Sentences Selected from the News
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1. More than 400 policemen in a Mexican city have been ordered to go on a diet(節食). Senior officers in Aguascalientes say(that) they are too fat to do their jobs properly.
2. The 75-year-old president(指阿拉法特), who has for decades symbolized the conflict with Israel for a Palestinian state(巴勒斯坦國), was taken by helicopter to hospital after landing at a military airfield southwest of Paris.
3. In a new videotape ＃televised Friday, Osama bin Laden(賓拉登) made a direct, formal address to the American people, saying that the best way for Americans to avoid a repeat of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, was to stop threatening Muslims' security.
4. The Taipei City government has ＊demanded that the President Office(總統府) remove the barricades(路障) that have been blocked traffic(妨礙交通) around President Chen’s official residence(官邸) since the March election.
5. While other people may be concerned about the shortage of flu shots(流感疫苗注射), parents of young children have a completely different issue to ponder(仔細考慮): whether or not to even get their kids vaccinated.
6. The United States said Tuesday it has reports of continuing activities by known terrorist groups in the Philippines, which could include bombings on airports, passenger ships and seaports.
7. Theo van Gogh, a distant relative(遠親) of the 19th century painter Vincent van Gogh(梵谷) and a Dutch filmmaker and writer, who had recently made a television film critical of Islam, was shot and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street on Tuesday.
8. The sabotage(破壞活動) of the northern oil pipeline(輸油管) forced a shutdown of crude oil exports to a port in Turkey, Iraqi officials said. The pipeline pumps out(抽出) 400,000 barrels a day of crude oil(原油) and is the frequent target of sabotage.
9. Thailand's Muslim community has reacted with shock and frustration to the news that 78 Muslim men died in police custody after a protest turned violent. (名詞子句，作news的同位語) Islamic leaders have called for calm in the three majority Muslim provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala that sit on Thailand's southern border with Malaysia.
10. Nepal says it is making efforts to secure the release of a Nepalese man ＃kidnapped in Iraq on Monday. A spokesman for Iraq's government said on Tuesday that that the Nepalese man was one of eight people ＃kidnapped in the capital, Baghdad, on Monday.
11. Mr Kerry publicly admitted defeat(承認敗選)in a speech in Boston. George W Bush has declared victory in the US presidential election after his Democratic challenger John Kerry admitted defeat. "I am proud to lead such an amazing country and I am proud to lead it forward," Mr Bush said in Washington.
12. Hamid Karzai has been officially declared the winner of Afghanistan's landmark presidential election(首次總統選舉). Mr Karzai, who is attending the funeral of the United Arab Emirates president, won 55.4% of the vote on 9 October.
13. President Bush has been an unpopular U.S. president in much of the Middle East. Many Arabs oppose the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and are concerned about the impact on Muslims of the global war on terrorism. Many are also angry at President Bush's refusal to deal with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
14. Leaders who supported the Iraq war had wanted to see Bush re elected. Opponents privately made clear they preferred Kerry. In France, which was a leading critic of the war, Foreign Minister Michel Barnier called the election the start of "a new stage" irrespective of (不管)who won.
15. “Today, I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent,” President Bush said. “To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust.”