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1. "It's incomprehensible to me why he would shoot Judge Barnes, who, it seemed to me, was giving him a very fair trial," Mr. Hazen said.
2. After hours of confinement(限制行動), the woman got out and called 911(美國報警電話) at about 9:50 a.m. It was not yet clear if she escaped or was allowed to leave.
3. Seven people have been shot dead and several others hurt by a gunman who opened fire at a US church service(教堂禮拜). The gunman shot and killed himself after the shooting spree(掃射).
4. "There are some details that have to be determined soon and there are some loose ends(未解決的事項)regarding some details but at the same time there are many principles that were agreed upon," he added.
5. Malaysia is now rounding up(圍捕) an estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants thought to remain in the country. If caught(省略子句，if 後省略了they are), they face a fine and jail or caning(鞭刑) for men younger than 50.
6. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it had seen no evidence so far to suggest the Asian bird flu virus was changing into a form that could be easily transmitted from one human to another.
7. It was always intended that the main focus of Ms Condoleezza Rice's(美國國務卿萊斯) diplomatic mission to South and East Asia would be to restart the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons.
8. Japan has started applying stricter regulations on the tens of thousands of Filipinos who come to Japan on so-called entertainment visas. The new measure is a response to criticism of Japan's failure to curb human trafficking. Many Filipinos who arrive on such visas end up working in Japan's sex industry(色情行業).
9. Italy, one of Washington’s most stalwart allies(忠實盟邦) in Iraq, announced it could begin pulling its troops out in September, an acknowledgment by Premier Silvio Berlusconi that Italian public opinion is heavily against the war.
10. In a symbolic but stunning rebuke, Harvard’s(哈佛大學的) Faculty of Arts and Sciences passed a motion (通過一決議案)Tuesday saying it lacked confidence in President Lawrence Summers — the first such action in the nearly 400-year history of the university.
11. An army platoon leader(陸軍排長) was sentenced Tuesday to 45 days in a military prison for his role in forcing three Iraqi civilians into the Tigris River(泰格利斯河). Army 1st Lt(陸軍中尉) Jack Saville also must forfeit(扣繳罸鍰) $2,000 of his military salary each month for six months, military judge Col. Theodore Dixon(軍事檢察官Dixon上校) ruled.
12. Philippine police shot dead 22 prisoners as they stormed a Manila jail on Tuesday in a bloody end to a 24-hour stand-off with Islamic militant suspects.
13. At least 56 journalists were killed for their work worldwide last year, the highest toll for the profession(指新聞記者這一行) in a decade, as Iraq remained the most dangerous place in the world for reporters, a U.S.-based media rights group(媒體人權組織) said Monday.
14. President George W Bush has nominated(提名)US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz(副國防部長伍佛維茨) as the next head of the World Bank(世界銀行總裁). Mr Wolfowitz, 61, has earned a reputation as a "neo-conservative" hawk(新保守派之鷹派分子) during his time at the Pentagon, and was a strong advocate(堅定倡導者) of the Iraq war.
15. North Korea has bitterly refused any dealings with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as the top U.S. diplomat began a six-day visit to Asia seeking a breakthrough in the two-year standoff over the North's nuclear weapons program. The nuclear crisis deepened last month when North Korea announced it had nuclear weapons and said it would boycott international disarmament talks because of U.S. hostility toward its government.
16. Young Chinese are becoming more relaxed about infidelity(不貞), pre-marital sex(婚前性行為) and divorce, "acts that have been frowned on for thousands of years," Xinhua news agency has said. A third of the more than 1,000 people aged 23 to 26 polled in eight major Chinese cities said they accepted sexual practices(性行為) that were taboo(禁忌) in China until recent decades. "The survey found that 33 percent of the respondents said they could tolerate extra-marital affairs(婚外情), and 34.8 percent said pre-marital sex was good for marital life(婚姻生活).