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Libyan National Transitional Council,
It's unclear how many Gaddafi loyalists are still holding out there.
hold out 抵抗
The BBC's Alastair Leithead has been following NTC forces advancing from the east.
a situation in which it seems impossible to settle an argument or disagreement, and neither side can get an advantage
From the east of Sirte, the advance today has been swift. After days of stalemate, the east gate fell, and the National Transitional Council troops have already pushed far along the road towards the city centre.
stalemate = deadlock
There has been some return of fire, some injured, but the momentum is carrying them forward.
momentum:势头the ability to keep increasing, developing, or being more successful
From the west, reports of fighting in the streets inside the city itself.
This is Colonel Gaddafi's birthplace, his hometown.
It's always been a hugely symbolic target for the NTC, and it seems close to being won.
symbolic 象征性的
In Yemen, at least 40 people have been killed in clashes in the capital Sanaa
Sanaa也门首都
as protests continue against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

A journalist in the city said demonstrators had been caught in the middle of shelling from rival factions of the army.
Hisham Sharaf, the Yemeni minister of trade and industry, told the BBC that the government side was making every effort to minimise civilian casualties.
casualties.伤亡者
"We have taken all kinds of measures to avoid any casualties, but again,
These extremists, these dissident groups,
extremists极端主义者
they call on the population to go to be martyrs.
We are not in that business."
The International Monetary Fund has said that member countries will act decisively and collectively to confront the threat to the global economy.
IMF 国际国币基金组织
After its latest meeting in Washington, the IMF said eurozone countries would do whatever necessary to tackle the debt crisis
while advanced economies generally would support their banks
and undertake reforms to boost jobs and growth.

详细News in detail
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said the global economy was only half-way through the work that needs to be done.

So acute are the fears that Europe's debt problems will threaten the health of the global economy that she's saying the fund is ready to help all member nations should they need it.
倒装句So acute are the fears plus if 的虚拟语气
Greece has already received IMF bailout.
bailout救济金
If the turmoil continues, others may also need assistance.

The ministers meeting in Washington are hoping the actions they take here will mean that won't be necessary.
The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin should run for president in 2012.
Mr Putin proposed tha