Sentences Selected from the News
1. US President George W Bush has accepted responsibility for going to war in Iraq on the basis of faulty intelligence(錯誤情報), but said it was still the right choice.
2. Campaigning around Iraq stopped Wednesday to give the country's 15 million voters an opportunity to reflect(仔細思考),before deciding who will govern their country for the next four years.
3. Foreign scholars will be able to become university presidents in Taiwan, according to amendments adopted by the Legislative Yuan yesterday. Currently, only Taiwanese nationals can head colleges and universities in Taiwan.
4. Prince Charles was questioned by Scotland Yard(蘇格蘭警場) for several hours last week about the death of his first wife, Princess Diana. The princess, divorced from Prince Charles, and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed died on Aug. 31, 1997.
5. Authorities seeking to prevent more racial unrest in Sydney were keeping a close watch on places of worship, as Prime Minister John Howard acknowledged Wednesday this week's riots may have harmed Australia's image abroad(國外形象).
6. A husband and wife have 'remarried' as a gay couple(同性戀夫婦) - 14 years after the groom had a sex swap operation(變性手術). Bernard and Joyce Rogers wed in 1967 but have lived "like sisters" since 1991, when Bernadette, as she's now known, underwent gender surgery(變性手術).
7. The 19-year-old Virginia woman known as the "cell phone bandit" pleaded guilty (認罪)Tuesday to bank robbery conspiracy. Candice Rose Martinez, who gained notoriety for robbing banks while talking (省略子句，while 後省略了she was) on a cell phone, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
8. Moscow is not merely Russia's capital. The city is home to four fifths of the country's national wealth(全國最有錢的人). It boasts more billionaires(億萬富翁) than New York or London. Everything and everyone is here: banks, businesses, trade. Whoever(=The man who) rules Moscow, Russians like to say, rules the country.
9. Energy-hungry countries(能源缺乏國家) in Northeast Asia should band together(團結在一起) to secure supplies and ease tensions over disputed territories and history, much as European states(歐洲的國家) did in the 1950s, a security group said on Thursday.
10. Former Nigerian(奈及利亞的) military president(軍人總統) Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, now a leading opposition leader(名詞片語，作Gen. Mohammadu Buhari的同位語), told the Voice of America in an interview Thursday that he does not support amending the constitution to extend President Obasanjo's tenure(任期). He said that Nigerian leaders should respect the constitution and leave after two terms(兩任).
11. An escaped elephant is roaming the streets of St Petersburg(聖彼德堡) - while authorities try to decide whose job it is to catch it.