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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-04

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1. The US military says it killed a senior al-Qaeda official responsible for several high-profile kidnappings of Westerners. Official say Muharib Abdul-Latif al-Jubouri served as al-Qaeda's information minister in Iraq. He is believed to have been involved in the kidnapping of journalist Jill Carroll.

2. A bus carrying high school students to a band competition crashed into a tractor-trailer early Thursday, shutting down traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Thirty people were injured. Most of the injuries were minor1 although the bus driver is in critical condition.

3. Wally Schirra, one of the original Mercury2 Seven astronauts died today of a heart attack. Shirra was the only astronaut to fly on NASA's Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.

4. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is in the US to celebrate the 400th anniversary3 of Jamestown. The Queen will also meet with students of Virginia Tech and attend the Kentucky Derby.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. high-profile: adj.
A high-profile person or a high-profile event attracts a lot of attention or publicity4.

2. turnpike: n-count
A turnpike is a road, especially an expressway, which people have to pay to drive on. (mainly AM)


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1 minor e7fzR     
adj.较小(少)的,较次要的;n.辅修学科;vi.辅修
参考例句:
  • The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.年轻的男演员在这出新戏里被分派担任一个小角色。
  • I gave him a minor share of my wealth.我把小部分财产给了他。
2 mercury NouzIB     
n.汞,水银,水银柱
参考例句:
  • The liquid we can see in thermometers is mercury.我们看到的温度计里的液体是水银。
  • Mercury has a much greater density than water.水银的密度比水大得多。
3 anniversary Cw0zD     
n.周年(纪念日)
参考例句:
  • They celebrate their wedding anniversary annually.他们每年庆祝一番结婚纪念日。
  • Today is my parents'30th wedding anniversary.今天是我父母结婚30周年纪念日。
4 publicity ASmxx     
n.众所周知,闻名;宣传,广告
参考例句:
  • The singer star's marriage got a lot of publicity.这位歌星的婚事引起了公众的关注。
  • He dismissed the event as just a publicity gimmick.他不理会这件事,只当它是一种宣传手法。
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