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NPR 2010-10-31

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Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Salih today reportedly announced that at least one woman is under arrest for allegedly sending mailbombs found on cargo1 planes in Dubai and England. Oliver Holms is in the Yemeni capital Sanaa where he says security is tighter than usual.

"The vigil is very tense in the capital Sanaa of Yemen. I was speaking to some people around and they were completely shock that terrorist could operate out of Sanaa. In Yemen, Sanaa is the capital of the government's stronghold and believed to be three of al-Qaeda members. People think that they are based in the south in two provinces, one could Abyan, one could Shabwah that it's tribally2 controlled."

Oliver Holms in Yemen.

The packages found on the two planes were addressed to synagogues in Chicago. UK officials are reporting the bomb found on the US-bound plane onsite Brandon was in fact designed to explode. As Larry Miller3 reports from London, UK officials say an attack was clearly planned.

After convening4 a meeting of Cobra, Britain's Emergency prepared a committee. Home Secretary Teresa May says the explosive discovered on route from Yemen to the US were viable5.

"The target may have been in an aircraft and had it detonated. The aircraft could have been brought down."

She says there may not have been specific target.

"We do not believe that the perpetrator's specific attack would have know the location of the device when he was planned to explode."

May says at this stage there's nothing to suggest another attack is imminent6. She says she'll be in contact with US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. For NPR News, I'm Larry Miller in London.

As horrors gather in Washington, another city is for rallies which organizers say are about turning down partisan7 divisions. Several new polls are showing voters to be divided and dissatisfied. NPR's Allison Keyes has more on what they're showing.

An Associated Press knowledge network's poll find voters are split right down the middle over whether President Obama deserves a second term. The poll which just tracked a group of 1,200 people since the beginning of the 2008 presidential campaign also finds the statistical8 tie among democratic voters on whether Mr Obama should face a challenge for the 2012 presidential nomination9. Two other polls including one released yesterday by Fox News finds president's approval rating hovering10 between 41% and 45%. In both polls, about a half of those survey disapprove11 President Obama's performance. But polling enormous this early often don't predict election results. Both President Clinton and Ronald Reagan had approval ratings two years into their terms similar to Mr Obama's and both were re-elected. Allison Keyes, NPR News, Washington.

Comedians12 John Stewart and Steven Korbel seem to beginning approval today of numbers on the National Mall in Washington our any indication. That's a sound of John Lennon, part of a musical performances of today's rally to restore Senate. This is NPR.

The US says today it has a national interest in resolving disputes in Asian waters. This comes as China and Japan have been in a standoff that began more than a month ago when a Chinese fishing vessel13 and two Japanese patrol boats collided near disputed island. The two countries did make attempts to cool down their differences today, briefly14 meeting before the start of an Asian regional summit. But the Japanese prime minister said a full bilateral15 meeting did not materialize.

The Merapi volcano in Indonesia continues to erupt. Now, the nearby city of Yogyakarta is covered with dust. Julia Simon has more from Djakarta.

Residents of Yogyakarta describe this morning's rain as a rain of ash. The way cloud of volcanic16 dust from the eruptions17 of the nearby Merapi volcano has now covered the city. Local NGOs and students groups are distributing breathing mask for the dust pollution. Close to Merapi, tens of thousands of evacuees18 are waiting in camps to return to their villages. Many are still lacking water and food and sleeping in tents in schools. On the neighboring island of Sumatra, rescue teams are struggling to distribute aid to the remote Mentawai Islands after a tsunami19 hit there earlier this week. Thousands of the victims of the tsunami are now homeless. For NPR News, I'm Julia Simon in Djakarta.

Space shuttle discoveries its final launch won't happen now until Wednesday. NASA's delaying the flight to the International Space Station yet another day because more work needs to be done to repair leaking pip that are near shuttle's tail.
 


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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 tribally 2483904ed2ef8fc2b2470bb19452003c     
部落的,部族的; 种族的
参考例句:
  • The country was torn apart by fierce tribal hostilities. 那个国家被部落间的激烈冲突弄得四分五裂。
  • Vincent's father is a tribal chief. 文森特的父亲是一个部落的酋长。
3 miller ZD6xf     
n.磨坊主
参考例句:
  • Every miller draws water to his own mill.磨坊主都往自己磨里注水。
  • The skilful miller killed millions of lions with his ski.技术娴熟的磨坊主用雪橇杀死了上百万头狮子。
4 convening 4d413e01efbc28ab0312f400ad5ce18a     
召开( convene的现在分词 ); 召集; (为正式会议而)聚集; 集合
参考例句:
  • When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow without sounding an alarm. 民10:7但招聚会众的时候、们要吹号、不要吹出大声。
  • We warmly welcome the convening of Asia-Europe meeting in London. 热烈欢迎亚欧会议在伦敦召开。
5 viable mi2wZ     
adj.可行的,切实可行的,能活下去的
参考例句:
  • The scheme is economically viable.这个计划从经济效益来看是可行的。
  • The economy of the country is not viable.这个国家经济是难以维持的。
6 imminent zc9z2     
adj.即将发生的,临近的,逼近的
参考例句:
  • The black clounds show that a storm is imminent.乌云预示暴风雨即将来临。
  • The country is in imminent danger.国难当头。
7 partisan w4ZzY     
adj.党派性的;游击队的;n.游击队员;党徒
参考例句:
  • In their anger they forget all the partisan quarrels.愤怒之中,他们忘掉一切党派之争。
  • The numerous newly created partisan detachments began working slowly towards that region.许多新建的游击队都开始慢慢地向那里移动。
8 statistical bu3wa     
adj.统计的,统计学的
参考例句:
  • He showed the price fluctuations in a statistical table.他用统计表显示价格的波动。
  • They're making detailed statistical analysis.他们正在做具体的统计分析。
9 nomination BHMxw     
n.提名,任命,提名权
参考例句:
  • John is favourite to get the nomination for club president.约翰最有希望被提名为俱乐部主席。
  • Few people pronounced for his nomination.很少人表示赞成他的提名。
10 hovering 99fdb695db3c202536060470c79b067f     
鸟( hover的现在分词 ); 靠近(某事物); (人)徘徊; 犹豫
参考例句:
  • The helicopter was hovering about 100 metres above the pad. 直升机在离发射台一百米的上空盘旋。
  • I'm hovering between the concert and the play tonight. 我犹豫不决今晚是听音乐会还是看戏。
11 disapprove 9udx3     
v.不赞成,不同意,不批准
参考例句:
  • I quite disapprove of his behaviour.我很不赞同他的行为。
  • She wants to train for the theatre but her parents disapprove.她想训练自己做戏剧演员,但她的父母不赞成。
12 comedians efcac24154f4452751c4385767145187     
n.喜剧演员,丑角( comedian的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The voice was rich, lordly, Harvardish, like all the boring radio comedians'imitations. 声音浑厚、威严,俨然是哈佛出身的气派,就跟无线电里所有的滑稽演员叫人已经听腻的模仿完全一样。 来自辞典例句
  • He distracted them by joking and imitating movie and radio comedians. 他用开玩笑的方法或者模仿电影及广播中的滑稽演员来对付他们。 来自辞典例句
13 vessel 4L1zi     
n.船舶;容器,器皿;管,导管,血管
参考例句:
  • The vessel is fully loaded with cargo for Shanghai.这艘船满载货物驶往上海。
  • You should put the water into a vessel.你应该把水装入容器中。
14 briefly 9Styo     
adv.简单地,简短地
参考例句:
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想简单地谈一下这个问题的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一个恐怖组织绑架并短暂拘禁。
15 bilateral dQGyW     
adj.双方的,两边的,两侧的
参考例句:
  • They have been negotiating a bilateral trade deal.他们一直在商谈一项双边贸易协定。
  • There was a wide gap between the views of the two statesmen on the bilateral cooperation.对双方合作的问题,两位政治家各自所持的看法差距甚大。
16 volcanic BLgzQ     
adj.火山的;象火山的;由火山引起的
参考例句:
  • There have been several volcanic eruptions this year.今年火山爆发了好几次。
  • Volcanic activity has created thermal springs and boiling mud pools.火山活动产生了温泉和沸腾的泥浆池。
17 eruptions ca60b8eba3620efa5cdd7044f6dd0b66     
n.喷发,爆发( eruption的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • There have been several volcanic eruptions this year. 今年火山爆发了好几次。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Over 200 people have been killed by volcanic eruptions. 火山喷发已导致200多人丧生。 来自辞典例句
18 evacuees 68c032ac020acca4ffde7910b32b673f     
n.被疏散者( evacuee的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Moreover, for multi-exits, evacuees select a exit based on game theory. 在有多个出口时,疏散人员根据对策论选择出口。 来自互联网
  • Evacuees wade through flooded area following heavy monsoon rains in Peshawar on Saturday, July 31, 2010. 撤离灾区涉水通过后在白沙瓦沉重的季风降雨在周六,2010年7月31日。 来自互联网
19 tsunami bpAyo     
n.海啸
参考例句:
  • Powerful quake sparks tsunami warning in Japan.大地震触发了日本的海啸预警。
  • Coastlines all around the Indian Ocean inundated by a huge tsunami.大海啸把印度洋沿岸地区都淹没了。
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