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新闻万花筒:BBC视角之奥斯维辛解放70周年 的黎波里酒店遇袭8人死亡

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BBC News with Jerry Smit.

Survivors of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in Poland have urged the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the holocaust as they marked the 70th anniversary of the camp's liberation by Soviet troops. More than a million people, mainly Jews, were murdered at Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945. Kevin Connolly reports.

Three hundred survivors gathered, many in scarfs made from the blue-and-white stripes of the same prison uniforms they once wore on freezing winter days like today. If Auschwitz is a symbol of the worst that men can inflict, then they are a symbol of the human capacity to endure. The day belongs to the living eyewitnesses to some of the worst history's horror. But they were prayers for the many dead too. They're going in the grave winter sunset.

Rebels in South Sudan have freed the first of several thousand child soldiers who are expected to be released in the coming weeks. The UN children's agency said 280 children, some as young as 11, were handed over in Jonglei state. From there Ed Thomas reports.

Today they are all free. The militia, the Cobra Faction, has signed a peace deal. It means the children can finally put down their weapons. It's a promise child soldiers like Peter depend on.

"How do you feel today? Now you're free."

"No, I'm not afraid."

"You are not afraid."

"I need to become a paster."

Despite the brutality they have the chance to begin it again.

A Spanish judge has charged 10 Roman Catholic priests with child sex abuse in a case that prompted Pope Francis to telephone one of the alleged victims to offer his apologies. The priests are accused of abusing four teenage boys in Granada in southern Spain. Tom Burridge reports.

This case of alleged pedophilia within the Catholic Church in Spain came to light last October when a 24-year-old man went to the police. The allegations centre on events which began 10 years ago when he was a 14-year-old altar boy at a church in the city of Granada. In the court documents which have now been published he claims he was forced to masturbate a priest at the church called Roman Martinez. Pope Francis, who promised a zero tolerance approach to sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church, launched an investigation into the case back in November.

The authorities in New York have been defending their decision to shut down the city's transport system after what was forecast to be a potentially historic blizzard turned out to be only moderate snow fall. The city's mayor said he'd taken a better-save-than-sorry approach.

World News from the BBC

Libyan security sources say at least eight people were killed when gunmen stormed a top hotel in the capital Tripoli and set off a car bomb outside. Libyan officials said the gunmen killed three security guards and five foreigners including an American, a Frenchman and three people from Asia. They say siege ended with the gunmen blowing themselves up.

The Ukrainian military says nine of its soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours amid intense fighting with pro-Russian rebels at several places in eastern Ukraine. Our correspondent Sarah Rainsford is in the region.

In the corridor of a small town hospital in eastern Ukraine, volunteered fighters bring in their wounded. The flow of military and civilian casualty has increased here in recent days as clashes along the front line have escalated. The fighting has been particular heavy in Debaltseve, and now its two nearest towns are under fire too. Nato, Ukraine's government in Kiev and EU leaders all accuse Russia of stoking this conflict, sending weapons and fighters across the border to support the separatists. Moscow always denies that. But there's now talk of new economic sanctions to pressure Russia to back down.

The head of the water authority in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo says if a prolonged drought continues the city may have to resort to adjusted water rationing plan. Paulo Massato said Sao Paulo would have to go down to two days of water and five without if it didn't rain soon. The main reservoir system is 95% empty.

The favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, Algeria, are through to the quarterfinals with their comfortable 2-0 victory over Senegal. The other team to qualify, Ghana, had a bumpier ride. They were on the verge of crashing out against South Africa but came back from behind with two gaols in the last 17 minutes.

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词汇解析

proposal

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

n.求婚;建议;提议

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

The manager made a proposal for uniting the two companies.

经理提出了将两家公司联合起来的建议。

Various proposals were put forward by the employees for increasing sales.

员工们摆出了各种提高销售额的提议。

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journalist

难度:1星畅通词汇,属常用20000词

英汉解释

n.记者;新闻工作者

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

This journalist's works are popular among young people.

这位新闻记者的著作很受年轻人的欢迎。

His passport says he is a journalist.

他的护照说他是一个新闻工作者。

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candidate

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

n.候选人;应试者

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

He made several favorable comments about their candidate.

他对他们的候选人发表了一些有利的评论。

Most candidates passed in grammar.

参加考试的人大多数语法及格。

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unity

难度:3星常用词汇,属常用6000词

英汉解释

n.整体;统一;一致;结合

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

These works, taken together, are essentially a unity.

这些作品,放在一起,基本上是一个整体。

The meeting is seen as the first step towards greater unity between the parties.

这一会议可视为两党走向进一步联合的第一步。

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female

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

adj.女性的;雌性的

n.女性;雌性动物;[植]雌株

参考例句

用作形容词 (adj.)

The male and female genders are equal.

男性和女性是平等的。

用作名词 (n.)

The male is physically stronger than the female.

男性在身体上要比女性强壮。

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dispute

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

v.争论;辩驳;争议;质疑

n.争论;争端;争吵

参考例句

用作动词 (v.)

"I'm not disputing what you say, matt." said Tremaine, shaking his head.

“我并不是要跟你辩驳,麦特”,屈里曼说,摇摇头。

用作名词 (n.)

Everyone feared that the boundary dispute between these two countries would culminate in a war.

人人都担心,这两国间的边境争端将以一场战争告终。

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accuse

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

v.谴责;控告;指责

参考例句

用作动词 (v.)

How dare you accuse me of lying!

你怎敢谴责我说谎!

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