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The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has received rousing applause at the United Nations General Assembly after flourishing his formal application for UN membership for a Palestinian state.The United States had opposed the move,threatening to veto it at any Security Council vote. Mr Abbas said Palestinians wanted a greater role for the UN since previous international peace efforts had failed because of what he called Israel's intransigence.Mr Abbas was speaking through a translator.
"It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence.The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestinian refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora,to end their displacement and to realise their rights,some of whom were forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world."
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the UN he was extending the hand of friendship to all countries of the Middle East but in particular to the Palestinian people.But he said lasting peace could only be achieved through direct negotiations.Kim Ghattas reports from the UN.
Benjamin Netanyahu said he was ready to travel to Ramallah to meet the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.He went on to say even better let's meet here today at the United Nations.The Israeli leader said Israel wanted peace but this could not be achieved through UN resolutions.Mr Netanyahu then said the Palestinians were still refusing to recognise Israel as a Jewish state.The Palestine Liberation Organisation recognised the state of Israel in1993.
The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators-the US,Russia,the European Union and the UN-has now called for direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians to resume within one month and finish within one year.Speaking after a meeting at the UN,the European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said the Quartet envoys would work with the parties and she hoped they'd react positively.
"We expect the parties to come together within four weeks,and we'll ask the Quartet envoys to prepare that meeting,to work with the parties,to bring them together."
Shelling and explosions are reported in the north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa in renewed clashes between forces loyal to President Saleh and armed tribesmen opposed to his rule.Unconfirmed reports say that at least13people have been killed.After his homecoming earlier on Friday,
President Ali Abdullah Saleh called for a ceasefire to end the violence,in which around100 people have been killed this week,mostly unarmed anti-government protesters.
Media organisations in the US and in Britain have condemned attempts by Iran to block independent reporting by jamming satellites,interrupting Internet connections or intimidating journalists.
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The White House has intensified America's criticism of Pakistan,accusing the government there of allowing a militant group to operate from safe havens in the country.A White House spokesman,Jay Carney,said Pakistan must break any links it had with the militants,the Haqqani network.Paul Adams reports.
Once again,the governments in Washington and Islamabad find themselves locked in a war of words.On Thursday,the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,Admiral Mike Mullen, accused Pakistan's intelligence agency,the ISI,of supporting the Haqqani network.Admiral Mullen went further,describing the network as a veritable arm of the ISI.Pakistani officials reacted angrily,the Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar warning that America risked losing an ally.But Jay Carney says it's critical the Pakistani government break any links it has and take strong and immediate action against a network which he says represents a threat to both countries.
The Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home from Cuba after having what he says was his final round of chemotherapy for cancer.Mr Chavez said the treatment had been successful and he felt born again.The Venezuelan leader,who had surgery in Cuba in June to remove a tumour,said his health would not stop him standing for re-election next year.Secrecy over the exact nature of his cancer has fuelled speculation that his condition may be worse than officially stated.
The government of Azerbaijan has denied allegations that the country was promised two gold medals at next year's London Olympics in return for millions of dollars.A spokesman said the allegations made in a BBC television programme were based on what he described as false facts and absurd conclusions.The accusations came from sources within international boxing,who told the BBC that a secret deal had been done to get funding from Azerbaijan in return for manipulation of the Olympic boxing tournament.
巴勒斯坦总统阿巴斯正式申请成为联合国会员国之后在联合国大会上受到了热烈的掌声 。联合国反对此举,威胁在安理会投票上予以否决 。阿巴斯表示,由于以色列的不妥协导致此前的国际和平努力失败,巴勒斯坦人希望在联合国发挥更大的作用。阿巴斯通过翻译发表讲话:
以色列总理内塔尼亚胡告诉联合国,他向中东地区所有国家伸出友谊之手,尤其是向巴勒斯坦人民 。但是他表示,只有通过直接对话才能取得持久的和平 。Kim Ghattas在联合国报道 。
内塔尼亚胡表示,他已经做好准备前往拉马拉会见巴勒斯坦总统阿巴斯 。他继续说,更好的是今天可以在联合国会晤 。以色列领导人表示,以色列希望和平,但是不可能通过联合国决议获得。内塔尼亚胡表示,巴勒斯坦人仍然拒绝承认以色列是犹太国家 。巴勒斯坦自由组织在1993年承认了以色列是一个国家 。
中东和平谈判四方美国,俄罗斯,欧盟和联合国呼吁以色列和巴勒斯坦之间的和平对话在一个月之内重新开始,在一年之内结束 。在联合国会议上发表讲话后,欧盟外交事务负责人凯瑟琳·阿斯顿(Catherine Ashton)表示,四方特使将与各方努力合作,他希望以色列和巴勒斯坦能够做出积极的反应。
也门忠于总统萨利赫的力量和反对总统统治的武装部落人员之间再次发生冲突,首都萨那北部出现了炮弹和爆炸的声音 。未经证实的报道称,至少已有13人遇难 。周五早上同学会之后,萨利赫总统呼吁停火来停止暴力 。本周已有大约100人在暴力中丧生,大部分是手无寸铁的反政府抗议者 。
白宫加强了对巴基斯坦的谴责,指控巴基斯坦政府允许好战组织在其境内的避风港运作 。白宫发言人Jay Carney表示,巴基斯坦必须脱离与好战组织哈卡奇的任何联系 。Paul Adams
华盛顿和伊斯兰堡政府发现他们又一次陷入言语之战。周四,即将离任的参谋长联席会议主席麦克·马伦上将指控巴基斯坦情报机构ISI支持哈卡奇网络。马伦上将进一步称该网络为ISI名副其实的爪牙 。巴基斯坦官员分开回应。外交部长哈尔(Hina Rabbani Khar)警告称美国将失去一
个盟国 。但是Jay Carney说,巴基斯坦政府必须脱离与该组织的任何联系,并立即采取有力行动来打击该网络,因为该网络对两国来说都构成严重的威胁,这是非常关键的 。
例句:a rousing finale to an evening of enthralling music
In a rousing speech the minister hit out at racism in the armed forces.
例句:Crops flourish in rich soil.
例句:His business seemed to be flourishing.
例句:Progress in the talks was blocked by the Government’s intransigence.
例句:We'll stop now and resume at two o'clock.
例句:The gang tried to intimidate the bank manager.
frightem普通用词,使用广泛,指产生突然 、短暂的惊慌 、恐怖感。
例句:Thank you for that lovely meal;it was a veritable feast!
例句:What an absurd suggestion!
例句:People think that the investigation was independent,but in fact a lot of political manipulation went on.
1.Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the UN he was extending the hand of friendship to all countries of the Middle East but in particular to the Palestinian people.
例句:She likes fruit and tomatoes in particular.
2.The government of Azerbaijan has denied allegations that the country was promised two gold medals at next year's London Olympics in return for millions of dollars.
in return for作为…的交换
例句:Police offer leniency to criminals in return for information.
3.But Jay Carney says it's critical the Pakistani government break any links it has and take strong and immediate action against a network which he says represents a threat to both countries.
为了整个句子的平衡,主语从句经常后置,并用it充当形式主语(此时,that引导的主语从句若不放在句首,可以省略引导词that) 。例如:What she did is not yet known.她干了什么尚不清楚。//Whoever comes is welcome.不论谁来都欢迎。//It is a pity(that)we haven’t contacted for ages.很遗憾,我们几年没联系了。//It has not been decided where the meeting is to be held.在哪里开会还没决定 。//It doesn’t matter whether she will come or not.她是否来这无关紧要 。
it作形式主语代替主语从句主要是为了平衡句子结构,主语从句的连接词没有变化;it 引导的强调句则是对句子某一部分进行强调,无论强调的是什么成分,都可用连词that(被强调部分指人时也可用who/whom)//区分it作形式主语指代主语从句与it引导强调句型的有效技巧是:将“It be...that...”中的it be和that去掉后,句子仍然成立的是强调句,句子不能成立的是that引导的主语从句。例如:It was my suggestion that made him confident of success.正是我的建议使他对成功有了自信 。