Sentences Selected from the News
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1. Information released by the CWB(中央氣象局) indicated that this earthquake is the biggest since 1999, commonly known as the 9-11 quake. The energy released is comparable with the detonation of 16 atomic bombs(相當於十六顆原子彈能量), said CWB.
2. The Web has done one revolutionary thing to journalism. It has made the price of entry into the media market minimal. In days gone by(在過去), you needed a small fortune to start up a simple magazine or newspaper. Now you need a laptop and a modem(手提電腦及數據機)
3. A man was found dead after falling from a trail in Grand Canyon National Park(美國大峽谷國家公園) and landing about 500 feet (150 meters) below, a park spokeswoman said Monday.
4. Turning off the television and turning into a more active lifestyle(更動態的生活方式) will boost life expectancy(延長壽命).
5. The Philippine Supreme Court has ruled that a company can dismiss a worker who marries a competitor’s employee if such a union(結合) threatens its interest.
6. Myanmar Prime Minister Gen. Khin Nyunt was forced to resign(解職) and has been placed under house arrest(軟禁) on corruption charges(貪汙罪), a Thai government spokesman said Tuesday.
7. Five Hong Kong tourists were killed and 32 others injured, all but two of them from the former British crown colony, as their chartered bus skidded(打滑) and fell off the meandering(蜿蜓的) highway near Chiufen(台灣九份) yesterday.
8. An Australian journalist kidnapped in Iraq was freed after his captors checked the popular internet search engine(搜尋引擎) Google to confirm his identity(確定他的身分). His captors agreed to release him after they were convinced he was not working for the CIA(美國中央情報局) or a US contractor.
9. Police in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu say they have shot dead one of India's most wanted men, the bandit known as Veerappan. Police say he was killed along with three associates in a jungle forest.
10. Twenty-three tigers died and 30 more are sick from bird flu at a private zoo in Thailand after eating the carcasses of infected chickens(遭受感染雞隻的屠體), but health officials said Tuesday that there was little threat to humans.
11. Bereaved(喪失家人或親人的) families of the five Hong Kong tourists killed in Monday's bus accident at Chiufen held the driver responsible for the death of their beloved yesterday.
12. "I want to assure them that our government is doing everything possible to help older Americans and children to get their shots(注射)," Bush said, adding that millions of vaccine doses were on hand for those who need them the most and more was being rushed in.
13. Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine(靖國神社), which honors war criminals along with other war dead, has long been a source of friction between the China and Japan and matters have got worse since Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi(小泉純一郎) began paying annual visits after taking office in 2001.
14. "It (it是虛主詞，代替後面實主詞的不定詞片語) is impossible to resolve all of those complicated problems within 100 days... But I have a strong conviction that our determination and good will are far more superior than the problems we are facing. (名詞子句，作conviction的同位語) At this point, our character as a great nation is truly under a severe test," Mr Yudhoyono(尤多約諾), Indonesia's new, first directly-elected president, said.
15. The international aid organization(國際救援組織) CARE(國際關懷) has suspended(暫停) its work in Iraq following the kidnapping of its most senior official in Baghdad. Margaret Hassan was taken hostage on Monday as she drove to her office in Baghdad. She was employed through the charity's offices in Australia.
16. Middle Schools in China’s financial hub of Shanghai will recommend students spend their spare time reading kung fu novels(武俠小說) and the Bible, a policy which has some parents worried, a newspaper said Tuesday.
17. The lawyer for a sex offender accused of strangling three girls and a woman told a jury that his lient committed a “terrible crime,” but shouldn’t have to pay with his life.
18. Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted that the American military, not U.S. President George Bush, had asked Britain to move some of its troops closer to the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
19. A Chinese businesswoman who fled Beijing’s one-child policy to give birth in Northern Ireland should be allowed to remain in Britain, the European Union’s highest court ruled.
20. President George Bush said he would be disappointed if the Iraqi people chose an Islamic fundamentalist government in free elections, but “ democracy is democracy.”(但不管誰當選，民主就是民主)