BBC News with Danielle Jalowiecka
One of the world’s greatest footballer Diego Maradona has died aged 60. The Argentine superstar is understood to have suffered a heart attack at his home. Maradona had long struggled with the substance abuse and ill heath but said playing football always gave him great joy and was like touching the sky with your hands. Argentina has declared 3 days of mourning. One of Maradona’s former clubs Naples said his death was a devastating blow. Brazil’s football legend Pele said he felt sure that one day they would both kick a ball together up in the sky.
The US President-elect Joe Biden has called on Americans to redouble their efforts against coronavirus. Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving, he urged people to remember that they were at war with the virus, not with each other.
Figures from John Hopkins University in the United States showed that more than 60 million cases of coronavirus had been detected worldwide. At least 1,415,000 people have died.
Iranian television has announced the release of a British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who spent 2 years in detention on spying charges. It’s said she was freed as a swap for 3 Iranians jailed abroad.
A British foreign office minister has resigned after the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced a cut in overseas aid. The minister Baroness Sugg called the decision fundamentally wrong. The Archbishop of Canterbury called it shameful.
Cyclone Nivar has made landfall on the Indian state of Tamil Nadu with torrential downpours in coastal areas. It’s bringing wind up to 120 kilometers an hour.
1. One of Maradona’s former clubs Naples said his death was a devastating blow.
devastating blow 毁灭之击
It will be a devastating blow to the local community if the factory closes.
2. Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving, he urged people to remember that they were at war with the virus, not with each other.
on the eve of 在…的前夕
At Christmas the visitors began their circuit of dropping in on the eve of the feast day.
世界上最伟大的足球名将之一迭戈·马拉多纳去世，享年60岁。据悉，这位阿根廷巨星在家中心脏病突发 。长期以来，马拉多纳一直滥用药物且身体不适，但他说踢足球总是给他带来极大的快乐，就像用手触摸天空一样 。阿根廷宣布哀悼3天 。马拉多纳的前俱乐部那不勒斯表示，他的死是一个毁灭性的打击 。巴西足球传奇人物贝利说，希望有一天我们会一起在天上踢球 。
英国外交部一名大臣辞职，此前，英国财政大臣苏纳克宣布削减海外援助预算。女男爵莉兹·萨格称这一决定根本上是错误的 。坎特伯雷大主教认为这一决定是可耻的 。