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BBC News.Hello,I'm Jerry Smit.Brisk voting has been reported across Sri Lanka where millions of people have lined up to cast their ballots in a presidential election.In a tight race between the former defense secretary and a housing minister,the turnout of ethnic and religious minorities could be key.From Colombo,Jill McGivering.So far,the elections have been largely peaceful,although police in the mostly Tamil north accused the army of setting up illegal road blocks.And in the northwest,a convoy of buses taking Muslims to vote came under attack.The concern in both cases is that Sri Lanka's minorities may be deterred from voting and their role in this election could prove crucial.The contest between the two front-runners Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa is too close to call.If either failed at first to secure more than half the vote,second preferences could come into play.


英国广播公司新闻。你好,我是杰瑞·斯密特。据报道,斯里兰卡全国各地都进行了热烈的投票,数百万人在总统选举中排队投票。在前国防部长和住房部长的激烈竞争中,少数民族和宗教人士的投票可能是关键。科伦坡来的,吉尔·麦吉弗林。到目前为止,选举基本上是和平的,尽管大部分泰米尔北部的警察指责军队设置了非法路障。而在西北部,一个运送穆斯林投票的巴士车队遭到袭击。在这两种情况下,人们担心斯里兰卡的少数民族可能会被阻止投票,他们在这次选举中的作用可能被证明是至关重要的。两位领先选手戈塔巴亚·拉贾帕克萨和萨吉特·普雷马达萨的较量实在是太接近了。如果一开始两人都未能获得半数以上的选票,那么第二种偏好可能会发挥作用。

The Duke of York,Queen Elizabeth's second son has admitted he let the side down by continuing to associate with the late Jeffrey Epstein,a convicted sex offender.In an interview with the BBC,the Prince was also asked about an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him.Here's Jonny Dymond.In 2001,Prince Andrew was photographed with his arm around the bare midriff of a young woman,Virginia Roberts.She would later allege that she had sex with Prince Andrew that night aged seventeen and on two subsequent occasions.In the interview,the Prince says he has no recollection of ever meeting with Roberts.This year,video emerged of Prince Andrew inside the house of Jeffrey Epstein in 2010,two years after Epstein had been convicted and imprisoned for child sex offenses.


伊丽莎白女王的次子约克公爵承认,他继续与已故的性犯罪犯杰弗里·爱泼斯坦(Jeffrey Epstein)有牵连,让这一方失望。在接受英国广播公司(BBC)采访时,王子还被问及一名美国妇女的情况,她声称自己被迫与王子发生性关系。这是乔尼·戴蒙德。2001年,安德鲁王子被拍到手臂搂着年轻女子弗吉尼亚·罗伯茨裸露的腹部。她后来声称,她在17岁的那晚和安德鲁王子发生了性关系,并随后两次发生性关系。在采访中,王子说他不记得曾经见过罗伯茨。今年,安德鲁王子在杰弗里·爱泼斯坦(Jeffrey Epstein)家中的视频出现在2010年,两年前,爱泼斯坦因儿童性犯罪被定罪并入狱。

Police in France are on alert as supporters of the Yellow Vest Movement begin further protests on the first anniversary of their weekly anti-government demonstrations.A number of metro rail stations have been closed as a precaution in Paris,where a march is planned.The city saw serious rioting and clashes with police during some of the early Yellow Vest protests.The movement grew amid anger over fuel prices and the cost of living.


法国警方正处于戒备状态,黄背心运动的支持者在每周反政府示威一周年之际开始进一步抗议。巴黎计划举行游行,为以防万一,一些地铁站已经关闭。在一些早期的黄背心抗议活动中,该市发生了严重的骚乱,并与警方发生冲突。这场运动是在对燃料价格和生活成本的愤怒中发展起来的。

A planned prisoner exchange between the Afghan government and the Taliban has failed to materialize.Three influential Taliban members were expected to be released as part of a deal to free two Western university professors.Here's Secunder Kermani.On Tuesday,President Ashraf Ghani addressed the nation saying his government would be releasing three Taliban members,including Anas Haqqani,the brother of the deputy leader of the militant group.It was expected that the men would be sent to Qatar,where the Taliban's political office is based.However,a Taliban spokesman said the men had been returned to prison.No timeline on the expected release of the American and Australian professors Kevin King and Timothy Weeks had ever been made public.It's not clear why the planned exchange has so far failed to materialize.


阿富汗政府和塔利班之间有计划的囚犯交换未能实现。作为释放两名西方大学教授协议的一部分,三名有影响力的塔利班成员预计将获释。这是塞肯·克曼。星期二,阿什拉夫·加尼总统向全国发表讲话说,他的政府将释放三名塔利班成员,其中包括阿纳斯·哈卡尼,这个激进组织副领导人的兄弟。预计这些人将被派往塔利班政治办公室所在地卡塔尔。不过,塔利班发言人说,这些人已被送回监狱。美国和澳大利亚教授凯文·金和蒂莫西·威克斯的预期获释时间尚未公布。目前尚不清楚,计划中的交易为何至今未能实现。


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