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1. A brother and sister who sent junk e-mail to millions of America Online(美國線上) customers were convicted Wednesday in the nation’s first felony(重罪) prosecution of Internet spam (網路垃圾郵件)distributors.
2. Heavy rain sent water as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) deep rushing through the University Hawaii’s main research library(研究圖書館), destroying irreplaceable documents and books, toppling(使倒塌) doors and walls and forcing a few students to break a window to escape.
3. British police voiced astonishment that so many people survived a high-speed crash of a 300-pasenger train(名詞子句，作astonishment的同位語) that rammed into a car at a rail crossing.
4. An American soldierwounded in Falluja(法魯加) said he had seen two of his colleagues killed. "A buddy(夥伴) of mine and another soldier were killed and I have seen about 50 other wounded (U.S.) soldiers since the fighting began," he told Reuters.
5. U.S. President George W. Bush has told China's President Hu Jintao(胡錦濤) that Washington will not change its stance on Taiwan, the self-governing island, China views as part of its territory and has vowed to reclaim by force if(it is) necessary.
6. Many Chinese harbor deep resentment(深懷怨恨) of Japan's World War Two actions and what they see as its failure to own up to atrocities(未承認它的罪行) committed during its military occupation of China from 1931 to 1945. Beijing estimates that up to 35 million Chinese were killed or wounded by invading Japanese troops.
7. The threat was issued in a posting on an Islamic website by a groupcalling itself Ansar al-Jihad. The group also wants prisonersheld by Iraqi and US forces freed. It says the hostages will be killed within 48 hours unless its demands are met.
8. U.S. troops were confident Wednesday of taking full control(完全掌控) of Fallujah within 48 hours, as kidnappers threatened to kill at least two members of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's extended family(大家庭成員) unless the assault was stopped.
9. Yasir Arafat, the Palestinian leader, died early Thursday morning in a Paris hospital, a French military spokesman announced. Mr. Arafat, who was the symbol of the Palestinian revolution and aspiration for an independent state for some 40 years, died at about 3:30 a.m. Paris time of complications(併發症) from an unknown disease after lingering in a coma(昏迷) for days.
10. Palestinians begin a 40-day mourning period following the death early Thursday morning of their leader, Yasser Arafat. Mr. Arafat died in the military hospital outside of Paris, where he had been taken, two weeks ago, for urgent medical treatment.
11. France is evacuating its nationals from Ivory Coast(象牙海岸) after days of anti-French demonstrations. The first plane carrying 270 people from the main city Abidjan (阿比尚)landed in Paris on Wednesday evening, and two more flights were expected follow.
12. Indonesia's new defense minister Juwono Sudarsono is to visit the US to lobby(遊說) for an end to Washington's arms embargo(武器禁運), as part of fresh moves to normalize relations. He will brief US officials about his country's need for arms and other military equipment.
13. A hospitalized 107-year-old Indian man who has been in and out of jail for 17 years over a fatal attack on a villager has won bail(保釋) on the grounds of old age. But his case is not over.
14. Nepal's King Gyanendra has given an amnesty to 12 women prisoners who had been jailed for having abortions. Abortions were illegal in the Himalayan kingdom until 2002, and violators were sent to jail for anything between three years and life.
15. About 80 per cent of Chinese senior citizens(老年人) in urban areas will live alone by 2010, in a country where traditionally several generations lived under one roof. Statistics from the China Research Center on Aging (CRCA老化研究中心) show that China currently has more than 23.4 million elderly living alone, accounting for 30 per cent of urban senior citizens.