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NPR 2012-06-04

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 Officials in Nigeria say a passenger plane crashed today in a densely1 populated area in the country’s largest city, Lagos. Witnesses say the plane struck a building and then burst into flames. Officials have not information on casualties. BBC’s Will Ross has more.

The Dana airplane crashed into a two-story building in a residential2 area of Lagos, with at least 150 people on board. The commercial flight was traveling between Lagos and the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The head of the civil aviation authority said he doubted that there would be any survivors3. There are yet no details of what caused the crash, which happened in overcast(阴天的) weather. The BBC’s Will Ross in Lagos.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad addressed the Syrian parliament today amid international outrage4 of the Houla massacre5. These were his first comment since the massacre that killed more than 100 people, many of them are children. He denied his government had anything to do with it, saying not even monsters would carry out such a crime.
Egyptian officials say prosecutors6 intend to appeal * acquittal(宣告无罪) of six senior police officers in the killings8 of hundreds of protesters during last year’s uprising. The judge had determined9 there wasn’t enough evidence against them. The same judge sentenced the post president Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. But he acquitted10 Mubarak and his two sons of corruption11 charges.
Hundreds of women demonstrated in Istanbul today, against an anti-abortion12 push by the government. NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports.
The hastily arranged rally was staged in a wake of sudden move to restrict abortion by the ruling AK party, whose leaders are deeply religiously Muslims. Asla says she was stunned13 by the speed with which the issue flared14 up.
I just couldn’t believe it. In Turkish Islam’s literature or politics, there has never been an abortion issue.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has compared abortion to murder. And the Health Ministry15 is reportedly drafting legislation to ban the procedure after four weeks with limited exceptions. Current law allows abortions16 up ten weeks after conception. Peter Kenyon, NPR news, Istanbul.
Attorneys for George Zimmerman say their client is back in police custody17, that he surrendered himself this afternoon about 40 minutes before the deadline, at 2:30 eastern time. The neighborhood watch volunteer had been free on bail18, bending his trial for killing7 unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. His bond was revoked19 last week. The judge determined he had lied when he said he had limited money. His lawyers say it was a misunderstanding.
Canadian police are looking for the man who opened fire in a busy mall in downtown Toronto yesterday. One person was killed, seven others were wounded. The shooting erupted in the crowded food court, prompting hundreds of panic shoppers to run for the access. 
This is NPR news.
A thousand boats floated down the River Thames in London today, escorting Queen Elizabeth. Larry Miller20 reports it is part of the Royal Jubilee21 Weekend, celebrating her 60 years on the British throne.
From a purple, red and gold royal barge22, the Queen smiles and waves to the many thousands lining23 the River Thames, its banks and its bridges, serenaded(演奏小夜曲) appropriately by Handel's Water Music, written for the coronation barge of King George the first. As the Queen passes, spontaneously cheers, next to her majesty24 and four military regalia(王袍), her husband, Prince Philip, along with the Prince Charles and Camilla, grandsons Prince Harry25 and Prince William and his wife Kate. Among the vessels26 are canoes in *, even gondolas27 from Venice. There are also ten music barges28 with choirs29, bagpipers and orchestra. For NPR news, I’m Larry Miller, in London.
British entertainer Richard Dawson died last night. American TV watchers in the 60’s will associate him with this theme. Dawson played one of the POWs on Hogan's Heroes, the cockney(伦敦腔) one. A decade later, he was the host of the game show Family Feud30 where families competed to guess the most popular answers in surveys. Besides saying the survey says, Dawson was known for kissing all the woman contestants31. His son says he died from complications related to an esophageal(食道的) cancer, at Los Angeles Hospital last night. Richard Dawson was 79.


1 densely rutzrg     
  • A grove of trees shadowed the house densely. 树丛把这幢房子遮蔽得很密实。
  • We passed through miles of densely wooded country. 我们穿过好几英里茂密的林地。
2 residential kkrzY3     
  • The mayor inspected the residential section of the city.市长视察了该市的住宅区。
  • The residential blocks were integrated with the rest of the college.住宿区与学院其他部分结合在了一起。
3 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
4 outrage hvOyI     
  • When he heard the news he reacted with a sense of outrage.他得悉此事时义愤填膺。
  • We should never forget the outrage committed by the Japanese invaders.我们永远都不应该忘记日本侵略者犯下的暴行。
5 massacre i71zk     
  • There was a terrible massacre of villagers here during the war.在战争中,这里的村民惨遭屠杀。
  • If we forget the massacre,the massacre will happen again!忘记了大屠杀,大屠杀就有可能再次发生!
6 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
7 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
8 killings 76d97e8407f821a6e56296c4c9a9388c     
谋杀( killing的名词复数 ); 突然发大财,暴发
  • 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。
9 determined duszmP     
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
10 acquitted c33644484a0fb8e16df9d1c2cd057cb0     
宣判…无罪( acquit的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(自己)作出某种表现
  • The jury acquitted him of murder. 陪审团裁决他谋杀罪不成立。
  • Five months ago she was acquitted on a shoplifting charge. 五个月前她被宣判未犯入店行窃罪。
11 corruption TzCxn     
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
12 abortion ZzjzxH     
  • She had an abortion at the women's health clinic.她在妇女保健医院做了流产手术。
  • A number of considerations have led her to have a wilful abortion.多种考虑使她执意堕胎。
13 stunned 735ec6d53723be15b1737edd89183ec2     
adj. 震惊的,惊讶的 动词stun的过去式和过去分词
  • The fall stunned me for a moment. 那一下摔得我昏迷了片刻。
  • The leaders of the Kopper Company were then stunned speechless. 科伯公司的领导们当时被惊得目瞪口呆。
14 Flared Flared     
adj. 端部张开的, 爆发的, 加宽的, 漏斗式的 动词flare的过去式和过去分词
  • The match flared and went out. 火柴闪亮了一下就熄了。
  • The fire flared up when we thought it was out. 我们以为火已经熄灭,但它突然又燃烧起来。
15 ministry kD5x2     
  • 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。
16 abortions 4b6623953f87087bb025549b49471574     
n.小产( abortion的名词复数 );小产胎儿;(计划)等中止或夭折;败育
  • The Venerable Master: By not having abortions, by not killing living beings. 上人:不堕胎、不杀生。 来自互联网
  • Conclusion Chromosome abnormality is one of the causes of spontaneous abortions. 结论:染色体异常是导致反复自然流产的原因之一。 来自互联网
17 custody Qntzd     
  • 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。
18 bail Aupz4     
  • 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。
19 revoked 80b785d265b6419ab99251d8f4340a1d     
adj.[法]取消的v.撤销,取消,废除( revoke的过去式和过去分词 )
  • It may be revoked if the check is later dishonoured. 以后如支票被拒绝支付,结算可以撤销。 来自辞典例句
  • A will is revoked expressly. 遗嘱可以通过明示推翻。 来自辞典例句
20 miller ZD6xf     
  • 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。
21 jubilee 9aLzJ     
  • They had a big jubilee to celebrate the victory.他们举行盛大的周年纪念活动以祝贺胜利。
  • Every Jubilee,to take the opposite case,has served a function.反过来说,历次君主巡幸,都曾起到某种作用。
22 barge munzH     
  • The barge was loaded up with coal.那艘驳船装上了煤。
  • Carrying goods by train costs nearly three times more than carrying them by barge.通过铁路运货的成本比驳船运货成本高出近3倍。
23 lining kpgzTO     
  • The lining of my coat is torn.我的外套衬里破了。
  • Moss makes an attractive lining to wire baskets.用苔藓垫在铁丝篮里很漂亮。
24 majesty MAExL     
  • The king had unspeakable majesty.国王有无法形容的威严。
  • Your Majesty must make up your mind quickly!尊贵的陛下,您必须赶快做出决定!
25 harry heBxS     
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
26 vessels fc9307c2593b522954eadb3ee6c57480     
n.血管( vessel的名词复数 );船;容器;(具有特殊品质或接受特殊品质的)人
  • The river is navigable by vessels of up to 90 tons. 90 吨以下的船只可以从这条河通过。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • All modern vessels of any size are fitted with radar installations. 所有现代化船只都有雷达装置。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
27 gondolas c782a4e2d2fa5d1cca4c319d8145cb83     
n.狭长小船( gondola的名词复数 );货架(一般指商店,例如化妆品店);吊船工作台
  • When the G-Force is in motion, the gondolas turn as well. 当“惊呼狂叫”开始旋转时,平底船也同时旋转。 来自互联网
  • Moreton Engineering &Equipment Co. Ltd. -Services include sales tower crane, gondolas, material hoist construction equipment. 山明模型工作室-制作建筑模型,包括售楼模型、规划模型、比赛模型等。 来自互联网
28 barges f4f7840069bccdd51b419326033cf7ad     
驳船( barge的名词复数 )
  • The tug is towing three barges. 那只拖船正拖着三只驳船。
  • There were plenty of barges dropping down with the tide. 有不少驳船顺流而下。
29 choirs e4152b67d45e685a4d9c5d855f91f996     
n.教堂的唱诗班( choir的名词复数 );唱诗队;公开表演的合唱团;(教堂)唱经楼
  • They ran the three churches to which they belonged, the clergy, the choirs and the parishioners. 她们管理着自己所属的那三家教堂、牧师、唱诗班和教区居民。 来自飘(部分)
  • Since 1935, several village choirs skilled in this music have been created. 1935以来,数支熟练掌握这种音乐的乡村唱诗班相继建立起来。 来自互联网
30 feud UgMzr     
  • How did he start his feud with his neighbor?他是怎样和邻居开始争吵起来的?
  • The two tribes were long at feud with each other.这两个部族长期不和。
31 contestants 6183e6ae4586949fe63bec42c8d3a422     
n.竞争者,参赛者( contestant的名词复数 )
  • The competition attracted over 500 contestants representing 8 different countries. 这次比赛吸引了代表8个不同国家的500多名参赛者。
  • Two candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency. 两位候选人最终成为总统职位竞争者。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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