Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, once again ruled out putting himself forward as a candidate for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.
Some Republicans had hoped he might ride to the rescue at the convention in Cleveland, saving them from either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.
一些共和党人希望他能够在克里兰夫大会上拯救共和党于水深火热之中，拯救他们逃离唐纳德·特朗普（Donald Trump）和特德·克鲁兹（Ted Cruz）。
That now looks unlikely.
Peace talks between some of Syria's warring parties restarted in Geneva.
But with a new ground offensive, supported by Russian air strikes, poised to start against rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the partial ceasefire struck in February risks falling apart.
Meanwhile Bashar al-Assad's government organised elections in its remaining territory, which Western countries denounced as a sham.
Drought forced Malawi's president, Peter Mutharika, to declare a national emergency.
Some 3m people in his country already require food aid.
American air strikes in Somalia killed 12 members of the Shabab, a jihadist outfit.
A Pentagon spokesman said they posed an imminent threat to American soldiers assisting the Somali government.
Egypt's president, Abdel-Fatahal-Sisi, caused uproar on social media by announcing that two uninhabited islands that Egypt has been looking after since the 1950s will be handed back to Saudi Arabia.
He angrily refused to answer questions about the agreement.
Mobile-internet services were suspended in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir, to slow the spread of protests against the security forces' killing of four civilians at two separate demonstrations.
The ruling party in South Korea lost its long-held parliamentary majority, worsening a long-standing legislative gridlock that hampers President Park Geun-hye's plans.
Her Saenuri party had hoped to increase its share of the 300- seat National Assembly to three-fifths (the fraction required to bring bills to a vote).
Inky, a common octopus, made a bold contortionist's escape from New Zealand national aquarium.
Slipping through a gap at the top of his tank, he scurried across the floor and made his way down a 50-metre drainpipe into Hawke's Bay, North Island.
1.as soon as 只要
例句:As soon as we found this out, we closed the ward.
2.struggle to 斗争
例句:We must take the initiative in the struggle to end the war.
3.confess to 承认
例句:I have to confess to you.
4.terrorist attack 恐怖袭击
例句:I have condemned the terrorist attack against the Indian embassy in Kabul.