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1. The bill(法案) was passed in the lower house of parliament(國會下議院) by 334 votes in favor(贊成), with 73 against(反對) and two abstentions(棄權).
2. Anybody who tells you who will win is truly the smartest person in the world or the most arrogant.
3. North Korea set three conditions on Friday to be met before it would consider returning to six-party talks on its nuclear programs.
4. “We want to stress that she sees herself as an Iraqi. Iraq is her home. She has been living there for many years and would never consider coming back to Britain,” Care International spokeswoman said.
5. Many foreignersworking in Taiwan andwell-educated Taiwanese who prefer solid news and analyses to pop songs cannot get the information they really need from ICRT.(因漢聲電台增加英語節目，而ICRT則減少英語節目)
6. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Saturday rejected North Korean demands that the United States "reward" the communist country before it will agree to return to six-party discussions on its nuclear weapons programs.
7. Taiwan's PChome Online is scheduled to expand its Skype telecommunications system(國內外免費電話軟體) to expand the phone call service from personal computers to traditional phone sets(傳統電話機) in November. The fees for overseas calls will be only half of current prices for phone sets at both ends.
8. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell on Saturday rejected North Korea's latest demand that the United States drop its "hostile" policy toward that nation and agree to other steps before the stalled regional talks on its nuclear weapons program resume.
9. Prime Minister Ayad Allawi blamed the American-led military forces on Tuesday for the weekend massacre of 49 freshly trained Iraqi soldiers, saying the military had shown "major negligence(重大怠忽職守)."
10. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said officers in his United States Army division, which has trained Iraqi national guardsmen, were baffled by the utter lack of protection given the Iraqi soldiers.
11. At least 78 people died from suffocation(窒息) while being transported in overcrowded military trucks after a violent demonstration in Thailand's largely Muslim south.
12. Japan said it would accept US beef from cows aged 20 months or younger. The agreement came after three days of talks in Tokyo, and was announced hours before the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell(美國國務卿鮑爾), was due to visit the capital.
13. “People keep telling us that democracy is kind of messy(一團紊亂), and when you have close elections(五五波的選舉), there’s a possibility the outcome won’t be immediately clear,” (名詞子句，作possibility的同位語) Ms. Olson said. “but what’s the alternative(有選擇嗎)?”
14. Hundreds of sobbing relatives besieged(包圍) a Thai army base on Wednesday to retrieve bodies(收屍) or find news of people missing after 78 Muslims suffocated in army trucks following a protest that turned violent.
15. A team of doctors has arrived at Yasser Arafat's(阿拉法特) headquarters in Ramallah,where the ailing Palestinian leader's health has significantly deteriorated. One cabinet minister, who asked not be identified, told Reuters that Mr Arafat, 75, was "very, very sick".