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French launch first strike on IS

  • raid: A statement said planes had attacked an IS depot in north-east Iraq, and there would be more raids in the coming days.
  • target: France is the first of Washington's allies to strike at IS targets.
  • socialist: The mission underscores the perhaps surprising military activism of the socialist French president.
  • government: The French government has made it clear that its air strikes will be restricted to IS targets in Iraq and that there will be no French troops involved in fighting on the ground.
  • restrict: The French government has made it clear that its air strikes will be restricted to IS targets in Iraq and that there will be no French troops involved in fighting on the ground.

Car bomb attacks kill 17 people in Baghdad

  • explode: Cars later exploded in two outdoor markets, one in the Shiite suburb of Nahrawan, the other in the Shiite disitrct of Bayaa.
  • brief: All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
  • series: Friday's attacks came a day after a series of deadly attacks, mainly in Shiite areas in Baghdad, which left dozens of people killed.
  • extremist: The extremist Islamic State group, which considers Shiites heretics, has captured large chunks of territory in western and northern Iraq, plunging the country into its worst crisis since U.S. troops left at the end of 2011.
  • heretic: The extremist Islamic State group, which considers Shiites heretics, has captured large chunks of territory in western and northern Iraq, plunging the country into its worst crisis since U.S. troops left at the end of 2011.

Pardew accuses fans of 'hysteria'

  • hysteria: BBC Sport- Alan Pardew: Newcastle fans have created 'mass hysteria '.
  • accuse: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has accused supporters of " mass hysteria" after his side's poor start to the Premier League season.
  • hysteria: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has accused supporters of " mass hysteria" after his side's poor start to the Premier League season.
  • situation: This situation at the moment is almost like mass hysteria," said Pardew, 53.
  • hysteria: This situation at the moment is almost like mass hysteria," said Pardew, 53.

Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle

  • ally: Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle- Yahoo News.
  • struggle: Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle- Yahoo News.
  • ally: Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle.
  • struggle: Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle.
  • prime: KAMPALA (Reuters)- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, the government said in a statement on Friday, removing a former ally some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.

Turkish protesters tear-gassed near Syrian border: report

  • troops: Ankara (AFP)- Turkish police and troops fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at scores of people staging a protest near the Syrian border at Ankara's refusal to take in Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State ( IS) jihadists, local media reported.
  • protest: Ankara (AFP)- Turkish police and troops fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at scores of people staging a protest near the Syrian border at Ankara's refusal to take in Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State ( IS) jihadists, local media reported.
  • border: Ankara (AFP)- Turkish police and troops fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at scores of people staging a protest near the Syrian border at Ankara's refusal to take in Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State ( IS) jihadists, local media reported.
  • refusal: Ankara (AFP)- Turkish police and troops fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at scores of people staging a protest near the Syrian border at Ankara's refusal to take in Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State ( IS) jihadists, local media reported.
  • clash: Ankara (AFP)- Turkish police and troops fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at scores of people staging a protest near the Syrian border at Ankara's refusal to take in Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State ( IS) jihadists, local media reported.

World Bank chief says Ebola took the world by surprise

  • outbreak: Sydney (AFP)- The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community's readiness to respond to other pandemics.
  • guard: Sydney (AFP)- The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community's readiness to respond to other pandemics.
  • international: Sydney (AFP)- The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community's readiness to respond to other pandemics.
  • community: Sydney (AFP)- The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community's readiness to respond to other pandemics.
  • disease: None of us thought that Ebola would be looking like it's looking right now," he told reporters in Sydney of the disease which has so far killed more than 2,600 people in west Africa.

Japan PM Abe seeks summit with South Korea's Park amid frosty ties

  • anniversary: Abe, in the letter handed to Park by former Japanese premier Yoshiro Mori who was visiting Seoul, mentioned the 50th anniversary of the neighbors ' diplomatic ties next year and said he hoped for efforts by the two sides to improve relations.
  • diplomatic: Abe, in the letter handed to Park by former Japanese premier Yoshiro Mori who was visiting Seoul, mentioned the 50th anniversary of the neighbors ' diplomatic ties next year and said he hoped for efforts by the two sides to improve relations.
  • improve: Abe, in the letter handed to Park by former Japanese premier Yoshiro Mori who was visiting Seoul, mentioned the 50th anniversary of the neighbors ' diplomatic ties next year and said he hoped for efforts by the two sides to improve relations.
  • occasion: Prime Minister Abe said in the letter... that he eagerly hoped to be able to meet on the occasion of an international conference to be held this fall, " Park's office said in a statement.
  • international: Prime Minister Abe said in the letter... that he eagerly hoped to be able to meet on the occasion of an international conference to be held this fall, " Park's office said in a statement.

Ruling expected in World Cup bids probe next year

  • remove: The German judge also suggested on Friday it was not his job to remove Russia or Qatar as hosts or order a re-vote based on FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's investigation.
  • insight: In giving his first detailed insight on a case likely to define FIFA's attempts to repair its scandal-ridden image, Eckert pushed back the expected deadline for verdicts.
  • define: In giving his first detailed insight on a case likely to define FIFA's attempts to repair its scandal-ridden image, Eckert pushed back the expected deadline for verdicts.
  • repair: In giving his first detailed insight on a case likely to define FIFA's attempts to repair its scandal-ridden image, Eckert pushed back the expected deadline for verdicts.
  • conference: There will be some decisions, maybe in spring," Eckert said on the sidelines of an ethics in sport conference hosted by FIFA.

Ryder Cup at a glance

  • course: The course: The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Resort was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1993 as The Monarch's Course.
  • design: The course: The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Resort was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1993 as The Monarch's Course.
  • alternate: Format: Four matches of fourballs (better ball) and foursomes (alternate shot) on Friday and Saturday, 12 singles matches on Sunday.
  • career: Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods is not in the Ryder Cup for only the second time in his career.

Ryder Cup, hole by hole

  • slight: No. 1, 426 yards, par 4: The first hole at Gleneagles is slightly downhill and a slight dogleg to the right.
  • narrow: However, if you hit the ball in the rough, the green is a relatively narrow one protected by a bunker in the front and a grass hollow behind it.
  • grass: However, if you hit the ball in the rough, the green is a relatively narrow one protected by a bunker in the front and a grass hollow behind it.
  • hollow: However, if you hit the ball in the rough, the green is a relatively narrow one protected by a bunker in the front and a grass hollow behind it.
  • loch: The loch on the left was filled during construction and was incorporated into the design.

European capsules for the Ryder Cup

  • target: Backspin: He was said to be a target in 2012 when he reached No. 1, and he's an even bigger target now.
  • target: Backspin: He was said to be a target in 2012 when he reached No. 1, and he's an even bigger target now.
  • launch: His power and high launch would seem to work in his favor at Gleneagles.
  • plenty: Backspin: With no Ryder Cup experience, expect to see plenty of match play highlights from the Arizona desert when the Frenchman improbably kept alive his championship match with two ridiculous par saves from the cactus.
  • alive: Backspin: With no Ryder Cup experience, expect to see plenty of match play highlights from the Arizona desert when the Frenchman improbably kept alive his championship match with two ridiculous par saves from the cactus.

Another chance for USA to turn tide in Ryder Cup

  • covet: That something is a 17-inch gold trophy, one of the most coveted in golf.
  • redemption: The Americans have made " redemption" their singular focus going into the 40th Ryder Cup matches at Gleneagles Resort in Scotland, even though only five players are back from the last team.
  • singular: The Americans have made " redemption" their singular focus going into the 40th Ryder Cup matches at Gleneagles Resort in Scotland, even though only five players are back from the last team.
  • major: It already has the No. 1 player in the world (R ory McIlroy), three of the four major champions this year and four of the top six players in the world ranking.
  • champion: It already has the No. 1 player in the world (R ory McIlroy), three of the four major champions this year and four of the top six players in the world ranking.

UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps union

  • government: Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he also wants to give England, Wales and Northern Ireland greater independence from central government.
  • campaign: As part of a late campaign to save the union, Prime Minister David Cameron and other major party leaders promised greater financial authority to the Scottish Parliament.
  • major: As part of a late campaign to save the union, Prime Minister David Cameron and other major party leaders promised greater financial authority to the Scottish Parliament.
  • financial: As part of a late campaign to save the union, Prime Minister David Cameron and other major party leaders promised greater financial authority to the Scottish Parliament.
  • campaign: In a late effort to boost the No campaign, leaders of the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats promised to give the Scottish Parliament" extensive new powers," including the power to raise taxes if necessary to protect the National Health Service in Scotland.

Lesotho police, military in early morning shootout

  • violence: Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP)- Police and military exchanged gunfire in Lesotho's capital Maseru in the early hours of Friday, the latest spasm of violence to rock Africa's tiny mountain kingdom.
  • guard: If they were planning something, I 'm not sure... Soldiers came close, and the police on guard followed them " for about two kilometres ( 1.2 miles).
  • surround: On August 30 the tiny nation surrounded by South Africa was rocked by a coup attempt that saw the prime minister flee to its larger neighbour and the military attack several police stations, killing one officer and forcibly disarmingpolice.
  • coup: On August 30 the tiny nation surrounded by South Africa was rocked by a coup attempt that saw the prime minister flee to its larger neighbour and the military attack several police stations, killing one officer and forcibly disarmingpolice.
  • prime: On August 30 the tiny nation surrounded by South Africa was rocked by a coup attempt that saw the prime minister flee to its larger neighbour and the military attack several police stations, killing one officer and forcibly disarmingpolice.

Iran, six powers set for 'very tough' nuclear talks

  • nuclear: Iran, six powers set for 'very tough' nuclear talks- Yahoo News.
  • nuclear: Iran, six powers set for 'very tough' nuclear talks.
  • nuclear: United Nations (United States) (AFP)- Iran and six world powers return to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to reach a deal on ensuring Tehran's nuclear program poses no military threat.
  • program: United Nations (United States) (AFP)- Iran and six world powers return to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to reach a deal on ensuring Tehran's nuclear program poses no military threat.
  • major: No major breakthroughs are expected at the talks that are to continue until the end of next week, but the pressure is on both sides to find ways to narrow the gaps.

France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

  • involve: Rafale fighter jets involved in the mission struck the depot in northeastern Iraq on Friday morning, and the target was " entirely destroyed," President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement.
  • target: Rafale fighter jets involved in the mission struck the depot in northeastern Iraq on Friday morning, and the target was " entirely destroyed," President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement.
  • material: O ther operations will follow in the coming days," the statement said, without elaborating on the type of material at the depot or its exact location.
  • foreign: With the strike, France becomes the first foreign country to publicly add military muscle to United States airstrikes against the group, which has drawn criticism around the world and in a unanimous U.N. Security Council resolution for its barbarity.
  • unanimous: With the strike, France becomes the first foreign country to publicly add military muscle to United States airstrikes against the group, which has drawn criticism around the world and in a unanimous U.N. Security Council resolution for its barbarity.

Uganda's president fires top challenger for power

  • government: Ofwono Opondo, a spokesman for Uganda's government, said on Friday that Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was the only Cabinet member affected by a reshuffle announced late Thursday.
  • announce: Ofwono Opondo, a spokesman for Uganda's government, said on Friday that Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was the only Cabinet member affected by a reshuffle announced late Thursday.
  • remove: The decision to remove Mbabazi was the culmination of an apparent power struggle between Museveni and Mbabazi.
  • culmination: The decision to remove Mbabazi was the culmination of an apparent power struggle between Museveni and Mbabazi.
  • apparent: The decision to remove Mbabazi was the culmination of an apparent power struggle between Museveni and Mbabazi.

Tears and fears as Scottish independence bid defeated

  • react: Edinburgh (AFP)- Supporters of Scottish independence reacted with bitter disappointment on Friday as their hopes of breaking away from Britain were dashed, with some breaking down in tears in the streets of Edinburgh.
  • accept: Many had stayed up all night in the hope of a new dawn for their nation but instead had to accept defeat on a grey, rainy morning in Scotland's capital.
  • crush: My feeling was just crushing, quite devastating," said 16-year-old Charlotte Darroch, who was at Edinburgh's main counting centre wearing her school uniform, her tie pinned with " Yes" badges and a Scottish flag wrapped around her shoulders.
  • uniform: My feeling was just crushing, quite devastating," said 16-year-old Charlotte Darroch, who was at Edinburgh's main counting centre wearing her school uniform, her tie pinned with " Yes" badges and a Scottish flag wrapped around her shoulders.
  • campaign: This isn't the end of the 'Yes ' campaign," she said.

Floods shut down Philippine capital

  • government: Schools and government offices were shut in Manila as authorities said thousands were evacuated from severely inundated communities, where rapidly flowing waters swirled neck-high in places.
  • severely: Schools and government offices were shut in Manila as authorities said thousands were evacuated from severely inundated communities, where rapidly flowing waters swirled neck-high in places.
  • resident: Radio stations reported residents taking shelter in the second floor of homes where the water had reached the ceiling of the ground floor.
  • shelter: Radio stations reported residents taking shelter in the second floor of homes where the water had reached the ceiling of the ground floor.
  • commuter: Flooded streets caused traffic gridlock across the city of 12 million, with many motorists and other commuters unaware of the extent of the flooding due to a lack of reports from local authorities.

Gambler rewarded for $1.5 million bet on Scottish 'No'

  • gamble: Bookmakers are keen to promote political betting as a useful sideline to their sporting staples of gambling on horse racing and soc cer.
  • equivalent: The figure was triple the sum staked with the company on the last British general election in 2010 and roughly equivalent to the amount of betting it expects for a big soccer match in the English Premier League.
  • spurn: The odds offered by bookmakers had indicated that they believed that Scots would spurn independence in the historic referendum.
  • opinion: Opinion polls had suggested the decision could be very close but in the event unionists took 55 percent of the vote while separatists won 45 percent.
  • separatist: Opinion polls had suggested the decision could be very close but in the event unionists took 55 percent of the vote while separatists won 45 percent.

Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

  • reject: Edinburgh (AFP)- Scots rejected independence on Friday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but headed for a major shake-up that will give more autonomy to both Scotland and England.
  • major: Edinburgh (AFP)- Scots rejected independence on Friday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but headed for a major shake-up that will give more autonomy to both Scotland and England.
  • autonomy: Edinburgh (AFP)- Scots rejected independence on Friday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but headed for a major shake-up that will give more autonomy to both Scotland and England.
  • campaign: Despite a surge in nationalist support in the final fortnight of the campaign, the " No" secured 55.30 percent of the vote against 44.70 percent for the pro-independence " Yes" camp.
  • camp: Despite a surge in nationalist support in the final fortnight of the campaign, the " No" secured 55.30 percent of the vote against 44.70 percent for the pro-independence " Yes" camp.

Spanish leaders relieved as Scottish 'no' deals blow to Catalan separatists

  • separatist: Spanish leaders relieved as Scottish ' no' deals blow to Catalan separatists- Yahoo News.
  • separatist: Spanish leaders relieved as Scottish ' no' deals blow to Catalan separatists.
  • separatist: BARCELONA (Reuters)- Spanish political leaders hailed Scotland's rejection of independence on Friday, a vote that dealt a blow to separatists in Spain's own northeastern region of Catalonia who have drawn inspiration from secessionist Scots.
  • government: Despite an outcome in Scotland that was widely seen as a setback for the cause of Catalan independence, the region's separatist-led government was expected to announce plans later on Friday for a non-binding referendum, in defiance of Madrid.
  • announce: Despite an outcome in Scotland that was widely seen as a setback for the cause of Catalan independence, the region's separatist-led government was expected to announce plans later on Friday for a non-binding referendum, in defiance of Madrid.

Shares rise in London on 'No' vote

  • reaction: Simon Jack gets reaction to the result from the CBI business lobby group.
  • lobby: Simon Jack gets reaction to the result from the CBI business lobby group.
  • confirm: Meanwhile RBS confirmed it would not be moving its registered head office now that independence had been rejected.
  • reject: Meanwhile RBS confirmed it would not be moving its registered head office now that independence had been rejected.
  • contingency: The announcement we made about moving our registered head office to England was part of a contingency plan to ensure certainty and stability for our customers, staff and shareholders should there be a 'Yes ' vote," the bank said.

Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms

  • period: Businesses have spoken of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, but said the " No " vote is just the beginning of a period of change.
  • financial: Financial services companies including RBS, Lloyds, TSB, Standard Life, Clydesdale, and Tesco Bank had indicated that they would move headquarters or parts of the business south if Scotland had voted " Yes".
  • headquarters: Financial services companies including RBS, Lloyds, TSB, Standard Life, Clydesdale, and Tesco Bank had indicated that they would move headquarters or parts of the business south if Scotland had voted " Yes".
  • contingency: RBS said: " The announcement we made about moving our registered head office to England was part of a contingency plan to ensure certainty and stability for our customers, staff and shareholders should there be a 'Yes ' vote.
  • shareholder: RBS said: " The announcement we made about moving our registered head office to England was part of a contingency plan to ensure certainty and stability for our customers, staff and shareholders should there be a 'Yes ' vote.

France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq

  • launch: France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq- Yahoo News.
  • launch: PARIS (Reuters)- France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country.
  • insurgent: PARIS (Reuters)- France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country.
  • launch: This morning at 9:40 (0740 GMT) our Rafale jets launched a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorists," President Francois Hollande's office said a statement issued shortly after the raids.
  • terrorist: This morning at 9:40 (0740 GMT) our Rafale jets launched a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorists," President Francois Hollande's office said a statement issued shortly after the raids.

Malaysia Law Student Sentenced to Prison for Sedition

  • sentence: A Malaysian law student has been sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of sedition in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
  • prison: A Malaysian law student has been sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of sedition in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
  • guilty: A Malaysian law student has been sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of sedition in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
  • sedition: A Malaysian law student has been sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of sedition in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
  • activist: Pro-democracy activists have widely condemned the decision, accusing the government of using a colonial-era law to stifle freedom of expression.

China Fines British Drug Maker Nearly $500 Million

  • disease: Cancer remains one of the deadliest diseases, despite many new methods to combat it.
  • method: Cancer remains one of the deadliest diseases, despite many new methods to combat it.
  • medicine: Modern medicine has treatments to prevent the growth of primary tumor cells.
  • treatment: Modern medicine has treatments to prevent the growth of primary tumor cells.
  • process: A team of Belgian scientists says it has found a way to prevent that process.

Sierra Leone Begins Ebola Lockdown

  • struggle: Sierra Leone has begun a controversial nationwide three-day lockdown as it struggles to contain the deadly Ebola virus.
  • resident: The West African country's 6 million residents have been told to stay home Friday, Saturday and Sunday while volunteers go door to door, looking for hidden Ebola cases and giving people information on how to avoid the deadly disease.
  • volunteer: The West African country's 6 million residents have been told to stay home Friday, Saturday and Sunday while volunteers go door to door, looking for hidden Ebola cases and giving people information on how to avoid the deadly disease.
  • information: The West African country's 6 million residents have been told to stay home Friday, Saturday and Sunday while volunteers go door to door, looking for hidden Ebola cases and giving people information on how to avoid the deadly disease.
  • avoid: The West African country's 6 million residents have been told to stay home Friday, Saturday and Sunday while volunteers go door to door, looking for hidden Ebola cases and giving people information on how to avoid the deadly disease.

Musician 'Mandolin' Srinivas dies

  • brief: Well-known Indian classical musician'Mandolin' Srinivas has died in a hospital in the southern city of Chennai after a brief illness.
  • skill: The musician, whose real name was Uppalapu Srinivas, was popularly known as 'Mandolin' Srinivas because of his skill with the instrument.
  • instrument: The musician, whose real name was Uppalapu Srinivas, was popularly known as 'Mandolin' Srinivas because of his skill with the instrument.
  • government: In 1998, the Indian government honoured him with civilian award Padma Shri.
  • civilian: In 1998, the Indian government honoured him with civilian award Padma Shri.

Brazil's Rousseff closes in on Silva ahead of October vote

  • expense: BRASILIA (Reuters)- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call.
  • opponent: BRASILIA (Reuters)- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call.
  • original: Marina Silva surged in the polls after joining the race on the death of her party's original candidate last month, and she appeared poised to unseat Rousseff with a 10 percentage-point margin in the likely second round vote.
  • candidate: Marina Silva surged in the polls after joining the race on the death of her party's original candidate last month, and she appeared poised to unseat Rousseff with a 10 percentage-point margin in the likely second round vote.
  • narrow: Friday's Datafolha survey showed that, in a simulation of the likely runoff, the gap between them had narrowed to two points- 46 percent for Silva and 44 percent for Rousseff.

Modi says al Qaeda will fail in India: CNN

  • struggle: NEW DELHI (Reuters)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.
  • recruit: NEW DELHI (Reuters)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.
  • populous: NEW DELHI (Reuters)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.
  • praise: NEW DELHI (Reuters)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.
  • commitment: NEW DELHI (Reuters)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.

Yamal, Russia's gas megaplan, becomes symbol of sanctions defiance

  • defiance: Yamal, Russia's gas megaplan, becomes symbol of sanctions defiance- Yahoo News.
  • defiance: Yamal, Russia's gas megaplan, becomes symbol of sanctions defiance.
  • jeopardy: MOSCOW (Reuters)- Dozens of Russian energy ventures are in jeopardy due to Western sanctions on technology and funding.
  • analyst: Nonetheless, bankers and analysts returning from a recent trip to Yamal said they were impressed by the project's status.
  • shareholder: Some said it was hard to tell that Yamal's controlling shareholder, gas firm Novatek, and its billionaire co-owner Gennady Timchenko were subject to some of the most severe U.S. and EU sanctions targeting Putin after he annexed Crimea in eastern Ukraine and lent backing to pro-Russia separatists.

Double Grand Slam winner Li retires

  • retire: BBC Sport- Li Na: Chinese Grand Slam winner retires over injuries.
  • announce: China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na has announced her retirement after failing to overcome " chronic" injuries.
  • effective: Walking away from the sport, effective immediately, is the right decision for me and my family," she said.
  • hero: Li rose to be a national sporting hero in China after becoming Asia's first Grand Slam singles champion and only America-based Russian Maria Sharapova has higher off-court earnings, according to the Forbes list of highest paid female athletes.
  • champion: Li rose to be a national sporting hero in China after becoming Asia's first Grand Slam singles champion and only America-based Russian Maria Sharapova has higher off-court earnings, according to the Forbes list of highest paid female athletes.

Eight dead in Florida house shooting

  • colleague: Schultz said a colleague responded to reports of a shooting on Thursday afternoon and on arrival made contact with Spirit before he killed himself.
  • arrival: Schultz said a colleague responded to reports of a shooting on Thursday afternoon and on arrival made contact with Spirit before he killed himself.
  • contact: Schultz said a colleague responded to reports of a shooting on Thursday afternoon and on arrival made contact with Spirit before he killed himself.
  • community: This county, this community is going to be devastated from this.
  • community: We're asking for prayers for this community and the families involved.

Heavy Rain Floods Manila

  • storm: A tropical storm has dumped heavy rain on the Philippine capital of Manila, forcing the closure of government offices, schools and government offices.
  • closure: A tropical storm has dumped heavy rain on the Philippine capital of Manila, forcing the closure of government offices, schools and government offices.
  • government: A tropical storm has dumped heavy rain on the Philippine capital of Manila, forcing the closure of government offices, schools and government offices.
  • government: A tropical storm has dumped heavy rain on the Philippine capital of Manila, forcing the closure of government offices, schools and government offices.
  • resident: Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to higher ground, officials said, as flood waters rose quickly after the equivalent of half a month's usual rain fell in six hours.

China's Li Na Retires From Tennis

  • champion: Chinese tennis star Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has announced her retirement, citing " chronic injuries.
  • announce: Chinese tennis star Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has announced her retirement, citing " chronic injuries.
  • cite: Chinese tennis star Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has announced her retirement, citing " chronic injuries.
  • inject: In a statement posted on social media Friday, the 32-year-old Li said: “After four knee surgeries and hundreds of shots injected into my knee weekly to alleviate swelling and pain, my body is begging me to stop the pounding.
  • alleviate: In a statement posted on social media Friday, the 32-year-old Li said: “After four knee surgeries and hundreds of shots injected into my knee weekly to alleviate swelling and pain, my body is begging me to stop the pounding.

Report: African Children Face 'Extremely' High Violence Levels

  • violence: African children are facing disproportionately high levels of violence, according to a new report by the African Child Policy Forum.
  • violence: The study calls for more coordinated action to prevent violence against children.
  • release: The new report, released Thursday, said African children are subjected to extremely high levels of emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and current laws and policies have not been able to tackle this issue.
  • physical: The new report, released Thursday, said African children are subjected to extremely high levels of emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and current laws and policies have not been able to tackle this issue.
  • abuse: The new report, released Thursday, said African children are subjected to extremely high levels of emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and current laws and policies have not been able to tackle this issue.

Westgate Siege Anniversary Brings Back Painful Memories

  • terror: One year after it happened, the survivors of the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall still cannot shake the images of that tragic incident.
  • tragic: One year after it happened, the survivors of the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall still cannot shake the images of that tragic incident.
  • incident: One year after it happened, the survivors of the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall still cannot shake the images of that tragic incident.
  • victim: Victims are still waiting for the answer to one question: 'How could this happen?'
  • crew: Construction crews are working to restore the building that, a year earlier, was the scene of unimaginable horror.

Scotland Votes to Stay in Union

  • majority: British Prime Minister David Cameron said he is “delighted ” with the result of Scotland’s referendum on independence as the majority of Scots voted to stay in the union.
  • trickle: It was a sleepless night for many across Scotland as the results of the referendum on independence slowly trickled in early Friday.
  • predict: A " No " vote was expected early on, as several constituencies predicted to turn up a “Yes ” majority instead delivered support for the union.
  • majority: A " No " vote was expected early on, as several constituencies predicted to turn up a “Yes ” majority instead delivered support for the union.
  • reject: London time, David Cameron said the referendum delivered “a clear result ” rejecting full independence.

Australia boosts parliament security

  • security: Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following " chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack.
  • upgrade: Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following " chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack.
  • parliament: Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following " chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack.
  • extremist: Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following " chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack.
  • target: Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following " chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack.

Uzbek first daughter hires PR help

  • firm: A London-based public relations firm is acting on behalf of Gulnara Karimova, the once powerful daughter of Uzbekistan's authoritarian president who has been under house arrest for months.
  • arrest: A London-based public relations firm is acting on behalf of Gulnara Karimova, the once powerful daughter of Uzbekistan's authoritarian president who has been under house arrest for months.
  • firm: The firm, Davidson Ryan Dore, is distributing recordings and pictures, smuggled out from Ms Karimova's house in the capital Tashkent, where she says she is being held.
  • security: New pictures earlier this week showed Ms Karimova apparently being manhandled by security guards.
  • guard: New pictures earlier this week showed Ms Karimova apparently being manhandled by security guards.

Iran, World Powers Meet in New York for Nuclear Talks

  • administration: A senior U.S. administration official said it is clear that negotiators on both sides have come to the city to “ go to work.
  • administration: A senior administration official described this week's bilateral meetings between Iran and the U.S. as “constructive” and said a lot of hard, technical work that will need to be part of a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program is being undertaken by all parties.
  • bilateral: A senior administration official described this week's bilateral meetings between Iran and the U.S. as “constructive” and said a lot of hard, technical work that will need to be part of a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program is being undertaken by all parties.
  • technical: A senior administration official described this week's bilateral meetings between Iran and the U.S. as “constructive” and said a lot of hard, technical work that will need to be part of a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program is being undertaken by all parties.
  • comprehensive: A senior administration official described this week's bilateral meetings between Iran and the U.S. as “constructive” and said a lot of hard, technical work that will need to be part of a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program is being undertaken by all parties.

Scots vote in record numbers, await independence verdict

  • divisive: EDINBURGH (Reuters)- Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom.
  • research: It looks like the union will remain intact for the time being," YouGov research manager Laurence Janta-Lipinski told Reuters of the survey carried out on Thursday which was not an exit poll.
  • significant: YouGov said it had picked up a " small but significant late swing" toward supporters of the 307-year union between Scotland and England on polling day, though it cautioned the survey was merely a snaps hot.
  • campaign: The campaign for independence has galvanized this country of 5.3 million but also divided the passions of friends and families from the remote Scottish islands of the Atlantic to the tough city estates of Glasgow.
  • galvanize: The campaign for independence has galvanized this country of 5.3 million but also divided the passions of friends and families from the remote Scottish islands of the Atlantic to the tough city estates of Glasgow.

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

  • plea: Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet- Yahoo News.
  • aid: Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet- Yahoo News.
  • interrupt: Earlier on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during an emotional address to a joint meeting of Congress, where his remarks were repeatedly interrupted by applause from lawmakers in both parties.
  • lawmaker: Earlier on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during an emotional address to a joint meeting of Congress, where his remarks were repeatedly interrupted by applause from lawmakers in both parties.
  • express: While he expressed appreciation for the non-lethal assistance from the U.S., Poroshenko said it was not enough to quell the violence that has dogged eastern Ukraine.

Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid

  • rebel: Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid- Yahoo News.
  • aid: Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid- Yahoo News.
  • difference: It is time for the Arab countries to step up and get over their regional differences" and be more aggressive in the fight against terrorists," he said, drawing a quick rebuttal from Republican rival Dan Sullivan.
  • aggressive: It is time for the Arab countries to step up and get over their regional differences" and be more aggressive in the fight against terrorists," he said, drawing a quick rebuttal from Republican rival Dan Sullivan.
  • terrorist: It is time for the Arab countries to step up and get over their regional differences" and be more aggressive in the fight against terrorists," he said, drawing a quick rebuttal from Republican rival Dan Sullivan.

Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic

  • foreign: Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic- Yahoo News.
  • skin: The head of the college of physicians in the city of Maracay sounded an alarm last week after reporting that eight people had died of unknown causes hours after checking into a hospital with common symptoms including high fevers and blotches on their skin.
  • accuse: Authorities immediately accused the doctor of lying and said all causes of deaths had been determined.
  • tolerate: The health scare has since cooled, but Maduro said he won't tolerate any " psychological terror" from foreign media that he accuses of misreporting the deaths.
  • terror: The health scare has since cooled, but Maduro said he won't tolerate any " psychological terror" from foreign media that he accuses of misreporting the deaths.

Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

  • government: The 78-22 Senate vote sent Obama legislation that also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a shutdown.
  • budget: The 78-22 Senate vote sent Obama legislation that also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a shutdown.
  • eliminate: The 78-22 Senate vote sent Obama legislation that also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a shutdown.
  • majority: In an appearance at the White House soon after the vote, Obama said he was pleased that a majority of both Republicans and Democrats had supported the legislation.
  • tactics: Noting the killing of two Americans by the Islamic State group, he said that " as Americans we do not give in to fear" and would not be put off by such brutal tactics.

Stacy Lewis, Mi Jung Hur share lead in Alabama

  • course: Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was dropped from the schedule last year after it lost its title sponsor, had a bogey-free round on The Senator course.
  • grass: I grew up playing on Bermuda grass, which I think that helps a lot, you know, just reading greens and understanding the different types of lies, but it feels like home," said Lewis. " The heat, the humidity, I 'm used to it.
  • major: Lewis tied for 16th last week in France in the Evian Championship in the final major of the year.
  • solid: I played really solid last week and that golf course was just a little goofy and the scores just didn't really show how I played," Lewis said.
  • course: I played really solid last week and that golf course was just a little goofy and the scores just didn't really show how I played," Lewis said.

Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

  • crisis: BBC News- Ukraine crisis: Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko.
  • praise: BBC News- Ukraine crisis: Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko.
  • excellent: BBC News- Ukraine crisis: Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko.
  • condemn: Mr Obama condemned what he called Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.
  • aggression: Mr Obama condemned what he called Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

  • approve: He spoke moments after the US Senate approved his plan, a day after it was passed by the House of Representatives.
  • confront: The strong bipartisan support in Congress for this new training effort shows the world Americans are united in confronting the threat from Isil.
  • target: On Thursday, the US continued to strike IS targets in Iraq..
  • partner: We can join with allies and partners to destroy Isil without American troops fighting another ground war in the Middle East," he said in his White House statement.
  • troops: We can join with allies and partners to destroy Isil without American troops fighting another ground war in the Middle East," he said in his White House statement.