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BBC新闻:加州大火已致10人死亡 “葡萄酒之乡”损毁严重

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发表于 2017-10-12 14:11:57 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式


BBC news with Neil Nunes.

More than a dozen wild fires raging across the U.S state of California's northern and wine region have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands from their homes. At least 1500 properties have been destroyed. A state of emergency has been extended to more areas, including Orange county in the south.

Environmental campaigner in United States has condemned the announcement by the trump administration that it's pushing ahead with the repeal of Barack Obama's clean power plan. One group said the government had no intention of safeguarding Americans from the real and immediate damages of climate change.

The people of Libya go to the poll shortly to choose a new president. The vice president Joseph Boakai and the former footballer George Weah are among the 20 candidates in the running to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. He is stepping down after 12 years in office.

Australia's high court is considering whether 7 politicians who hold dual citizenship breach the constitution. They include the deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce. Lawyers have argued the rule shouldn't apply to people who unwillingly inherited dual nationality.

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inherited:[ɪn'herɪtɪd]

adj. 遗传的;继承权的;通过继承得到的

v. 继承;经遗传而得(inherit的过去分词)

The Japanese government and the power company Tepco have been ordered to pay damages in biggest lawsuit, following the Fukushima nuclear distaster 6 years ago. Nearly 4,000 people took part in the legal action, demanding monthly compensation of several hundreds dollars. It's one of about 30 lawsuits connected to the nuclear meltdown.

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compensation:[kɒmpen'seɪʃ(ə)n]

n. 补偿;报酬;赔偿金

meltdown:['meltdaʊn]

n. 灾难;彻底垮台;熔化;暴跌

Trade unions in France have urged millions of public sector workers to join a one-day strike today in the latest industrial action against president Emmanuel Macron's reform plans. Air travel is expected to be badly hit, with about 1/3 flights in airports nationwide cancelled. Schools, hospitals and government ministries are also likely to be affected.

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