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Big companies commit to slash emissions ahead of U.N. climate summit

  • ambitious: U.N. chief Guterres sees the private sector as crucial to securing more ambitious pledges at Monday's Climate Action Summit in New York, which aims to boost the Paris deal before it enters a crucial implementation phase next year.
  • extreme: As accelerating climate impacts from melting ice caps to sea-level rise and extreme weather outpace climate models, scientists say the world needs to halve its greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade to avoid catastrophic warming.
  • risk: Yet many investors have been pressuring companies to act on climate risks, and chief executives also face pressure from an upsurge in youth-led activism, which mobilized millions around the world to protest on Friday.
  • enshrine: Others have stopped short of committing to go carbon neutral but say they will align their operations with a goal of limiting the increase in average global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius enshrined in the 2015 Paris A greement.
  • require: Some experts have questioned whether publicly traded companies committed to maximizing shareholder returns will be able to make the sweeping investments required to fight climate change.

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

  • government: He also said his government had expended 8-fold the number of regional development plans left by his predecessor, Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos, while implementing a program that allows private businesses to direct their tax payments to fund productive projects in formerly war-torn areas.
  • curtail: Closing the border will not curtail the exodus but rather force migrants to move on dangerous dirt trails that crisscross the porous 1,370-mile ( 2,200-kilometer) border between the two countries.
  • dust: At the U.S. ' urging, hemispheric allies recently dusted off a mutual defense treaty from the Cold War that requires the 19 signatory nations to come to the rescue of one another in the event of an external threat.
  • crisis: The Venezuela crisis is also stretching budgets across South America as over four million people flee an economic crisis worse than the U.S. Great Depression.
  • massive: The massive flight comes as Colombia, which has absorbed the largest number of mig rants, is also grappling with skyrocketing coca production and implementation of the fragile and contentious peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Trump to boast to UN about US success, but troubles mounting

  • program: He has tested this most spectacularly in North Korea, holding an unprecedented three summits with dictator Kim Jong Un to try and persuade him to abandon his flourishing nuclear weapons program.
  • personality: A larger-than-life figure, Trump believes that his personality enables him to succeed where conventional diplomacy fails.
  • diplomacy: A larger-than-life figure, Trump believes that his personality enables him to succeed where conventional diplomacy fails.
  • decisive: As usual Trump has sought to develop close relations with his counterpart, President Xi Jinping, but neither that friendship nor his aggressive use of tariffs has produced decisive results so far.
  • deride: Trump, who promotes fossil fuels and derides the need for renewable energy, also missed climate change talks at the recent G7 summit in France.

Yemen: UN welcomes Houthi offer to end Saudi Arabia attacks

  • conflict: Saudi Arabia and its regional allies drastically escalated the conflict in 2015 when they launched an air campaign against the Houthis, who had ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and seized the capital, Sanaa.
  • launch: Saudi Arabia and its regional allies drastically escalated the conflict in 2015 when they launched an air campaign against the Houthis, who had ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and seized the capital, Sanaa.
  • blame: Houthi rebels have claimed to have carried out the attack, but the US and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran.
  • civil: Yemen's civil war has killed 10,000 and pushed millions to the edge of starvation in what has become the world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster.
  • edge: Yemen's civil war has killed 10,000 and pushed millions to the edge of starvation in what has become the world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster.

Nobel laureate starts fund for survivors of sexual violence

  • treat: We are really in a patriarchal system where men dominate everything and women are treated just as objects," he said.
  • slave: He also traveled to South Korea to see the " comfort wome n" used as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers in World War II and visited Colombia and victims of that country's long civil war.
  • victim: Dr. Denis Mukwege said in an interview Saturday that he and his team at Panzi Hospital in eastern Bukavu province could physically and mentally help victims of rape and other abuse, but that the only way to really heal survivors is for society to accept the wrong that was done to them through reparations.
  • collective: Mukwege said reparations can be individual or collective, symbolic or financial, depending on the victim, the case and the context.
  • apologize: In some cases, women are just asking us to ask the leaders to... say,' I apologize for what just happened to you because I was maybe the leader in this place and I didn't protect you,'" Mukwege said.

Abuja crime: Is Nigeria's capital city 'one of the safest in the world'?

  • susceptible: The influx of people displaced by rural poverty, armed conflicts and violent crime in many parts of the country is continually swelling the population of the city's unemployed youth, with many susceptible to criminal life," he adds.
  • kidnapping: A recent spate of kidnappings and violent crimes has shaken Nigeria's capital Abuja, regarded as a relatively safe haven in a country facing major security challenges.
  • major: Now, let's look at the available data, starting with the recorded murder rate in Abuja compared with other major cities around the world.
  • disappoint: The BBC's Hausa language service says residents are concerned about the rise in kidnappings- and were disappointed with the police chief's statements.
  • security: Security experts say many crimes go unreported in Nigeria because of distrust in the police, a lack of police presence on the ground, and a general feeling that reporting a crime will be unlikely to lead to redress.

Italians await Salvini's comeback in his Veneto heartland

  • instill: They painted the League as 'extreme right', instilling in European public opinion the idea that we are facing fascists," he said.
  • administration: However, he is in favour of fresh elections as he does not consider the current administration to be chosen by the people.
  • ballot: This will eventually play into Mr Salvini's hands, he believes, because sooner or later Italians will return to the ballot box.
  • operate: Francesco Manni, vice-chairman of the Manni Group, a family-run multinational business that operates in the steel industry, told me he hoped the prime minister would manage to keep the new coalition together.
  • government: It is a question of waiting for better times, also because this government will have to face many challenges," said the governor.

Iran's Zarif: U.S. 'posturing' by sending troops to Saudi Arabia in wake of attacks

  • missile: President Donald Trump on Friday approved the deployment of U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • responsible: Iran's foreign minister said the U.S. is " posturing" by sending troops and defense equipment to Saudi Arabia in response to last week's attacks on a major Saudi Arabia oil facility, for which he again denied Iran was responsible.
  • troops: Iran's Zarif: U.S. 'posturing' by sending troops to Saudi Arabia in wake of attacks.
  • development: I think it's all going the wrong direction in addressing this issue," Mohammad Javad Zarif said in response to a question on how Iran sees the development in an interview set to air Sunday on CBS ' " Face the Nation.
  • foreign: Iran's foreign minister said the U.S. is " posturing" by sending troops and defense equipment to Saudi Arabia in response to last week's attacks on a major Saudi Arabia oil facility, for which he again denied Iran was responsible.

UAE in space: Hazzaa Al Mansoori to become first Emirati astronaut

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hazzaa Al Mansoori says he used to think going to space was impossible.
  • astronaut: UAE in space: Hazzaa Al Mansoori to become first Emirati astronaut- BBC News.
  • series: Hazzaa and fellow applicant, Sultan Al Neyadi, were selected as the final two after a series of interviews and medical and psychological tests.
  • campaign: The United States itself was trying to make the most of this great achievement by following up with a great publicity campaign.
  • astronaut: Hazzaa will travel to the ISS with US astronaut Jessica Meir and Russian astronaut Oleg Skripochka for his eight-day mission.

'I stole a plane to get out of the Navy'

  • log: He picks up his flight log book from the table and shows me the scrawled entry in his own large hand from May 1964, where he defiantly recorded his illicit flight in the hijacked plane.
  • plot: So he started plotting to find a way to extract himself from the force once and for all.
  • telephone: Van Eijck had planned his theft meticulously, he says, even locking up the guard's pistol and bike and removing the microphones from the telephone in his office, to ensure that if he was rumbled too soon, the guard would struggle to get back-up.
  • deploy: He needed to be trained on a proper plane he insisted, a Grumman Tracker submarine destroyer that would be deployed on naval aircraft carriers, not the twin-engine training planes the Belgians were using to teach them.
  • imminent: Up to that point, Van Eijck had maintained a perfect flying record but the very next day after the party he had his report card marked with an orange warning sign, which meant he was at imminent risk of being failed.

Iran vows ‘destruction of any aggressor’ as US moves troops to Saudi Arabia

  • site: He claimed in a tweet that Saudi Arabia does not believe its own allegations that Iran was responsible for the attack on Saudi oil sites.
  • equipment: The Pentagon said the US will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security.
  • weapon: The missiles and drones used resembled Iranian-made weapons, although analysts say more study is needed to definitively link them to Iran.
  • troops: The Pentagon said the US will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security.
  • responsible: He claimed in a tweet that Saudi Arabia does not believe its own allegations that Iran was responsible for the attack on Saudi oil sites.

The Key to Understanding Vladimir Putin

  • recover: His wife, still recovering from a bad automobile accident, did not accompany him.
  • accident: His wife, still recovering from a bad automobile accident, did not accompany him.
  • automobile: His wife, still recovering from a bad automobile accident, did not accompany him.
  • occasion: On that occasion, he was representing his boss, Mayor Anatoly Sobchak, who was off on a trip.
  • accompany: His wife, still recovering from a bad automobile accident, did not accompany him.

Paris climate march halted amid clashes between activists and police

  • violence: As the violence worsened, police used tear gas to disperse groups of protesters.
  • clash: Paris climate march halted amid clashes between activists and police- BBC News.
  • activist: Paris climate march halted amid clashes between activists and police- BBC News.
  • festive: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The march was intended to be festive, family-friendly and peaceful.
  • accuse: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have previously been accused of violence in their response to the yellow vest movement.

U.S. to Add Mideast Troops After Saudi Attack; Pelosi Criticizes

  • announce: Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebel leader Mahdi al-Mashat announced Friday the halt of drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia.
  • personnel: Esper and Dunford are still deciding on the specific number of troops and weapons systems but said the personnel deployment will be relatively small, not numbering in the thousands, and that more details would be forthcoming.
  • missile: U.S. and Saudi analyses of the attack have described the strike as complex, involving a mix of low-flying drones and cruise missiles coming from the north.
  • coalition: U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who has repeatedly said Iran was responsible for the attack, returned early Friday from a two-day trip to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., saying he wanted to begin building a coalition that would organize a response to Iran.
  • missile: Saudi Arabia has already taken delivery of Patriot-3 hit-to-kill missiles bought years ago to defend against cruise and ballistic missiles.

TWA Flight 847: Greek police arrest aircraft hijacking suspect

  • passport: His identity came up as being wanted by Germany during a passport check.
  • hijack: Image copyright Alain Nogues/Getty Image caption The flight was hijacked right after taking off from Athens.
  • identify: He is currently being held in a high-security prison in Greece until German officials identify him as the person wanted, Reuters news agency reports.
  • release: They were tied and beaten by the hijackers, who demanded the release of hundreds of Lebanese Shia detainees in Israeli custody.
  • arrest: A 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the hijacking of an American airliner in 1985 has been arrested in Greece, police say.

IS claims Iraq minibus bombing that killed 12

  • sporadic: The group's sleeper cells continue to wage an insurgency and carry out sporadic attacks across the country.
  • martyrdom: Arbaeen is the annual commemoration marking the end of the 40-day mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Mu hammad's grandson, a central figure in Shiite Islam.
  • solemn: Thirty-one pilgrims were killed and about 100 injured in a stampede in Karbala last week as hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims marked Ashoura, one of the most solemn holy days of the year.
  • security: His statement added that security plans should be reviewed and intelligence gathering intensified.
  • intelligence: His statement added that security plans should be reviewed and intelligence gathering intensified.

Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal

  • giddy: I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments togeth er.
  • imaginable: We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruellest twist of fate imaginable," she wrote.
  • investigate: Image copyright Kenesha Antoine on Facebook Image caption Zanzibar police are investigating the circumstances of Steven Weber's death.
  • solace: I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments togeth er.
  • confirm: Ms Antoine, confirming Mr Weber's death in a Facebook post, said he " never emerged from those depths ".

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

  • climate: We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable," Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who started the climate strike movement with her lone protest in front of her country's parliament about a year and a half ago.
  • climate: Stop the criminal contaminant behavior of big corporations," said Argentine climate activist Bruno Rodriguez.
  • activist: This version corrects the first name of the Fiji activist to Komal, not Kamal.
  • trajectory: The youth activists brainstormed about what they could do to change the trajectory of an ever-warming planet and how they can help the world adapt to climate's changes.
  • generation: My generation has largely failed until now to preserve both justice in the world and to preserve the planet.

Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years

  • negligible: Pirate attacks in the region peaked in 2011 but have declined to negligible levels in recent years, the European Naval Force, which operates in the area, says.
  • treatment: The sailor was taken to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for initial treatment and is set to be flown home.
  • hostage: The three remaining hostages are all Iranian nationals and were taken with Mr Sharif from a fishing boat in March 2015, John Steed from HSP told the BBC.
  • hostage: Iranian hostage freed by Somali pirates after four years- BBC News.
  • release: An Iranian sailor has been released by Somali pirates after spending more than four years in captivity.

Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with 'necessary measures'

  • elite: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are an elite branch of Iran's military and have been designated a terrorist organisation by the US..
  • designate: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are an elite branch of Iran's military and have been designated a terrorist organisation by the US..
  • reinstate: Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated since US President Donald Trump abandoned a deal limiting Iran's nuclear activities last year and reinstated sanctions.
  • reckless: The kingdom calls upon the international community to assume its responsibility in condemning those that stand behind this act, and to take a firm and clear position against this reckless behaviour that threatens the global economy," he said.
  • facility: The BBC's Frank Gardner has been given access to the damaged facility in Saudi Arabia.

UK's Labour Party in turmoil as vote to oust deputy ditched

  • conference: Lansman said in a tweet that he welcomed Corbyn's proposal for a review and added that the party needs " to make sure the deputy leader role is properly accountable to the membership while also unifying the party at conference.
  • motion: On Friday, Jon Lansman, the founder of the pro-Corbyn grassroots Momentum group, proposed a motion for Watson's job to be scrapped.
  • govern: Before Labour's governing National Executive Committee was set to debate the motion Saturday, Corbyn sought to put a lid on the dispute by proposing that the body should instead carry out a review of the deputy leader's role.
  • unify: Lansman said in a tweet that he welcomed Corbyn's proposal for a review and added that the party needs " to make sure the deputy leader role is properly accountable to the membership while also unifying the party at conference.
  • espouse: Watson has espoused a number of viewp oints, particularly on Brexit, that angered many of Corbyn's left-wing supporters but appealed to the Labour Party's moderate wing.

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

  • international: Some foreign policy experts give Trump credit for opening up international negotiations.
  • evaporate: The prospect of Trump talking with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly has evaporated.
  • blame: I don't blame the president for having so many deals open," said Nicholas Burns, a former undersecretary of state who has worked for Republican and Democratic presidents.
  • announce: Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio said that where international affairs are concerned, the president appears more interested having something showy to announce than in long-term problem-solving.
  • program: "He's argued in the past that each country should act solely in its own interest, and he's argued that American might, combined with his negotiating skill, would build U.S. power," said Jon Alterman, Middle East program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

He Envisioned the World That Trump Is Demolishing

  • struggle: On his Western tour, Wilson struggled to get to know his country again.
  • reparation: When he went to Paris to push for the League of Nations, the English and French agreed in exchange for carving up the territory of the defeated Central Powers and exacting punishing reparations against Germany.
  • spill: In Omaha, white mobs set fire to a jailhouse, seized a black man suspected of rape, shot him up until his entrails spilled out of his chest, then burnt his body in a bonfire.
  • exact: When he went to Paris to push for the League of Nations, the English and French agreed in exchange for carving up the territory of the defeated Central Powers and exacting punishing reparations against Germany.
  • labor: It would also provide the authority needed to solve other problems, like labor relations, trade, freedom of the seas, arms control, colonialism, and human rights.

Trump Won't Like This: Iran's Clever Strategy of Pushback Is Working

  • intention: Bloodied but unbowed, Tehran has endured Washington's sanctions, demonstrating to U.S. President Donald Trump that it has no intention of entertaining any of the United States ' demands until it receives sanctions relief.
  • relent: The question now is whether, amid the glimmer of possible negotiations, the White House actually relents on sanctions or chooses to double down on its maximum pressure campaign to force through what it wants.
  • duress: Nevertheless, the Iranian government is not flailing under heavy economic duress.
  • restrict: Iran's central bank has managed to stabilize the currency in recent months, smugglers have resurrected illicit networks to sell oil and the government has imposed severe penalties on currency traders and businesses to restrict price gouging and prevent widespread unrest.
  • glimmer: The question now is whether, amid the glimmer of possible negotiations, the White House actually relents on sanctions or chooses to double down on its maximum pressure campaign to force through what it wants.

Iran issues 'battlefield' warning as US deploys troops

  • conference: We have asked the United Nations to do an investigation and there are also other countries involved in the probe," he told a press conference.
  • encroach: We will never allow any war to encroach upon Iran's territory.
  • launch: We are sure the attack was not launched from Yemen, but from the north.
  • security: Contrary to Western media claims, investigations done today show no successful cyber attack was made on the country's oil installations and other crucial infrastructure," the government's cyber security office said.
  • aggression: Yet he warned that " a limited aggression will not remain limite d" as Iran was determined to respond and would " not rest until the aggressor's collapse ".

Syria says it captured drone near Israeli-occupied Golan

  • crash: In neighboring Lebanon, a government investigation had concluded Thursday that two Israeli drones were on an attack mission when they crashed in the capital last month, one of them armed with 4.5 kilograms ( 10 pounds) of explosives.
  • delay: Turkey has, however, warned that it will not allow the U.S. to delay the establishment of the safe zone and has threatened to launch an operation on its own within two weeks.
  • troops: The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said it was not clear if Syrian troops or Hezbollah had downed the drone.
  • drone: In neighboring Lebanon, a government investigation had concluded Thursday that two Israeli drones were on an attack mission when they crashed in the capital last month, one of them armed with 4.5 kilograms ( 10 pounds) of explosives.
  • border: Speaking to reporters before his departure for upcoming United Nations meetings in New York, Erdogan reiterated that Turkey had completed all preparations for a possible unilateral military operation in northeast Syria, along the Turkish border east of the Euphrates River.

Iranian Students Set to Start at U.S. Universities Are Barred From Country

  • visa: Chinese scholars have also faced restrictions on visas to the United States amid tensions between the two countries, prompting educators to voice concerns about the possible impact on innovation and on researchers already in the United States.
  • reiterate: A spokesman for Customs and Border Protection reiterated that there had been no change in policy.
  • revocation: Ab di, the president of the National Iranian American Council, said the group normally hears about visa denials, not last-minute revocations.
  • visa: The State Department said that there had been no change in policy regarding student visas, and higher education officials say that visa problems arise every fall for some of the hundreds of thousands of international students who travel to attend U.S. colleges and universities.
  • attend: The State Department said that there had been no change in policy regarding student visas, and higher education officials say that visa problems arise every fall for some of the hundreds of thousands of international students who travel to attend U.S. colleges and universities.

UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia to wait for investigation before responding to attacks -minister

  • position: The Iranian position is to try to divide the world and in that it is not succeeding.
  • apprehension: The deployment could further aggravate Iran, which has responded to previous U.S. troop deployments this year with apprehension.
  • conference: Jubeir told a news conference, declining to speculate about specific actions.
  • missile: The United States this week imposed more sanctions on Iran and approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi air and missile defences, which failed to thwart the Sept. 14 attacks.
  • investigator: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told reporters that the probe, which Riyadh has invited international investigators to join, would prove that the Sept. 14 strikes came from the north.

Behind the Whistleblower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge Toward Ukraine

  • enlist: Starting almost a year ago, Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor and New York mayor, enlisted intermediaries in a monthslong effort to build interest in the Ukrainian inquiries.
  • administration: Only after Congress put intense bipartisan pressure on the administration did Trump release the military assistance package to Ukraine last week.
  • further: The dispute has further stoked calls among House Democrats to advance impeachment proceedings against the president.
  • contender: Biden is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and Giuliani has acknowledged that such an investigation could damage him.
  • beneficial: They interpreted the discussions as dangling support to Ukraine in exchange for political beneficial investigations.

DR Congo to introduce second Ebola vaccine

  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption The outbreak has been called one of the world's " most complex humanitarian crises".
  • spread: Leading health experts have said that the second vaccine is safe and could be an important tool in holding back the spread of the virus.
  • epidemic: The largest was the epidemic that ravaged parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016, killing more than 11,000 people.
  • ravage: The largest was the epidemic that ravaged parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016, killing more than 11,000 people.
  • publish: A 2018 study published in the Lancet medical journal says " belief in misinformation was widesprea d" concerning the Ebola outbreak.

Trump Pressed Ukraine Leader for Corruption Inquiry Into Biden's Son

  • dispute: Although the inspector general for the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, has sought to provide it, the acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, has blocked him in a dispute over legal requirements.
  • transcript: Democratic House committee chairmen are already investigating whether he manipulated U.S. foreign policy for personal political advantage and have requested the transcript of the Zelenskiy call.
  • involve: Mounting evidence that the White House was involved in the effort to withhold the complaint from lawmakers has stirred anger on Capitol Hill.
  • government: Trump also repeatedly told the Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to talk with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been urging the government in Kyiv to investigate Biden and his family, according to two other people briefed on the call.
  • grind: Since 2014, Ukraine has been under attack by Russia and its proxy, a fight that has become a grinding conflict that has made it difficult for Kyiv to continue its overhaul efforts and work to become more integrated with Europe and the West.

Taylor Swift cancels concert amid animal rights criticism

  • confirm: The C up's organisers have not confirmed who will replace Swift as the headline act on 5 November.
  • issue: The Cup announced Swift as its headline act earlier this month, but cancelled on Saturday, citing scheduling issues.
  • accuse: The singer had been criticised by animal rights groups, who accused her of " endorsing animal abuse ".
  • significant: The pressure on Taylor Swift to cancel her performance was significant.
  • campaign: Her fans did not want to see her supporting animal abuse," campaign spokeswoman Kristin Leigh said.

Iran Dilemma, U.S. Health and a Balkan Weed Craze: Weekend Reads

  • elite: Kitty Donaldson writes how some party members are pushing to abolish establishments for paying elites or tax them out of existence.
  • risk: The risk of an out-of-control Brexit may have increased after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson met European Union officials, while, across the world, Taiwan lost key allies in its struggle for international recognition.
  • weak: In the U.S., health care is again under scrutiny because of a wave of deaths liked to vaping and a loophole that allows insurers to offer plans with weak coverage.
  • struggle: The risk of an out-of-control Brexit may have increased after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson met European Union officials, while, across the world, Taiwan lost key allies in its struggle for international recognition.
  • existence: Kitty Donaldson writes how some party members are pushing to abolish establishments for paying elites or tax them out of existence.

South Africa xenophobia: Africa needs 'managed migration'

  • violence: South Africa has faced damning criticism from leaders of other African countries over the violence.
  • improve: She said better education would help improve people's job prospects.
  • education: She said better education would help improve people's job prospects.
  • issue: We need to talk about the role that sending countries and transit countries play in assisting receiving countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and many others and in helping them manage the issue of migration far more effectively," she told members of the African Diaspora Forum in Pretoria.
  • issue: Nigeria was notably outspoken and South Africa has issued an apology to the country.

Bolsonaro Wants to Defuse Amazon Fire Controversy With UN Speech

  • emollient: While he may seek to minimize reports of environmental destruction, an emollient address is unlikely, particularly given that Bolsonaro retains the support of the U.S. government in his approach to the Amazon.
  • minimize: While he may seek to minimize reports of environmental destruction, an emollient address is unlikely, particularly given that Bolsonaro retains the support of the U.S. government in his approach to the Amazon.
  • government: For the government the international outcry is vastly disproportionate to the amount of environmental damage.
  • individual: Aside from the blow back from certain countries or corporations, individual consumers may start to reject Brazilian products.
  • outcry: For the government the international outcry is vastly disproportionate to the amount of environmental damage.

Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down

  • dismiss: In a rambling speech on Tuesday, El-Sissi angrily dismissed the allegations as " sheer lies.
  • jail: The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands.
  • autocrat: In the capital, Cairo, dozens of protesters gathered Friday night near Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
  • repetition: The authorities should recognize that the world is watching and take all necessary steps to avoid a repetition of past atrocities.
  • disperse: On Friday, security forces speedily dispersed the scattered protests, which came directly after a soccer game between al-Ahly, Egypt's biggest team, and its archrival Zamalek.

Battle of Arnhem: Mass parachute drop marks WW2 assault

  • parachute: A mass parachute drop has taken place in the Netherlands to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in World War Two.
  • parachute: Veteran Sandy Cortmann, 97, parachuted again over the Dutch city.
  • parachute: About 35,000 troops landed by parachute and gliders in what was then the largest airborne operation in history.
  • parachute: Image copyright PA Media Image caption Sandy Cortmann, from Aberdeen, was 22 when he parachuted into Arnhem in September 1944.
  • parachute: He was just 22 when he parachuted into the same drop zone in September 1944, where he was taken prisoner by the Germans.

Iran warns any country that attacks will be 'main battlefield'

  • warn: Iran warns any country that attacks will be 'main battlefield '.
  • dominance: We will shoot them down, shoot anything that encroaches on our airspace," said Salami, noting Iran had overcome " America's technological dominance" in air defence and drone manufacture.
  • option: Sometimes they talk of military options," Salami said, apparently addressing Washington.
  • rebel: His remarks came only days after strikes on Saudi oil facilities claimed by Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels.
  • involve: The United States said it had concluded the attacks involved cruise missiles from Iran and amounted to " an act of war ".

Iran's Guard says ready for 'any scenario' amid US standoff

  • deploy: The Pentagon said the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security.
  • troops: The Pentagon said the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security.
  • equipment: The Pentagon said the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security.
  • warn: Salami added that Iran does not want to start a conflict, but appeared to warn the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that Iran is prepared.
  • immediate: President Donald Trump signaled on Friday that he was not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint" shows far more strength" and he wants to avoid an all-out war.

U.K. Labour Party Civil War Takes Center Stage as Election Looms

  • remove: The attempts to remove Watson were criticized by prominent Labour MPs including former leader Ed Miliband and Yvette Cooper.
  • reject: The motion was rejected because it was ruled out of order, but the panel is expected to vote again on Saturday morning.
  • mandate: Watson, who was elected on a separate mandate from leader Jeremy Corbyn, has publicly disagreed with the leadership on Brexit policy and has been pushing for a second referendum on the issue before a general election is held.
  • criticize: The attempts to remove Watson were criticized by prominent Labour MPs including former leader Ed Miliband and Yvette Cooper.
  • disagree: Watson, who was elected on a separate mandate from leader Jeremy Corbyn, has publicly disagreed with the leadership on Brexit policy and has been pushing for a second referendum on the issue before a general election is held.

UPDATE 2-UK Labour deputy leader says Brexit stance behind effort to oust him

  • faction: Watson told BBC radi o: " I just think Jon Lansman and his faction are so angry about ( my position on Brexit) that, they 'd rather abolish me than have a debate with me about it.
  • government: In the Labour Party, Corbyn backs a second referendum only after an election, which could come as soon as this year, while Watson wants a new public vote to settle the matter before Britons choose a new government.
  • conference: The chair ruled that the motion should be thrown out but it is set to go back to the National Executive Committee on Saturday and, if successful, due to be debated by Labour's annual party conference later on, according to a source close to Lansman.
  • debate: Watson told BBC radi o: " I just think Jon Lansman and his faction are so angry about (my position on Brexit) that, they 'd rather abolish me than have a debate with me about it.
  • position: Watson told BBC radi o: " I just think Jon Lansman and his faction are so angry about (my position on Brexit) that, they 'd rather abolish me than have a debate with me about it.

Crossfire Hurricane review: tale of Trump and the FBI is a gas gas gas

  • debacle: Campbell also suggests the debacle arose because Loretta Lynch, then attorney general, declined to recuse herself after meeting Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac, and Comey felt it necessary to throw himself into the breach.
  • leak: In late August, the justice department inspector general issued his report on Comey memorializing his meetings with the president then leaking them to the press.
  • breach: Campbell also suggests the debacle arose because Loretta Lynch, then attorney general, declined to recuse herself after meeting Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac, and Comey felt it necessary to throw himself into the breach.
  • legal: Campbell tags him for his letter that characterized the Mueller report as giving Trump a clean bill of legal health, when it did no such thing.
  • intelligence: Crossfire Hurricane also shines a light on Devin Nunes and the battle over Trump within the House intelligence committee, which can be described as both discouraging and illuminating.

In 1988, Iran and America Went to War at Sea

  • extricate: On April 14, 1988, the frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts had run into an Iranian mine while attempting to extricate herself from a minefield.
  • modification: Using an Iranian modification of the outdated Sea Killer called the Sea Dawn, the frigates had struck six Iraqi merchant ships in a five-month period in 1986-1987.
  • period: Using an Iranian modification of the outdated Sea Killer called the Sea Dawn, the frigates had struck six Iraqi merchant ships in a five-month period in 1986-1987.
  • launch: Following the Roberts mining, President Reagan wanted to launch a more punishing retaliation.
  • skirmish: This was deemed the last straw after ten months of skirmishes between U.S. ships and Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf.

United States announces military response and Iran sanctions after attacks on Saudi oil facilities

  • announce: The Pentagon chief announced that the United States would send military reinforcements to the Gulf region at the request of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • extinguish: Abqaiq was struck 18 times while nearby Khurais was hit four times in a raid that triggered multiple explosions and towering flames that took hours to extinguish, Aramco officials said.
  • nuclear: The United States already maintains sweeping sanctions on Iran including on its central bank, with anyone who deals with it subject to prosecution, due to Tehran's alleged nuclear program.
  • nuclear: Last year Mr Trump pulled out of a nuclear accord with Iran negotiated under former president Barack Obama, sending tensions soaring as he tried to stop all countries from buying Iran's oil.
  • troops: However Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford categorized the deployment as " moderate," with the number of troops not expected to reach the thousands.

Trump says going into Iran would be an "easy" decision

  • bilateral: Earlier Friday, during a bilateral meeting with Morrison, the president said potential strikes against Iran were " all set to go," but he added he isn't looking to do that.
  • security: It's under these escalating tensions with Iran that new national security adviser Robert O'Brien became the president's top national security aide, and Mr. Trump recognized him during the press conference on Friday.
  • plenty: Most people thought I would go in within two seconds but plenty of time, plenty of time," the president said.
  • recognize: It's under these escalating tensions with Iran that new national security adviser Robert O'Brien became the president's top national security aide, and Mr. Trump recognized him during the press conference on Friday.
  • plenty: Most people thought I would go in within two seconds but plenty of time, plenty of time," the president said.

US sending more troops to Gulf, Trump announces Iran sanctions

  • conflict: The move, they said, was part of a peace initiative to end their country's devastating conflict which has killed tens of thousands of people-- most of them civilians-- and driven millions more to the brink of famine.
  • defensive: In response to the kingdom's request, the president has approved the deployment of US forces, which will be defensive in nature, and primarily focused on air and missile defense," Esper said.
  • spy: Trump in June authorized a military strike after Iran shot down the US spy drone, only to call it off at the last moment.
  • repair: Aramco flew dozens of international journalists to the two sites to show it was speeding up repairs, giving rare access to the nerve center of the world's largest oil producer as it seeks to shore up investor confidence ahead of a planned initial public offering ( IPO).
  • sovereign: The United States also imposed sanctions on Iran's sovereign wealth fund, whose board of trustees includes President Hassan Rouhani, as well as Etemad Tejarate Pars, a company that the Treasury Department said had sent money internationally on behalf of Iran's defense ministry.

Fox, Marvel Executives Among Guests at State Dinner for Morrison

  • attend: Golfer Greg Norman, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy attended as well.
  • government: The guest list included a number of conservatives from government and businesses.
  • financial: Guests also included former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Shemara Wikramanayake, CEO of Australian financial services giant Macquarie Group Ltd.
  • conference: The dinner followed a day of meetings and a joint press conference with Morrison, a like-minded conservative leader.
  • dinner: The dinner followed a day of meetings and a joint press conference with Morrison, a like-minded conservative leader.

Yemen rebels say they're halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

  • conflict: The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked what the U.N. describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
  • crisis: The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked what the U.N. describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
  • coalition: The announcement could be a first step toward a wider ceasefire in Yemen, but it remained unclear, and there was no immediate response from the Saudi-led coalition.
  • appeal: Guterres appealed for restraint and said the warring parties had agreed to respect a December cease-fire deal in the Hodeida area, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
  • positive: Mahdi al-Mashat, head of the Houthis ' supreme political council, which runs rebel-held areas in Yemen, said the group is waiting for a " positive response" from Saudi Arabia.

DNC’s August Fundraising Lags Far Behind GOP’s: Campaign Update

  • campaign: Her campaign said she would relaunch her Off the Sidelines PAC, which she founded eight years ago to help elect women at all levels of government.
  • candidate: The United Food and Commercial Workers union will host forums in Iowa and Michigan with Democratic presidential candidates on Sept. 29 and Oct. 13.
  • campaign: This time, he says his campaign has so far made 1 million contacts with Democratic voters in Iowa.
  • target: This time, the target could be Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden via the dealings of his son, Hunter, in Ukraine.
  • contact: This time, he says his campaign has so far made 1 million contacts with Democratic voters in Iowa.

Trump orders additional air defense troops to Saudi Arabia

  • expedite: In addition to the troops and weapons systems headed to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. also will expedite weapons purchases.
  • battalion: The U.S. currently has a Patriot missile defense battalion with about 600 troops at Prince Sultan air base outside of Riyadh that was deployed in late May after a series of commercial tankers were attacked by Iran in the Persian Gulf.
  • responsible: Esper called last weekend's attack a " dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression" and said all indications are that Iran was responsible.
  • weapon: In addition to the troops and weapons systems headed to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. also will expedite weapons purchases.
  • community: Esper called the deployment of U.S. troops and air defense equipment a " first step" and called on other members of the international community to " stand up" and consider also providing additional defensive support.