Sentences Selected from the News
1. The truth is: a terrible tragedy like this brings out the best in most people, brigs out the worst in some people.
2. An Indonesian woman in Jakarta(雅加達) has died of what authorities suspect might be bird flu, the health minister said on Sunday.
3. The poll found that most people disapprove of the Bush administration’s conduct of the war and think the war was a mistake. Half believe it has increased the threat of terrorism.
4. Police arrested 87 journalists in the Nepalese capital(尼泊爾首都) on Friday who were planning a rally to demand the lifting of restrictions on the press(取消新聞限制).
5. The British military has reported at least 96 deaths since the war began. Two British troops died in a roadside bombing in southern Iraq on Monday.
6. Three people were killed and 11 were injured in a fire that sent residents jumping to safety from a three- story apartment building, fire officials said.
7. Dressed in a dark suit and maroon tie(褐紅色領帶), former U.S. President Bill Clinton bowed his head in prayer(低頭禱告) and later placed his right hand over his heart as the American flag was raised to half-mast(升半旗).
8. Premier Frank Hsieh yesterday rejected an opposition lawmakers'＊demand that he apologize before they will allow him to deliver his administrative report to the Legislative Yuan.
9. Russia and China have openly opposed Western efforts to take Iran to the UN Security Council over Tehran's controversial nuclear activities. The US and EU(歐盟) have been pressing for Iran to be referred to the Security Council(提交安理會處理), which can impose sanctions.
10. “The pace(速度) of economic change in China has been extremely rapid since the start of economic reforms just over 25 years ago,” the 250-page report said. “Economic growth has averaged 9.5 percent(平均每年百分之九點五) over the past two decades(十年) and seems likely to continue at that pace for some time.”