日期:2016-08-08 19:18







The Russian Olympic Committe says that most of the team will be allowed to take part in the Rio games. It confirmed that 271 have been cleared to compete, with five more waiting for final decision. Alex Capstick reports from Rio. The last-minute vetting process of Russian athletes followed stunning revelations that the state-operated doping program for many years across mang sports. The country's track and field team was barred from the Olympics. But the IOC decided aganist a blanket ban,saying it was unfair on those who had never committed drug violations. Instead, individual federations will be given the task of judging Russian competitors. Only a few of those governing bodies have followed the tougher approach adopted by the IAAF which runs international athletics. Earlier, the head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach declared the drug cheats of the Rio Olympics would have no place to hide.
The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has strongly denied that a 400-million-dollar payment to Iran was a ransom for the release of American prisoners. He said it was paid to settle a decades-old dispute over a failed military equipment deal. The cash transfer coincided with the signing of a nuclear agreement with Iran, and prisoners swapped in which 4 Americans were released. Republicans including the presidential candidate, Donald Trump, have been attacking the administration over the timing of the transfer.
President Obama has confirmed that both presidential candidates will be given security briefings to prepare them for office if they won but warned that these were classified. Mr Obama has previously described the Republican candidate Donald Trump as unfit to be president. Mr Obama also dismissed claims by Donald Trump that the US presidential election could be rigged. The federal government doesn't run the election process. If Mr Trump is suggesting that there is a conspiracy theory that is being propagated across the country. That is ridiculous. That doesn't make any sense, and I don't think anybody would take that seriously.
Military scientists in the United States say they have carried out tests showing that experimental vaccines can protect monkeys from the Zika virus. More details from Jane Dripper. This research is based in Massachusetts and Maryland, published results five weeks ago, establishing their potential vaccines could ward off the virus in mice. And now they've shown the same success in 20 monkeys. They tested three types of vaccine, two using genes from Zika and one which was an inactive replica of the virus. All three stimulated the immune system and gave full protection. The next step would be early trials possibly late this year to establish that the vaccine is safe and effective in humans. BBC news.
The Egyptian military says it has killed the leader of Islamic State group affiliated in Sinai as well as many of its fighters in a series of airstrikes. The statement on a military's Facebook page says that Abu Duaa al-Ansari was killed in an attack on strongholds of the group near Arish, the largest town in northern Sinai. It says 45 other militants were also killed while arms and ammunition stores were destroyed.
The New Zealand judge appointed to lead an independent investigation into historic child sexual abuse in England and Wales has resigned. Lowell Goddard was appointed early last year after her two predecessors quit amid controversy about their links to the British establishment. The inquiry was set up to examine claims of child's sex abuse at a range of institutions, as well as allegations for cover-up.
An Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of Hebe de Bonafini, the head of the human rights group, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. The group led the fight for justice for the victims of military rule in Argentina. Here's Candace Piette. Hebe de Bonafini who is 87 had refused to appear in court to give evidence twice. This time she managed to elude police sent to arrest her by boarding a van bound for the Plaza de Mayo square to address her supporters. The judge is looking into the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars from a low-income housing project in the name of the Mothers. Mrs Bonafini is not personally accused in the case.
A row has broken out in France over plans to hire a water park in the southern city of Marseille for a day to allow Muslim women and girls to swim alone, wearing the Islamic full-length swimming suit known as burkini. Michel Amiel, the left-wing mayor of the suburb where the park is located said he would seek to ban the event. He described it as a provocation. BBC news.




1.embezzlement n.盗窃,盗用


例句:The clerk was charged with embezzling $3 million from the bank where he worked.


2.vetting n.审核


例句:Are Bill and Melinda Gates heavily involved in the vetting and ideas process?


3.swap n/v.交换


例句:He swapped his radio for a ticket of a football match.


4.inactive adj.不活跃的


例句:He certainly was not politically inactive.


5.classified adj.保密的


例句:He has a security clearance that allows him access to classified information




1.The Egyptian military says it has killed the leader of Islamic State group affiliated in Sinai as well as many of its fighters in a series of airstrikes.


a series of 一系列


例句:The students have put forward a series of questions.


例句:Boom! Boom! Boom! A series of explosions shook the valley.
轰!轰!轰! 一连串爆破声震撼山谷s2=zQ,tCPNcq0


2.Military scientists in the United States say they have carried out tests showing that experimental vaccines can protect monkeys from the Zika virus.


carry out 开展,实现,拿出


例句:You must carry out my orders.


例句:She fainted in the classroom and was carried out.




埃及军方在空袭中击毙“伊斯兰国”西奈半岛分支头目Abu Duaa al-Ansari,以及多名极端分子Vxf~X^5&xK0@pdXfsI。军方在“脸书”网页上发表声明,称分支头目在阿里什附近大本营遇害,阿里什也是北西奈半岛最大城镇IgSQ2kc0w++~G。称另有45名“圣战分子”被击毙,军火库被摧毁JJ.^0*J_gvUTkV
阿根廷法官发布逮捕令,逮捕人权组织 “五月广场母亲”领导人Hebe de Bonafinip7J]H0j!a@Cvv。该组织为军政府统治下的遇害者伸张正义Am#TZSrr6)ppc8krU。请听坎迪斯·皮亚特的报道KL7tUm6^eGaHSzq。87岁的Bonafini拒绝二次上法庭提供证词iS-~M9m3se4Nmv。此次,她乘坐货车前往五月广场演讲,并成功逃脱警方逮捕-%x-+cQ%zYjbHMUkJE,。法官正在对低收入群体住房计划挪用公款案进行调查,该计划背后是 “五月广场母亲”组织,涉案金额达数百万美金plxOUc_%5YeHNcy!。她本人并未遭受指控c%,m|%jF2bzk1VRC8ljP



  • confirmedadj. 习惯的,积习的,确认过的,证实的 动词conf
  • wardn. 守卫,监护,受监护人,病房,行政区 vt. 守护,
  • replican. 复制品
  • virusn. 病毒,病原体
  • ridiculousadj. 荒谬的,可笑的
  • disputev. 争论,争议,辩驳,质疑 n. 争论,争吵,争端
  • statementn. 声明,陈述
  • effectiveadj. 有效的,有影响的
  • evidencen. 根据,证据 v. 证实,证明
  • militaryadj. 军事的 n. 军队