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1. It (it是虛主詞，代替後面實主詞的名詞子句)is not clear whether the recruitment process involved a swimming test. (=whether the recruitment process involved a swimming test is not clear.)
2. After 11 years of negative population growth, China's eastern financial hub of Shanghai has cancelled rewards for married couples who decide not to have children. For centuries, Chinese families without sons feared poverty and ☆neglect(乏人照顧). The male ☆ offspring (後代，子孫) represented ☆continuity of lineage(家族延續) and protection in old age.
3. Donald W. Keyser(凱德磊), former deputy assistant secretary, who is one of the nation's leading experts on China, passed documents to Taiwanese intelligence agents and was charged Wednesday with concealing a trip to Taiwan.
4. A Japanese schoolgirl who stabbed and killed her classmate earlier this year has been sent to a ☆juvenile correctional facility(少年感化院) for two years. The girl reportedly told police she was annoyed by comments which her schoolmate, Satomi Mitarai, posted on the internet about her appearance.
5. "We faced ☆ double standards(雙重標準) in the attitude towards terrorism," President Vladimir Putin said, repeating charges the West has been ☆ two-faced(雙面的) by giving asylum to ☆ top Chechens(高階車臣人) and urging Moscow to negotiate with rebel leaders but rejecting the possibility of dialogue with ☆ Osama bin Laden(賓拉登).
6. Early results from Indonesia's first direct presidential election suggest incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri is set to lose office. Retired army general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono looked on course to win, after a peaceful and orderly election.
7. A former general who led the fight against terrorism in Indonesia was headed for a landslide victory in the Muslim country's first direct presidential elections, according to partial results Tuesday.
8. The recent abduction of several Westerners has worsened a hostage crisis that has already forced many foreign firms involved in rebuilding Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein to scale back their operations or pull out.
9. A militant group on Monday ☆posted(貼出，網路播出) a ☆video(錄影帶) on the Internet that showed the ☆beheading(砍頭) of a hostage identified as Eugene Armstrong, an American engineer abducted along with two other men last week from their home in central Baghdad.
10. A huge number of people, including retired generals and academics, plan to stage a large-scale protest against the government's special NT$610.8 billion (US$18.2 billion) ☆arms procurement(軍購) budget which they fear could stir cross-strait hostility and threaten national security.
11. The direct ballots — a rarity in the Muslim world — showed Indonesia's democracy has matured six years since the downfall of longtime strongman ☆Suharto(强人蘇哈托) and after predictions of violence between rival party supporters proved unfounded.
12. This is also a critical time for over half a million pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers (餵奶的母親)who face risk of serious malnutrition," the U.N. said. The flooding has left 10 million of the country's 130 million people homeless and health officials say ☆diarrhea(腹瀉) and ☆pneumonia(肺炎) have killed 350 people, most of them children, and affected 330,000 since mid July.
13. An ☆independent legislator(無黨籍立委) yesterday refused to ☆ produce proof(提供證據) for his accusations of lobbying against the ☆grand justices(大法官), who in an open challenge to the accuser had signed a joint statement in defense of their integrity.
14. In an enormous blow to its credibility, CBS News on Monday said it had been deliberately misled over the ☆authenticity of documents(文件的真實性) it ☆aired(播出) in a story challenging U.S. President George W. Bush's military service. "We should not have used them. That was a mistake, which we deeply regret," the network said, adding that it had launched an ☆internal investigation(內部調查) of the matter.
15. U.S. President George W. Bush defended his decision to invade Iraq in a speech on Tuesday to the United Nations, fighting the war on terrorism and humanitarian concerns.urging the world community to turn its attention to
16. Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, who's currently in London, has insisted (that) his government will win its battle with insurgents and go ahead with planned elections in January.
17. Many people in Britain consider the number 13 to be unlucky. Some airlines ☆ avoid having a ☆seat row(座位的一排，如第一排座位) numbered 13 - so the rows go from 12 to 14. And there are many other ☆superstitions(迷信).
18. Taiwan people should drink less tea and use the money saved to help pay the United States for a big weapons package that will protect the island from ☆ arch-foe(大敵) China, the defense ministry said on Tuesday. “A cup of ☆ pearl milk tea(珍珠奶茶) for national security,” the ministry said in a colorful cartoon, which pictured a boy holding a giant plastic cup of tea next to photographs of a submarine, Patriot anti-missiles and ☆ submarine-hunting aircraft(獵潛飛機).
19. Iraq promised Wednesday to release one of two ☆ high-profile(引人注目的) women prisoners, but officials denied (that) the decision was linked to demands by militants who ☆ purportedly(據稱) killed two American hostages and threatened to execute a Briton with them unless all female Iraqi prisoners are let go.
20. ☆U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan(聯合國秘書長安南) warned world leaders on Tuesday that international law was being “shamelessly disregarded” and ☆cited the U.S. ☆abuse of prisoners(虐待犯人) in Iraq as(引証) an example of such violations.