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BBC英语新闻 - 美国失业率下降到四年来最低水平

来源:慢速英语   时间:2012-10-12 12:03:37

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A police convoy has left a British prison for a military airfield to hand over the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other suspects for extradition to the United States to face terrorism charges. Earlier on Friday, after years of legal wrangling, judges at the High Court in London said the five men could be deported to America immediately. It follows a failed appeal to halt the extradition on health grounds. Donny Sandwich reports.

一支警察使团离开一座英国监狱,前往一处军事机场将穆斯林极端阿訇阿布哈姆扎及另外四名嫌犯引渡至美国,他们将在那里接受恐怖主义指控。早先周五,经过数年的法律争执,伦敦高级法院的法院称可立即将五人驱逐到美国。之前五人曾以健康理由申诉停止驱逐,但被驳回。Donny Sandwich报道。

Outside the Royal Court of Justice, about a hundred campaigners gathered for the final chapter in its long-running legal saga. They held banners reading ‘freedom democracy hypocrisy’ and ‘Islam will prevail ’. But inside the court, the judges clinically took apart the argument that Abu Hamza should be allowed to stay in Britain. Lord Justice Thomas said he and Mr. Justice Owsley were wholly unpersuaded that the cleric was unfit to plead his trial. He said Abu Hamza could be treated in the United States for his mental health problems which was said to include depression and memory loss.


The World's largest platinum producer Anglo American Platinum has sacked 12,000 South African workers who have been on an unofficial strike. Martin Plot reports.

世界最大铂制造商南非英美铂业解雇了一万两千名私自举行罢工的南非工人。Martin Plot报道。

For the past three weeks only 20% of Anglo Platinum miners have turned [up for] work. The company says four of its mines are at a standstill. This comes as another Anglo American company, this time Mining Ano closed its plant. Four gold mining companies are also at a halt . This wave of industrial unrest, much of it not sanctioned by the recognized unions, comes as the South Africa's finance minister has cut forecast for growth. Investors are increasingly skeptical about the country's future, a major headache for President Jacob Zuma.

过去三周内英美铂业只有20%的矿工来工作,该公司称已有4个矿场已经停产。另一家矿场Mining Ano已经关闭工厂,4家金矿公司也已处于停滞状态。这次工业动乱中,许多罢工都未经过公认的公会的批准,同时南非财政部长降低了对增长的预期。投资者越发担心该公司的前景,这也成令总统雅各布·祖玛头疼的一大问题。

The US unemployment rate has fallen below 8%, its lowest level in almost 4 years. Speaking at the rally a few hours after the figures were released, President Obama said America was on the route to recovery.


Our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half year. This morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office.


The director general of the BBC says the allegations of its former star presenter, Jimmy Savile, sexually abused young teenagers in the 60s and 70s have left him appalled . George Enthrew who recently took up the post o f the director general said the BBC’s thoughts and sympathies were with the women affected and he urged staff, past and present, with any information to come forward. Sir Jimmy Savile died last year.

BBC总经理说,听闻前著名主持人吉米·萨维尔被指控在六七十岁时性侵年轻女孩,他非常震惊。最近刚担任总经理的George Enthrew说,BBC非常同情受害女性,他呼吁凡是解此事的所有老员工和现任员工能提供信息。吉米·萨维尔是去年去世的。

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Turkish military units have opened fire on Syrian military positions after a mortar shell landed on the countryside in southern Turkey. The Syrian shell landed near a town of InHatay province. There were no reports of casualties. On Wednesday and Thursday Syrian military targets were hit by a Turkish artillery after a Syrian mortar shell killed five people in the Turkish town of Akcakale.


Syrian activists say the city of Homs has been subjected to its most severe bombardment in five months. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said aircraft and artillery targeted the neighborhood of Khaldiya, but said that there was no confirmation on the number of casualties.


In the biggest demonstrations in Jordan for years, thousands of people have marched through the capital Amman demanding political reform. Our correspondent Wyre Davies was there.

约旦举行数年来最大规模的游行,数千人穿过首都安曼要求进行政治改革。记者Wyre Davies在现场报道。

As many as ten thousand people took to the streets of Amman today, mainly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Action Front, but also other leftist and opposition groups. Security outside the al-Husseini mosque in [Amonzo] city was extremely tight. But everything passed off remarkably,peacefully. There is simply no appetite here for the violence and turmoil that has engulfed the region over the last two years. Nonetheless, the large noisy crowds was openly critical of the king's promised political reforms and demanded fundamental changes to a system they say is corrupt and loaded in favor of the country's ruling elite.


The United Nations says the situation in western Burma remains tense following violence in June between Buddhists and the country's Muslim Rohingya minority. A spokesman for the UN Refugee Agency, Adrian Edwards, said the number of people displaced by the clashes in Rakhine state was continuing to rise as more villagers left their homes in search of food, healthcare and other assistance.


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