官方APP下载:英语学习播客(支持苹果手机、安卓手机)
创办于2003年
UNSV记不住?那就记中文谐音“忧安思危”吧!
  Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
UNSV英语学习频道 - Slow and steady wins the race!
公众微信服务号(英语全能特训)
英语全能特训(微信公众服务号)
UNSV英语学习频道淘宝网店
客服短信:18913948480
客服邮箱:web@unsv.com
初级VIP会员
全站英语学习资料下载。
¥98元/12个月

IN THE NEWS - Major Earthquake in Chile Leads to Tsunami Warnings

发布日期:9-18-2015

People recover items from destroyed houses next to a ship dragged by the waves after a earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile, September 17, 2015. (REUTERS/Mauricio Ubilla)
People recover items from destroyed houses next to a ship dragged by the waves after a earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile, September 17, 2015. (REUTERS/Mauricio Ubilla)

Major Earthquake in Chile Leads to Tsunami Warnings

Officials in Chile now say at least ten people were killed in a powerful earthquake Wednesday night. A widespread tsunami warning followed.

The earthquake shook northern and central Chile. Its center was about 500 kilometers north of the capital city, Santiago. People felt the quake as far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Strong aftershocks followed. Many people spent the night outside.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet spoke on television after the earthquake. 'Once again we must confront a powerful blow from nature,' she said. A 2010 earthquake in Chile killed 500 people and badly damaged the city of Concepcion.

Burkina Faso Military Takes Over Government

The head of Burkina Faso's new ruling council says the president and prime minister are safe in military custody. He said they will soon be released.

Brigadier General Gilbert Diendere spoke to VOA's French to Africa Service Thursday. On Wednesday, soldiers overthrew the country's temporary government.

The general said the military acted because the country's political process was unfair. He said he will start a political dialogue that includes all parties.

Burkina Faso had planned to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on October 11.

Suicide Bombing Kills 21 in Central Baghdad

The Islamic State group has said that it responsible for a series of suicide bombings in the Iraqi capital that killed at least 21 people. More than 50 others were wounded.

The bombings happened Thursday in the Bab al-Sharji area and al-Wathba square, two mostly Shi'ite neighborhoods in central Baghdad.

Civilians and police were among the victims of the attacks. The Islamic State said it was responsible in an online statement.

Words in the News

confront - v. to deal with (something, such as a problem or danger)

custody - n. the state of being kept in a prison or jail

dialogue - n. a discussion or series of discussions that two groups or countries have in order to end a disagreement

版权所有©2003-2019 南京通享科技有限公司,保留所有权利。未经书面许可,严禁转载本站内容,违者追究法律责任。 互联网经营ICP证:苏B2-20120186
网站备案:苏公网安备 32010202011039号苏ICP备05000269号-1中国工业和信息化部网站备案查询
广播台