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NPR 2011-01-30

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People in Cairo are setting up neighborhood watch groups to protect their property against the looters as unrest continues in the capital. Despite a nighttime curfew, thousands of demonstrators continue to fill the streets, demanding Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak step down. There are reports three people have been killed by police fire. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is in Cairo. She reports health professionals are struggling to treat the injured.

They basically put a makeshift hospital inside a mosque1. And the scene there is incredibly chaotic2. There are doctors working with people on the bare floors with the absolute bare minimum. One man I saw right in front of me was suffering from a heart attack. They were giving him CPR in order to try and revive him so that he can be taken to the hospital. Others were being stitched off from various wounds. There have been some fatalities3 we understand today as well. I can't confirm that. I didn't see it for myself. But certainly, that is what the doctors at this particular makeshift hospital were telling us, you know, on the one hand, outside, you see this kind of festive4 atmosphere in this particular area. There doesn't seem to be violence. But certainly, walking into this makeshift hospital, you see the results of the violence that have erupted in other parts of the city.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. The demonstrators are not likely to be placated5 by President Mubarak's actions today. He picked a new prime minister and a vice6 president. NPR's Susannah George reports.

The appointments come a day after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dissolved parliament, another attempt to appease7 angry protesters calling for an end to his 30-year term as president. Both Omar Suleiman, the new Vice President, and Ahmed Shafik, the new Prime Minister, are ex-ministers close to the president with strong ties to the military. Suleiman was a cabinet minister and leader of Egypt's national intelligence agency while Shafik was a minister of civil aviation and a long-time air force commander. Susannah George, NPR News, Cairo.

Some of the more intense demonstrations8 are taking place near the famed Egyptian Museum. Antiquities9 chief Zahi Hawass said Cairo citizens protected the museum from would-be looters yesterday.

"When I came this morning to the Cairo museum, I found out that last night few people tried to enter the Cairo museum. But thanks God that some Egyptians, very good Egyptians, tried to stop them."

He said that two looters did managed to get into the museum and destroyed two mummies.

The Afghan interior ministry10 says a suicide bomber11 on a motorcycle killed the deputy governor of Kandahar today. According to the report, the attacker ran into a car, taking the deputy governor to work in the provincial12 capital. Three body guards were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility. The southern province of Kandahar is a stronghold for the Taliban and has been the scene of several attacks in recent weeks.

This is NPR News.

A man is in custody13 in Los Angeles suspected of threatening retired14 Congresswoman Diane Watson. Officials say he was arrested at the office of his parole officer yesterday. They say he won't be released on bail15 because he's on parole for making terrorist threats. Watson had retired from Congress last year after serving the Los Angeles area for 30 years.

A Pennsylvania woman accused of traveling to Europe to support a violent holy war may be preparing to plead guilty. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports on the legal troubles of a woman known as "JihadJane".

She was born Colleen LaRose. But last year she attracted worldwide attention after investigators16 said she played into their worst fears. LaRose is a middle-aged17 woman from suburban18 America with blond hair and green eyes. She allegedly tried to recruit other people who could travel around the world for terrorist plots without attracting law enforcement attention. "JihadJane" was one of her many nicknames on Jihadi websites. LaRose is scheduled to appear in court in Pennsylvania early next week for a change of plea hearing. Law enforcements also say that signals a plea deal is in the works. Carrie Johnson, NPR News, Washington.

Opera star Dame19 Margaret Price has died. Price was considered to be one of the leading sopranos in the world. She debuted20 in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro at the Welsh National Opera in 1962. By the time she retired in 1969, Price had performed in most of the world's great opera houses. British press reports say she died of heart failure. Dame Margaret Price was 69.


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1 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。
2 chaotic rUTyD     
adj.混沌的,一片混乱的,一团糟的
参考例句:
  • Things have been getting chaotic in the office recently.最近办公室的情况越来越乱了。
  • The traffic in the city was chaotic.这城市的交通糟透了。
3 fatalities d08638a004766194f5b8910963af71d4     
n.恶性事故( fatality的名词复数 );死亡;致命性;命运
参考例句:
  • Several people were injured, but there were no fatalities. 有几个人受伤,但没有人死亡。
  • The accident resulted in fatalities. 那宗意外道致多人死亡。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 festive mkBx5     
adj.欢宴的,节日的
参考例句:
  • It was Christmas and everyone was in festive mood.当时是圣诞节,每个人都沉浸在节日的欢乐中。
  • We all wore festive costumes to the ball.我们都穿着节日的盛装前去参加舞会。
5 placated aad5c227885cab1ea521cf966e551f16     
v.安抚,抚慰,使平静( placate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She hardly knew how to answer this, and yet her wrath was not placated. 她几乎不知道该如何来回答他,然而她的怒气并没有气息。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
6 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
7 appease uVhzM     
v.安抚,缓和,平息,满足
参考例句:
  • He tried to appease the crying child by giving him candy.他试图给那个啼哭的孩子糖果使他不哭。
  • The government tried to appease discontented workers.政府试图安抚不满的工人们。
8 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
参考例句:
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
9 antiquities c0cf3d8a964542256e19beef0e9faa29     
n.古老( antiquity的名词复数 );古迹;古人们;古代的风俗习惯
参考例句:
  • There is rest and healing in the contemplation of antiquities. 欣赏古物有休息和疗养之功。 来自辞典例句
  • Bertha developed a fine enthusiasm for the antiquities of London. 伯沙对伦敦的古迹产生了很大的热情。 来自辞典例句
10 ministry kD5x2     
n.(政府的)部;牧师
参考例句:
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
11 bomber vWwz7     
n.轰炸机,投弹手,投掷炸弹者
参考例句:
  • He flew a bomber during the war.他在战时驾驶轰炸机。
  • Detectives hunting the London bombers will be keen to interview him.追查伦敦爆炸案凶犯的侦探们急于对他进行讯问。
12 provincial Nt8ye     
adj.省的,地方的;n.外省人,乡下人
参考例句:
  • City dwellers think country folk have provincial attitudes.城里人以为乡下人思想迂腐。
  • Two leading cadres came down from the provincial capital yesterday.昨天从省里下来了两位领导干部。
13 custody Qntzd     
n.监护,照看,羁押,拘留
参考例句:
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
14 retired Njhzyv     
adj.隐退的,退休的,退役的
参考例句:
  • The old man retired to the country for rest.这位老人下乡休息去了。
  • Many retired people take up gardening as a hobby.许多退休的人都以从事园艺为嗜好。
15 bail Aupz4     
v.舀(水),保释;n.保证金,保释,保释人
参考例句:
  • One of the prisoner's friends offered to bail him out.犯人的一个朋友答应保释他出来。
  • She has been granted conditional bail.她被准予有条件保释。
16 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》
17 middle-aged UopzSS     
adj.中年的
参考例句:
  • I noticed two middle-aged passengers.我注意到两个中年乘客。
  • The new skin balm was welcome by middle-aged women.这种新护肤香膏受到了中年妇女的欢迎。
18 suburban Usywk     
adj.城郊的,在郊区的
参考例句:
  • Suburban shopping centers were springing up all over America. 效区的商业中心在美国如雨后春笋般地兴起。
  • There's a lot of good things about suburban living.郊区生活是有许多优点。
19 dame dvGzR0     
n.女士
参考例句:
  • The dame tell of her experience as a wife and mother.这位年长妇女讲了她作妻子和母亲的经验。
  • If you stick around,you'll have to marry that dame.如果再逗留多一会,你就要跟那个夫人结婚。
20 debuted b3e2d85131439fe8678f6628fda0ec90     
初次表演,初次登台(debut的过去式与过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  • In late 2003 a full-size SUV, the Pathfinder Armada, debuted. 2003年末,全尺寸SUV的探路者无敌舰队,推出。
  • The album debuted at number two and quickly went platinum. 专辑一亮相就荣登排行榜第二名,很快就取得了白金销量。
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