It's been another night of upheaval in British politics — with parliament voting to block a no deal Brexit, and the prime minister calling for a snap election. The House of Commons has voted in favour of the bill to delay Brexit by 327 votes to 299, in another defeat for prime minister Boris Johnson. He's immediately moved to dissolve parliament and go to an election, but the motion must be supported by two-thirds of MPs. They're now voting on that bill.
Hong Kong's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, has withdrawn a controversial extradition bill which sparked months of anti-government protests. The bill would have allowed authorities to transport suspects from Hong Kong to mainland China to stand trial. Critics say it would have allowed for the prosecution of political dissidents. Withdrawing the bill has been one of five key demands of protesters, who are also calling for full democratic rights. Ms Lam says violence is not solution to Hong Kong's problems.
Police are investigating a massive house fire in Sydney's north. Fire fighters were called to the blaze at Hunter's Hill at around seven-thirty last night. Crews managed to put out the blaze which caused significant structural damage.
处于困境中的香港特别行政区行政长官林郑月娥宣布撤回存在争议的逃犯条例，该条例引发了持续数个月的反政府抗议 。这一条例将允许香港有关部门将逃犯移交至内地受审 。批评者认为，这可能会允许政治异议者遭起诉 。抗议者提出了五个关键要求，除了撤回该条例外，他们还要求完全的民主权利 。林郑月娥表示，暴力不是解决香港问题的方法 。
警方正在调查悉尼北部发生的一起大规模住宅火灾 。昨晚7点30分左右，消防员接警后赶往位于猎人山的火灾现场 。消防员成功地扑灭了这起大火，但大火已对房屋造成了严重的结构性损坏 。
1. call for 要求；呼吁；
They angrily called for Robinson's resignation.
2. in favor of 支持；赞成；
I wouldn't be in favor of income tax cuts.
3. stand trial 受审判；
He was found to be mentally unfit to stand trial.
4. put out 扑灭；
Don't bother about me! Put out the fire first.