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Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

  • unsettle: It has cast Britain as a post-colonial power unsettled by its impending exit from the European Union, and even suggested London fabricated the attack to whip up anti-Russian hysteria.
  • verification: Britain has written to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, which monitors compliance with the global convention outlawing the use of such weapons, to obtain independent verification of the substance used.
  • impregnate: British investigators are working on the theory that an item of clothing or cosmetics or a gift in the luggage of Skripal's daughter was impregnated with the toxin, and then opened in Skripal's house in Salisbury, the Daily Telegraph said.
  • impotent: Russia's Defence Ministry said he was an " intellectual impotent" and Lavrov said he probably lacked education.

Kenyan election questions

  • maize: It has also accused the government of creating an artificial food shortage to allow affiliated businessmen to use the emergency period to import maize, a staple food, duty-free into the country.
  • maize: The government has denied the allegations and has since moved to subsidise maize flour.
  • kidnap: The Kenyan government has not officially acknowledged the number of soldiers killed or kidnapped in the attack.
  • mismanage: A new team of election officials took office in January after the previous team was accused of mismanaging the 2013 election.
  • verify: The commission has acquired a system known at the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS) which is currently being used to verify voters ' registration and will be used on election day to verify the eligibility of voters, tally results and transmit them to a national tallying centre.

Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba

  • homage: After nine days of fervent national mourning and wall-to-wall homages to Castro on state-run media, the government barred independent coverage of the funeral, releasing a handful of photos and brief descriptions of the ceremony later in the day.
  • barrack: The tomb stands to the side of a memorial to the rebel soldiers killed in an attack that Castro led on Santiago's Moncada barracks on July 26, 1953, and in front of the mausoleum of Cuban national hero Jose Marti.
  • mausoleum: The tomb stands to the side of a memorial to the rebel soldiers killed in an attack that Castro led on Santiago's Moncada barracks on July 26, 1953, and in front of the mausoleum of Cuban national hero Jose Marti.
  • mourn: Mourning for Castro has been fervent and intense across the country since his death, particularly in rural eastern Cuba, where huge crowds have been shouting Castro's name and lining the roads to salute the funeral procession carrying his ashes.
  • outlast: Castro, who outlasted a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died 10 years after a life-threatening illness led him to turn over power to his brother.

In Africa, Latin America, Fidel Castro inspired many

  • emulate: Yet in Latin America, Cuba never successfully exported a socialist system quite like its own, although many members of an idealistic generation died trying to emulate it.
  • mourn: In mourning the Cuban's death, Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, called Castro " the 20th century liberator of our peoples.
  • subjugate: What has died is the very idea that by dividing people and subjugating them through hunger and fear, you can guarantee the eternal power of a demagogue," the Democratic Unity coalition said in a statement on Castro's death.
  • apathy: Castro backed revolutionary movements in many parts of Latin America, but most crumbled under brutal repression or local apathy.
  • ephemeral: Cuba inspired or helped install ephemeral socialist-minded regimes such as the People's Republic of Angola, in part as a cat's paw for Soviet interests but also because Castro believed in the anti-colonial cause, and often acted independently of the Soviets.