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European elections 2019: What we know so far

  • double: Image copyright EPA Image caption Germany's Green Party doubled its share of the vote.
  • liberal: Latest results indicate a decline in support for centre-right and centre-left parties in the European elections, with some of the votes going to green, liberal and far-right parties instead.
  • zeitgeist: The BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin says the Green party captured the zeitgeist while the other parties have struggled to put together a coherent environmental policy.
  • struggle: The BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin says the Green party captured the zeitgeist while the other parties have struggled to put together a coherent environmental policy.
  • policy: The BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin says the Green party captured the zeitgeist while the other parties have struggled to put together a coherent environmental policy.

Nepal explosions kill four in capital Kathmandu

  • security: Security forces have sealed off the locations of the blasts and say investigations are under way.
  • device: Improvised or crude explosive devices are believed to have been used to set off the blasts, police said.
  • outskirt: The pamphlets were found at a home on the outskirts of the city, where the first blast took place, he added.
  • explosion: Just one person died in the initial explosion, while three died in a second incident near a hairdressers in the city centre.
  • incident: Just one person died in the initial explosion, while three died in a second incident near a hairdressers in the city centre.

Ex-boss of Ethiopia's notorious Jail Ogaden arrested

  • torture: The new president of Ethiopia's Somali region, Mustafa Omer, told Al Jazeera news in April that he was chasing the people who allowed the torture.
  • torture: Former prisoners interviewed by Human Rights Watch said they saw people dying in their cells after being tortured.
  • notorious: Ex-boss of Ethiopia's notorious Jail Ogaden arrested- BBC News.
  • jail: Image copyright Google Earth Image caption Activists say the jail, in the Somali region of Ethiopia, was the site of particularly brutal torture.
  • torture: Campaigners say inmates were routinely tortured at " Jail Ogaden", which he ran in Ethiopia's Somali region.

Islamic State: Iraq sentences French citizens to death

  • investigator: Lopez, a 32-year-old from Paris, also travelled with his wife and two children to IS-held Mosul in northern Iraq before entering Syria, CAT quotes French investigators as saying.
  • foreign: An estimated 1,000 foreign fighters- as well as many women and children- are estimated to be in SDF custody.
  • offensive: On the Syrian side, the main offensive was led by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, the Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF).
  • tank: Machou, 41, belonged to an IS cell composed of European fighters that has carried out attacks in Iraq and Syria and planned others in Paris and Brussels, according to the Centre d'Analyse du Terrorisme (CAT), a French think tank.
  • jail: He told AFP news agency that the death sentence had been " based solely on a series of interrogations in Baghdad jails ".

Nepal says overcrowding not 'sole reason' for Everest death toll rise

  • queue: Photos of long queues near the summit have been widely shared as record numbers ascended the mountain in May.
  • period: Mr Ghimire said 381 people had ascended Everest this spring but as periods of fine weather had been short, the number of people on the routes had been " higher than expecte d ".
  • complex: Mountaineering in the Himalayas is in itself an adventurous, complex and sensitive issue requiring full awareness yet tragic accidents are unavoidable," he said.
  • queue: Image copyright AFP/Project Possible Image caption This photo showing a long queue up to the summit of Everest has gone viral in recent days.
  • tragic: Mountaineering in the Himalayas is in itself an adventurous, complex and sensitive issue requiring full awareness yet tragic accidents are unavoidable," he said.

Briton dies following Cannes yacht collision

  • crew: According to the statement, the man was a Minx crew member and died following a heart attack.
  • resuscitate: The prefecture stated that " in spite of all attempts to resuscitate " him, the man had died.
  • investigate: The statement added that the maritime police were investigating the incident, which happened on the last night of the film festival in Cannes.
  • resort: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collision happened off the coast of the French Riviera resort.
  • incident: The statement added that the maritime police were investigating the incident, which happened on the last night of the film festival in Cannes.

In Pictures: Donald Trump enjoys sumo tournament in Japan

  • security: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tight security that has surrounded President Trump's visit delayed the sumo contest, to the chagrin of some fans.
  • delay: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tight security that has surrounded President Trump's visit delayed the sumo contest, to the chagrin of some fans.
  • chagrin: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tight security that has surrounded President Trump's visit delayed the sumo contest, to the chagrin of some fans.
  • security: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 1,000 of the 11,000 seats in the Tokyo stadium were reserved for President Trump, Mr Abe and their security teams.
  • surround: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tight security that has surrounded President Trump's visit delayed the sumo contest, to the chagrin of some fans.

Thailand's influential ex-PM Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

  • position: In 1980, he became Thailand's 16th prime minister and held the position for eight years.
  • regent: Following the king's death in October 2016, he briefly served as the country's regent.
  • coup: In more recent years, he spoke publicly in favour of Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a second coup against a pro-Thaksin government in 2014.
  • coup: He is believed to have played a key role in the 2006 coup that ousted Mr Thaksin.
  • prime: In 1980, he became Thailand's 16th prime minister and held the position for eight years.

Final voting under way in European elections

  • dominant: Across Europe, right-wing nationalist parties have mounted a co-ordinated challenge to the centre-right and centre-left groupings that have been the dominant power in every European Parliament.
  • government: The party had plummeted in the 2017 national elections from 38 seats in parliament to nine, apparently as punishment for its role in the coalition government where it helped pass austerity measures.
  • perform: In Britain the focus will be on how pro- and anti-Brexit parties perform.
  • parliament: The party had plummeted in the 2017 national elections from 38 seats in parliament to nine, apparently as punishment for its role in the coalition government where it helped pass austerity measures.
  • debate: Image copyright AFP Image caption The Brexit debate has galvanised many voters in the UK.

Venezuela crisis: Delegates to meet for Norway peace talks

  • dismiss: The elections were widely dismissed as " neither free nor fair ".
  • comprehensive: He said (in Spanish) his delegation was " ready to work on a comprehensive agenda and move towards the signing of agreements.
  • parliament: The opposition delegation will be headed by deputy parliament speaker Stalin Gonzalez and former Caracas area Mayor Gerardo Blyde, both of whom were involved in the initial talks, he said.
  • lawmaker: Mr Maduro has since intensified the crackdown on the opposition, with many lawmakers who supported the failed uprising accused of treason.
  • dialogue: They argue that the president has previously used dialogue as a stalling tactic to remain in power while living standards have declined.

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns

  • double: Although the project would almost double PNG's gas exports, local communities have raised fears that they would be excluded from the benefits.
  • government: Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has resigned following a series of high-level defections from his government to the opposition.
  • issue: Mr O'Neill, who has been in office for seven years, has faced calls for his resignation for weeks over a range of issues.
  • government: We have heard the calls and we have agreed for a change of government," Mr O'Neill told reporters in the capital Port Moresby, according to Papua New Guinea ( PNG) broadcaster EMTV.
  • prime: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Peter O'Neill became prime minister in 2012 following a prolonged power struggle.

Trump dismisses North Korean tests of 'some small weapons'

  • missile: Speaking in Tokyo last week, Mr Abe mirrored Mr Bolton's comments, calling North Korea's recent missile launches" a breach of UN Security Council resolutions and extremely regrettable ".
  • component: North Korean state media said Mr Kim personally oversaw a " strike drill" testing various missile components.
  • course: They teed off on Sunday for a round at the Mobara course in Chiba.
  • nuclear: Neither violate North Korea's promise not to test long range or nuclear missiles.
  • foreign: He will be the first foreign leader to meet the new emperor, who ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne at the beginning of the month.

German Jews warned not to wear kippahs after rise in anti-Semitism

  • period: Physical attacks against Jews in Germany also rose in the same period, with 62 violent incidents recorded, up from 37 in 2017.
  • culture: The internet, social media and" constant attacks against our culture of remembrance " may be contributing factors, he said.
  • compare: Mr Klein said his opinion on the matter had " changed compared with what it used to be ".
  • foster: Jewish groups have warned that a rise in popularity of far-right groups is fostering anti-Semitism and hatred of other minorities throughout Europe.
  • physical: Physical attacks against Jews in Germany also rose in the same period, with 62 violent incidents recorded, up from 37 in 2017.

Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws

  • government: Prior to the vote on divorce laws on Friday, the government indicated that it believed a two-year separation was long enough.
  • constitution: The constitution currently states that spouses must be separated for four of the previous five years to divorce.
  • majority: Any change to the Irish constitution must be supported by a majority of voters in a referendum.
  • constitution: Any change to the Irish constitution must be supported by a majority of voters in a referendum.
  • constitution: The Iona Institute's director, David Quinn, said he had no particular objection to the four-year waiting time for divorce being reduced to two years, but did not want to see divorce laws removed from the constitution completely.

Israel protests: Thousands rally against Netanyahu immunity

  • safeguard: They are accusing Mr Netanyahu of trying to pass legislation that safeguards him from corruption cases.
  • prime: Mr Netanyahu last month was elected to a fifth term as prime minister.
  • fez: Some protesters wore Ottoman-style red fez hats and carried portraits of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who they claim " symbolizes the regime type that we are opposing ".
  • regime: Some protesters wore Ottoman-style red fez hats and carried portraits of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who they claim " symbolizes the regime type that we are opposing ".
  • protest: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An Israeli man holds a sign at a protest against Netanyahu's " Immunity Law".

How will Modi handle India's economy?

  • government: According to a leaked government report, unemployment touched a 45-year high between 2016 and 2017.
  • debt: He initiated some bold reforms, such as a new bankruptcy law, to help tackle a rise bad debts that was putting pressure on the banking sector.
  • government: The government did initiate the process of selling a majority stake in national carrier Air India, but with a tepid response from investors, the plan failed to take off.
  • poison: The widening fiscal deficit is a slow-acting poison," says Mr Ran ade.
  • government: The new government should focus on labour-intensive sectors like construction, tourism, textiles and agricultural products, he adds.

Why Huawei's Google woes worry Africa

  • government: However, Mr Gagliardone thinks that China, in its push to protect its businesses, could leverage its relationship with African governments to develop protocols that give its companies an advantage over the West.
  • major: Huawei runs a vast operation in Africa including being a major seller of smartphones.
  • dominance: Africa is the last tech market in the world and dominance in it would be key," Mr Van Staden said.
  • debate: African governments, even those with close security relationships with the US, have mostly sat out of the debate about Huawei- and the reasons are obvious.
  • government: African governments, even those with close security relationships with the US, have mostly sat out of the debate about Huawei- and the reasons are obvious.

Trump in Japan: Sumo, barbecue and an imperial audience

  • unique: Among the current crop of world leaders, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have something of a unique relationship.
  • relationship: Among the current crop of world leaders, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have something of a unique relationship.
  • woo: As they meet yet again this weekend in Tokyo, Mr Abe is pulling out all the stops to woo Japan's closest ally.
  • restaurant: During the three-day visit, Mr Abe will take his US counterpart for a barbecue dinner at a local restaurant.
  • tradition: It's in line with the tradition of Japanese leaders taking US presidents out to sample local cuisine.

Beach-lovers beware: Umbrellas injure thousands a year

  • permanent: She needed 13 stitches and suffered permanent nerve damage to her neck.
  • effective: A 2016 report from the respected Consumer Reports found both approaches effective.
  • damage: She needed 13 stitches and suffered permanent nerve damage to her neck.
  • fuel: Her death fuelled calls for stricter guidelines around beach umbrella safety.
  • motion: Some favour using a rocking motion to dig into the sand and secure the parasol with a metal anchor and screws.

Ali Dorani: Iranian cartoonist on the drawings that saved his life

  • message: While I was there, I got a message from Norway's immigration department, welcoming me.
  • grave: In some of my pictures, I added graves for the refugees who had died.
  • normal: The journey took us 52 hours- it was raining and the ocean wasn't normal.
  • interact: Icorn also helps me financially, and helps me interact with different artists around Norway.
  • intercept: The Australian navy intercepted us and took us to Christmas Island- a detention centre where Australia keeps asylum seekers who arrive by boat.

Why my 93-year-old gran is learning to fly

  • pilot: She was inspired by the women pilots she saw delivering planes from the factories to the front line.
  • element: It's kind of dange rous, so there's an element of that you have to trust the horse," says Matilda.
  • hate: Ordinary flying is very boring, I hate it- but this, you see so much ," she says, " England is so beautiful.
  • pneumonia: She subsequently developed pneumonia and realised that she needed to be somewhere she would be looked after.
  • individual: You have to work as a team, it's not just an individual thing... you have to really work together to help each other and have a good relationship.

Cannes: Palme d'Or goes to Bong Joon-ho's Parasite

  • prize: Diop won the Grand Prix- the equivalent of a silver prize- for Atlantics, a Senegalese drama about young migrants and sexual politics.
  • sad: Diop had previously said she was " a little sad" that it had taken until 2019 for a film by a woman of African descent to even be screened at the festival.
  • prize: Bong is the first Korean to win Cannes ' top prize.
  • scent: Other winners on the night included Emily Beecham- a dual British-American national- who took home the best actress award for her appearance in Little Joe, a psychological sci-fi about a woman whose scent induces euphoria.
  • euphoria: Other winners on the night included Emily Beecham- a dual British-American national- who took home the best actress award for her appearance in Little Joe, a psychological sci-fi about a woman whose scent induces euphoria.

Moby-Natalie Portman row: 'Inconsiderate' DJ apologises

  • valid: The DJ and producer wrote on Instagram that many criticisms of his memoir, Then It Fell Apart, were " very valid ".
  • valid: As some time has passed I 've realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then It Fell Apart are very valid.
  • recognize: I also fully recognize that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction.
  • reaction: I also fully recognize that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction.
  • treat: I tried to treat everyone I included in Then It Fell Apart with dignity and respect, but nonetheless it was truly inconsiderate for me to not let them know before the book was released.

Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors

  • guilty: The sailors face up to six years in jail if found guilty.
  • dispute: However, while the tribunal said both sides should refrain from any action which would aggravate the dispute, it did not uphold Ukraine's request for Russia to suspend the trial of its servicemen.
  • maritime: Moscow says the sailors violated its maritime border near the peninsula which it seized from Ukraine in 2014.
  • international: An international tribunal has ordered Russia to " immediately" release 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval ships it seized off Crimea in November.
  • naval: An international tribunal has ordered Russia to " immediately" release 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval ships it seized off Crimea in November.

Hawaii hiker found alive after two weeks missing

  • ravine: Image copyright Javier Cantellops Image caption The yoga instructor was found slightly injured, in a deep ravine, by volunteers.
  • volunteer: Image copyright Javier Cantellops Image caption The yoga instructor was found slightly injured, in a deep ravine, by volunteers.
  • rescue: Ms Eller was found on Friday when she waved down a rescue helicopter.
  • rescue: Photographs show her dirty and slightly injured, but smiling after being rescued.
  • survive: Local reports suggest she has lost weight, but survived after foraging on berries and local water sources.

Readers write: Netflix in Africa, Kennedy's prohibition role, and superlative essayist

  • design: Superlative essayist You may make all the thoughtful design changes that you wish, provided that you regularly include essays by Robert K lose.
  • humor: He always writes with just the right combination of poignancy, humor, and arresting observations.
  • invest: Kennedy invested in a shipment of whiskey that arrived on U.S. shores, legally, the minute Prohibition ended.
  • prohibition: Readers write: Netflix in Africa, Kennedy's prohibition role, and superlative essayist.
  • shipment: Kennedy invested in a shipment of whiskey that arrived on U.S. shores, legally, the minute Prohibition ended.

Austria scandal: Lawyer says he was part of Ibiza sting

  • involve: The statement said that " the reactions of the politicians involved " had developed " a momentum of their own ".
  • government: The scandal has led to the collapse of Austria's coalition government.
  • establish: Johann Gudenus, a Freedom Party politician who also appears in the video, has told the media that the Vienna lawyer was the person who established the contacts between him and the woman who posed as a Russian oligarch's niece.
  • parliament: Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is facing a no-confidence vote in parliament on Monday.
  • involve: A Vienna lawyer says he was involved in the video sting that brought down far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache.

US judge blocks funds for Trump border wall plan

  • major: The border wall has been a major political battle for the president.
  • legal: The House of Representatives is also taking legal action to stop the diversion of funds for the wall project.
  • harm: He said plaintiffs were likely to show that administration officials" exceeded their statutory authority, and that irreparable harm will result from those actions ".
  • federal: A US federal judge has temporarily blocked the use of defence department funds to build a border wall between the US and Mexico.
  • position: The position that when Congress declines the executive's request to appropriate funds, the executive nonetheless may simply find a way to spend those funds 'without Congress' does not square with the fundamental separation of powers principles dating back to the earliest days of our Republic," Judge Haywood Gilliam said in his ruling.

Venezuelan prison clashes leave 29 inmates dead

  • prison: At least 29 inmates have died after clashes broke out at a prison inside a Venezuelan police station, authorities have said.
  • security: Oscar Valero, public security chief for Portuguesa state, said at least 19 police officers were wounded.
  • violence: He said the violence broke out when police special forces ( FAES) tried to stop a " massive" break-out.
  • rescue: A prisoners ' rights group, Una Ventana a la Libertad, said the clashes broke out when officers tried to rescue visitors who had been taken hostage by inmates on Thursday.
  • weapon: The detainees had weapons, they shot at the police..

Trump to clear $8bn Saudi weapons sale over Iran tensions

  • landmark: Mr Trump reinstated the sanctions last year after abandoning the landmark nuclear deal that Iran has signed with six nations- the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.
  • drone: An additional 1,500 troops, as well as fighter jets and drones, will be deployed to the region in the near future.
  • possible: He said the transfers " must occur as quickly as possible in order to deter further Iranian adventurism in the Gulf and throughout the Middle East ".
  • incident: Iran denied it was behind the incidents but Rear Admiral Michael Gilday, director of the US Joint Staff, has accused the IRGC of being directly responsible.
  • nuclear: Mr Trump reinstated the sanctions last year after abandoning the landmark nuclear deal that Iran has signed with six nations- the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.

European elections: In Leipzig, a microcosm of Germany’s political scene

  • origin: The Cologne-born politician is half British and half German and she was formerly married to a Spanish man of Dutch origin.
  • descendant: Gerd is a spiritual descendant of a panoply of famous Germans who made Leipzig a crucible for liberal European values.
  • plank: That helps explain why the far-right party which has made halting immigration a key plank in its campaign plat form, the Alternative for Germany ( AfD) is falling behind in the opinion polls.
  • liberal: Gerd is a spiritual descendant of a panoply of famous Germans who made Leipzig a crucible for liberal European values.
  • oppose: The AfD has trained its sights on the environment, accusing the Greens of damaging German industry; the AfD denies climate change, opposes wind farms, and promotes the use of coal.

Mideast peace plan’s rocky start: Did US misread Arab politics?

  • major: The first phase of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Middle East peace, a summit in Bahrain to discuss economic investment in the Palestinians, is already beginning to look like a major miscalculation.
  • fundamental: The central complaint: that the economic component of peace could not be addressed without agreeing first on fundamental political principles.
  • issue: Since the reversal, the Saudi crown prince has been pushed to the background on peace-related issues.
  • conference: Pressure is ongoing behind closed doors from Arab states on Palestinian leadership to soften their opposition, but with every actor reaching their political and diplomatic limits, frustration and apathy is growing in Arab capitals as the Bahrain conference nears.
  • issue: Analysts say the Trump administration has underestimated the emotive issues at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Palestine as a symbol of Arab independenc e; and Jerusalem, holy to Arab Muslims and Christians.

Why the SAT needs a character check

  • discover: They have discovered they do not have to be victims of vicissitude.
  • crime: These contextual statistics include crime rates, education levels, joblessness, and the number of households that receive food stamps.
  • education: To help more disadvantaged students get into higher education, the College Board has come up with a scoring metric beyond its own SAT test, which measures only verbal and math skills.
  • education: These contextual statistics include crime rates, education levels, joblessness, and the number of households that receive food stamps.
  • decent: If applicants come from a highly adverse background yet have decent but perhaps not stellar SAT scores, a college might then admit them.

Boston museum sorry for racist 'no watermelons' remark

  • ignore: Marvelyne Lamy said staff had followed the black and other minority 12 and 13-year-olds, yelling at them not to touch exhibits while ignoring white groups.
  • denigrate: Minstrel shows, caricatures, songs and cartoons were used to used to dehumanise and denigrate the black community.
  • excuse: The fruit went on to be used as an excuse to characterise an entire section of the population as being lazy and content with simple pleasures and, therefore, flaunting their independence.
  • minority: Ms Lamy, an English teacher at the Davis Leadership Academy in Boston, complained about the " racial profiling" of her class of black and minority pupils in a Facebook post.
  • derogatory: Visitors at the museum also made racist and derogatory remarks about the pupils, Ms Lamy said.

Reporting in Mexico isn’t easy. Under AMLO, it may get harder.

  • violence: For more than a decade, the country has been one of the most dangerous places in the world to practice journalism, thanks to high levels of violence and impunity, combined with weak institutions.
  • weak: For more than a decade, the country has been one of the most dangerous places in the world to practice journalism, thanks to high levels of violence and impunity, combined with weak institutions.
  • chide: The editor of Reforma, a top daily newspaper, received death threats after being chided by the president for publishing a story that included his home address, which was already in the public domain.
  • protection: Past leaders have paid lip service to the need for better protection of journalists.
  • relationship: The tight relationship some papers have historically been perceived to have with previous administrations has left some AMLO supporters suspicious.

France Lyon: 'Parcel bomb' injures pedestrians

  • superficial: Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries.
  • security: French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said he had ordered security to be boosted in public places and at major events.
  • witness: Several witnesses had told him, he said, that the device had been placed in a bag and left by a man filmed by municipal CCTV.

In this desert town, no traveler goes hungry, even in Ramadan

  • resident: When Amman resident Walid Abdullah spotted a group of young hitchhikers trying to flag him down on the main highway to the port of Aqaba, he drove past without giving much notice.
  • bustle: The town, which straddles the road to Mecca, would bustle during the hajj season, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca Muslims are required to make once in their lifetime..
  • require: The town, which straddles the road to Mecca, would bustle during the hajj season, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca Muslims are required to make once in their lifetime..
  • resident: So Maan residents would make it a mission during Ramadan to feed visiting pilgrims their fast-breaking iftar meal at sunset.
  • volunteer: On a donated two-acre plot of land on the main road to Saudi Arabia near the town center, volunteers in a tent and a simple concrete kitchen are busy preparing hundreds of iftar meals to pass out and serve at sunset.

India college fire kills at least 17 students

  • smoke: Students were seen jumping and falling from the building in the western city of Sura as black smoke billowed from windows.
  • victim: Most of the victims were teenagers who had been studying at a tuition centre.
  • spread: The cause of the fire is not yet clear, but officials said the blaze spread through packed classrooms because of the material used in the ro of.
  • treat: At least 20 others sustained serious injuries and are being treated in hospital in Gu jarat.
  • trap: All of the dead were aged below 20 years and many were trapped because the fire had emanated from near the staircase, Reuters reported.

Mount Everest: Why the summit can get so crowded

  • quiet: If you imagine the summit of Mount Everest, you might picture a quiet, snowy peak far from civilisation.
  • tragic: Mr Purja's photo has attracted attention around the world- amid the tragic news that seven climbers died on Everest in the past week.
  • queue: Is it normal to see such long queues near the summit?
  • queue: It's normally that crowded," says Mingma Sherpa, chairman of Seven Summits Treks, adding that climbers sometimes queue between 20 minutes, and 1.5 hours, in order to reach the summit.
  • queue: Mr Dujmovits, who reached the Everest Summit in 1992, and ascended 8,000m (26,200 ft) up the mountain on six other occasions, says that long queues at the summit can be hazardous.

US groups sue Alabama over 'extreme' abortion ban

  • federal: Anti-abortion supporters expected legal challenges, and hope the appeals will reach the US Supreme Court and allow them to re-visit federal laws.
  • legal: Anti-abortion supporters expected legal challenges, and hope the appeals will reach the US Supreme Court and allow them to re-visit federal laws.
  • further: One of the plaintiffs in the complaint, Dr Yashica Robinson, said Alabama women " already have to overcome so much just to get to our doors and this law further shames them, punishes providers like myself and stigmatises essential healthcare ".
  • conservative: These types of anti-abortion laws have been deemed unconstitutional in the past, but supporters are emboldened by the addition of two conservative justices nominated by President Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who give the nine-member Supreme Court a conservative majority.
  • legal: Similar abortion restrictions have already been blocked by legal challenges in Kentucky.

A U.S. veteran’s message for Memorial Day (audio)

  • survive: Captain Albin survived three tours in Iraq and earned a reputation for a quick tongue and a quiet intellectualism.
  • reputation: Captain Albin survived three tours in Iraq and earned a reputation for a quick tongue and a quiet intellectualism.
  • quiet: Captain Albin survived three tours in Iraq and earned a reputation for a quick tongue and a quiet intellectualism.

How Sydney's pools became the envy of the world

  • resident: Sydney's outdoor pools are loved by residents and visitors alike.
  • swim: With one iconic swim spot getting a much-debated upgrade, Gary Nunn revisits how the city's pool culture came about.
  • upgrade: With one iconic swim spot getting a much-debated upgrade, Gary Nunn revisits how the city's pool culture came about.
  • unique: Sydney's big collection of ocean pools in one city is unique," says Dr Marie-Louise McDermott, an expert who has written on the subject.
  • wet: In the 19th Century, swimming costumes weren't commonplace- people bathed nude or in clothes they didn't care about getting wet.

Paul Whelan: Ex-US marine alleges abuse in Russia spy case

  • victim: A former US marine imprisoned in Russia on suspicion of spying has complained of " abuses and harassment" and says he is a " victim of political kidnap ".
  • security: The 48-year-old denies the charges and told a court on Friday that he had been subjected to threats and abuse by a security service investigator.
  • prison: If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
  • treatment: He said he had not showered in two weeks, was unable to access medical or dental treatment and had been denied access to books and letters sent to him months ago.
  • situation: The comments marked a shift in tone from previous statements by the former marine, who told the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in February that he was " holding up well" after two months in custody but could not talk publicly about the charge against him for fear of making his situation worse.

France's Macron urges Brexit clarity after May resignation

  • urge: France's Macron urges Brexit clarity after May resignation- BBC News.
  • resignation: France's Macron urges Brexit clarity after May resignation- BBC News.
  • urge: EU leaders have praised Theresa May's " courage" and " determination", but French President Emmanuel Macron also urged " swift clarification" on Brexit.
  • resignation: Mr Macron said Mrs May had done " courageous work" on Brexit, in his response to her resignation statement.
  • reject: Prime Minister May's withdrawal agreement- reached with the EU in November after arduous negotiations- has been rejected three times by Westminster MPs.

Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI

  • research: The latest iteration of so-called deepfake technology came out of Samsung's AI research laboratory in Moscow.
  • reaction: There was a mixed reaction to the video demonstrating how the system worked with one describing it as like " watching the future of SkyNet unfold ".
  • fool: Experts have previously said that fake videos of politicians could fool entire populations and the issues do not stop at political mani pulation.
  • problematic: Dave Coplin, chief executive of AI consultancy The Envisioners, said: " The rise of convincing deepfakes is something that could be really problematic unless we have this conversation.

India general election 2019: What happened?

  • release: Results for India's general election released on 23 May saw a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP), which increased its huge parliamentary majority.
  • register: Nearly half of India's 900 million registered voters are women.
  • huge: Results for India's general election released on 23 May saw a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which increased its huge parliamentary majority.
  • majority: Results for India's general election released on 23 May saw a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which increased its huge parliamentary majority.
  • parliament: The party won 303 seats in the Lok Sab ha, the lower house of India's parliament, bettering the 282 seats they won in 2014- a performance that not many thought was possible.

Points of Progress: Bedouin women are gaining ground, and more

  • resistance: The women tour guides have faced resistance and are able to guide only under certain conditions: All of the tourists must be women, and the tours cannot go overnight.
  • phonetic: Landmark signs in Wellington are getting Maori names, and existing locations with Maori names that have long been mispronounced with improper phonetic spelling are being corrected.
  • village: There are also plans for a heritage trail that will point out locations of former Maori villages and historical points of interest.
  • resident: To avoid this, school administrators are turning to an unconventional pool of potential students: older residents, many of whom never learned to read.

Viewpoint: What Assange charges could mean for press freedom

  • information: The law has long been denounced as unconstitutional in its criminalising of receiving and publishing classified information.
  • federal: He has argued both leading free speech and national security cases in the federal courts.
  • debate: For over a decade, there has been a raging debate over precisely what Julian Assange is- whistleblower, journalist, or spy.
  • government: Since the government routinely over-classifies a wide array of information, it would leave every journalist at constant risk of surveillance and prosecution.
  • information: If it was a crime for Assange to receive and publish such information, much of the journalism in the US would become a de facto criminal enterprise.

Trump orders new powers for Attorney General's surveillance probe

  • confidence: Today's action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions," press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Thursday.
  • origin: The probe, headed by Attorney General William Barr, is examining the origins of the Russia investigation.
  • intelligence: US President Donald Trump has ordered US intelligence agencies to co-operate with an investigation into whether he was spied on during the 2016 election.
  • document: On Thursday he announced a directive that gave Mr Barr sweeping new powers, including to declassify documents.
  • contempt: They allege he mischaracterised the findings of the Mueller report, and he has also been held in contempt of Congress for failing to provide them an unredacted version.

Harvey Weinstein 'to settle with accusers for $44m'

  • criminal: He will stand trial in New York in June on criminal charges brought by two women, including rape.
  • dismiss: As the accusations mounted, his company Weinstein Co dismissed him and filed for bankruptcy.
  • tentative: Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and his former studio's board members have reached a tentative deal with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, US media report.
  • rape: He will stand trial in New York in June on criminal charges brought by two women, including rape.
  • principle: Adam Harris, a lawyer for the studio co-founder Bob Weinstein told a judge that" an economic agreement in principle" had been reached, the Associated Press news agency reports.