来源:普特英语编辑部 2019-03-13


Aug 27,2016

BBC news with Nick Kelly.

Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi says at least 120 people have been killed in the earthquake that struck towns and villages in a mountainous region overnight. Rescue teams in central Italy are searching the rubble for survivors in the provinces of Umbrio, Lazio and Marche.

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels say they've captured the town of Jarablus in a major offensive against Islamic State group. But Turkey says its intervention is not only intended to target IS, it also wants to counter what Ankara regards as a security threat posed by Kurdish militants.



        n. 介入;调停;妨碍

Security forces in Afghan capital, Kabul, said they are working to clear a private university compound of any remaining attackers, hours after militants launched attack there. Gunmen got inside the heavily-fortified American University and witnesses reported a huge explosion and volumes of gunfire.

Riot police were repeatedly clashing with anti-government protestors in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. Police used tear gas and water canon to disperse the supporters of the main opposition movement for democratic change, who demanded that Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, step down.



        vt. 分散;使散开;传播

        vi. 分散

        adj. 分散的

The Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into a law a bill which caps interest rates charged by commercial banks. Under the new law, banks will be prevented from charging more than 4 percentage points above the central bank's base rate.

The Indian government has unveiled a draft law to ban commercial surrogacy in an attempt to regulate the industry. If approved by parliament, the law will block foreigners, people of Indian origin, single parents and homosexuals from having children through surrogacy.



        n. 替身代孕;代孕行为

And space scientists have discovered a planet just outside our solar system that might host life. The leader of the team hailed the discovery of the planet, which is named Proxima b as the experience of a lifetime.

And that's the latest. BBC news.