来源:普特英语听力 2019-04-14

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French prosecutors say five suspected accomplices of the Tunisian man, who killed more than 80 people in a truck attack in Nice last week, have been charged. The Paris Prosecutors' Office said the five were charged with terrorism-related offences. Earlier, prosecutors said phone records showed that the killerMohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, had been in regular contact with the alleged coconspirators. The investigation underway since the night of July 14th has progressed, and not only confirmed the murderous, pre-meditated nature of Mohamed's act, but also established that he benefited from support and complicity in the preparation and implementation of his criminal act.



    n. 共谋者


    n. 共谋;串通;共犯关系


    n. [计] 实现;履行;安装启用

Donald Trump will promise to end crime and violence in the United States if he becomes president in a speech he'll give shortly accepting the Republican Party nomination. Leaked extracts of his speech to the Republican Convention contain promises to restore law and order and tackle illegal immigration. He's also expected to return the issue of defence, after saying in an interview that if he were elected, America wouldn't necessarily defend any NATO ally that came under attack. James has more. In an interview with the New York Times, he said unless other members stumped up more money for defence spending, then the U.S. might not come to their aid if attacked. I will be absolutely prepared to tell those countries, he said, Congratulations, you'll be defending yourselves. He may have had a tricky time in recent days amid row over plagiarised speeches and party divisions, but Mr. Trump is expected to stick to his guns, even if they won't always be deployed to defend a NATO ally.



adj. 狡猾的;机警的


          prep. 在其中,在其间

n. (Amid)人名;(法、阿拉伯)阿米德


          vt. 剽窃;抄袭

The federal police in Brazil have arrested ten people suspected of preparing possible acts of terrorism during the Rio Olympics, which start in just over two weeks. The suspects, all Brazilian nationals, are alleged to weak support for the Islamic State group.

The United Nations Security Council has held its informal poll on who should be the organisation's next secretary-general. Diplomatic sources close to the vote, which is secret, say Antonio Gutierrez, the former Head of the U.N. Refugee Agency and Prime Minister of Portugal, came first.

Zimbabwe's War Veterans Association, which has played a key and sometimes violent role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, has released a statement, withdrawing its backing for him. It accuses of Mr. Mugabe of dictatorial tendencies and misrule. James Corpnol reports. This development will be quite a blow. Mr.Mugabe is described as dictatorial and his leadership is strongly criticised. There are undoubtedly some among the war veterans who denounce the statement and who still back Mr. Mugabe. But the pressure on the President is growing. Factions within his own party are openly fighting to succeed him, and it had been nationwide protests about the faltering economy.



    adj. 独裁的,专政的;专横傲慢的


    adj. 蹒跚的;犹豫的;支吾的

    v. 支吾地说,蹒跚地走(falter的现在分词)

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The authorities in the U.S. city of Miami are investigating complaints by a black therapist that he was shot by police while he was trying to calm an autistic patient in the middle of the road. A video shows that the therapist, Charles Kinsey, lying on the ground with his arms raised, asking officers not to fire. He was shot in the leg but survived. Police said they were responding to a report of a man threatening to shoot himself.



    adj. [心理][内科] 孤独症的;孤僻的

    n. 孤独症患者(常指儿童)

The head of Fox News,Roger Ailes, has resigned from the U.S. cable channel, following sexual harassment allegations. Mr.Ailes founded Fox and turned it into the most watched U.S. cable news channel over a twenty-year period. Brown reports. The official statement announcing the resignation of Roger Ailes contained nothing but praise for the man who created one of the most distinctive political news brands in the U. S. But behind the scenes, allegations of sexual harassment swirled. Former anchor,Gretchen Carlson, claimed her contract was't renewed, because she refused to have sex with Ailes. While another star, Kelly, said he had sexually harassed her when she was a reporter ten years ago. As the allegations grew, the Murdochs who own the station decided he should go.



    n. 骚扰;烦恼


    adj. 有特色的,与众不同的


    n. 指控; 陈述,主张; 宣称; 陈词,陈述;

The U.S. National Basketball Association has canceled plans to hold its 2017 All-star Game in North Carolina over a law that limits protection for gay and transgender people. The NBA said the climate created by the new law meant it could not successfully hold the game in the state.

Scientists have discovered that a well-documented interaction between humans hunting for honey in Sub-Saharan Africa and a species of bird, known as the honey guide, is a two-way conversation. It was already understood that these birds chirp as they lead humans to beehives. But new findings suggest that a distinctive call made by the hunters specifically recruits the help of the birds.

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    n. 跨性别;跨性别者


    n. 唧唧声;喳喳声;[通信] 啁啾声

    vi. 吱喳而鸣;尖声地说;咂嘴打招呼

    vt. 吱喳而鸣;尖声地说;咂嘴向…打招呼


    n. 蜂窝;蜂箱