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1. Authorities had trouble(trouble後動詞用動名詞) keeping people from southern Louisiana from traveling through floodwaters in their boats to discover whether Rita wrecked their homes and livelihoods(生計).
2. President George Bush said he also wanted to know whether there was times when the Defense Department should take charge during such disasters (natural disaster).
3. A maidcharged with murdering her Filipino compatriot and friend in Singapore made a second court appearance on Friday, where she met her lawyer for the first time since her arrest a week ago.
4. A majority of the Swiss electorate(瑞士選民) voted Sunday to allow citizens of the 10 new European Union member states to work in Switzerland, according to the final results of a national referendum(公投).
5. A woman disguised as a man and strapped with explosives blew herself up outside an Iraqi army recruitment center(募兵中心). The explosion killed at least six would-be recruits(應徵者) and wounded 30 in the first known attack by a female suicide bomber in the country's bloody insurgency.
6. Asia needs wider support from international donors to help fight bird flu and compensate farmers who must slaughter their poultry stocks to curb the spread of the virus, Malaysian and European Commission officials said.
7. Algerians(阿爾及利亞人) are voting in a referendum meant to put an end to a decade-long civil war that left more than 100,000 dead and thousands unaccounted for(原因不明而死亡). A "Yes" vote would endorse(贊成) government plans to grant an amnesty(予以特赦) to many of those jailed for the killings.
8. Ministers from south east Asian nations are starting their annual agriculture and forestry meeting in the Philippines with the focus on bird flu. Officials from Japan, China and South Korea will join the meeting on Friday.
9. A suicide bomber has killed at least 12 people and injured a number of others outside an army base in Kabul, Afghan security officials say. The suspected bomber was among those killed in the powerful rush-hour blast, near the army training centre.
10. A 71-year-old woman has pulled a car for 65ft - with her teeth - in China. Wang Xiaobei performed the stunt(絕技) with a car weighing more than a tonne(公噸) in Jinan, Shandong province(山東省濟南市), where she lives. She attached one end of a heavy rope to the car and wrapped a handkerchief around the other end before biting on the rope. Mrs Wang said she had been practising feats of strength(力量絕技) with her teeth for more than 30 years.