America is in mourning following two mass shootings in less than 24 hours which have killed at least 29 people, along with one of the gunmen. Federal prosecutors are treating yesterday's massacre at a Walmart store in El Paso as domestic terrorism, with the suspect, 21 year old Patrick Crusius, linked to an online racist manifesto. He's been charged with capital murder and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. In Dayton Ohio, police are still investigating the motive behind a shooting in a popular nightclub district, which left nine victims dead and at least 27 injured. The gunman, Connor Betts, was killed by police within a minute of opening fire. His 22 year old sister Megan is among the dead.
Australia is considering a "serious and complex" request from the United States to help protect oil shipments against Iranian interference in the Persian Gulf. The request has been made at annual talks in Sydney between defence and foreign ministers of both countries. Just hours later, Iranian state media has reported the country has seized another foreign tanker in the gulf. Iran captured a British oil tanker in the strait of Hormuz last month.
And a Bendigo woman has become the first Victorian to use the state's voluntary assisted dying law. 61 year old Kerry Robertson died peacefully in a nursing home in Bendigo on the 15th of July. Mrs Robertson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she decided to stop all treatment when the side effects of chemotherapy were no longer manageable.
澳大利亚正在考虑美国提出的“严重且复杂”的要求，美方要求澳方保护油轮在波斯湾免受伊朗妨碍 。此要求在两国国防部长外交部长在悉尼举行的年度会谈上提出 。要求提出几个小时之后，伊朗官方媒体报道称，伊朗再次在波斯湾扣押一艘外国油轮 。上个月，伊朗在霍尔木兹海峡扣押了一艘英国油轮 。
一名班迪戈女性成为维多利亚州应用自愿安乐死法案的第一人 。7月15日，61岁的凯瑞·罗伯逊在班迪戈市一家养老院安详离世 。罗伯逊在2010年被诊断为乳腺癌，在化疗副作用无法控制之后，她决定停止所有治疗 。
1. along with 与…一起；
She lost her job when the factory closed, along with hundreds of others.
2. be charged with 指控；控告；
He has be en charged with extortion and abusing his powers.
3. be diagnosed with 诊断；确诊；判断；断定；
He has recently been diagnosed with angina.
4. no longer 不再；已不；
After about three months, I was no longer addicted to nicotine.