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Zaha, Kagawa make case to United in PKs win

  • edge: United, which debuted new blue uni forms, began the US pre-season tour with a 7-0 romp over the host Los Angeles Galaxy last Wednesday and edged AS Roma 3-2 at Denver three days ago.
  • luck: Fletcher hit the post in training so it's also a little bit of luck, but we deserved the victory, I think," Van Gaal said.
  • loan: Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie are among those who could push Zaha into a loan, transfer or sale but the African says he wants to stay and that Van Gaal has made him better.
  • possible: Fredy Guarin, the Colombian midfielder for Inter who has been linked to a possible transfer deal for Hernandez, entered in the 84th minute.
  • penalty: Washington (AFP)- Manchester United remained undefeated under new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal after defeating Inter Milan 5-3 on penalty kicks Tuesday following a goal-less draw.

At least 24 reported killed in Guinea beach concert stampede

  • stretch: The stampede, which occurred during celebrations to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in mainly Muslim Guinea, comes at a time when health workers are already stretched by an outbreak of Ebola.
  • outbreak: The stampede, which occurred during celebrations to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in mainly Muslim Guinea, comes at a time when health workers are already stretched by an outbreak of Ebola.
  • mourn: CONAKRY (Reuters)- At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital, news agency AFP said, with Guinea's Presidency declaring a week of mourning after what it described as a " tragic drama ".
  • incident: A statement from the Presidency said the incident occurred at a beach in the Ratoma neighborhood of the capital, Conakry.
  • tragic: CONAKRY (Reuters)- At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital, news agency AFP said, with Guinea's Presidency declaring a week of mourning after what it described as a " tragic drama ".

Toasts and tears of joy as Germany started WWI

  • annihilate: England's King George V sent word to Wilhelm, his cousin, that Lichnowsky must have misunderstood: Britain could not stand by and watch France be annihilated.
  • civilian: The ensuing war would cause untold suffering for the civilian population as well, with famine raging through the country as two million German soldiers fell on foreign fields.
  • troops: The marching orders prepared over several years had said that in case of war with Russia, its ally France would be invaded first before the German troops headed east.
  • ambassador: The German emperor has just declared war on Russia, is preparing to attack France, and has received word from his ambassador in London that Britain would remain neutral in the conflict.
  • conflict: The German emperor has just declared war on Russia, is preparing to attack France, and has received word from his ambassador in London that Britain would remain neutral in the conflict.

Los Angeles flood hits university

  • avoid: Pipes had to be to closed slowly to avoid further damage, Los Angeles Water and Power spokeswoman Michele Vargas said.
  • burst: A burst water main on Los Angeles ' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles, local officials say.
  • probably: That is probably one of the most dangerous things you can do," said Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Jaime Moore.
  • inundate: Local roads were inundated and water poured into underground car parks.
  • further: Pipes had to be to closed slowly to avoid further damage, Los Angeles Water and Power spokeswoman Michele Vargas said.

Khmer Rouge tribunal readies way for genocide case

  • accuse: The goal (of breaking the case into two parts) was to have a shortened process to reach a verdict so that the victims would have an opportunity to see justice before the elderly accused passed away," said Anne Heindel, co-author of " Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
  • crime: It will cover additional crimes against humanity, and add charges of genocide for the killings of members of Cambodia's Vietnamese and Cham ethnic minorities.
  • witness: Tribunal officials say their second trial, with witnesses and the presentation of evidence, is likely to begin in the last quarter of this year.
  • crime: The tribunal's chief judge, Nil Non, opened the hearings by reading the charges and crime sites set to be heard in the newest trial segment.
  • process: The goal (of breaking the case into two parts) was to have a shortened process to reach a verdict so that the victims would have an opportunity to see justice before the elderly accused passed away," said Anne Heindel, co-author of " Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Guinea in Mourning After Deadly Concert Stampede

  • target: After a long flight through deep space, a European Space Agency probe is finally approaching its target-- a comet millions of kilometers away from earth.
  • origin: Scientists say the mission may lead to some startling discoveries about the origins of the water on earth.
  • fuel: False rumors in Central America are fueling the current surge of undocumented young people being apprehended at the U.S. border.
  • halt: As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Honduras, these rumors trace back to President Obama's 2012 executive order to halt deportations for some young undocumented immigrants already living in the United States.
  • dispute: China recently pulled an oil rig from an area of the disputed South China Sea that Vietnam also claims.

Asia stocks rise on earnings, await US growth data

  • release: US DATA: Markets are looking ahead to key data being released later this week.
  • separatist: President Barack Obama has announced expanded sanctions against Russia in response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner over an area of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
  • further: ANALYST TAKE: " A weaker US close and news of further sanctions against Russia is likely to limit early buying support for stocks this morning," says Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets.
  • major: Still, investors are likely to hold on to stocks, rather than taking any major action, despite news of more sanctions against Russia, he said.
  • announce: President Barack Obama has announced expanded sanctions against Russia in response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner over an area of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

Bombs in Syria's Aleppo kill 13 pro-Assad fighters: monitor

  • loyal: Forces loyal to Assad now control most of Damascus, along with the main highway from the capital through to Homs and the western Mediterranean coast.
  • rebel: Rebels advanced into Aleppo, once Syria's commercial hub, in 2012 from the north and took districts in the center of the city.
  • rebel: Aleppo is one of Syria's main contested cities and government forces took strategic ground around it in June, squeezing the main rebel supply line into the city after months of battlefield gains by Damascus.
  • government: The government advance was backed by fighters from the Lebanese Shi ' ite Muslim group Hezbollah, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, sources close to the group told Reuters earlier this month.
  • ally: The government advance was backed by fighters from the Lebanese Shi ' ite Muslim group Hezbollah, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, sources close to the group told Reuters earlier this month.

Consultants' Trial in China Highlights Perils of Business Investigations

  • diligence: “I find this a very dark day for due diligence and forensics work,” he wrote.
  • arrest: Companies ' filings at local business bureaus were no longer accessible, and authorities had started arresting hundreds of investigators and their sources.
  • corruption: I offered to investigate GSK China's internal businesses to determine if the alleged corruption did exist, but they turned me down ,” Humphrey said.
  • request: They requested me to investigate the background of their suspected informer and make an assessment of the informer.
  • obtain: Well, great, but it is illegal to obtain that information.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede

  • government: The government declared a week of national mourning after what it called a " tragic drama" on the beach in the capital city's northern Ratoma suburb where popular Guinean rap group Instinct Killers was playing among other artists.
  • launch: An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the tragedy.
  • tragic: The president's office said in a statement it was " shocked by the tragic drama caused by mass movements at a cultural event ".
  • shock: The president's office said in a statement it was " shocked by the tragic drama caused by mass movements at a cultural event ".
  • tragic: The government declared a week of national mourning after what it called a " tragic drama" on the beach in the capital city's northern Ratoma suburb where popular Guinean rap group Instinct Killers was playing among other artists.

Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

  • disciplinary: Jetstar said it was " addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved," but did not detail any potential disciplinary action.
  • illegal: If they have got something illegal, let them get caught.
  • passenger: One passenger told the newspaper several passengers suddenly made for the toilets with " things clenched in their hands.
  • avoid: Of course you should warn your passengers to help avoid them being humiliated, locked in a cage or fined," Jebediah Cole posted.
  • crew: Jetstar said it was " addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved," but did not detail any potential disciplinary action.

Last surviving member of Enola Gay crew dies in US

  • dust: The entire city was covered with smoke and dust and dirt.
  • survive: Last surviving member of Enola Gay crew dies in US- Yahoo News.
  • dirt: The entire city was covered with smoke and dust and dirt.
  • crew: Last surviving member of Enola Gay crew dies in US- Yahoo News.
  • surrender: On August 15, Japan surrendered, bringing the war to a close.

Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

  • survive: In April, a Somali immigrant survived a flight from San Jose International Airport in California to Hawaii stowed away in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 commercial airliner.
  • delay: The two-day delay in making the incident public was due to the process of having to remove the body, do the lab tests and provide official notifications to the German government, he said.
  • outbreak: An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 670 people, the largest outbreak in history with deaths blamed on the disease in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.
  • blame: An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 670 people, the largest outbreak in history with deaths blamed on the disease in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.
  • significant: A stowaway aboard a military plane is a significant security breach.

Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants

  • development: The trip, organized by the California Chamber of Commerce, includes a delegation of more than 100 people representing state government, business, economic development, investment and policy.
  • appropriate: The question is what it would take to transform the delay into an appropriate, much briefer period of waiting," Brown said.
  • shelter: A Naval Base in California's Ventura County known as " B u ilding 267 " is one of three shelters set up by federal government officials to house hundreds of Central American children.
  • export: On Wednesday, the governor plans to wrap up his trip by signing a trade agreement with Mexico, which is California's largest export market.
  • border: In addition to discussing immigration and energy with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Neito, Brown said they also talked about ways to shorten long waits at the Tijuana-San Diego international border crossing.

4 charged with murder in death of Chinese student

  • consulate: China's consulate general in Los Angeles called Ji's death cruel and said it was concerned about student safety.
  • precaution: Students were reminded to take extra security precautions and representatives reached out to U.S. authorities to take measures to ensure the safety of Chinese students, according to a statement from the consulate.
  • security: Meanwhile, Chinese students traded messages of sadness and shock and a Taiwanese student association sent out a long message with security tips.
  • prize: He also won a prize in Zhejiang University's mathematical modeling contest.
  • graduate: It was then that Ji decided he wanted to attend graduate school in the U.S. and he enrolled in fall 2013.

N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

  • opinion: Although there is no doubt that North Korea has an extremely active ballistic missile development program, expert opinion is split on just how much progress it has made.
  • launch: Images taken this month showed the gantry height on the main launch pad had increased to more than 50 metres, while a wider access road and rail spur capable of transporting larger rockets to the pad were either finished or nearing completion.
  • vegetation: The images also showed evidence of new engine tests, including the presence of first stage rocket motors and distressed vegetation along the edges of the flame path.
  • engine: Seoul (AFP)- Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank said Wednesday.
  • development: Although there is no doubt that North Korea has an extremely active ballistic missile development program, expert opinion is split on just how much progress it has made.

Ivanovic lone seeded player to win

  • retired: The Serbian next faces qualifier Carol Zhao, a sophomore at Stanford who was leading Yanina Wickm ayer, 6-2, 1-0, when the Belgian retired because of a viral infection.
  • split: It was a lot of things on and off the court," Ivanovic said of her split with Nemanja Kontic following the loss to Lisicki at Wimbledon.
  • difference: Sometimes just a few points make a difference and it helps to be positive in a tight situation.
  • champion: In other matches, Garbine Muguruza downed defending tournament champion and sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, and Monica Puig beat seventh-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-3, 7-5.
  • aggressive: In the tiebreak I thought I had to be aggressive, so I came to the net.

Libya militias seize Benghazi base

  • capture: The site was captured by Islamist-led militias after days of fighting in the eastern city, officials said.
  • militia: The site was captured by Islamist-led militias after days of fighting in the eastern city, officials said.
  • topple: The government has been unable to disarm the numerous armed groups controlling large parts of the country, which are behind Libya's worst violence since the 2011 uprising that toppled Col Muammar Gaddafi.
  • confirm: The fighters also confirmed in a statement that they had taken control of the base.
  • militia: A special forces base in the Libyan city of Benghazi has been seized by militias, fighters and officials say.

Argentina talks go long as debt deadline looms

  • waive: The lawyers said the European bondholders in the past few days had been in touch with other interested bondholders who also would be willing to waive the clause, which expires at the end of this year.
  • path: The lawyers said the stance by the bondholders was a " clear signal that the republic may be able to obtain a waiver... opening up a path to settlement.
  • negotiate: President Cristina Fernandez has long refused to negotiate with the U.S. hedge funds, led by New York billionaire Paul Singer's NML Capital Ltd., which spent more than a decade litigating for payment in full rather than agreeing to provide Argentina with debt relief.
  • debt: President Cristina Fernandez has long refused to negotiate with the U.S. hedge funds, led by New York billionaire Paul Singer's NML Capital Ltd., which spent more than a decade litigating for payment in full rather than agreeing to provide Argentina with debt relief.
  • firm: Late Tuesday, lawyers for a group of London-based bondholders who exchanged their bonds in the last decade said the financial firms that hold the bonds might be willing to drop a clause in their contracts that allows them to match deals reached with other bondholders.

21 Palestinians killed as Israel pounds Gaza on Wednesday

  • lull: Efforts led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week failed to achieve a breakthrough, and the explosion of violence appeared to dash international hopes of turning a brief lull for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival into a longer-term ceasefire.
  • facilitate: Since it is shunned by the United States and Israel as a terrorist group, Kerry's mediation has been facilitated by Egypt, Turkey, Qatar and Ab bas.
  • delegation: Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made to achieve a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation was expected to arrive for discussions.
  • ministry: Israeli tank shells pounding houses in eastern Jebalya in the northern Gaza Strip killed 13 people and wounded many others, health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said.
  • balk: Israel has balked at freeing up Gaza's borders under any de-escalation deal unless Hamas's disarmament is also guaranteed.

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

  • quarter: Adjusted earnings were 2 cents per share in the latest quarter, beating analysts ' expectations of a loss of 1 cent, according to FactSet.
  • soar: Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high- Yahoo News.
  • analyst: Adjusted earnings were 2 cents per share in the latest quarter, beating analysts ' expectations of a loss of 1 cent, according to FactSet.
  • quarter: In the first quarter, mobile ad revenue amounted to about 80 percent of total ad revenue.

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

  • debate: Whether the United States should have used the atomic bomb has been debated endlessly.
  • hero: I know he was recognized as a war hero, but we just knew him as a great father," Tom VanKirk said.
  • tack: Instead, he and his three siblings treasured a wonderful father, who was a great mentor and remained active and" sharp as a tack " until the end of his life.
  • retire: Then he went to school, earned degrees in chemical engineering and signed on with DuP ont, where he stayed until he retired in 1985.
  • career: Van Kirk's military career was chronicled in a 2012 book, " My True Course," by Suzanne Dietz.

Pan-African airline suspends flights to Ebola hit countries

  • passenger: On its website, ASKY also announced that it would stop transporting food from Conakry in Guinea and would screen all passengers travelling from the Guinean capital.
  • struggle: He is still in the early stages of the Ebola infection but having some daily struggles ", David McRay, a friend and family medicine doctor in Fort Worth, Texas, told AFP by phone.
  • suspension: The suspension of flights to Freetown and Monrovia by ASKY is related to the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus," Afoussath Tra ore, a spokesman for the company, told AFP.
  • facility: Khan was admitted last week into an anti-Ebola treatment facility run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders ( MSF) after testing positive for the virus.
  • destination: ASKY, which works in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, serves 20 destinations in central and west Africa.

Bumps, buzzards and critical species

  • course: They eat tonnes of this living coral over the course of a year- they actually depress coral diversity.
  • comparison: He says the comparison to the famed pachyderms of the Savannah is apt.
  • liner: Someone could grab a one liner- bumpheads are bad for diversity, or elephants reduce forest structure, and run with that in dangerous ways.
  • species: What do you do when an endangered species does things that are bad for the environment?
  • landscape: Likewise, by conserving sufficient habitat to sustain representative raptor species in the landscape, they can serve as umbrella species to conserve much of the associated biodiversity.

In Virginia, Summer Camp for Global Ambassadors

  • traditional: Wearing traditional Ghanaian garb, Gwira shows off his cultural pride by teaching his new friends words in his local language.
  • customs: Attending the 12-day Global Youth Village summer camp sponsored by Legacy International, the teens are discovering customs and hardships of their peers, and discussing ways to build peace and protect human rights.
  • discuss: Attending the 12-day Global Youth Village summer camp sponsored by Legacy International, the teens are discovering customs and hardships of their peers, and discussing ways to build peace and protect human rights.
  • culture: “Meeting all these different people, I realize that we have a lot of differences in cultures but we also have a lot of similarities,” Gwira said.
  • brief: Their time at the camp, though brief, provides lessons that will last a lifetime..

House Plans to Vote on Border Funding Bill Thursday

  • passage: Republican House Speaker John Boehner predicted the bill will pass his chamber, he acknowedged that passage is by no means assured.
  • analyst: Analysts say it would come close to a miracle if the House and Senate were to both pass compatible border funding bills before the five-week August break.
  • vulnerable: “It is the weakening of the due process protection for vulnerable children who fled murder, violence and killing, and now we are just going to return them back to that?
  • violence: “It is the weakening of the due process protection for vulnerable children who fled murder, violence and killing, and now we are just going to return them back to that?
  • violence: Almost all of the children coming over now are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, countries plagued by drug-related gang violence.

The tech firm helping a tough area

  • community: Zendesk also donates money to local charities, and has space on its ground floor that people in the local community can hire out.
  • involve: Zendesk has meaningfully involved their employees directly in making meals and in assisting people," he says.
  • imagine: This is the most amazing thing I 've done in my life and I can't imagine doing anything else.
  • donate: Zendesk also donates money to local charities, and has space on its ground floor that people in the local community can hire out.
  • firm: The local authority had long been keen to attract such growing technology firms to Tenderloin, to help boost the area's economy and aid its wider regeneration.

The reindeer herders battling a mine

  • border: In the mountains near the border between Sweden and Norway, at the height of the summer season the Sami call Giessie, the reindeer herders mark the newborn calves that are just beginning to roam this land.
  • government: Last year, the Swedish government published a new strategy to strengthen its position as a leading mining nation, amid ever-increasing global demand for metals.
  • majority: My feeling is that the vast majority of the population here is in favour of the mine," he tells me outside the city hall in the centre of the town.
  • settlement: They always tell us the mine will just be a small area," he tells me at his wooden cabin in the isolated settlement of Vaisaluokta, an hour's boat journey from the nearest paved road.
  • indigenous: They have used social media and networks of indigenous rights campaigners around the world to spread their message.

Body of Stowaway Found on US Air Force Cargo Jet

  • immigrant: In April, a Somali immigrant survived a flight from San Jose International Airport, California to Hawaii, while stowed away in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 commercial airliner.
  • outbreak: As concerns swell over an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in several African countries, the military also confirmed that the body was tested for communicable diseases.
  • male: Kirby said the stowaway was a black male who may have been of African origin.
  • survive: In April, a Somali immigrant survived a flight from San Jose International Airport, California to Hawaii, while stowed away in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 commercial airliner.
  • wheel: In April, a Somali immigrant survived a flight from San Jose International Airport, California to Hawaii, while stowed away in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 commercial airliner.

Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

  • conflict: BBC News- Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire.
  • conflict: Israel has seen 53 of its soldiers die since conflict with Hamas began on 8 July.
  • injure: Most of those deaths have been civilians, and 6,700 Palestinians have been injured, according to the Gaza health ministry.
  • target: There were reports of ongoing shelling in Gaza after dark, hours after a series of targets linked to Hamas were hit by presumed Israeli bombardments.
  • huge: Earlier, a huge plume of smoke rose over the Strip's only power plant after one of its fuel tanks was reportedly set alight by Israeli tank shells, and the facility was forced to shut down.

Vietnam’s Communists Urged to Sue China

  • legitimacy: The more Vietnam steps back, the more China presses ahead,” they wrote, adding that only a legal move can prove Vietnam's legitimacy over the disputed waters.
  • prominent: Dozens of prominent members of Vietnam's Communist Party ( VCP), voicing concerns over China’s actions in the South China Sea, are calling on their leaders to file a legal case against Beijing with the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea.
  • obtain: The petition, obtained by VOA's Vietnamese service, has been sent to the Central Committee, the highest authority within the VCP.
  • legal: Dozens of prominent members of Vietnam's Communist Party (VCP), voicing concerns over China’s actions in the South China Sea, are calling on their leaders to file a legal case against Beijing with the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea.
  • defend: Beijing says it does not recognize international arbitration of the dispute and has refused to defend itself or otherwise take part in the proceedings.

Czech Know-how Brewing in N. Korea

  • equipment: In addition to the equipment, Novotny explained that the ingredients- malt, hop, and yeast- were also imported from the Czech Republic.
  • expert: The Czech company’s work on the Rason brewery has come to an end, and it does not intend to send more experts unless North Korea places additional orders.
  • foreign: This is not the first time North Korea used foreign expertise to build a brewery.
  • taste: Lager produced with Czech Republic technology, expertise, and ingredients is captivating the taste buds of tourists to the communist country, as well as the rich young adults of Pyongyang.
  • import: In addition to the equipment, Novotny explained that the ingredients- malt, hop, and yeast- were also imported from the Czech Republic.

US Ambassador: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border

  • material: Russia continues to deny providing any material support for the separatists.
  • effective: “O ur sanctions have been effective up until this point precisely because they’ve been coordinated closely with Europe.
  • access: Ambassador Pyatt says just one phone call from President Putin would force the rebels to allow access.
  • message: Working to send a consistent and clear international message that Russia needs to respect the security order of Europe and that Russia needs to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity," he said.
  • passport: “Critical to remember also that many of the leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic are in fact Russian citizens, they’re Russian passport holders.

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

  • treatment: He died less than a week after his diagnosis was announced, and shortly before President Ernest Bai Koroma arrived to visit his treatment center in the northeastern town of Kailahun.
  • halt: The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, follows those of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in neighboring Liberia, highlighting the dangers faced by staff trying to halt the disease's spread across West Africa.
  • contagious: The contagious disease, which has no known cure, has symptoms that include vomiting, diarrhea and internal and external bleeding.
  • outbreak: In both areas, the infection spread through contact with visitors from Sierra Leone, according to Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite, who leads Guinea's efforts to stop the outbreak.
  • outbreak: Ebola is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began in February, according to the World Health Organisation.

England make India batsmen struggle

  • position: England's bowlers backed up the good work of their batsmen to leave the hosts in a commanding position after three days of the third Test against India in Southampton.
  • aggressive: We are making sure we are trying to hit the top of off as many times as we can, with an aggressive bumper thrown in.
  • avoid: India were reduced to 323-8, 246 behind England's total of 569-7 declared and 47 short of avoiding the follow-on.
  • repeat: Sharma, looking to repeat a hit down the ground, sliced horribly to Broad at mid-off.
  • bowler: Dhoni's continued presence means hope remains, while England may have to assess the fitness of their bowlers overnight to decide if it would be enforced.

U.S. nuclear negotiator declines setting deadline on Iran deal

  • skeptical: Many members of the U.S. Congress are skeptical about the talks and say they are concerned that Iran is negotiating only to win lighter sanctions while secretly continuing its pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
  • skeptical: I 've been skeptical of the Iranians ' sincerity from day one.
  • negotiate: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The lead U.S. nuclear negotiator declined to give a final deadline on Tuesday for negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran, but said participants mean to finish the international talks at the end of the current four-month extension.
  • weapon: Many members of the U.S. Congress are skeptical about the talks and say they are concerned that Iran is negotiating only to win lighter sanctions while secretly continuing its pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
  • comprehensive: Sherman declined to discuss in the public hearing how long a final comprehensive agreement with Iran, including invasive inspections of its nuclear facilities, should last.

CAR crisis: Meeting the rebel army chief

  • dirt: On a dirt side-street between the deserted petrol station and the hospital in Bambari in the Central African Republic, five well-armed soldiers were standing guard outside the tall gates of what must once have been a rather grand colonial villa.
  • rebel: For a long time the rebels have been muttering about the possibility of partitioning CAR along religious lines- dividing it into two independent countries as was done recently in neighbouring Sudan, with Muslims taking over the north-east, and Christians getting Bangui and the south-west.
  • rebel: BBC News- CAR crisis: Meeting the rebel army chief.
  • civilian: In contrast, I thought of Joseph Bama, the tireless doctor coping with a steady influx of wounded civilians at Bambari's dilapidated hospital.
  • desert: On a dirt side-street between the deserted petrol station and the hospital in Bambari in the Central African Republic, five well-armed soldiers were standing guard outside the tall gates of what must once have been a rather grand colonial villa.

China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

  • disciplinary: Zhang said the party's reference to " disciplinary violations" in its investigation of Zhou could refer to allegations that his family used his influence and position to seek benefits for themselves.
  • expert: They should move toward building a stronger legal, political, institutional base," Cheng Li, an expert on elite Chinese politics at Brookings Institution, said in a recent interview.
  • legal: They should move toward building a stronger legal, political, institutional base," Cheng Li, an expert on elite Chinese politics at Brookings Institution, said in a recent interview.
  • corruption: Xi might claim a victory against corruption, but the case could expose how the party's unchecked rule makes fertile ground for shady ties between powerful politicians and business interests.
  • investigator: One after another, the associates disappeared into the custody of party investigators, foreshadowing problems ahead for Zhou.

EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; Ukraine fighting kills dozens

  • equipment: A rebel source in Donetsk said reinforcements including military equipment and fighters had arrived across the nearby border from Russia into Ukraine.
  • missile: The measures mark the start of a new phase in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War, which worsened dramatically after the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 over rebel-held territory on July 17 by what Western countries say was a Russian-supplied missile.
  • rebel: A rebel source in Donetsk said reinforcements including military equipment and fighters had arrived across the nearby border from Russia into Ukraine.
  • impede: Fighting has impeded recovery of some of the remains from flight MH17 and made it impossible to reach the site to investigate the cause of the crash.
  • border: A spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council, Andriy Lysenko, blamed Russia for shelling a Ukrainian border crossing point and military positions from across the border to help the rebels.

EU widens sanctions against Russia

  • civilian: Ten Ukrainian soldiers and at least 22 civilians have reportedly been killed in the last 24 hours.
  • civilian: The dead civilians are said to include three children and five people at a home for the elderlyEU widens sanctions against Russia.
  • rebel: Speaking in Washington, Mr Kerry urged Russia and the rebels to give Western investigators full access to the crash site.
  • influence: The site has to be cordoned off, the evidence has to be preserved, and Russia needs to use its considerable influence among the separatists in order to be able to help ensure this basic approach of common decency.
  • offensive: Ukrainian troops are continuing an offensive aimed at encircling the rebels in Donetsk region.

Barkley signs new Everton deal

  • involve: This was an important agreement and, I have to say, was conducted in a way that showed clearly the devotion to Everton of everyone involved.
  • extension: Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a four-year contract extension with the club.
  • debut: He made his England debut against Moldova in September 2013 and made three appearances at the World Cup.
  • comparison: There have already been comparisons with the young Steven Gerrard and Paul Gascoigne.
  • debut: Barkley made his debut for Everton at the start of the 2011-12 season and had loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United before becoming a first-team regular under Martinez last season.

Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

  • blaze: A rocket hit a fuel depot near Tripoli airport two days ago, igniting a huge blaze that Libyan fire-fighters on Tuesday were fighting to put out.
  • extinguish: Fire-fighters were spraying the area with water to cool down storage depots near the fuel tank that was set ablaze to try to extinguish the inferno.
  • blaze: Libya formally requested aid from France to fight the blaze, the French foreign ministry said.
  • inferno: Fire-fighters were spraying the area with water to cool down storage depots near the fuel tank that was set ablaze to try to extinguish the inferno.
  • blaze: Italy, the former colonial power, and Italy's Eni have agreed to help Libya to counter the blaze, Libya's government said in a statement without giving further details.

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire

  • violence: Many residents of Tripoli are staying indoors, amid fears that the violence is spiralling out of control.
  • resident: Many residents of Tripoli are staying indoors, amid fears that the violence is spiralling out of control.
  • militia: At least 97 people have been killed in fighting between rival militias battling for control of Tripoli's main airport in the past week.
  • fuel: He said shrapnel hit the second fuel tank, igniting it.
  • militia: Libyan officials blame clashes between rival militias for starting the fire, described as " out of control ".

With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

  • bane: Sen. Rand Paul, R-K y., formerly the bane of the Israel lobby for suggesting a U.S. aid cutoff, has said no one should question Israel's actions in a time of war.
  • ebullient: The ebullient bipartisan support for Israel is also leading many House and Senate members to rev up their opposition to the Obama administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran.
  • outdo: Not to be outdone, Cruz filed his own Iran bill.

PM to meet families of MH17 victims

  • financial: EU ambassadors are expected to agree far-reaching economic sanctions against Moscow, targeting Russia's defence, energy and financial sectors.
  • crash: Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have been blamed for the crash, which killed all 298 passengers- including 10 Britons.
  • rocket: A Ukrainian official this week said the " black box" flight recorders from the plane had showed it had crashed because of a massive, explosive loss of pressure when it was hit by a rocket.
  • victim: BBC News- David Cameron to meet British families of MH17 victims.
  • conflict: A No 10 spokesman said Moscow had failed to take the necessary steps to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine.

Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT

  • message: Authorities now believe someone on board the Boeing 777 shut down part of the aircraft's messaging system about the same time the plane with 239 people on board disappeared from civilian radar.
  • rub: China's participation in the Rim of the Pacific exercises beginning June 26 will enable Chinese naval officers to rub shoulders with U.S. counterparts as well as those from countries with which it has maritime disputes in the South China Sea and East China Sea.
  • recline: Sallow-faced and dressed in black, he reclined on a mat spread over a curbside across the street from the Parliament building, now empty.

Israel Targets Hamas-Controlled Sites, Warns of 'Protracted Campaign'

  • calm: The explosion of violence, after a day of relative calm on Sunday, appeared to wreck international hopes of turning a brief lull into a longer-term ceasefire.
  • wreck: The explosion of violence, after a day of relative calm on Sunday, appeared to wreck international hopes of turning a brief lull into a longer-term ceasefire.
  • balk: Israel initially balked, having abandoned its own offer to extend a 12-hour truce from Saturday when Palestinian rockets kept flying.
  • cessation: Both U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.N. Security Council called for an immediate cease-fire to allow relief to reach Gaza's 1.8 million Palestinians, followed by negotiations on a more durable cessation of hostilities.
  • lull: The explosion of violence, after a day of relative calm on Sunday, appeared to wreck international hopes of turning a brief lull into a longer-term ceasefire.

The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces

  • version: The result was a version of the homeland in the heart of enemy territory.
  • destitute: It wasn't until 1917 that they grew vegetables, and they ended up selling their produce to Berlin, and the proceeds helped their destitute wives at home.
  • float: Initially, many were held near where they were captured so sailors in Hamburg were kept in floating hulks on the Elbe.
  • warm: In June 1915, new latrines were built and showers constructed so that warm showers were available once a week and cold showers all the time.
  • theory: Nobody quite knows why but there is a theory- the captive gentlemen of leisure could afford to buy food, either from guards or from home as food parcels or other prisoners so they wanted flowers, particularly English climbing plants which would disguise the barbed wire.