Sentences Selected from the News
＊ 紐約時報學習網 (老師專頁 / 學生專頁)
1. Any death penalties(死刑) handed down could affect Indonesia's ties with Australia, which has abolished(癈除) the death penalty.
2. Passengers using the ferry(船運；渡輪運輸) between mainland China and the outlying island of Kinmen return to mark the end of the Lunar New Year holidays. The total number of passengers using the service—known as “mini three links” (小三通)—reached 48,937.
3. South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon(潘基文)on Tuesday declared his candidacy to replace Kofi Annan as U.N. secretary general when Annan’s tenure(任期) expires at the end of the year.
4. Japan said Monday that managing its deteriorating ties(日漸惡化的關係) with China had become critical amid warnings of a potential military conflict between the neighbors that could drag in the United States(將美國拖下水).
5. Days before his wife and baby daughter were found shot to death in bed, the man charged with killing them searched the Internet for ways to kill people and methods of committing suicide.
6. He said, “We are apologizing for jokes which do not require an apology. We fire editors-in-chief(總編輯) who did nothing wrong.”
7. He said Moscow was not happy with all of Hamas’s policies(哈瑪斯政策), but predicted the West had no choice but to deal with it.
8. It(it是虛主詞，代替後面實主詞的名詞子句) wasn’t clear from the report whether the fragrance being developed was for industrial use or to be bottled and sold as perfume.
9. A prominent Singaporean opposition leader was declared bankrupt(宣告破產) on Friday for failing to make libel payments(誹謗罪罰鍰) to two prime ministers, a ruling(判决) that will bar him from contesting elections.
10. He criticized protesters who demanded the Danish government apologize for the cartoons. “Frankly, that(前述事件) shows that the idea of genuine free speech has not take root(生根) in Muslim countries.”