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Somali children 'face death' over drought

  • drought: Somalia drought leaves 50,000 children 'facing death '- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 260,000 people died in Somalia as a result of a drought earlier this decade.
  • drought: Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 260,000 people died in Somalia as a result of a drought earlier this decade.
  • drought: More than 50,000 children in Somalia" face death" because of the ongoing drought there, the UN says.
  • stark: A stark warning issued by the UN's humanitarian office, Ocha, said the malnutrition situation is " alarming".

Migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

  • crisis: Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks- BBC News.
  • sink: Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks- BBC News.
  • crisis: Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks.
  • sink: Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks.
  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption Hundreds of migrants have died after setting off from this stretch of Turkey's coast, opposite Lesbos.

Syria 'exterminating detainees' - report

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Torture, rampant disease and extrajudicial execution claim the lives of many detainees.
  • rampant: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Torture, rampant disease and extrajudicial execution claim the lives of many detainees.
  • disease: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Torture, rampant disease and extrajudicial execution claim the lives of many detainees.
  • extrajudicial: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Torture, rampant disease and extrajudicial execution claim the lives of many detainees.
  • government: The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detai nees, UN human rights investigators say.

Dissident republicans claim Dublin murder

  • murder: Dublin weigh-in murder: Continuity IRA claims murder of David Byrne- BBC News.
  • murder: Dublin weigh-in murder: Continuity IRA claims murder of David Byrne- BBC News.
  • murder: Dublin weigh-in murder: Continuity IRA claims murder of David Byrne.
  • murder: Dublin weigh-in murder: Continuity IRA claims murder of David Byrne.
  • caption: Image copyright Independent .ie / INM / Splash News Image caption Three of the gunmen wore police-style SWAT team uniforms and were armed with AK47 assault rifles.

Obama to request $1.8bn to fight Zika

  • transmit: The virus, which is transmitted primarily through mos quitoes, has spread rapidly through the Americas.
  • spread: The virus, which is transmitted primarily through mos quitoes, has spread rapidly through the Americas.
  • brain: It has been linked to a condition called microcephaly, in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains.
  • vaccine: The money will go to mosquito control efforts and vaccine research programmes among other initiatives.
  • research: The money will go to mosquito control efforts and vaccine research programmes among other initiatives.

In Myanmar, Rumors Swirl of Possible Aung San Suu Kyi Presidency

  • nomination: There is growing speculation in Myanmar that long time opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could become the country’s next president, following an announcement that nominations for the office won’t be revealed until the middle of next month ( M arch 17).
  • foreign: Aung San Suu Kyi’s party — the National League for Democracy (NL D) — won an overwhelming victory in last year's general election, but she is constitutionally barred from the presidency under Article 59 (f), which prohibits anyone with children holding foreign citizenship from the nation’s top position.
  • position: Aung San Suu Kyi’s party — the National League for Democracy (NL D) — won an overwhelming victory in last year's general election, but she is constitutionally barred from the presidency under Article 59 (f), which prohibits anyone with children holding foreign citizenship from the nation’s top position.
  • parliament: The president and vice presidents will be elected by the Union parliament before the next government begins their term on the April 1.
  • government: The president and vice presidents will be elected by the Union parliament before the next government begins their term on the April 1.

Red carpet for Egyptian president's car

  • convoy: Red carpet for President Sisi's convoy criticised in Egypt- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Nile News TV Image caption The military's moral affairs department said the carpet was more than three years old.
  • provoke: The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has provoked criticism in Egypt.
  • apparent: Several commentators questioned the apparent extravagance, just as the president was making a speech about the need to cut government subsidies.
  • extravagance: Several commentators questioned the apparent extravagance, just as the president was making a speech about the need to cut government subsidies.

Video 'shows Somalia plane bomber'

  • release: Somali authorities have released a video showing a passenger being given a laptop they say contained a bomb that blew a hole in a passenger plane.
  • passenger: Somali authorities have released a video showing a passenger being given a laptop they say contained a bomb that blew a hole in a passenger plane.
  • passenger: Somali authorities have released a video showing a passenger being given a laptop they say contained a bomb that blew a hole in a passenger plane.
  • incident: The suspected bomber was reportedly blown out of the plane in the incident shortly after take-off from Mogadishu.
  • arrest: More than 20 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, a government spokesman told BBC Somali.

Why was Beyonce's Super Bowl show significant?

  • significant: Beyonce's Super Bowl performance: Why was it so significant?
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beyonce referenced the Black Panther movement, Malcolm X and Michael Jackson in her performance.
  • release: On Saturday, she released a previously unannounced new single, with a politically charged video.
  • perform: On Sunday, she performed at half-time of the 50th Super Bowl, American football's end-of-season extravaganza and the most-watched television event of the year in the United States.
  • announce: Soon after, she announced a 40-date world tour that will start in late April in Miami.

HRW Wants Egypt to Condemn Minister's 'Hate Speech'

  • condemn: A human rights group wants Egypt's president to condemn comments by his justice minister that appeared to advocate the mass killing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
  • advocate: A human rights group wants Egypt's president to condemn comments by his justice minister that appeared to advocate the mass killing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
  • government: In a letter Monday to President Abdel Fattahel-Sissi, Human Rights Watch said the president should make clear that his government does not endorse Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind's remarks that he would not be satisfied until 10,000 Brotherhood members were killed for every slain member of the armed forces.
  • endorse: In a letter Monday to President Abdel Fattahel-Sissi, Human Rights Watch said the president should make clear that his government does not endorse Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind's remarks that he would not be satisfied until 10,000 Brotherhood members were killed for every slain member of the armed forces.
  • satellite: Al-Z ind made the remarks on January 28 on satellite channel Sadaal-Balad.The.

Rumours over Suu Kyi 'president move'

  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption Ms Suu Kyi has held talks with outgoing President Thein Sein, among others, since her party's win.
  • parliament: The Burmese parliament has announced it will begin electing a new president on 17 March.
  • announce: The Burmese parliament has announced it will begin electing a new president on 17 March.
  • delay: The delay comes amid a transition of power from the military-controlled government to the party of former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • transition: The delay comes amid a transition of power from the military-controlled government to the party of former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Rubio feels the heat in New Hampshire

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marco Rubio was mocked for his allegedly robotic delivery.
  • launch: After apologising to the crowd for being more than 30 minutes late, and joking about the evening's Super Bowl, the Florida senator launched into his standard campaign stump speech, complete with references to his parents ' immigration from Cuba and his middle-class upbringing.
  • campaign: After apologising to the crowd for being more than 30 minutes late, and joking about the evening's Super Bowl, the Florida senator launched into his standard campaign stump speech, complete with references to his parents ' immigration from Cuba and his middle-class upbringing.
  • repeat: He even riffed on a line he had repeated four times when flustered on the debate stage on Saturday- the one mocked by Mr Christie as a " 25-second sound bite" and relentlessly replayed on US news programmes and social media.
  • fluster: He even riffed on a line he had repeated four times when flustered on the debate stage on Saturday- the one mocked by Mr Christie as a " 25-second sound bite" and relentlessly replayed on US news programmes and social media.

India blocks Facebook Free Basics

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many Indians had protested against the service.
  • block: India's telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook's Free Basics internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.
  • access: The scheme offered free access to a limited number of websites.
  • oppose: However, it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data providers should not favour some online services over others.
  • argue: However, it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data providers should not favour some online services over others.

French Calais protest general in court

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption General Christian Piquemal, right, said he was shocked by the police action.
  • shock: Image copyright AFP Image caption General Christian Piquemal, right, said he was shocked by the police action.
  • accuse: A former commander of the French Foreign Legion is due to appear in court accused of helping to organise a banned anti-Islam rally in Calais.
  • arrest: Gen Christian Piquemal was among a dozen people arrested on Saturday after clashes between police and supporters of the anti-Islamic group Pegida.
  • clash: Gen Christian Piquemal was among a dozen people arrested on Saturday after clashes between police and supporters of the anti-Islamic group Pegida.

Supporters of Cameroon Leader Call for Early Elections

  • candidate: There have been continuing calls from his supporters for Paul Bi ya, the 83-year-old president of Cameroon who has been in power for more than three decades, to stand again as candidate for president.
  • condemn: The calls, which opposition parties are strongly condemning, are also asking Biya to call early presidential elections.
  • opponent: The president's opponents say each time Biya wants to organize elections he orders his supporters to invite him to run to give an impression he is loved by the people.
  • invite: The president's opponents say each time Biya wants to organize elections he orders his supporters to invite him to run to give an impression he is loved by the people.
  • transport: Thousands of people have been transported to the town of Monatele, near Cameroon's capital Yaounde, by government ministers, influential businessmen and politicians of the ruling political party, the Cameroon's Peoples Democratic Movement ( CPDM).

Chicago officer sues shot teen's family

  • victim: Chicago police officer sues victim's family over shooting- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Friends and family held pictures of the victim, Quintonio LeGrier, at a vigil in Chicago.
  • victim: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Friends and family held pictures of the victim, Quintonio LeGrier, at a vigil in Chicago.
  • process: Robert Rialmo shot 19-year-old student Quintonio LeGrier six times, killing the boy's neighbour in the process.
  • federal: The lawsuit comes amid a federal investigation into Chicago's police..

Citing Betrayal, Some Syrian Rebels Withdraw From Front

  • rebel: Syrian rebels in northern Syria have come under an intense weeklong bombing campaign by Russian warplanes.
  • intense: Syrian rebels in northern Syria have come under an intense weeklong bombing campaign by Russian warplanes.
  • campaign: Syrian rebels in northern Syria have come under an intense weeklong bombing campaign by Russian warplanes.
  • insurgent: The insurgents, who also have been trying to hold on in the face of a coordinated ground offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, have sheltered in tunnels or taken cover in blast craters.
  • offensive: The insurgents, who also have been trying to hold on in the face of a coordinated ground offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, have sheltered in tunnels or taken cover in blast craters.

Fresh Japanese Sanctions Against North Korea Imminent

  • missile: North Korea’s latest long range missile launch has Japan moving quickly to impose additional unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang.
  • launch: North Korea’s latest long range missile launch has Japan moving quickly to impose additional unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang.
  • government: “I think it’s going to be a matter of hours, not days, before the Japanese government comes up with a list of sanctions to be imposed against North Korea,” said Tomohiko Taniguchi, an advisor to the cabinet of Japan’s prime minister on Monday.
  • cabinet: “I think it’s going to be a matter of hours, not days, before the Japanese government comes up with a list of sanctions to be imposed against North Korea,” said Tomohiko Taniguchi, an advisor to the cabinet of Japan’s prime minister on Monday.
  • prime: “I think it’s going to be a matter of hours, not days, before the Japanese government comes up with a list of sanctions to be imposed against North Korea,” said Tomohiko Taniguchi, an advisor to the cabinet of Japan’s prime minister on Monday.

North Korea Undeterred by International Condemnation

  • defiant: North Korea’s defiant stance in the face of international condemnation over its rocket launch Sunday and its nuclear test last month are in some ways strengthening Kim Jong Un’s position at home and abroad.
  • international: North Korea’s defiant stance in the face of international condemnation over its rocket launch Sunday and its nuclear test last month are in some ways strengthening Kim Jong Un’s position at home and abroad.
  • rocket: North Korea’s defiant stance in the face of international condemnation over its rocket launch Sunday and its nuclear test last month are in some ways strengthening Kim Jong Un’s position at home and abroad.
  • launch: North Korea’s defiant stance in the face of international condemnation over its rocket launch Sunday and its nuclear test last month are in some ways strengthening Kim Jong Un’s position at home and abroad.
  • nuclear: North Korea’s defiant stance in the face of international condemnation over its rocket launch Sunday and its nuclear test last month are in some ways strengthening Kim Jong Un’s position at home and abroad.

Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Afghan Army Bus

  • suicide: A Taliban suicide bomber Monday killed at least three Afghan soldiers and wounded more than 18 others in the northern Balkh province.
  • cite: Afghan officials, citing initial reports from the scene, said a bus carrying personnel of the Afghan National Army ( ANA) was the target of the attack in the Dahdadi district.
  • personnel: Afghan officials, citing initial reports from the scene, said a bus carrying personnel of the Afghan National Army ( ANA) was the target of the attack in the Dahdadi district.
  • target: Afghan officials, citing initial reports from the scene, said a bus carrying personnel of the Afghan National Army (ANA) was the target of the attack in the Dahdadi district.
  • victim: Eyewitness told local reporters they saw at least eight dead among the victims.

Survivors Found in Taiwan Quake Rescue Effort

  • recover: Two survivors have been recovered from the rubble of a 17-story apartment building in the Taiwanese city of Tainan, two days after it collapsed during a powerful earthquake that left at least 36 people dead.
  • collapse: Two survivors have been recovered from the rubble of a 17-story apartment building in the Taiwanese city of Tainan, two days after it collapsed during a powerful earthquake that left at least 36 people dead.
  • discover: Authorities say a woman named Tsao Wei-ling was discovered lying under the body of her husband Monday morning.
  • emergency: Emergency workers are searching for five other members of the woman's family.
  • conscious: The other survivor was a man, identified as Li Tsung-tian, who Mayor Lai Ching-te said was conscious and talking to rescuers.

Two rescued from Taiwan quake rubble

  • rescue: Taiwan earthquake: Woman and man rescued from collapsed building- BBC News.
  • rescue: A survivor is rescued from a collapsed apartment block, two days after the earthquake.
  • block: A survivor is rescued from a collapsed apartment block, two days after the earthquake.
  • alive: Two people have been pulled alive from the ruins of an apartment building two days after it collapsed in a powerful earthquake in Tainan City in Taiwan.
  • ruin: Two people have been pulled alive from the ruins of an apartment building two days after it collapsed in a powerful earthquake in Tainan City in Taiwan.

Lunar New Year in pictures

  • zodiac: In China, a huge fireworks display in Beijing marked the first day of the Year of the Monkey, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac.
  • huge: In China, a huge fireworks display in Beijing marked the first day of the Year of the Monkey, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption No monkeying around- New York rings in the new year in grand style.

Leopard hurts six in Indian school

  • maul: A scientist and a forestry employee were among those mauled during the near 10-hour long effort to corner the dangerous animal on Sunday.
  • maul: Image copyright Kashif Masood Image caption The leopard was spotted strolling inside the school premises early on Sunday Image copyright Kashif Masood Image caption A scientist and a forest employee were among who were mauled by the animal Image copyright Kashif Masood Image caption Forest officials and local police launched an operation to capture the animal.
  • caption: Image copyright Kashif Masood Image caption The leopard was tranquilised on Sunday evening.
  • male: A male leopard which entered a school in the Indian city of Bangalore injured six people trying to capture it.
  • injure: A male leopard which entered a school in the Indian city of Bangalore injured six people trying to capture it.

New refugee camps go up inside Syria

  • camp: New refugee camps go up inside Syria as Turkey stems flow- BBC News.
  • camp: New refugee camps go up inside Syria as Turkey stems flow.
  • situation: Richard Forest: " The situation is a confusing one".
  • aid: Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.
  • refugee: Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.

The 'fat girl' everybody loved

  • skit: She would appear on stage and TV shows wreathed in yards of silk and sequins, to deliver songs and skits with her pianist, Ted Shapiro.
  • chiffon: The material was saucy but always delivered straight, in Tucker's prim-and-proper New England accent, and accompanied by little waves of a chiffon handkerchief.
  • salutation: This was the woman who greeted George V, in her 1934 Royal Command performance, with the salutation " Hiya King!
  • archetypal: Hers was the archetypal American story- a child of poor immigrants, she made a success of herself through chutzpah and hard work.
  • prescient: She's really prescient in the way she anticipated new jazz phrasing," says Martin.

Letter from Africa: Mugabe the feminist?

  • obstetrician: We learn that the Sierra Leone health system is straining under the financial weight of corrective obstetrician surgery, which often comes too late to save women's lives after botched and unprofessional procedures.
  • inimitable: President Mugabe went on to give a history lesson in his own inimitable style.
  • indomitable: Who can ever forget the indomitable and fighting spirit of such legends as Yaa Asantewaa, Queen Mother of the Asante Kingdom?
  • pine: Quoting the events of 1900 in Ghana is all well and good, as is pining for his own mother, and he will find more fighting African women in the history books- even his former Vice-President Joice Mu juru, whom he sacked in 2014 after accusing her of plotting to oust him, would be in these pages.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Many women in Africa are forced to have illegal abortions.

Why an Indian lawyer tried to sue God

  • acknowledge: Mr Singh told the BBC that he took the action because he felt " Lord Ram was unjust to his wife Sita ", and he wanted a court in the eastern state of Bihar to " acknowledge this fact ".
  • reject: The court wasn't convinced with his argument and rejected his plea last week, saying it wasn't a " practical case ".
  • plea: The court wasn't convinced with his argument and rejected his plea last week, saying it wasn't a " practical case ".
  • hero: Ram is the hero of the Ramayana, the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas.
  • epic: Ram is the hero of the Ramayana, the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas.

Pre-Raphaelites on Paper

  • cantankerous: In Brown's depiction, he captures Emma's easy-going and gentle nature, which did much to balance his cantankerous disposition and moodiness.
  • monogram: B.S., Miss Howitt, and I made sketches of her dear head with iris stuck in her dear hair the other day, and we all wrote up our monograms on the panel of the window, in memorial of the very pleasant day we had spent at the farm.
  • illiterate: It is believed that the portrait is of Stephens ' wife Clare, who was apparently completely illiterate when Stephens met her.
  • theatre: Watts felt the stage was no place for a young woman and by marrying Ellen, he could lead her away from the theatre, giving her an education and social acceptance.
  • pleasant: Millais ' feelings for Effie are evident from a letter he wrote to William Holman Hunt, naming her " the sweetest creature that ever lived, " and" the most pleasant companion one could wish.

Fears for delta in water rights fight

  • aquatic: The most important problem is the lack of large floods," said Dr Carles Ibanez, who studies aquatic ecosystems at IRTA, the Catalan government's research institute.
  • arid: As well as the threat posed by dams and irr igation, campaigners are also worried that the government intends to transfer water out of the river and send it to more arid parts of the country.
  • caption: Image copyright TJERK VAN DER MEULEN Image caption Tens of thousand of people took to the streets of Amposta in Catalonia to protest at plans they say would destroy the delta.
  • protest: Image copyright TJERK VAN DER MEULEN Image caption Tens of thousand of people took to the streets of Amposta in Catalonia to protest at plans they say would destroy the delta.
  • argue: Environmentalists say one of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

Bosnian women protest at headscarf ban

  • ban: About 2,000 women in Bosnia have protested against a ban on wearing Islamic headscarves in courts and other legal institutions.
  • legal: About 2,000 women in Bosnia have protested against a ban on wearing Islamic headscarves in courts and other legal institutions.
  • ban: The ban includes all religious symbols but explicitly mentions the hijab.
  • protest: The protest came in response to a decision by Bosnia's high judicial council, which supervises the functioning of the judiciary, to ban " religious signs" in judicial institutions.
  • judicial: The protest came in response to a decision by Bosnia's high judicial council, which supervises the functioning of the judiciary, to ban " religious signs" in judicial institutions.

Carrier triples French firepower in IS fight

  • crew: He called together his 1,900-strong crew and now talks of a " special feeling ".
  • port: The Charles de Gaulle left its home port of Toulon cheered on by huge crowds waving the French tricolour.
  • cheer: The Charles de Gaulle left its home port of Toulon cheered on by huge crowds waving the French tricolour.
  • huge: The Charles de Gaulle left its home port of Toulon cheered on by huge crowds waving the French tricolour.
  • crew: Now in the Gulf conducting air strikes, a crew member tells me it is the first time he has felt the whole nation is behind him.

German arm of Maple Bank shut down

  • financial: Bafin, Germany's financial watchdog, said Maple had to set aside funds to cover unpaid taxes and that was threatening its financial position.
  • threaten: Bafin, Germany's financial watchdog, said Maple had to set aside funds to cover unpaid taxes and that was threatening its financial position.
  • financial: Bafin, Germany's financial watchdog, said Maple had to set aside funds to cover unpaid taxes and that was threatening its financial position.
  • position: Bafin, Germany's financial watchdog, said Maple had to set aside funds to cover unpaid taxes and that was threatening its financial position.
  • attention: Maple Bank's German arm came to the attention of the public in 2008 when it helped Porsche in its attempt to takeover Volkswagen.

Moderate Syrian Rebel Factions Face Wipe-Out

  • propel: The sweeping Russian-backed offensive in northern Syria by President Bashar al-Assad’s military and foreign fighters from Iran, Lebanon and Afghanistan is triggering a humanitarian crisis by propelling thousands of civilians to flee to the Turkish border, say political activists and rebel commanders.
  • forecast: Some forecast an implosion of secular and less religious-based militias aligned with the Western-backed Free Syrian Army ( FSA) in northern Syria.
  • implosion: Some forecast an implosion of secular and less religious-based militias aligned with the Western-backed Free Syrian Army ( FSA) in northern Syria.
  • bombard: The Russians are flying six-plane sorties and we are being bombarded by artillery and coming under multiple rocket attacks.”
  • artillery: The Russians are flying six-plane sorties and we are being bombarded by artillery and coming under multiple rocket attacks.”

Fact-check: Skewed GOP Claims on Taxes, Health Insurance

  • zeal: In his zeal to condemn the Obama administration's immigration record, Ted Cruz once again vastly overstated deportations under the previous two presidents.
  • vow: Cru z, defending his vow to deport 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally: " I would note that in eight years Bill Clinton deported 12 million people.
  • vow: Cru z, defending his vow to " carpet bomb" to defeat the Islamic State:" When I say saturation carpet bombing, that is not indiscriminate.
  • indiscriminate: Cru z, defending his vow to " carpet bomb" to defeat the Islamic State:" When I say saturation carpet bombing, that is not indiscriminate.

Hot Licks singer Hicks dies at 74

  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption Dan Hicks's band Hot Licks specialised in combining a range of musical genres including country, jazz, folk and jazz.
  • combine: Image copyright AP Image caption Dan Hicks's band Hot Licks specialised in combining a range of musical genres including country, jazz, folk and jazz.
  • acoustic: Singer Dan Hicks, best-known as the lead musician and founder of the 70s acoustic band Hicks and His Hot Licks, has died at the age of 74.
  • announce: Hicks had been suffering with throat and liver cancer and his wife announced his death on his website.
  • pure: He worked so hard on each and every detail- they are all pure Dan.

Revenant director wins top award

  • award: Revenant's Inarritu wins top directing award at DGA- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alejandro Inarritu is now the first director to win back-to-back DGA awards after also triumphing for Birdman in 2015.
  • award: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alejandro Inarritu is now the first director to win back-to-back DGA awards after also triumphing for Birdman in 2015.
  • prize: Alejandro Inarritu has won the top prize at the Directors Guild of America ( DG A) awards for The Revenant, adding weight to his chances at the Oscars.
  • award: Alejandro Inarritu has won the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DG A) awards for The Revenant, adding weight to his chances at the Oscars.

Republicans in latest TV debate battle

  • solve: Chris Christie says that prepared speeches won't help American to solve their problems.
  • nomination: Seven Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for the White House have returned to the stage in the latest TV debate.
  • debate: Seven Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for the White House have returned to the stage in the latest TV debate.
  • involve: You have not been involved in a consequential decision, where you had to be held accountable, you just simply have n' t," said Mr Christie.
  • consequential: You have not been involved in a consequential decision, where you had to be held accountable, you just simply have n' t," said Mr Christie.

The snipers trained to protect rhinos

  • plummet: Thick cloud hides the spires of Mount Kenya and as darkness falls, the temperature plummets.
  • myopic: There used to be 200,000 of the myopic beasts here in Kenya.
  • gouge: Once the animal is down the poachers close in, hacking, sawing and gouging the horn from its socket.

Is there such a thing as 'the world's best chef'?

  • culinary: The world's culinary aristocracy was then recorded in the Michelin Guide, with the best restaurants earning one, two, or exceptionally three stars.
  • forage: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rene Redzepi, who co-owns Noma restaurant, foraging for food in Australia Image copyright Alamy.
  • inedible: Then there is D.O .M. in Sao Paolo, where celebrity chef Alex Atala disappears into the Amazon in search of ingredients such as priprioca root, long thought inedible and used to make cosmetics rather than food.
  • culinary: If France dominates the world of Michelin three-star restaurants, Spain ranked in 2015 as the culinary powerhouse of the 50 Best, with seven restaurants on the list- more than any other country.
  • culinary: The annual unveiling of the new French Michelin Guide has been hosted by the French Foreign Ministry for the last two years- part of a French government bid to preserve the country's position as the world's culinary capital, and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was also on hand present the awards at the La Liste ceremony in December.

Ecuador-Turkey row over speech scuffle

  • remove: Three women were forcibly removed from an event at which President Erdogan was speaking.
  • incident: Ecuador has protested to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were violently ejected during a speech by visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, Quito.
  • demonstrator: Ecuador has protested to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were violently ejected during a speech by visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, Quito.
  • eject: Ecuador has protested to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were violently ejected during a speech by visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, Quito.
  • security: Three women protesters were thrown out of the venue by Turkish security.

Skiers killed in Austrian avalanche

  • avalanche: Austrian avalanche: Czech skiers killed in Alps- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.
  • dispatch: Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.
  • avalanche: Five Czech skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps, local police say.
  • injure: Tirol police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said another two people were injured when the avalanche struck the Wattener Lizum region, south-east of Innsbruck.

UN Calls for Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

  • genital: United Nations and human rights organizations are calling for a complete stop to the harmful practice of female genital mutilation, which affects millions of women and girls worldwide.
  • genital: Women and girls have been subjected to female genital mutilation for millennia, with the earliest recorded excisions having been performed on Egyptian girls in 25 BC.
  • genital: A recent report by the U.N. Children’s Fund, UNICEF, finds at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries.
  • genital: Tarek Jasarevic, spokesman for the World Health Organization, says the procedure involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs.

Pentagon releases prisoner abuse photos

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption One of the images released by the Pentagon.
  • release: Image copyright AFP Image caption One of the images released by the Pentagon.
  • abuse: Nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago have been released by the Pentagon.
  • release: Nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago have been released by the Pentagon.
  • release: The photos were released in response to a freedom of information request by the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU).

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas: Crashing fall from grace

  • revere: Many in the Sinhalese majority revered Mr Rajapaksa for crushing the 30-year Tamil separatist insurgency, notwithstanding the massive civilian casualties that caused such outrage among human rights advocates.
  • invulnerable: Others now doing so include members of the military and Buddhist monks- two groups hitherto seen as pretty much invulnerable.
  • apprehend: Yet for everyone apprehended for alleged misdeeds, there are plenty more walking free.
  • misdeed: Yet for everyone apprehended for alleged misdeeds, there are plenty more walking free.
  • plenty: Yet for everyone apprehended for alleged misdeeds, there are plenty more walking free.

Six decades of Egyptian history in six movies

  • connive: This clip shows a group of businessmen gleefully conniving to get their hands on public money.
  • archetypal: The main character in The Terrorist is an archetypal militant, waging war against a secular society.
  • befriend: Showered with kindness and befriended by a Christian neighbour, he begins questioning his beliefs.