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Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

  • humour: Prof Christie Davies, an expert in the sociology of morality, censorship and humour at the University of Reading, suggested a new " city state " could be created between Coleraine and Londonderry.
  • humour: S adly, it's impossible to make jokes like this any more, the Diplomatic Service has lost its sense of humour.
  • forsake: My initial reaction... is that the proposal could be useful to the extent that the arrival of 5.5 million Chinese in Northern Ireland may induce the indigenous peoples to forsake their homeland for a future elsewher e," he wrote.
  • humour: I think that's a shame because it's through humour that you build relationships, with other departments, with other diplomats at home and abroad.

Device Sniffs Out Autism by Measuring Reactions to Aromas

  • aroma: Measuring these automatic responses to aromas might one day be a way of detecting autism before a child is old enough to speak.
  • scent: Research shows we respond to the scents of sweat and tears without even noticing, suggesting that our sense of smell helps us relate to other people.
  • scent: They don't respond any differently to the odor of rotting fish than they do to the scent of roses.
  • pleasant: Children with more severe symptoms, especially for impairments in social communication, actually seem to inhale unpleasant smells longer than pleasant ones.
  • odor: They don't respond any differently to the odor of rotting fish than they do to the scent of roses.

Egypt looks for answers after brutal Sinai attack

  • secondly: Secondly, human rights groups and civil rights organisations- from what little information they have been able to gather via eyewitnesses on the ground- have also raised concerns that the tactics of the Egyptian military in Sinai have not been focused on gaining the trust and co-operation of the local population.
  • secondly: Secondly, the Egyptian military needs to focus more on the need for strategic, tactical counter-terrorism equipment and training, rather than the more regular combat strategies that it has been relying on thus far.
  • proviso: There are a few provisos to be taken into consideration when reflecting on the attack.
  • propensity: If these reports are accurate, and the effect is widespread, then the propensity for recruitment increases- and intelligence gathering against the militants will be adversely affected.

New Recommendations to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

  • cardiac: Only six percent of people who go into cardiac arrest survive.
  • cardiac: Becker said individuals and medical teams in developing countries could benefit from research and practices in the U.S. These countries are experiencing an increase in the numbers of people who go into cardiac arrest as their lifestyles change with increased urbanization and unhealthy changes in diet.
  • cardiac: He said, " A cardiac arrest is where the very mechanical beating of the heart stops suddenly and that is an emergency that will be death producing if it’s not corrected in minutes.
  • cardiac: Although cardiac arrest predominantly affects older people, it can strike anyone, including children.
  • cardiac: Many complex social, political, and practical considerations have contributed to an environment in which death from cardiac arrest appears to have become an accepted norm.

Officials: Tunisian Resort Gunman Trained in Libya

  • sidestep: The border between the two countries is porous and recruits and fighters can cross easily, sidestepping immigration officials.
  • volunteer: Hundreds of Ansar al-Sharia members have volunteered to fight in Syria, generally enlisting with the Islamic State group.
  • enlist: Hundreds of Ansar al-Sharia members have volunteered to fight in Syria, generally enlisting with the Islamic State group.
  • enlist: Many others have gone to Libya to enlist with Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia, which is fighting alongside IS members in eastern Libya and was implicated in the 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
  • volunteer: Authorities estimate that at least 3,000 Tunisians volunteered to fight in Syria, with 500 returning to Tunisia in recent months.

Indonesia crash blamed on engine

  • propeller: Air Force chief Agus Supriatna said that one of the engine's propellers was found in a position which indicated it was not working.
  • abnormal: Air Marshal Supriatna said the investigation team had recovered all of the plane's four engines and the abnormal propeller.
  • propeller: Air Marshal Supriatna said the investigation team had recovered all of the plane's four engines and the abnormal propeller.

US Diplomat Expects Adoption of Srebrenica Anniversary Resolution

  • embarrass: Power said at a commemoration event at the United Nations on Wednesday that those who deny the Srebrenica genocide only " embarrass and humiliate " themselves.
  • amply: Let's just say genocide deniers, they’re not dealing with reality," Powers told VOA." They’re trying to distort historical facts that have been amply documented over now 20 years.
  • embarrass: People can try to claim it was n ’t what it was, but nobody’s behind it, so they’re just embarrassing themselves.

Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten

  • seminal: Exactly 100 years after the " guns of August" boomed across the European continent, the world has been extensively commemorating that seminal event.
  • relegate: Their stories, and their heroism, have long been omitted from popular histories of the war, or relegated to the footnotes.
  • brigade: India contributed a number of divisions and brigades to the European, Mediterranean, Mesopotamian, North African and East African theatres of war.
  • theatre: India contributed a number of divisions and brigades to the European, Mediterranean, Mesopotamian, North African and East African theatres of war.
  • autumn: It was Indian jawans (junior soldiers) who stopped the German advance at Ypres in the autumn of 1914, soon after the war broke out, while the British were still recruiting and training their own forces.

Can Inca secrets save modern cities?

  • culvert: The dry stone monument sits on top of a complex irrigation system of culverts and channels that control the flow of water into fountains that still work today.
  • confluence: Along the routes, sacred places were marked by wakas- stone outcroppings, buildings or even the confluence of rivers that served as altars to the Pachamama ( Mother Earth) or Inti ( the sun god).
  • predilection: The research reveals a different side to the Incas, who are often better remembered for their notorious blood lust and predilection for human sacrifice.

Spiky Little Sea 'Monster' Thrived a Half Billion Years Ago

  • nowadays: Collinsium is definitely an odd-looking animal, and if one were to bump into one of these during a snorkeling or diving trip nowadays, it would be quite shocking," said University of Cambridge paleobiologist Javier Ortega-Hernandez, whose research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • centimeter: Collinsium, reaching up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) long, boasted 72 sharp spikes on its back to ward off predators.
  • bulbous: It had a sausage-shaped body, six pairs of featherlike front legs, nine pairs of rear legs with claws, a bulbous head and downward-facing mouth.
  • compatriot: Their compatriots included such beasts as Wi waxia, a slug covered in leaflike scales and towering spines; Anomalocaris, resembling a cross between a lobster and a can opener; Nectocaris, a boggle-eyed two-armed squid; and Opabinia, which looks like a shrimp that swallowed a vacuum cleaner," Smith said.

Pirates and Hold-ups: Crime Strikes Venezuela's Oil Industry

  • steal: When night falls over western Venezuela, armed gangs known as " pirates" sometimes ride boats into muggy Lake Maracaibo to steal equipment from oil wells.
  • refinery: In the country's Paraguana peninsula, opposite the Caribbean island of Aruba, slum dwellers at times break through a perimeter wall into Venezuela's biggest refinery and rob machinery, construction tools, and cables to sell as scrap.
  • machinery: In the country's Paraguana peninsula, opposite the Caribbean island of Aruba, slum dwellers at times break through a perimeter wall into Venezuela's biggest refinery and rob machinery, construction tools, and cables to sell as scrap.
  • stymie: Shortages of spare parts or the prospect of further theft stymie replacements of the stolen items, forcing some wells to function at partial capacity or at times even shut down, the people said.
  • refinery: The scrap seekers are uncontrollable," said National Guard Lieutenant Lenin Osuna, who helps oversee security at the northern Paraguana's 645,000 barrel-per-day Amuay refinery where, he added, 20-30 people sometimes sneak in at once.

What not to miss on day four

  • savour: Aside from 2015's second dose of Murray Mania, there is much to savour at SW19.
  • enigmatic: Monfils was at his enigmatic best in his first-round win over Pablo Carreno Busta, serving up an astonishing range of shots including an outrageous 'karate kick ' winner.
  • maverick: His opponent on Thursday, Adrian Mannarino, tweeted the plan he was formulating to try and combat his maverick compatriot:.
  • prodigy: Slovenia-born Aljaz Bedene faces 22nd seed Victor Troicki while James Ward plays Czech prodigy Jiri Vesely.