BBC news with David Austin.
Russia has launched a major operation in Syria using the flotilla of ships it has deployed off the Syrian coast. It said it had targeted IS and Al Qaeda-linked rebels in the provinces of Idlib and Homs. Meanwhile, the Syrian government has resumed heavy airstrikes on the rebel-held eastern side of Aleppo.
President Putin has sacked his Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev who’s been charged with taking a 2 million dollar bribe. He denies the allegation. The Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described it as a difficult event for the government which he didn’t fully understand.
Republican congressmen in the United States have unanimously nominated Paul Ryan to continue in a powerful position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. He should be formally confirmed in the role in a vote by the full house in January.
The UN says 14 million Nigerians will need humanitarian help in the northeast of the country where tens of thousands of children were at risk of dying from famine. The region was the former stronghold of the Islamic group Boko Haram.
The full scale of damage done by Islamic State to the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq is emerging after government forces recaptured the site two days ago. Much of the area lies in rubble with the ziggurat once one of the tallest of surviving structure from the ancient world reduced to a fraction of its size.
Google’s chief executive has responded to concerns heightened since the US presidential election that Google’s search engine gave too much prominence to fake news stories. Sundar Pichai said it had to use more trusted sources.
The boss of the McLaren Formula One team Ron Dennis has confirmed that he’s stepping down after 35 years. The outfit’s Bahrain-based majority of shareholders decided that his management style was too autocratic. Mr Dennis said their reasons were entirely spurious.
They thought that he should resume his kingly duties.
Other industries have had to sack managers to reduce administrative costs.
Today its executive committee voted unanimously to reject the proposals.
The crop represents a tiny fraction of U.S. production.
Some feudal states were ruled by autocratic kings.
Williams interpolated much spurious matter.
1.The UN says 14 million Nigerians will need humanitarian help in the northeast of the country where tens of thousands of children were at risk of dying from famine.
at risk of面临……风险
An estimated seven million people are at risk of starvation.
2.Google’s chief executive has responded to concerns heightened since the US presidential election that Google’s search engine gave too much prominence to fake news stories.
give prominence to突出，重视
Always give prominence to training students'interest.
3.The boss of the McLaren Formula One team Ron Dennis has confirmed that he’s stepping down after 35 years.
The manager had to step down on account of poor health.
俄罗斯利用部署在叙利亚海岸的舰队发动了一次重大行动。俄国表示，他们打击的是伊德利卜省和霍姆斯省的IS和与基地组织有关的叛军 。同时，叙利亚政府继续对叛军控制的阿勒颇东部发动空袭 。
俄罗斯总统普京解雇了经济部长乌卢卡耶夫(AlexeiUlyukayev)，后者被控接受了200万美元贿赂。他否认了该指控 。总理梅德韦杰夫(Dmitri Medvedev)称，这对于他并不完全理解的政府来说是非常艰难的事件 。
美国共和党议员一致提名保罗·瑞恩(Paul Ryan)继续担任众议院议长的重要职位。他将在1月份两院投票后正式确认该职位 。
美国总统选举后，人们担忧谷歌搜索引擎过分突出虚假的新闻，谷歌执行官对此作出回应。桑达尔·皮查伊(Sundar Pichai)表示他们将使用更加可靠的消息来源 。
迈凯伦一级方程式赛车队总管罗恩·丹尼斯(Ron Dennis)证实他在位35年后辞职。该车队的大部分股东位于巴林，他们认为丹尼斯的管理方式太专制 。丹尼斯表示，他们的理由完全是伪造的 。