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CNN 2009-04-09

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Good morning from the CNN center in Atlanta, I'm Reggie Aqui, thanks for checking in. We are going to do a quick look at the headlines right now.

Pirates have seized the cargo1 ship along with its crew of 20 Americans. A spokesman for the ship's owner says that the Maersk Alabama cargo ship was about 300 miles off the Somali coast when the pirates attacked. The company says it's trying to contact relatives of the kidnapped crewmen.

Ten cities are now set up among the worst damaged areas of central Italy after Monday's 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck. Tens of thousands are said to be homeless and 260 people are dead from the quake. Meantime, Pope Benedict XVI says he would like to visit L'Aquila, one of the worst hit spots and he says he's praying for victims and their families.

Wall Street is open for business. And traders have been fretting2 over corporate3 earnings4. Futures5 were down this morning, Asian stock markets fell sharply on Wednesday. Investors6 unloaded shares across a variety of sectors7 from banks to energy firms. In Japan, exporters were hurt by a slightly rise in the yen8 against the dollar.

President Obama returned home late last night from an overseas trip which included an unannounced stop in Iraq. He and Iraqi leaders met at Camp Victory in Baghdad. A visit into the Green Zone had to be called off because of a sandstorm. The president praised the troops for their work while also saying it's time for Iraqis to take charge.

A gunman opened fire at a Christian9 retreat in Southern California, killing10 one person and injuring three others. Police are still investigating what happened but police think the alleged11 shooter may be among those hurt. The retreat belongs to a Korean church organization.

That's what's happening right NOW IN THE NEWS. Please stick with us here at CNN.com and CNN.com/live. We'll bring you updates right here throughout the day.


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1 cargo 6TcyG     
n.(一只船或一架飞机运载的)货物
参考例句:
  • The ship has a cargo of about 200 ton.这条船大约有200吨的货物。
  • A lot of people discharged the cargo from a ship.许多人从船上卸下货物。
2 fretting fretting     
n. 微振磨损 adj. 烦躁的, 焦虑的
参考例句:
  • Fretting about it won't help. 苦恼于事无补。
  • The old lady is always fretting over something unimportant. 那位老妇人总是为一些小事焦虑不安。
3 corporate 7olzl     
adj.共同的,全体的;公司的,企业的
参考例句:
  • This is our corporate responsibility.这是我们共同的责任。
  • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail.他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
4 earnings rrWxJ     
n.工资收人;利润,利益,所得
参考例句:
  • That old man lives on the earnings of his daughter.那个老人靠他女儿的收入维持生活。
  • Last year there was a 20% decrease in his earnings.去年他的收入减少了20%。
5 futures Isdz1Q     
n.期货,期货交易
参考例句:
  • He continued his operations in cotton futures.他继续进行棉花期货交易。
  • Cotton futures are selling at high prices.棉花期货交易的卖价是很高的。
6 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • a con man who bilked investors out of millions of dollars 诈取投资者几百万元的骗子
  • a cash bonanza for investors 投资者的赚钱机会
7 sectors 218ffb34fa5fb6bc1691e90cd45ad627     
n.部门( sector的名词复数 );领域;防御地区;扇形
参考例句:
  • Berlin was divided into four sectors after the war. 战后柏林分成了4 个区。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Industry and agriculture are the two important sectors of the national economy. 工业和农业是国民经济的两个重要部门。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
8 yen JfSwN     
n. 日元;热望
参考例句:
  • He wanted to convert his dollars into Japanese yen.他想将美元换成日币。
  • He has a yen to be alone in a boat.他渴望独自呆在一条船上。
9 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
10 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。
11 alleged gzaz3i     
a.被指控的,嫌疑的
参考例句:
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
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