million dollars.董事们报告赤字为250万美元。
  • We have a great deficit this year.我们今年有很大亏损。
6 stringent gq4yz     
adj.严厉的;令人信服的;银根紧的
参考例句:
  • Financiers are calling for a relaxation of these stringent measures.金融家呼吁对这些严厉的措施予以放宽。
  • Some of the conditions in the contract are too stringent.合同中有几项条件太苛刻。
7 immunity dygyQ     
n.优惠;免除;豁免,豁免权
参考例句:
  • The law gives public schools immunity from taxation.法律免除公立学校的纳税义务。
  • He claims diplomatic immunity to avoid being arrested.他要求外交豁免以便避免被捕。
8 activated c3905c37f4127686d512a7665206852e     
adj. 激活的 动词activate的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • The canister is filled with activated charcoal.蒸气回收罐中充满了活性炭。
9 posthumously posthumously     
adv.于死后,于身后;于著作者死后出版地
参考例句:
  • He was confirmed posthumously as a member of the Chinese Communist Party. 他被追认为中国共产党党员。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Her last book was published posthumously in 1948. 她最后的一本书在她死后于1948 年出版了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
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