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1. Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk(柬埔寨國王施亞努) appears determined to retire, his son said on Saturday before heading to Beijing in a bid(力求) to persuade the 81-year-old monarch (國王) to change his mind about abdicating(退位).
2. Ms. Mukhtaran, who was gang-raped (遭輪暴), said bluntly(直率地),”The Pakistani government has made lots of promises, but it hasn’t done much.”
3. Turkey's foreign minister on Tuesday said that 10 Turkish hostages, who had been freed by kidnappers, have arrived at the Turkish embassy in Baghdad.
4. Pakistan successfully test-fired(試射) on Tuesday an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads as parts of its efforts to boost its defenses, a military statement said.
5. Health officials warned of shortages last Tuesday after one of the two companies that supply most of the nation’s flu inoculations (流行性感冒疫苗接種) said it couldn’t provide any. British authorities had suspended the license of Chiron Corp. because of problems at its vaccine plant (疫苗製造廠) in Liverpool.
6. Despite the vaccine shortage, doctors say there are many other ways to ward off(防止) flu -- and most of it sounds pretty familiar. —Wash your hands. —Eat your vegetables. —And go to bed early.
7. A henpecked(怕老婆的) German has chosen to do time in jail rather than pay a parking fine(違規停車罰款) to get away from his nagging(嘮叨的) wife. The 47-year-old man, from Itzehoe(地名), faced a £55 fine - or 10 days in prison if he didn't pay up.
8. Three suspected Saudi militants armed with guns and hand grenades(手榴彈) — including one militant on the country’s most-wanted list(通要犯名單) — were killed in a clash with Saudi security forces, officials said Tuesday.
9. The Supreme Court is considering whether the United States is out of step (不一致)with the rest of the world, and with national and global standards(全球性標準) of decency, by allowing teenage killers to be put to death.
10. "My American dream has turned into a nightmare(惡夢)," she said. Until recently, she had made a life on $7.50 an hour. She has become a temporary worker(臨時工) in a plastics plant that used to be based in Michigan, earning minimum wage, no benefits(福利), no security. Her husband, Miguel, is unemployed.
11. The UN Secretary General has said democracy is now being established in Afghanistan(阿富汗) where presidential elections were held on Saturday. He said that any claims of wrongdoing during voting will be fully investigated. The UN Security Council congratulated the millions of Afghan voters.
12. Speed dating(速配) involves men and women meeting in a room and finding out as much as they can about possible partners in three minutes. It's proving very popular with Britain's young people who find that they haven't got the time to meet that special one.
13. NATO defense ministers have begun a two-day meeting at a Romanian ski resort(滑雪勝地) as U.S. officials press the alliance(盟邦) to take on a bigger role in Afghanistan. A U.S. suggestion that NATO prepare itself to take over all military operations in Afghanistan received a wary reaction from Germany.
14. Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday vigorously denied misrepresenting(故意扭曲) pre-war intelligence on Iraqi weapons and rejected growing demands for an apology from opponents in Parliament who accuse him of misleading the country.
15. Sixty-two percent (不能用阿拉數字開始一個句子)of American workers say their workload has increased over the last six months; (兩個主要子句之間可用分號代替主要連接詞) 53 percent (句中可用阿拉數字)say work leaves them “overtired and overwhelmed. (過勞及累垮)
16. Naty said a mother and daughter fell from the seventh floor to the first; (兩個主要子句之間可用分號代替主要連接詞) the mother died of her injuries, but the daughter survived.
17. Dr. Schnall and others have shown that the workers most likely to develop high blood pressure are those who work under deadlines with little control over what the workday will bring, like bus drivers or nurses.
18. Two security guards were reportedly killed in the attack, which flattened(夷為平地)the kabab shop, leaving only a smoking pile of crushed concrete slabs and twisted metal(扭曲的鋼筋) after the raid, according to witnesses.
19. Turkey's foreign minister on Tuesday said that 10 Turkish hostages, who had been freed by kidnappers, have arrived at the Turkish embassy in Baghdad.
20. Unemployment has fallen to a record low(新低) but fewer people are looking for work than at any time in the past 20 years, new figures(數字) show. The jobless total fell by 51,000 between June and August to 1.39 million, the lowest since records began in 1984.