The United Nations said Wednesday that it was beginning to provide food and medicine around the town of Ghorkha, Nepal. That area was the epicenter of the powerful earthquake that shook the country Saturday.
Rescue workers continue to search the ruins left by the magnitude-7.8 quake. Tuesday night, a French team pulled a man from his collapsed home in the capital, Kathmandu. He had been trapped for more than 80 hours.
More than 5,000 people died in Saturday's earthquake.
Nigerian army rescues 293 women and girls
Nigeria's military has freed almost 300 girls and women from the Boko Haram militant group. Officials have not identified the 200 girls and 93 women. The Nigerian military says it rescued them in the Sambisa Forest.
Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of people in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon. Last April, the militants kidnapped 219 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok.
Some of the former captives may have nowhere to return. Experts says many may not be able to go home because Boko Haram has destroyed their houses, families or businesses, or continues to threaten their towns.
Australia withdraws ambassador to Indonesia
Australia has withdrawn its ambassador to Indonesia after it executed two Australian prisoners early Wednesday.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were killed along with six other prisoners from Brazil, Nigeria and Indonesia. They had been sentenced to death for drug convictions.
The international community had protested the death sentences. But, officials in Indonesia said the punishments are an important part in its fight against the drug trade. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the country's ambassador to Indonesia was withdrawn to protest the executions.
Public barred from Baltimore baseball game
Violence and rioting in Baltimore, Maryland have led officials to make changes to plans for professional baseball on Wednesday. The situation had already led to postponements of games Monday and Tuesday between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox.
Wednesday's game will be played with few people present other than officials and players of the teams. No fans will be permitted into the game even if they bought tickets.
Major League Baseball officials said they made the decision in the interests of public safety. The start time of the game was also changed to earlier in the day.
1.epicenter n. 震中；中心
The point on the earth's surface directly above is called the epicenter.
2.captive adj. 被俘虏的；被迷住的 n. 俘虏；迷恋者
He described the difficulties of surviving for four months as a captive.
3.postponement n. 延期；延缓
The postponement was due to a dispute over where the talks should be held.
4.execution n. 执行，实行；完成；死刑
He can let the court's decision stand and permit the execution.
1.The situation had already led to postponements of games Monday and Tuesday between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox.
lead to 导致；通向
The street leads to the supermarket.
Politicians say it could lead to a dissolution of parliament.
2.Major League Baseball officials said they made the decision in the interests of public safety.
in the interests of 为了…；为…的利益起见
In the interests of hygiene, please wash your hands.
Truth is in the interests of the people.