美联社新闻一分钟[2006-11-26]
作者:卿颜
2011-01-01 20:28:04

美联社新闻一分钟[2006-11-26]

1. An early morning shooting in the Queens Borough of New York City has left one man dead on his wedding day. It is not clear what sparked the fatal shooting, but witnesses say police shot 3 men who had just left a bachelor party. Two other men in the group were hospitalized; one remains in critical condition.

2. With dangerously cold temperatures predicted for Saturday night, the search is widened for 2 young brothers missing from the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The boys have been missing from their Minnesota home since Wednesday morning. The FBI is investigating the possibility of foul play.

3. British detectives are now searching through hours of security video, looking for clues into who may have poisoned an ex-Russian spy. Alexander Litvinenko died Thursday from a fatal dose of a radioactive substance. Litvinenko, a fierce critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, left bitter words for him from his deathbed.

4. These images show icebergs that have drifted unusually close to the coast of New Zealand. Large chunks of one iceberg have broken off, exposing a rare sight--the normally hidden underside of the iceberg.


WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. borough : N-COUNT
A borough is a town, or a district within a large town, which has its own council.

2. spark : VERB
If one thing sparks another, the first thing cause the second thing to start happening.

3. bachelor party : N-COUNT
A bachelor party (also called a stag party, stag night, or bucks party) is a party held for a bachelor shortly before he enters marriage, to make the most of his final opportunity to engage in activities a new wife might not approve of, or merely to spend time bonding with his male friends (often in his wedding party afterwards).

4. foul play : UN-COUNT
Foul play is criminal violence or activity that results in a person's death.

5. break off : PHR
If part of something breaks off or if you break it off, it comes off or is removed by force.

6. underside : N-COUNT
The underside of something is the part of it which normally faces towards the ground.

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