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Coronavirus: Malawi president takes 10% pay cut

  • disease: President Peter Mutharika made the announcement as he set out a stimulus package to help cushion the economic impact of the disease.
  • emergency: The country, among the world's poorest, has declared a state of emergency.
  • government: There is no lockdown but schools are closed and the government says it is urging people to work from home and follow hand-washing and social-distancing guidelines.
  • urge: There is no lockdown but schools are closed and the government says it is urging people to work from home and follow hand-washing and social-distancing guidelines.
  • funeral: All social gatherings of more than 100 people, such as funerals, church services and political rallies, have been banned.

Jared Kushner and his shadow corona unit: what is Trump's son-in-law up to?

  • crisis: The twist of fate that has cast Jared Kushner as a would-be savior in the greatest public health crisis to confront the United States in a century is a dramatic one.
  • confront: The twist of fate that has cast Jared Kushner as a would-be savior in the greatest public health crisis to confront the United States in a century is a dramatic one.
  • century: The twist of fate that has cast Jared Kushner as a would-be savior in the greatest public health crisis to confront the United States in a century is a dramatic one.
  • compare: The moment of national peril has been compared to September 11.
  • message: Trump stuck with that message for six tragic weeks, between the confirmation of the first US case and a belated federal decision to speed the development of test kits.

Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess

  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption The Ruby Princess remains off the coast of Sydney with 200 crew members showing symptoms of the virus.
  • crew: Image copyright EPA Image caption The Ruby Princess remains off the coast of Sydney with 200 crew members showing symptoms of the virus.
  • criminal: A criminal investigation has been launched in Australia into how cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms.
  • launch: A criminal investigation has been launched in Australia into how cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms.
  • passenger: A criminal investigation has been launched in Australia into how cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

AP PHOTOS: Bustling London life stilled by COVID-19 lockdown

  • commuter: Commuters following London transit etiquette by carefully ignoring one another on a crowded Tube train, or waiting patiently in a snaking bus queue.
  • ignore: Commuters following London transit etiquette by carefully ignoring one another on a crowded Tube train, or waiting patiently in a snaking bus queue.
  • queue: Commuters following London transit etiquette by carefully ignoring one another on a crowded Tube train, or waiting patiently in a snaking bus queue.
  • glimpse: Crowds outside Buckingham Palace, craning for a glimpse of soldiers Trooping the Color to mark the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • amble: Shoppers ambled between stores amid the Georgian splendor of Regent Street.

US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

  • crisis: US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking.
  • express: Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency is far from over as infections have plateaued but not started to decline.
  • crisis: Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency is far from over as infections have plateaued but not started to decline.
  • emergency: Italy and Spain, the two hardest-hit European nations, expressed hope that the crisis was peaking in their countries, though Italian officials said the emergency is far from over as infections have plateaued but not started to decline.
  • equipment: A chaotic scramble for desperately needed medical equipment and protective gear engulfed the United States, prompting intense squabbling between the states and federal government at a moment the nation is facing one of its gravest emergencies.

States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

  • major: Washington state faced the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in the nation, but health officials have not kept track of how many doctors and nurses have the disease.
  • outbreak: Washington state faced the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in the nation, but health officials have not kept track of how many doctors and nurses have the disease.
  • disease: Washington state faced the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in the nation, but health officials have not kept track of how many doctors and nurses have the disease.
  • outbreak: New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, also lacks infection figures for medical staff, according to Jill Montag, spokeswoman with the New York State Department of Health.
  • information: That information can help save lives, said Dr. Grete Porteous, an anesthesiologist in Seattle who has worked on health care emergency preparedness and crisis management.

How a Rastafarian village gave Hollywood Peter Pan

  • village: How a Rastafarian village gave Hollywood Peter Pan- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Gemma Handy Image caption Wendy director Benh Zeitlin went a long way to find his Peter Pan- first-time actor Yashua Mack.
  • vegetable: A crater-pocked road leading to a cluster of simple plywood homes ringed with vegetable fields might seem unlikely territory to find a Hollywood movie star.
  • territory: A crater-pocked road leading to a cluster of simple plywood homes ringed with vegetable fields might seem unlikely territory to find a Hollywood movie star.
  • propel: Not only has the Searchlight Pictures production propelled 10-year-old Yashua Mack into the limelight, it has taken this most private community along for the ride.

Madam CJ Walker: 'An inspiration to us all'

  • caption: Image copyright David Lee/Netflix Image caption Octavia Spencer stars in a new Netflix show about the life of Madam CJ Walker.
  • publish: When American journalistA' Lelia Bundles published her first article about her great-great grandmother, Madam CJ Walker in 1982, it was in the " lost wome n" column of a women's magazine.
  • magazine: When American journalistA' Lelia Bundles published her first article about her great-great grandmother, Madam CJ Walker in 1982, it was in the " lost wome n" column of a women's magazine.
  • female: That marked quite a comedown for Mrs Walker, who founded a haircare business that made her the country's first self-made female millionaire -"the world's wealthiest coloured woman, the foremost manufacturer and philanthropist of her race ", as one newspaper described her when she died in 1919.
  • manufacturer: That marked quite a comedown for Mrs Walker, who founded a haircare business that made her the country's first self-made female millionaire -"the world's wealthiest coloured woman, the foremost manufacturer and philanthropist of her race ", as one newspaper described her when she died in 1919.

Coronavirus: Dealing with addiction while in lockdown

  • caption: Image caption Laurie Wright: " The meetings were my saving grace".
  • especially: The coronavirus lockdown has been especially tough for people in recovery from addiction because support meetings have been cancelled.
  • alcohol: Musician Laurie Wright, 28, from Cheltenham, has been in recovery for alcohol and drug addiction for four months.
  • encourage: In the 12-step programme you're encouraged to look for a higher power.
  • huge: Service is a huge part of early recovery because it forces you into a meeting because everyone is relying on you.

Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses

  • vampire: Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses- BBC News.
  • vampire: Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses.
  • onset: There is one part of the film industry booming after the onset of Covid-19- movies that deal with infections, particularly on a global scale.
  • unprecedented: Docuseries such as Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak on Netflix, and films such as Steven Soderbergh's Contagion from 2011 have been enjoying unprecedented streaming numbers as audiences seek to understand current events.
  • audience: Docuseries such as Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak on Netflix, and films such as Steven Soderbergh's Contagion from 2011 have been enjoying unprecedented streaming numbers as audiences seek to understand current events.

Coronavirus: Scientists brand 5G claims 'complete rubbish'

  • condemn: Conspiracy theories claiming 5G technology helps transmit coronavirus have been condemned by the scientific community.
  • community: Conspiracy theories claiming 5G technology helps transmit coronavirus have been condemned by the scientific community.
  • account: The posts have been shared on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram- including by verified accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers.
  • theory: Many of those sharing the post are pushing a conspiracy theory falsely claiming that 5G- which is used in mobile phone networks and relies on signals carried by radio waves- is somehow responsible for coronavirus.
  • signal: Many of those sharing the post are pushing a conspiracy theory falsely claiming that 5G- which is used in mobile phone networks and relies on signals carried by radio waves- is somehow responsible for coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Why Dutch lockdown may be a high-risk strategy

  • caption: Image copyright Anna Holligan Image caption Trams are all but empty, but under the Dutch lockdown not everything is shut.
  • empty: Image copyright Anna Holligan Image caption Trams are all but empty, but under the Dutch lockdown not everything is shut.
  • intelligent: The Netherlands has tried to adopt an " intelligent lockdown", but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world's highest mortality rates from the pandemic.
  • spread: The Netherlands has tried to adopt an " intelligent lockdown", but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world's highest mortality rates from the pandemic.
  • mortality: The Netherlands has tried to adopt an " intelligent lockdown", but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world's highest mortality rates from the pandemic.

Coronavirus: New York virus deaths surge past 3,500

  • apex: Part of me would like to be at the apex and just let's do it.
  • federal: However, Mr Trump said federal assistance will now be focused on the hardest-hit areas, adding: " There will be a lot of death, unfortunately.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New York City hospitals have reported equipment hsortages.
  • equipment: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New York City hospitals have reported equipment hsortages.
  • confirm: The US has more than 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 8,000 people have died with the virus.

Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win "Nobel Prize" of computing

  • pioneer: Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win " Nobel Prize" of computing- BBC News.
  • compute: Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win " Nobel Prize" of computing- BBC News.
  • pioneer: Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win " Nobel Prize" of computing.
  • compute: Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win " Nobel Prize" of computing.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toy Story was the first feature length film released by Pixar and has gone on to become a billion dollar franchise.

Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

  • projection: The president initially had suggested the country could reopen by Easter but pulled back seeing projections of a staggering death toll even if restrictive measures remain in place.
  • infect: The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,400; more than 3,500 of those deaths are in the state of New York.
  • exceed: The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,400; more than 3,500 of those deaths are in the state of New York.
  • climb: The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,400; more than 3,500 of those deaths are in the state of New York.
  • moderate: For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

  • rescue: With another economic rescue package in the works, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants money to give more voters the chance to cast their ballot by mail, an option that would allow people to vote without the concern over the safety of polling places.
  • ballot: With another economic rescue package in the works, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants money to give more voters the chance to cast their ballot by mail, an option that would allow people to vote without the concern over the safety of polling places.
  • option: With another economic rescue package in the works, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants money to give more voters the chance to cast their ballot by mail, an option that would allow people to vote without the concern over the safety of polling places.
  • delay: It stands apart from other states that have delayed primaries because of the virus, though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has issued a statewide stay-at-home order.
  • issue: It stands apart from other states that have delayed primaries because of the virus, though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has issued a statewide stay-at-home order.

Virus alters Holy Week celebration worldwide, not the spirit

  • outbreak: Worries about the coronavirus outbreak have triggered widespread cancellations of Holy Week processions and in-person services.
  • sermon: Many pastors will preach on TV or online, tailoring sermons to account for the pandemic.
  • account: Many pastors will preach on TV or online, tailoring sermons to account for the pandemic.
  • reunite: Many extended families will reunite via Face Time and Zoom rather than around a communal table laden with an Easter feast on April 12.
  • pontiff: Pope Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, will be celebrating Mass for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Easter in a near-empty St. Peter's Basilica, instead of in the huge square outside filled with Catholic faithful.

New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

  • release: Howard-Browne said after his release he would move future worship online, but the county later ended its effort to apply limits on large gatherings to religious services after a statewide order described religious gatherings as essential.
  • bullet: Which is safer, in the church with potential virus, or go out the door and catch a bullet?
  • legal: In Florida, attorneys at the Christian legal nonprofit representing Howard-Browne tabled their plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the county order used against him after the county reversed course.
  • federal: In Florida, attorneys at the Christian legal nonprofit representing Howard-Browne tabled their plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the county order used against him after the county reversed course.
  • course: In Florida, attorneys at the Christian legal nonprofit representing Howard-Browne tabled their plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the county order used against him after the county reversed course.

Lives Lost: Detroit woman, mother of 4, loved ballroom dance

  • sick: When Laneeka Barksdale got so sick from the coronavirus that she had to be hospita lized, she tried to keep family from driving her there so as not to put them in danger.
  • sick: The 47-year-old mother of four began feeling sick in early March, initially thinking it was just a cold.
  • slight: A slight cough progressed to a fever that ticked up to nearly 102 deg rees.
  • series: EDITOR 'S NOTE: This is part of an ongoing series of stories remembering people who have died from coronavirus around the world.
  • stride: While the city had made some strides toward recovering since the Great Recession and filing for municipal bankruptcy in 2013, it was still struggling with chronic poverty when the coronavirus hit.

Death Toll Over 60,000; Cruise Ships Still Sailing: Virus Update

  • climb: More than 60,000 people have died globally from Covid-19 and the number of fatalities in the U.K. climbed to more than 4,300.
  • emergency: Spain is planning to extend its state of emergency after the number of coronavirus cases surpassed those in Italy.
  • passenger: At least a half-dozen ships are still at sea with passengers and crew on board as cruise lines navigate long trips back home and struggle to find ports willing to let them dock.
  • crew: At least a half-dozen ships are still at sea with passengers and crew on board as cruise lines navigate long trips back home and struggle to find ports willing to let them dock.
  • navigate: At least a half-dozen ships are still at sea with passengers and crew on board as cruise lines navigate long trips back home and struggle to find ports willing to let them dock.

Coronavirus: Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again

  • ease: Meanwhile, officials are trying to get masks for all citizens as part of plans to eventually ease restrictions.
  • government: The government had previously said they served little purpose outside hospitals.
  • infect: Globally, more than 60,000 people have died in the pandemic and more than 1.1 million have been infected, Johns Hopkins University in the US says.
  • diagnose: Officials say 7,026 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Spain in the past 24 hours- down from Friday's figure of 7,472.
  • normal: Once the number of new infections was under control a " progressive return to a new normal " would get under way to rebuild the economy, he said.

A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirus

  • queue: Justin Hunter stood in line outside the Park Slope Food Coop, one of several dozen shoppers spaced 6 feet apart in a queue that stretched around the corner.
  • stretch: Justin Hunter stood in line outside the Park Slope Food Coop, one of several dozen shoppers spaced 6 feet apart in a queue that stretched around the corner.
  • tentative: Big Apple citizens are taking a more tentative tack since the city became a hot zone for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sickened at least 480,000 and killed 21,000 worldwide.
  • tack: Big Apple citizens are taking a more tentative tack since the city became a hot zone for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sickened at least 480,000 and killed 21,000 worldwide.
  • novel: Big Apple citizens are taking a more tentative tack since the city became a hot zone for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has sickened at least 480,000 and killed 21,000 worldwide.

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

  • intensive: Her large, close-knit family watched in horror as a dual tragedy began to unfold: While Lamilla fought for her life in intensive care, strangers began tearing apart her reputation online.
  • stranger: Her large, close-knit family watched in horror as a dual tragedy began to unfold: While Lamilla fought for her life in intensive care, strangers began tearing apart her reputation online.
  • reputation: Her large, close-knit family watched in horror as a dual tragedy began to unfold: While Lamilla fought for her life in intensive care, strangers began tearing apart her reputation online.
  • spread: The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals experiencing both physical illness and the less-visible stigma that can come with it.
  • physical: The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals experiencing both physical illness and the less-visible stigma that can come with it.

Romans-sur-Isère: Two killed and others wounded in France knife attack

  • knife: Two people have been killed and at least four others wounded in a knife attack in south-east France, officials have said.
  • development: Anti-terror police have not taken over the investigation, but said they were monitoring developments.
  • suspect: According to French media, the suspect is a 33-year-old man who told police he was born in Sudan.
  • intelligence: He was not known to the police or intelligence services, news website France Bleu reported.
  • odious: He promised light would be shed on "this odious act ".

Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation

  • equipment: What sounds like an organized-crime thriller is now the new reality for governors desperately trying to find the medical equipment their states need in the throes of a pandemic.
  • enlist: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker enlisted NFL owner Robert Kraft to send the Patriots team plane to China to retrieve over a million masks.
  • retrieve: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker enlisted NFL owner Robert Kraft to send the Patriots team plane to China to retrieve over a million masks.
  • outbreak: In New York, an epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., Gov. Andrew Cuomo has looked closer to home to secure ventilators, issuing an order that forces even private hospitals to redistribute ventilators to the hospitals most in need.
  • issue: In New York, an epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., Gov. Andrew Cuomo has looked closer to home to secure ventilators, issuing an order that forces even private hospitals to redistribute ventilators to the hospitals most in need.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, 'wartime' pandemic leader or 'backup'?

  • forth: President Donald Trump seems to go back and forth on that, or both ways at once, in responding to the coronavirus pandemic that takes more lives by the hour.
  • government: Meantime the government changed its online description of the national stockpile to put state responsibility more front and center.
  • compare: A look at how some statements over the past week compare with the facts:.
  • outbreak: More specifically, Birx said the outbreak would not be spreading by now in areas with low infection rates if everyone were following the guidelines.
  • spread: More specifically, Birx said the outbreak would not be spreading by now in areas with low infection rates if everyone were following the guidelines.

10 things you need to know today: April 4, 2020

  • announce: President Trump on Friday announced new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say Americans should wear protective masks when in public to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • protective: President Trump on Friday announced new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say Americans should wear protective masks when in public to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • mitigate: President Trump on Friday announced new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say Americans should wear protective masks when in public to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • spread: President Trump on Friday announced new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say Americans should wear protective masks when in public to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • debate: The recommen dation, which also applies to healthy or asymptomatic people, came after a lengthy debate within the Trump administration and among top health experts over whether it should apply to Americans even outside of coronavirus hotspots.

Does Iran's coronavirus crisis raise the risk of war?

  • abate: Tensions with Iran, an ongoing feature of the Trump presidency, have not abated even as both countries battle the coronavirus.
  • severe: Iran is facing one of the most severe outbreaks in the world.
  • outbreak: Iran is facing one of the most severe outbreaks in the world.
  • foreign: The sanctions make it harder for Iran to buy desperately needed medical supplies and receive foreign assistance.
  • accelerate: This same motivation may push Iran to accelerate its pursuit of a nuclear weapon, which could risk retaliation from the U.S..

Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

  • mix: A day later, a 1 1/2-year-old black lab mix named Nala was nestling in at her home.
  • emergency: Nala is one of 35 dogs and cats that have been placed with Omaha-area families as part of an emergency foster care program.
  • program: Nala is one of 35 dogs and cats that have been placed with Omaha-area families as part of an emergency foster care program.
  • shelter: Shelters from California to New York have put out the call for people to temporarily foster pets.
  • foster: Shelters from California to New York have put out the call for people to temporarily foster pets.

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

  • trivial: While the interruptions may seem to many like trivial inconveniences for a well-heeled jet set, they may have significant implications for matters of war and peace, arms control and human rights.
  • significant: While the interruptions may seem to many like trivial inconveniences for a well-heeled jet set, they may have significant implications for matters of war and peace, arms control and human rights.
  • foreign: Already the United States has canceled at least two leaders' summits it planned to host this year and moved a Group of Seven foreign ministers online.
  • crisis: As the global crisis threatens to alter the world balance of power, NATO's top diplomats abandoned plans to meet in person this past week, the European Union has scaled back its schedule, a major international conference on climate change in Scotland was called off, and many lower-level U.N. gatherings have been scrapped entirely.
  • threaten: As the global crisis threatens to alter the world balance of power, NATO's top diplomats abandoned plans to meet in person this past week, the European Union has scaled back its schedule, a major international conference on climate change in Scotland was called off, and many lower-level U.N. gatherings have been scrapped entirely.

World Suffers Under the Grip of a Deadly Pandemic: Weekend Reads

  • storm: Shawn Donnan, Joe Deaux, Reade Pickert and Keith Naughton take a look at the coming storm.
  • decree: Across the U.S., stay-at-home decrees are blocking the most essential part of efforts to get these proposals on ballots in November: gathering signatures in person.
  • block: Across the U.S., stay-at-home decrees are blocking the most essential part of efforts to get these proposals on ballots in November: gathering signatures in person.
  • ballot: Across the U.S., stay-at-home decrees are blocking the most essential part of efforts to get these proposals on ballots in November: gathering signatures in person.
  • consumption: As Rest of World Locks Down, China Tries to Get Shoppers OutIn a bid to jump-start consumption, authorities are distributing vouchers and offering subsidies on larger purchases such as cars, while state media plays up stories of officials venturing out to enjoy local delights like bubble tea and pork buns.

Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened

  • identify: They said he had no identifying documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987.
  • document: They said he had no identifying documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987.
  • resident: Like the entire population of France, Romans-sur-Isere's residents have been ordered to stay home except for a few exceptions.
  • victim: The victims were doing their food shopping, one of the permitted outside activities, on the street that has bakeries and grocery stores, the prosecutor's office said.
  • knife: He grabbed another knife and attacked a customer with the blunt end before entering a supermarket, the media said..

U.N. official warns of "dire" financial crisis due to coronavirus

  • warn: U.N. official warns of " dire" financial crisis due to coronavirus.
  • financial: U.N. official warns of " dire" financial crisis due to coronavirus.
  • crisis: U.N. official warns of " dire" financial crisis due to coronavirus.
  • document: That email was sent to explain a memo from the undersecretary general for management Catherine Pollard, and both documents were obtained by CBS News.
  • obtain: That email was sent to explain a memo from the undersecretary general for management Catherine Pollard, and both documents were obtained by CBS News.

A Lame-Duck Regulator Who Became the Face of Shale in Oil Wars

  • obscure: Bloomberg)-- In just a matter of weeks, Ryan Sitton went from being a lame-duck commissioner of an obscure Texas agency to one of the key figures in a global effort to save the oil market from plummeting prices.
  • invite: Two weeks ago, he spoke with OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo and was invited to attend a meeting this summer in Vienna.
  • attend: Two weeks ago, he spoke with OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo and was invited to attend a meeting this summer in Vienna.
  • attend: In fact, if Sitton attends that OPEC meeting, he would be the first member of the state Railroad Commission to do so since the 1980s.
  • discuss: He met with oil executives at the White House on Friday to discuss ways to shore up the industry.

Michael Atkinson: Trump fires intelligence chief involved in impeachment

  • intelligence: Michael Atkinson: Trump fires intelligence chief involved in impeachment- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Democrats accuse the president of trying to settle scores by firing senior official Michael Atkinson.
  • accuse: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Democrats accuse the president of trying to settle scores by firing senior official Michael Atkinson.
  • confidence: Mr Trump said he no longer had confidence in Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community.
  • inspector: Mr Trump said he no longer had confidence in Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community.

U.K. Labour Picks ‘Safe’ Keir Starmer as a Life-Raft in a Storm

  • socialist: Their hope is that turning the page on the socialist radical Jeremy Corbyn, who was resoundingly rejected by voters last year, will see them re-take power.
  • reject: Their hope is that turning the page on the socialist radical Jeremy Corbyn, who was resoundingly rejected by voters last year, will see them re-take power.
  • competence: Keir Starmer, 57, offers dry competence and seriousness after a turbulent five years under the firebrand Corbyn.
  • grapple: At a time when the U.K. is grappling with the global coronavirus crisis and its own exit from the European Union, a steady hand could prove popular.
  • crisis: At a time when the U.K. is grappling with the global coronavirus crisis and its own exit from the European Union, a steady hand could prove popular.

'We're gonna die': migrants in US jail beg for deportation due to Covid-19 exposure

  • jail: 'We're gonna die': migrants in US jail beg for deportation due to Covid-19 exposure.
  • exposure: 'We're gonna die': migrants in US jail beg for deportation due to Covid-19 exposure.
  • jail: Detainees in a US immigration jail are begging to be released after potential Covid-19 exposure, saying the conditions are so brutal that they would rather suffer deportation than remain locked up.
  • release: Detainees in a US immigration jail are begging to be released after potential Covid-19 exposure, saying the conditions are so brutal that they would rather suffer deportation than remain locked up.
  • exposure: Detainees in a US immigration jail are begging to be released after potential Covid-19 exposure, saying the conditions are so brutal that they would rather suffer deportation than remain locked up.

Trump Tightens Pressure on Maduro as Virus Threatens Disaster

  • estimate: An estimated 5 million Venezuelans have fled the country in recent years.
  • confirm: As of Thursday, Venezuela had just 146 confirmed cases, and five deaths.
  • understate: Those numbers understate the situation, just as they are believed to do in countries such as India, Russia, North Korea and Iran.
  • situation: Those numbers understate the situation, just as they are believed to do in countries such as India, Russia, North Korea and Iran.
  • crisis: World Bank data from 2014, before the worst of the economic crisis in Venezuela was even underway, said the country had 0.8 hospital beds for every 1,000 people, below an average in Latin America at the time of 2.2.

Trump Decided a Global Pandemic Was a Good Time to Be a Neighborhood Bully

  • regime: The net result is less likely to be a change of regime in Venezuela than a complete COVID-19 meltdown.
  • expert: Experts warn that the fallout could trigger a rampant exodus of the infected and desperate, destabilizing the entire region.
  • warn: Experts warn that the fallout could trigger a rampant exodus of the infected and desperate, destabilizing the entire region.
  • rampant: Experts warn that the fallout could trigger a rampant exodus of the infected and desperate, destabilizing the entire region.
  • exodus: Experts warn that the fallout could trigger a rampant exodus of the infected and desperate, destabilizing the entire region.

AP PHOTOS: Meals for Paris' marginalized amid coronavirus

  • complex: Part of the complex was converted in 2015 to host non-profits and artis ans, a day center for asylum-seekers and three transitional housing centers.
  • confinement: Florie Gaillard, who works for the association, said everyone who lives in the transitional housing is under confinement there, the offices are closed, and the usual crowd at the day center is in shelters.
  • shelter: Florie Gaillard, who works for the association, said everyone who lives in the transitional housing is under confinement there, the offices are closed, and the usual crowd at the day center is in shelters.
  • volunteer: An Associated Press photographer spent an afternoon this week chronicling the Aurore center, from the researcher who volunteers to fill the days since losing access to her university to the aid recipients who, for various reasons, have nowhere else to go.
  • access: An Associated Press photographer spent an afternoon this week chronicling the Aurore center, from the researcher who volunteers to fill the days since losing access to her university to the aid recipients who, for various reasons, have nowhere else to go.

Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus

  • confirm: Egypt has reported around 1,000 confirmed cases and 66 fatalities from the global pandemic.
  • curfew: Authorities have closed schools and mos ques, banned public gatherings and imposed a nighttime curfew to prevent the virus from spreading among the population of 100 million, a fifth of whom live in the densely-populated capital, Cairo.
  • spread: Authorities have closed schools and mos ques, banned public gatherings and imposed a nighttime curfew to prevent the virus from spreading among the population of 100 million, a fifth of whom live in the densely-populated capital, Cairo.
  • positive: Dr. Hatem Abu el-Kassem, the director of the National Cancer Institute, said three doctors and 12 nurses tested positive for the virus.
  • facility: He said all other health workers at the facility, which is affiliated with Cairo University and treats hundreds of cancer patients every day, would be tested.

African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded

  • limp: For years, leaders from Benin to Zimbabwe have received medical care abroad while their own poorly funded health systems limp from crisis to crisis.
  • crisis: For years, leaders from Benin to Zimbabwe have received medical care abroad while their own poorly funded health systems limp from crisis to crisis.
  • crisis: For years, leaders from Benin to Zimbabwe have received medical care abroad while their own poorly funded health systems limp from crisis to crisis.
  • block: Now a wave of global travel restrictions threatens to block that option for a cadre of aging African leaders.
  • option: Now a wave of global travel restrictions threatens to block that option for a cadre of aging African leaders.

Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens

  • siren: In China, where the novel coronavirus was first detected in December, flags flew at half mast and air raid sirens sounded for three minutes on a day of remembrance for the dead.
  • remembrance: In China, where the novel coronavirus was first detected in December, flags flew at half mast and air raid sirens sounded for three minutes on a day of remembrance for the dead.
  • streak: The U.S. snapped its record-breaking hiring streak of nearly 10 years when the government reported that employers slashed over 700,000 jobs last month.
  • outbreak: The governor of New York state, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, vowed to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and companies, while President Donald Trump said he was preventing the export of N95 respirator masks and surgical gloves, a move he said was necessary to ensure that medical supplies are available in the U.S..
  • seize: The governor of New York state, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, vowed to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and companies, while President Donald Trump said he was preventing the export of N95 respirator masks and surgical gloves, a move he said was necessary to ensure that medical supplies are available in the U.S..

Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations close

  • entice: To entice prospects, recruiters are shifting to a softer sell, talking more broadly about service to the nation in difficult times.
  • excel: The Corps has long excelled in what it calls the kneecap-to-kneecap sales pitch that keeps new Marines linked with their recruiters as they head to boot camp.
  • insight: He can look people in the eye, read their body language and get insight into whether they would make a good Marine.
  • troops: The services, as a result, could fall thousands short of their enlistment goals if the widespread lockdowns drag on, forcing them to pressure current troops to stay on in order to maintain military readiness.
  • exposure: They may also benefit from the exposure the military has gotten as Navy hospital ships, Army field hospitals and National Guard troops roll into communities to provide aid and health care during the crisis.

Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence

  • remembrance: A day of remembrance was declared in China on Saturday to honour the more than 3,300 people who died of Covid-19.
  • glimmer: However, there was a glimmer of hope for both countries, as the downward trend in the rate of new cases continued.
  • stifle: The United Nations appealed to governments around the world not to use the pandemic as an excuse to stifle dissent.
  • siren: Cars, trains and ships then sounded their horns, air raid sirens rang as flags were flown at half-mast.
  • reprimand: They include Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan who died of Covid-19 after being reprimanded by the authorities for attempting to warn others about the disease.

UN chief praises positive response to global ceasefire

  • appeal: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that over a dozen countries have said they will begin or continue ceasefires, in response to his appeal for warring parties to stop fighting amid the COVID-19 pandemic that is having devastating effects worldwide.
  • express: Fighters in Afghanistan, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Colombia, Libya, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen have all " expressed their acceptance for the call," Guterres said.
  • border: The virus has shown how swiftly it can move across borders, devastate countries and upend lives," Guterres said.
  • possible: We need to do everything possible to find the peace and unity our world so desperately needs to battle COVID-19.
  • further: To further the call for a worldwide ceasefire, Guterres said that " citizen action is more important than ever," and called for people to add their voice by signing a petition that was started by a social media networking site called Avaaz, a group that describes itself as a " global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.

Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

  • imperil: A shortage of protective gear has imperiled doctors, nurses and other front-line medical workers.
  • perilous: Life-saving ventilators have been in short supply as more and more states experience outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease, which typically causes mild or moderate symptoms but can be especially perilous for older adults and people with existing health problems.
  • faulty: In Oregon, it was masks with faulty elastic that could cause the straps to snap, exposing medical workers to the disease.
  • repair: More than 150 ventilators sent to Los Angeles were broken and had to be repaired.
  • disease: In Oregon, it was masks with faulty elastic that could cause the straps to snap, exposing medical workers to the disease.

Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters

  • worse: What has changed for the worse, however, is the ability of nations to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
  • disaster: What has changed for the worse, however, is the ability of nations to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
  • expert: Not only that, but experts also fear the usual protocols for coping with the aftermath of such disasters could further spread the virus, compounding the death toll from both.
  • protocol: Not only that, but experts also fear the usual protocols for coping with the aftermath of such disasters could further spread the virus, compounding the death toll from both.
  • cope: Not only that, but experts also fear the usual protocols for coping with the aftermath of such disasters could further spread the virus, compounding the death toll from both.

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

  • inform: Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee late Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
  • intelligence: Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee late Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
  • obtain: Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee late Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
  • intelligence: Atkinson's firing, which is part of a shakeup of the intelligence community under Trump, thrusts the president's impeachment back into the spotlight as his administration deals with the deadly spread of coronavirus.
  • community: Atkinson's firing, which is part of a shakeup of the intelligence community under Trump, thrusts the president's impeachment back into the spotlight as his administration deals with the deadly spread of coronavirus.

China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection

  • major: Commemorations took place at 10 a.m. in all major cities, but were particularly poignant in Wuhan, the industrial city where the virus was first detected in December.
  • poignant: Commemorations took place at 10 a.m. in all major cities, but were particularly poignant in Wuhan, the industrial city where the virus was first detected in December.
  • quarantine: The quarantine in the city is to be formally lifted on Wednesday.
  • compound: In Beijing, President Xi Jinping led other top officials, all dressed in black suits with white carnations, as they bowed before a flag at half-staff in the leadership compound of Zhongnanhai.
  • confirm: On Saturday, China reported one new confirmed case in Wuhan and 18 among people arriving from abroad, along with four new deaths, all in Wuhan.