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NPR 2010-12-24

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In Rome, package bombs have exploded today at the embassies of Switzerland and Chile. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports two people were wounded.

The first mail bomb exploded at the Swiss embassy when an employee opened a package. He was seriously wounded in his hands and has been hospitalized. Later, a package exploded at the Chilean embassy, where news agencies report an employee was wounded. There were also reports that a suspect package had been found at the Ukrainian embassy, but an official there said no dangerous items had been found. Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno said investigators1 were following what he called international leads but gave no further details. There has been no immediate2 claim of responsibility for the incidents which are similar to events in Greece last month. Anarchists3 were suspected of sending booby-trapped parcels to the offices of German Chancellor4 Angela Merkel and to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as well as several embassies. Italian police are checking all embassies in Rome. Sylvia Poggioli, NPR News, Rome.

The United Nations Human Rights Commission says nearly 200 people have been killed in Ivory Coast in political violence over the past week. UN observers say the country's president, Laurent Gbagbo, was defeated, but he's refusing to step down. Betty King is US ambassador to the UN in Geneva.

"Reports of mass human rights violations5 and abuses, including enforced disappearances6, targeted killings7, arbitrary detentions8 and intimidation9 of those that oppose former President Gbagbo as well as the discovery of possible mass graves must be investigated."

King says the commission is meeting today to discuss the situation in Ivory Coast. Yesterday, the World Bank froze funding to the country.

New reports today from the Labor10 and Commerce Department show employers are cutting fewer jobs and increasing orders for computers and having machinery11. NPR's Scott Newman says that could mean companies are looking toward the future when they will be making and selling goods and hiring more workers.

While economists12 caution it's too soon to mark any sort of trend, unemployment claims dropped last week for the second time in three weeks, falling to a seasonally13 adjusted 420,000, according to the Lador Department. That's pretty much in line with...


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1 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 immediate aapxh     
adj.立即的;直接的,最接近的;紧靠的
参考例句:
  • His immediate neighbours felt it their duty to call.他的近邻认为他们有责任去拜访。
  • We declared ourselves for the immediate convocation of the meeting.我们主张立即召开这个会议。
3 anarchists 77e02ed8f43afa00f890654326232c37     
无政府主义者( anarchist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Anarchists demand the destruction of structures of oppression including the country itself. "无政府主义者要求摧毁包括国家本身在内的压迫人民的组织。
  • Unsurprisingly, Ms Baburova had a soft spot for anarchists. 没什么奇怪的,巴布罗娃女士倾向于无政府主义。
4 chancellor aUAyA     
n.(英)大臣;法官;(德、奥)总理;大学校长
参考例句:
  • They submitted their reports to the Chancellor yesterday.他们昨天向财政大臣递交了报告。
  • He was regarded as the most successful Chancellor of modern times.他被认为是现代最成功的财政大臣。
5 violations 403b65677d39097086593415b650ca21     
违反( violation的名词复数 ); 冒犯; 违反(行为、事例); 强奸
参考例句:
  • This is one of the commonest traffic violations. 这是常见的违反交通规则之例。
  • These violations of the code must cease forthwith. 这些违犯法规的行为必须立即停止。
6 disappearances d9611c526014ee4771dbf9da7b347063     
n.消失( disappearance的名词复数 );丢失;失踪;失踪案
参考例句:
  • Most disappearances are the result of the terrorist activity. 大多数的失踪案都是恐怖分子造成的。 来自辞典例句
  • The espionage, the betrayals, the arrests, the tortures, the executions, the disappearances will never cease. 间谍活动、叛党卖国、逮捕拷打、处决灭迹,这种事情永远不会完。 来自英汉文学
7 killings 76d97e8407f821a6e56296c4c9a9388c     
谋杀( killing的名词复数 ); 突然发大财,暴发
参考例句:
  • His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings. 他的声明被视为暗指最近与毒品有关的多起凶杀案。
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
8 detentions 2d4769435811f286b7e2f522d8538716     
拘留( detention的名词复数 ); 扣押; 监禁; 放学后留校
参考例句:
  • Teachers may assign detention tasks as they wish and some detentions have been actually dangerous. 老师可能随心所欲指派关禁闭的形式,有些禁闭事实上很危险。
  • Intimidation, beatings and administrative detentions are often enough to prevent them from trying again. 恐吓,拷打和行政拘留足以阻止请愿者二次进京的脚步。
9 intimidation Yq2zKi     
n.恐吓,威胁
参考例句:
  • The Opposition alleged voter intimidation by the army.反对党声称投票者受到军方的恐吓。
  • The gang silenced witnesses by intimidation.恶帮用恐吓的手段使得证人不敢说话。
10 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
11 machinery CAdxb     
n.(总称)机械,机器;机构
参考例句:
  • Has the machinery been put up ready for the broadcast?广播器材安装完毕了吗?
  • Machinery ought to be well maintained all the time.机器应该随时注意维护。
12 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》
13 seasonally ljbzVh     
参考例句:
  • The price of vegetables fluctuates seasonally. 蔬菜的价格随季节变动。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • They moved seasonally among various vegetation types to feed on plants that were flourishing. 它们还随着季节的变化而在各种类型植物之间迁移,以便吃那些茂盛的植物。 来自辞典例句
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