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BA's record lossesThe figures from British Airways were expected to be bad - but not this bad. They are also in sharp contrast to the airline's performance last year when it made more than a billion dollars in profit.more story, listenprofit[名] 利益, 収益...
Many die in Indonesian air crashEyewitness reports describe a big explosion before the plane reached the runway. An army spokesman said the plane smashed into local houses before skidding to a halt in a nearby field and bursting into flames.more story, listensmashed[動]粉々に砕く[こわす]英語が話せた!自分に驚いた!うれしかった!【10日間お試し期間付】...
Tall people earn moreThe long and short of this Australian report is that tall workers earn significantly more than their vertically challenged counterparts. A six foot man can expect a windfall of almost $750 a year.More Srory, Listenvertically challenged((社会的婉曲))背が低い...
Arabic T-shirt payoutLawyers representing Raed Jarrar say the payout is a victory for free speech and a blow to the practice of racial profiling. Back in 2006 Mr Jarrar was waiting to board a flight at New York's JFK airport wearing a T-shirt that read "We Will Not Be Silent" in English and Arabic.More Story,Listenpayout[名] 1 支払い, 支出...
Chrysler loses quarter of dealersChrysler has written to all its 3,200 dealers to tell them whether or not their franchises are going to be terminated.In a move which will deal a serious blow to small towns across the United States, the company plans to eliminate nearly 800 dealerships in a matter of weeks. It says the network is antiquated and sells far fewer cars per dealer than foreign competit...
Belgian city goes veggieAccording to the United Nations, livestock is responsible for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, so in Ghent, one day a week from now will be known as 'veggie day'.More Story, Listenlivestock[名](馬・牛・羊などの)家畜類.Today's news & words は、YAHOOメルマガとメルマガスタンド「メルマ」 で無料英語学習サイト紹介ブログメルマガとして毎日発行されていますので、...
US banks fail 'stress tests'These stress tests have divided the strong banks, who don't need any extra capital, from the weak, who now have to find new money. The US government has ordered ten of the 19 banks tested to boost their capital. Top of the list is Bank of America, with a shortfall of nearly $34 billion, followed by Wells Fargo, Citigroup and GMAC - the finance arm of General Motors. The...
Civilian casualties in Sri LankaThe UN's spokesman here, Gordon Weiss, told the BBC that more than 100 children died during what he called the large-scale killing of civilians over the weekend. He said the UN had 'warned against the bloodbath scenario' and theweekend's events showed that'that bloodbath has become a reality'.More Story, 音声bloodbath(革命・戦闘での)大虐殺(massacre)Today's news & ...
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US Afghan StrikesA team sent by the Red Cross to the area where the airstrikes occurred saw dozens of bodies at each location they visited. According to a spokeswoman for the organisation, they saw locals burying many of the dead.The organisation also said that one of its volunteers had been killed along with 13 members of his family. Both the Afghan government and the American military say they a...
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Disappearing languagesWhen a language dies, UNESCO says the world loses valuable cultural heritage - a great deal of the legends, poems and the knowledge gathered by generations is simply lost. In 2008, Alaska's last native speaker of Eyak died, taking the language with her.More Story& 音声valuable[形] 価値のある, 有価の, 高価な(⇔worthless)Today's news & words は、YAHOOメルマガとメルマガスタンド...
Europe's first swine flu caseThe patient is a twenty-three year old man from the province of Albacete in south-eastern Spain. He arrived home from Mexico with a fever last Wednesday and was isolated in a hospital ward on Saturday night. Confirming the diagnosis of swine flu, Spain's health minister, Trinidad Jimenez, said the man was being treated in accordance with World Health Organisation proce...

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