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FILE PHOTO - A man is seen reflected next of the Taiwan's Central Bank logo in Taipei, Taiwan March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo.
新聞 Musharraf blames Bhutto for her own death
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says opposition leader BenazirBhutto was the only person to blame for her assassination late last month. Speaking in an interview with the US broadcaster CBS, Musharraf said Bhutto had opened herself up to attack by standing up through the sunroof of the car she was travelling in. Musharraf also admitted that it could have been a gunshot that killed her, following an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi on December 27.
The interior ministry has said that she died when she hit her head on the sunroof as she tried to duck after a suicide bomb attack.
China storm travellers urged to stay put
In southern China authorities have reacted to travel disruptions
caused by the country's worst winter storms in 50 years by urging
millions of itinerant workers to stay in cities and not to head home
for their lunar new year holiday next week. Employers have been
asked to give workers free accommodation and railway stations have
been ordered to refund tickets. In Guangzhou city some train
services have resumed after 800,000 people were stranded on
Wednesday. Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged miners in China's
north to extract extra coal to head off electricity blackouts
affecting 30 million people. Forecasters say more harsh weather is
expected. A leading Communist Party agriculture official Chen Xiwen
has warned that the snows could seriously damage vegetable and fruit
crops, raising the likehood of future shortages and higher inflation.
The Iraqi journalist, Muntader al-Zaidi, 28, a correspondent for Al Baghdadia, an independent Iraqi television station, stood up about 12 feet from Mr. Bush and shouted in Arabic: “This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!” He then threw a shoe at Mr. Bush, who ducked and narrowly avoided it.
Define sit out: to refrain from participating in
duck (MOVE) Show phonetics
1 [I or T] to move your head or the top part of your body quickly down, especially to avoid being hit:
I saw the ball hurtling towards me and ducked (down).
Duck your head or you'll bang it on the doorframe.
2 [T] to push someone underwater for a short time:
The boys were splashing about and ducking each other in the pool.
3 [I + adverb or preposition] to move quickly to a place, especially in order not to be seen:
When he saw them coming, he ducked into a doorway.
adjective [before noun]
travelling from one place to another, usually to work for a short period:
an itinerant journalist/labourer/preacher
n., pl. ma·gi (mā'jī').
- A member of the Zoroastrian priestly caste of the Medes and Persians.
- Magus In the New Testament, one of the wise men from the East, traditionally held to be three, who traveled to Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant Jesus.
- A sorcerer; a magician.
[From Middle English magi, magi, from Latin magī, pl. of magus, sorcerer, magus, from Greek magos, from Old Persian maguš.]magian ma'gi·an (mā'jē-ən) adj.
A master magician or adept. The Magi, or magicians (plural form of Magus), were the "wise men" of the ancient Persian priesthood. It is noted in the Christian New Testament that three magi brought gifts to the infant Jesus. In the later tradition they were given names—Kaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar—and their bones are said to rest in Cologne Cathedral, Germany.