Sentences Selected from the News
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1. Chairman Ma Ying-jeou(馬英九) of the Kuomintang (KMT) reaffirmed(再次肯定) yesterday his appeal for Taiwan to maintain the status quo(維持現狀) in its relations with rival China.
2. Many of those who died in northern Nigeria were Christians, ＃killed after a Muslin protest over the cartoons turned violent and riots torched churches, shops and vehicles.
3. The main reasons for having two jobs included paying for day-to-day living expenses(日常生活費用), paying off debts(還債) or student loans(還學生貸款) or saving for a holiday, the survey showed.
4. The Philippine army tightened security on Sunday after finding a bomb in the Philippine Military Academy, one of the alleged targets in a plot(陰謀) to overthrow and possibly kill president.
5. Internet cafes have become extremely popular among young Chinese, and parents and teachers have long complained that they are a bad environment and a distraction from studies(念書分心).
6. Angry passengers, many stranded at the Dhaka airport(達卡幾場) for days without knowing when they may fly, threatened to besiege(包圍) Biman’s airport office and to take their protest on to the street.
7. Militants responsible for a string of attacks and kidnappings that have cut Nigerian oil exports by 20 percent threatened for the first time Sunday to target international oil tankers(國際油輪) ＊coming into this West African nation’s waters(海域) to load crude oil(原油)
8. Uncertain if they were even digging in the right place, rescue workers tried Tuesday to find a mud-swamped elementary school amid fears ◆that time already may have run out for finding survivors of a massive landslide.
9. A South Korean man has claimed he is the natural father of US skier Toby Dawson, who won a bronze(銅牌) in the Winter Olympics last week. Dawson, 27, was adopted by US parents in 1982, from an orphanage in Seoul(首爾) who did not know who his parents were.
10. A 72-year-old Indian man is to sit his high school exams (參加考試)for the 37th time in the hope ◆(that)he will finally be able to get married. Shiv Charan vowed he would not marry until he had passed his examinations.