A court in New York has heard graphic accounts for women who say they were sexually abused by the late financier Jeffery Epstein. Some wept as they described how they were raped as girls. Jeffery Epstein’s lawyer said they had significant doubts about whether he killed himself in prison, saying his injuries were more consistent with an assault.
There is no end in sight to the row between Brazil’s President and his French counterpart over the fires in the Amazon Basin. Jair Bolsonaro said he would not accept an offer of aid unless Emmanuel Macron withdrew remarks Mr. Bolsonaro took as insults.
The Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for cooperation and unity to fight wildfires in his country as well as in neighboring Brazil. He said he had spoken to the Presidents of Peru and Paraguay. President Erdogan says Turkish troops in northern Syrian are in danger and will defend themselves if necessary. After talks with President Putin, Mr. Erdogan described recent Syrian governmental attacks in Idlib as unacceptable. Mr. Putin said the two countries were cooperating.
The British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says MPs will take the first step towards trying to pass a law, blocking a no-deal Brexit next week. It might see the Prime Minister Boris Johnson forced to ask the EU for further Brexit delay.
Iraqi security forces have arrested an Islamic State militant involved in one of its most notorious acts of destruction of priceless ancient artifacts. The Iraqi Interior Ministry says a man has confessed to destroying ancient statue with a hammer in the Museum of Mosul.
The death has been announced of the former boss of Volkswagen Ferdinand Piech who is 82. Celebrated as a brilliant engineer, he expanded VW into a 13-brand automatic empire.
1. Jeffery Epstein’s lawyer said they had significant doubts about whether he killed himself in prison,
significant adj. 极大的，重大的
His most significant political achievement was the abolition of the death penalty.
2. He said he had spoken to the Presidents of Peru and Paraguay. President Erdogan says Turkish troops in northern Syrian are in danger and will defend themselves if necessary.
in danger 在危险中
Why are they in danger?
纽约某法庭听取了几位女子声泪俱下的描述，这几名女子说他们受到了已故金融家杰弗里·爱泼斯坦的性侵。其中几名女子边哭边说自己还小的时候就被他强暴了 。杰弗里·爱泼斯坦的辩护律师说他们极度怀疑爱泼斯坦是否是在狱中自杀的，因为他们说爱泼斯坦所受伤的伤系受人攻击留下的 。
玻利维亚总统埃沃·莫拉莱斯呼吁通过合作和团结来对抗玻利维亚和邻国巴西所发生的的大火。他说他跟秘鲁总统以及巴拉圭总统聊过了 。土耳其总统埃尔多安说，土耳其驻叙利亚北部的军队正处于危险之中，在必要时会进行自卫 。在与普京总统聊过之后，埃尔多安说，最近叙利亚政府对伊德利卜省的袭击是不可接受的 。普京说，两国正在合作 。