VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):中国对天津爆炸案展开调查
日期:2015-08-17 13:35

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Officials in China now say at least 56 people were killed in powerful explosions in the port city of Tianjin Wednesday. More than 700 injured are being treated at hospitals. It is not known how many other people may be missing.

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Chinese investigators are trying to learn what caused the explosions. They took place at a building that holds chemicals. Safety officials in Tianjin said they do not know what kinds of chemicals were stored in the building. China's officials Xinhua news agency says a team of 217 experts has been sent to the area.

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US investigating reports of IS chemical weapons use

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The United States is investigating reports an Islamic State attack earlier this week on Kurdish fighters in Iraq. German officials had reported that some Kurdish forces suffered injuries that can result from chemical weapons.

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A White House National Security Council spokesman said Thursday that the United States is seeking more information on the attack. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power also said the U.S. is studying the reports.

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Japanese prime minister offers apology on WW2 Anniversary

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. He offered, in his words, Japan's "profound grief" and "sincere condolences" to all who suffered and died as a result of Japanese military aggression. Mr. Abe said Japan caused innocent people "immeasurable damage and suffering."

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It is not likely that the Japanese leader's statement will satisfy the country's neighbors, especially South Korea and China. Each has repeatedly called on Mr. Abe to directly discuss atrocities committed by the Japanese military during its colonization of parts of Asia.

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Eurozone ministers expected to support Greek bailout

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The Greek parliament approved a bailout deal for the country Friday. Now, European finance ministers meeting in Brussels are to consider the $93 billion financial rescue. They are expected to approve it.

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Greece needs the money from international creditors by August 20. That is when it must pay $3.5 billion in debt to the European Central Bank.

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Greece has been in a financial crisis for more than five years. The country has already received two major financial rescues, which have require strong austerity, or cost-cutting measures. Some critics say the measures will further damage Greece's economy.

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North Korea: No involvement in landmine explosions

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North Korea said Friday it was not involved in landmine explosions that wounded South Korean soldiers. North Korea's National Defense Commission said it is "absurd" to suggest it sent soldiers across the border to bury the mines.

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A joint U.S.-South Korean investigation accused the North Korean military of planting mines on South Korean territory. South Korea said the incident was a "total violation" of the countries' truce agreement.

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词汇解析

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1.condolence n. 哀悼;慰问

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He expressed his condolences to the families of the people who died in the incident.
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2.immeasurable adj. 无限的;[数] 不可计量的;不能测量的

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His contribution is immeasurable.
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3.colonization n. 殖民;殖民地化

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These countries took part in the colonization of Africa.
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4.truce n. 停战;休战;休战协定 vt. 以休战结束;停止争执 vi. 停战

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The fighting of recent days has given way to an uneasy truce between the two sides.
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内容解析

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1.Now, European finance ministers meeting in Brussels are to consider the $93 billion financial rescue. They are expected to approve it.

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be expected to 有望做某事;被期待做某事

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Sex education is also expected to help check the spread of AIDS.
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It is the mother who is expected to reorganize her busy schedule.
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2.Greece needs the money from international creditors by August 20. That is when it must pay $3.5 billion in debt to the European Central Bank.

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in debt to 欠债,欠情,受恩惠

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He's in debt to the bank because he bought that big house.
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She is in debt to her neighbors for 5000 yuan.
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参考译文

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白宫安全理事会发言人周四表示,美国正设法获得有关该袭击的更多信息Rwh&Oe(dz!Q%1^f9z。美国驻联合国大使萨曼莎·鲍尔称美国在研究这份报道M;YBV!Lhz3g7X5

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日本首相安倍晋三周五发表讲话纪念二战结束70周年,他向所有因日本军事侵略而遭受苦难和死亡的人表示“深切的悲痛”和“诚挚的慰问”Qz6A+O#8aMc7Ld&a。安倍说日本让无辜者遭受“不可估量的损害和苦难”EVr||MZ#sxk

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这位日本领袖的声明不可能让其邻国满意,尤其是韩国和中国2s3d0#-cG9Bg#A5zL。两国多次呼吁安倍直接讨论日本对亚洲部分地区殖民期间其军队所犯下的暴行yi#Zqvi5^cF

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希腊政府周五通过有关该国的纾困协议,现在,与会布鲁塞尔的欧洲财长们将考虑这笔930亿美元的财政援助并有望予以批准j%FP(h(J#=R6%z

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希腊的财政危机已经持续五年了,该国已经收到两次大笔财政援助,这些援助要求希腊进行严格的紧缩措施或开支削减措施Zs_hCos&aRx3D^kv&=。一些批评者称这些措施将进一步损害希腊经济wWd]dfBJtZE]3utcG

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美韩联合调查指控朝鲜军方在韩国领土上安置地雷,韩国称该事故完全违反了两国的停战协议P4kXs)[slX(&DsossP

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