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NPR 2010-11-06

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh.
President Obama is calling new employment numbers out today "encouraging". NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on the president's comments at the White House before Mr. Obama left for a trip to Asia.
President Obama commented on the new unemployment numbers just before leaving on a ten-day trip through Asia. He said one key to rebuilding America's economy will be to increase the global demand for American goods and services.
"And that's why on the trip that I'm about to take, I'm going to be talking about opening up additional markets in places like India, so that American businesses can sell more products abroad in order to create more jobs here at home."Economists1 said the latest jobs report shows that the economy continues to grow but not fast enough to dramatically lower the unemployment rate anytime soon. Unemployment has now been above 9.5 percent for 15 months. Ari Shapiro, NPR News, the White House.
An al-Qaeda group based in Yemen says it was behind a UPS cargo2 plane crash in Dubai in September. It's also claiming responsibility for a foiled mail bomb plot that triggered global security alerts last week. That's when US-bound explosive parcels were located at cargo sites in Dubai and north of London. Those parcels originated in Yemen.
A powerful explosion leaves another mosque3 in Peshawar, Pakistan in ruin. At least 71 people were killed in two attacks today. Sadiq, a survivor4 from the first blast, recounted his ordeal5 through a BBC interpreter today.
"At that moment, we didn't know what had happened, but then I saw the dead bodies, and there was no sign of anyone. Slowly, I got out of the debris6, and then people from the area came out of the houses with their voices raised. I shouted out to leave the dead bodies and get the injured out."A bomb survivor speaking to the BBC.
Hurricane Thomas is bearing down on Haiti's Southern Peninsula, generating floods. In one camp, refugees of January's earthquake were forced to seek higher ground. Many more people in the capital have refused to leave the temporary shelters they've been in since the quake. The National Hurricane Center's Chris Landsea says heavy downpours are expected in various parts of Haiti.
"Concern is that we'll get five to ten inches of rain, maybe even 15 inches in some spots of Haiti and Dominican Republic. That kind of rain over hills and mountainous terrain7 causes flash floods and mudslides."In Costa Rica, people are observing two days of mourning for those killed in a landslide8 that was triggered by heavy rain. Outside the capital yesterday, a hillside crashed down on homes. At least 20 people were killed; more than a dozen others are still missing.
At last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average up nine points at 11,444 in trading of more than four billion shares; NASDAQ up two at 2,579.
From Washington, this is NPR News.
NASA says it won't try to launch space shuttle Discovery at least for another three weeks. NPR's Dan Charles has more.
NASA's been trying to get Discovery into space for the past week, but small mechanical glitches9 and then bad weather delayed it. Engineers discovered this latest problem when they started filling the shuttle's fuel tanks. They will take at least several days to fix. And then, NASA will have to wait a few weeks longer until the Earth moves along a little further in its orbit, so the shuttle won't be exposed to too much sunlight and overheat. The so-called "launch window" will open again on 30th of November. Dan Charles, NPR News, Washington.
BBC journalists are in the midst of a 48-hour strike. As Larry Miller10 reports from London, many TV and radio new shows have been canceled, curtailed11 or hosted by managers.
The National Union of Journalists has more than 4,000 members of the BBC on picket12 lines outside studios, famous faces, reporters, writers and producers. The BBC has a pension hole of up to three billion dollars and wants to change pension terms. The union's general secretary, Jeremy Dear.
"Effectively what it means is everybody on has to work longer, pay more, or get less, and in some cases, all three of those."After the strike, the journalists will work to rule, taking their full breaks and working just the hours contractually agreed. If there's no deal, another strike is planned for later this month. For NPR News, I'm Larry Miller in London.
MSNBC has suspended TV host Keith Olbermann until further notice after he donated to Democratic campaigns. The donations were first reported by the website Political.
I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News, Washington.


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1 economists 2ba0a36f92d9c37ef31cc751bca1a748     
n.经济学家,经济专家( economist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists. 股价的突然上涨使经济学家大惑不解。
  • Foreign bankers and economists cautiously welcomed the minister's initiative. 外国银行家和经济学家对部长的倡议反应谨慎。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 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。
3 mosque U15y3     
n.清真寺
参考例句:
  • The mosque is a activity site and culture center of Muslim religion.清真寺为穆斯林宗教活动场所和文化中心。
  • Some years ago the clock in the tower of the mosque got out of order.几年前,清真寺钟楼里的大钟失灵了。
4 survivor hrIw8     
n.生存者,残存者,幸存者
参考例句:
  • The sole survivor of the crash was an infant.这次撞车的惟一幸存者是一个婴儿。
  • There was only one survivor of the plane crash.这次飞机失事中只有一名幸存者。
5 ordeal B4Pzs     
n.苦难经历,(尤指对品格、耐力的)严峻考验
参考例句:
  • She managed to keep her sanity throughout the ordeal.在那场磨难中她始终保持神志正常。
  • Being lost in the wilderness for a week was an ordeal for me.在荒野里迷路一星期对我来说真是一场磨难。
6 debris debris     
n.瓦砾堆,废墟,碎片
参考例句:
  • After the bombing there was a lot of debris everywhere.轰炸之后到处瓦砾成堆。
  • Bacteria sticks to food debris in the teeth,causing decay.细菌附着在牙缝中的食物残渣上,导致蛀牙。
7 terrain sgeyk     
n.地面,地形,地图
参考例句:
  • He had made a detailed study of the terrain.他对地形作了缜密的研究。
  • He knows the terrain of this locality like the back of his hand.他对这一带的地形了如指掌。
8 landslide XxyyG     
n.(竞选中)压倒多数的选票;一面倒的胜利
参考例句:
  • Our candidate is predicated to win by a landslide.我们的候选人被预言将以绝对优势取胜。
  • An electoral landslide put the Labour Party into power in 1945.1945年工党以压倒多数的胜利当选执政。
9 glitches 31481b5bf9faeb6896293dd2946b8104     
n.小过失,差错( glitch的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Manufacturing glitches have limited the factory's output. 生产中的故障影响了该厂的产量。 来自辞典例句
  • Another kind of period variation,\"Glitches,\" are seen in several pulsars. 在几个脉冲星中还看到了周期的另一种变化,即“自转突快”现象。 来自辞典例句
10 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。
11 curtailed 7746e1f810c323c484795ba1ce76a5e5     
v.截断,缩短( curtail的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Spending on books has been severely curtailed. 购书开支已被大大削减。
  • Their public health programme had to be severely curtailed. 他们的公共卫生计划不得不大大收缩。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 picket B2kzl     
n.纠察队;警戒哨;v.设置纠察线;布置警卫
参考例句:
  • They marched to the factory and formed a picket.他们向工厂前进,并组成了纠察队。
  • Some of the union members did not want to picket.工会的一些会员不想担任罢工纠察员。
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