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BBC在线收听下载:特朗普在美国多个城市部署联邦执法人员

Source: 恒星英语学习网    2020-07-27   English BBS   Favorite  

BBC News with Stewart Macintosh.

President Trump has deployed federal law enforcement officers to fight what he calls rising violent crime in the American cities. He said he had no choice but to act amid anti-racist demonstrations calling for local police departments to be scrapped. Some 200 federal agents have already been deployed in Kansas City. A similar number will be sent to Chicago, and 35 to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Militants affiliated to the Islamic State group have murdered five aid workers abducted last month in northeastern Nigeria. Action against Hunger and International Rescue Committee have confirmed that their employees are among the dead.

An oil tanker has exploded in southern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people. Witnesses say many of the victims were caught up in the fire while trying to collect petrol from the tank, which had crashed at an intersection.

Dozens of people are said to have been killed in an airstrike targeting Taliban militants in western Afghanistan. They’ve gathered to welcome a militant commander released from jail. Reports say there were also civilian victims.

Sudan is planning a currency devaluation to tackle its economic crisis. The government said urgent action was needed after a big fall in revenues on the black market. The Sudanese pound is worth just a third of the official rate.

One of Brazil’s most influential indigenous leaders, Aritana Yawalapiti is receiving treatment at a hospital for Covid-19 after surviving a 20-hour journey across central Brazil. Mr. Yawalapiti, who is 71 and leads the Upper Xingu people, fell ill at the weekend.
An investigator who is located Soviet execution site and identified victims of Stalinism has been jailed in Russia. Yury Dmitriyev was convicted of child sexual abuse but his colleagues say the charges are trumped up.

BBC News.


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