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VOA慢速英语:阿富汗塔利班证实其领导人奥马尔死亡

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  The Afghan Taliban has confirmed the death of its former leader Mullah Omar who led the militants for more than 20 years.

  阿富汗塔利班已证实了其领导武装分子超过20年的前领导人奥马尔死亡的信息。

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  Taliban Confirms Death of Leader Mullah Omar

  塔利班证实其领导人奥马尔死亡

  The Taliban officially confirmed Thursday that its founder and leader, Mullah Omar, is dead. The Taliban Supreme Council also namedMullah Akhtar Mansoor as its new leader.

  周四,塔利班正式确认其创始人及领导者毛拉·奥马尔(Mullah Omar)已经死亡。塔利班最高委员会还任命毛拉•阿赫塔尔•穆罕默德•曼苏尔(Mullah Akhtar Mansoor) 担任其新领导人。

  The Taliban did not indicate when Mullah Omar died. On Wednesday, the Afghan government said he died two years ago.

  塔利班没有声明毛拉·奥马尔于何时死亡。上周三,阿富汗政府声称,他于两年前死亡。

  Earlier Thursday, the Pakistani government said Afghan peace talks would be postponed at the request of the Afghan Taliban.

  周四早些时候,巴基斯坦政府表示,应阿富汗塔利班要求,阿富汗和平谈判将被推迟。

  Boko Haram hostages rescued

  博科圣地人质获救

  The Nigerian army said Thursday it rescued 59 women, children, and oldermen who had been captured by Islamic militants.

  周四,尼日利亚军方表示,他们已救出被伊斯兰武装分子所抓获的59名女性,儿童以及老年男性。

  Army officials say soldiers raided hideouts of the Boko Haram group near the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

  军方官员声称士兵们突袭了博科圣地组织的藏身地,位于迈杜古里城市东北部的附近。

  The officials say many Boko Haram militants were killed in the rescue operation. The army also said it seized weapons and vehicles.

  该官员声称,许多博科圣地武装分子在营救行动中丧生。军方还表示,他们缴获武器与车辆

  Boko Haram militants often raid villages and kidnap people, forcing them to become Muslim.

  博科圣地武装分子经常袭击村庄和绑架人们,迫使他们成为穆斯林。

  Huge jump in support for presidential candidate Donald Trump

  对总统候选人唐纳德·特朗普的支持大幅增长

  The latest voter study shows American businessman Donald Trump with a big lead in the Republican Party presidential race. The Quinnipiac University national poll has Mr. Trump in the lead with 20 percent. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is next with 13 percent. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush comes in third with 10 percent.

  最新的选民研究显示美国商人唐纳德·特朗普在共和党总统大选中大比分领先。美国昆尼皮亚克大学(The Quinnipiac University)调查显示特朗普先生以20%的支持率领先。接下来是威斯康星州州长斯科特·沃克,其支持率为13%。前佛罗里达州州长杰布·布什以10%名列第三。

  The number of Republican candidates has grown to 17. Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore entered the race on Wednesday.

  共和党候选人的数量已经增加到17人。周三,维吉尼亚州前州长吉姆·吉尔摩参加竞选。

  US opens investigation of lion kill

  美国公开调查狮子被杀

  The United Statesgovernment said Thursday it would investigate the killing in Zimbabwe of a protected lion. An American man, Walter James Palmer, hunted and killed the beloved lion known as Cecil.

  周四,美国政府表示,将调查在津巴布韦被保护狮子被杀案件。一名美国男子沃尔特·詹姆斯帕尔默猎杀心爱的狮子,其名为塞西尔。

  U.S.investigators said they had not been able to reach Mr. Palmer, a dentist in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

  美国调查人员声称,他们一直没能找到帕尔默先生,他是来自于伊甸草原,明尼苏达州的一名牙医。

  Also, President Obama’s administration saidit will examine a U.S.public request to send Mr. Palmer to Zimbabwe for legal action. An administration official said the petition had more than 100,000 signatures.

  此外,奥巴马政府表示,将审查美国公众将帕尔默送到津巴布韦对其采取法律行动的请求。一位政府官员表示,请愿书已经有超过10万个签名。

  Words in the News

  indicate – v. to show (something)

  hideout– n. a place where someone (such as a criminal) hides to avoidbeing found or captured

  poll – n. an activity in which several or many people are asked a question or aseries of questions in order to get information about what most people thinkabout something

  petition– n. a written document that people sign to show that they want aperson or organization to do or change something

  signature– n. a person's name written in that person's handwriting

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