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1. Police said Wednesday they found the bodies of 20 people, who had all been shot to death, near a village in Iraq's western border with Syria.
2. More than 85% of small businesses run by black people, surveyed in South Africa, rely solely on mobile phones for telecommunications(電信).
3. U.S. President George W. Bush demanded on Saturday that Syria withdraw completely from Lebanon and denounced Damascus' "support for terrorism" as a major obstacle to peace in the Middle East.
4. President George W. Bush, in his weekly radio address, rejected Syrian plans for a partial pullout of troops from Lebanon. U.N. Security Council resolution demands that "all foreign forces be withdrawn."
5. Li Zhaoxing(大陸外長李肇星) said a lifting embargo on weapons sales to Beijing would be mainly a symbolic act to improve relations, dismissing Washington's ◆concern that canceling the ban would result in large transfers of sophisticated new weaponry to China.
6. People suspected of being members of a terrorist group are not automatically barred from legally buying a gun, and the investigation indicated that people with clear links to terrorist groups had regularly taken advantage of this gap.
7. President George W. Bush on Monday nominated John Bolton, a blunt long-time critic of the United Nations, to be U.S. ambassador to the world body(指聯合國) in a move that raised doubts about Bush's new emphasis on diplomacy.
8. The International Atomic Energy Agency(國際原子能委員會), which has been conducting inspections in Iran for two years, has said it has not found evidence of any weapons program.
The Italian foreign minister, Gianfranco Fini, on Tuesday publicly
10. Chechen rebel leader(車臣叛軍首領) Aslan Maskhadov has been killed by Russian troops fighting to quell a long rebellion in the mainly Muslim Caucasus region(高加索地區). The death of Maskhadov, 53, would boost(提高聲望) Russian President Vladimir Putin(普亭), who built his power largely on a tough line against the Chechen rebels.
11. Organisers of Wednesday's No Smoking Day predict this year's event will help 85,000 smokers give up their habit. It(it是虛主詞，代替後面實主詞的名詞子句) is expected that one in three UK smokers - about 4m people - will take steps towards giving up, with the 85,000 quitting for good.
12. Indian Ocean countries(印度洋週邊國家) and UN experts have agreed on a timetable for a tsunami early warning system. At a meeting in Paris, delegates decided the system, which could save thousands of lives, would be installed in three stages.
13. Nearly 30 elementary school children in the Philippines have died after eating fried cassava balls(樹薯丸)obtained from a vendor. Fourteen children died Wednesday before reaching hospitals and 13 died upon arrival.
14. Photos of Prince Charles and his bride-to-be (未來新娘)Camilla Parker Bowles appear on a set of royal wedding postage stamps unveiled by Britain's Royal Mail. Britons will have a choice of two Charles and Camilla commemorative stamps(紀念郵票), which will go on sale at post offices on April 8, the couple's wedding day.
15. A Romanian woman says she has stayed in her home for 15 years since her husband was jailed. Mariana Schuster, 46, promised her husband she would be faithful to him while he was in prison. Her husband, who is serving 30 years for murder, made her sign a legal agreement saying she would not leave the house because he thought she would be unfaithful.