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Ticket change in Tehran saves Ukrainian's life

  • original: Andrey Buzarov told The Associated Press on Sunday that his original plan would have put him on the flight that Iran shot down by mistake last week, killing all 176 people on board.
  • mistake: Andrey Buzarov told The Associated Press on Sunday that his original plan would have put him on the flight that Iran shot down by mistake last week, killing all 176 people on board.
  • alive: His top concern was to let his mother know he was alive.
  • parliament: Buzarov, a specialist in Middle East affairs and a consultant to the Ukrainian parliament, had been invited to Iran for an international conference run by the country's foreign ministry.
  • invite: Buzarov, a specialist in Middle East affairs and a consultant to the Ukrainian parliament, had been invited to Iran for an international conference run by the country's foreign ministry.

7 bombs struck an Iraqi joint military base housing US soldiers, wounding 4

  • rocket: At least four Iraqi soldiers were wounded on Sunday in a rocket attack on the Balad airbase in northern Iraq, according to Reuters.
  • personnel: The outlet reported that the Iraqi military said in a statement that the base, which also houses US personnel, was targeted by eight Katyusha rockets that were fired from about 50 miles ( 80 k m) north of Baghdad.
  • target: The outlet reported that the Iraqi military said in a statement that the base, which also houses US personnel, was targeted by eight Katyusha rockets that were fired from about 50 miles ( 80 k m) north of Baghdad.
  • rocket: The outlet reported that the Iraqi military said in a statement that the base, which also houses US personnel, was targeted by eight Katyusha rockets that were fired from about 50 miles ( 80 k m) north of Baghdad.
  • rocket: According to the report, seven of those rockets hit the base's runway.

The resolution to limit Trump's war powers is nothing but an empty political gesture

  • resolution: The resolution to limit Trump's war powers is nothing but an empty political gesture.
  • empty: The resolution to limit Trump's war powers is nothing but an empty political gesture.
  • gesture: The resolution to limit Trump's war powers is nothing but an empty political gesture.
  • demonstrate: Instead of demonstrating a long overdue reassertion of its constitutional right, and duty, to declare war, the War Powers Resolution passed by the House and being considered by the Senate in response to the Soleimani killing further illustrates the unseriousness of Congress.
  • further: Instead of demonstrating a long overdue reassertion of its constitutional right, and duty, to declare war, the War Powers Resolution passed by the House and being considered by the Senate in response to the Soleimani killing further illustrates the unseriousness of Congress.

Iran plane downing: Second day of protests turns up heat on leaders

  • apparent: Students at Shahid Beheshti university in Tehran refused to walk over US and Israeli flags in an apparent show of defiance against Iran's government.
  • defiance: Students at Shahid Beheshti university in Tehran refused to walk over US and Israeli flags in an apparent show of defiance against Iran's government.
  • government: Students at Shahid Beheshti university in Tehran refused to walk over US and Israeli flags in an apparent show of defiance against Iran's government.
  • passenger: Iran's leaders are facing a second day of protests following their admission the military shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, many of them Iranians.
  • demonstrator: Demonstrators gathered at universities in Tehran and at sites in other cities, calling for senior officials to go.

Trump Trade Deal Raises Issue of Trusting China to Deliver

  • hoodwink: The broad and bipartisan agreement in Washington is that American presidents have for decades been hoodwinked by a China that has often failed to deliver on its promises.
  • course: Trump and his lieutenants, of course, insist that this time is different, that experts who see phase one as a rebranding of old guarantees are wrong.
  • expert: Trump and his lieutenants, of course, insist that this time is different, that experts who see phase one as a rebranding of old guarantees are wrong.
  • guarantee: Trump and his lieutenants, of course, insist that this time is different, that experts who see phase one as a rebranding of old guarantees are wrong.
  • negotiate: Unlike agreements negotiated by prior administrations, this one is enforceable, they say, and there will be real and immediate economic repercussions for China if it comes up short.

Defense secretary believes U.S. embassies were likely targets, but 'didn't see' specific...

  • secretary: Defense secretary believes U.S. embassies were likely targets, but 'didn't see' specific threats from Iran.
  • target: Defense secretary believes U.S. embassies were likely targets, but 'didn't see' specific threats from Iran.
  • conflict: Defense Secretary Mark Esper has remained somewhat under-the-radar during the United States ' flirtation with conflict with Iran, ceding center stage to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but he opened up about his stance on the situation Sunday during an appearance on CBS ' Face the Nation.
  • cede: Defense Secretary Mark Esper has remained somewhat under-the-radar during the United States ' flirtation with conflict with Iran, ceding center stage to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but he opened up about his stance on the situation Sunday during an appearance on CBS ' Face the Nation.
  • situation: Defense Secretary Mark Esper has remained somewhat under-the-radar during the United States ' flirtation with conflict with Iran, ceding center stage to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but he opened up about his stance on the situation Sunday during an appearance on CBS ' Face the Nation.

4 Iraqi servicemen wounded by rocket attack on air base

  • rocket: The attack by at least six rockets came just days after Iran fired ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq that house U.S. forces, causing no casualties.
  • missile: The attack by at least six rockets came just days after Iran fired ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq that house U.S. forces, causing no casualties.
  • rocket: Recent heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran were sparked last month when a rocket attack killed an American contractor at a base in Iraq..
  • blame: The U.S. has blamed that attack and others on Iran-backed militias.
  • militia: The U.S. has blamed that attack and others on Iran-backed militias.

Billionaire Tom Steyer defends place in Iowa Democratic debate

  • debate: Steyer this week became the sixth qualifier for the seventh Democratic presidential debate, in Des Moines on Tuesday, after he met polling and donor-based marks set by the Democratic National Committee.
  • candidate: None of the other candidates, among them New Jersey senator Cory Booker, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and another billionaire, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, will be present.
  • mayor: None of the other candidates, among them New Jersey senator Cory Booker, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and another billionaire, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, will be present.
  • debate: Others have pointed to an all-white debate lineup in the absence of Booker, the only African American left in the race, and what that says for a party committed to recognising diversity.
  • absence: Others have pointed to an all-white debate lineup in the absence of Booker, the only African American left in the race, and what that says for a party committed to recognising diversity.

Chris Wallace to National Security Advisor: Why Can Trump Tell Fox About Embassy Attacks but Not Con...

  • assert: During a Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham last Friday, the president asserted that it was necessary to kill former Quds Force commander Qassem Soliemani as he believed there would have been four embassies that would have been attacked.
  • colleague: He is telling Laura Ingraham, our esteemed colleague, but in a 75-minute classified briefing your top national security people never mention this to members of Congress.
  • security: He is telling Laura Ingraham, our esteemed colleague, but in a 75-minute classified briefing your top national security people never mention this to members of Congress.

Esper contradicts Trump claim Iran planned attacks on four US embassies

  • information: We had information that there was going to be an attack within a matter of days that would be broad in scale, in other words more than one country, and that it would be bigger than previous attacks, likely going to take us into open hostilities with Iran.
  • embassy: Trump has also mentioned the threat to the Baghdad embassy as a motivation for the strike on Suleimani, but congressional criticism of his attempts to justify precipitating a crisis with Iran remains.
  • precipitate: Trump has also mentioned the threat to the Baghdad embassy as a motivation for the strike on Suleimani, but congressional criticism of his attempts to justify precipitating a crisis with Iran remains.
  • crisis: Trump has also mentioned the threat to the Baghdad embassy as a motivation for the strike on Suleimani, but congressional criticism of his attempts to justify precipitating a crisis with Iran remains.
  • rare: After the classified briefing on Wednesday, Senator Mike Lee of Utah voiced rare Republican criticism of the president.

Trump Aide ‘Concerned’ Russia May Be Trying to Undermine Biden

  • nomination: The former vice president remains the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to an average of opinion polls from RealClearP olitics.
  • opinion: The former vice president remains the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to an average of opinion polls from RealClearP olitics.
  • massive: Trump has bridled at findings that Russia mounted a massive effort to attack his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and by doing so boost his candidacy.
  • opponent: Trump has bridled at findings that Russia mounted a massive effort to attack his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and by doing so boost his candidacy.

Amid Iran Crisis, Russia’s Mideast Presence Just Keeps Growing

  • imagine: Nobody can imagine a Putin-Trump alliance in the conflict with Iran.
  • alliance: Nobody can imagine a Putin-Trump alliance in the conflict with Iran.
  • conflict: Nobody can imagine a Putin-Trump alliance in the conflict with Iran.
  • blame: Moscow blamed Washington for not making an alliance in Syria to back up the dictator Bashar Assad while Moscow builds up its Tartus, Khmeimim and Tiyas military bases there.
  • alliance: Moscow blamed Washington for not making an alliance in Syria to back up the dictator Bashar Assad while Moscow builds up its Tartus, Khmeimim and Tiyas military bases there.

Iran plane crash: British ambassador summoned by Tehran claiming he attended 'illegal rally'

  • crash: Iran plane crash: British ambassador summoned by Tehran claiming he attended 'illegal rall y'.
  • ambassador: Iran plane crash: British ambassador summoned by Tehran claiming he attended 'illegal rall y'.
  • attend: Iran plane crash: British ambassador summoned by Tehran claiming he attended 'illegal rall y'.
  • illegal: Iran plane crash: British ambassador summoned by Tehran claiming he attended 'illegal rall y'.
  • ambassador: British ambassador summoned by Tehran claiming he attended 'illegal rall y'.

Hezbollah says payback for US strike has just begun

  • path: The leader of Hezbollah, which is closely aligned with Iran, said the strikes were the " first step down a long path" that will ensure U.S. troops withdraw from the region.
  • troops: The leader of Hezbollah, which is closely aligned with Iran, said the strikes were the " first step down a long path" that will ensure U.S. troops withdraw from the region.
  • withdraw: The leader of Hezbollah, which is closely aligned with Iran, said the strikes were the " first step down a long path" that will ensure U.S. troops withdraw from the region.
  • remove: The Americans must remove their bases, soldiers and officers and ships from our region.
  • decisive: This is a decisive and firm decision," Nasrallah said.

Philippines volcano: Thousands evacuated as Taal spews ash

  • volcano: Philippines volcano: Thousands evacuated as Taal spews ash- BBC News.
  • volcano: A volcano in the Philippines has emitted a giant plume of ash, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of some 8,000 people living nearby.
  • emit: A volcano in the Philippines has emitted a giant plume of ash, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of some 8,000 people living nearby.
  • volcano: The plume coming from the Taal volcano, south of the capital Manila, stretched about 1km ( 0.6 miles) into the sky.
  • stretch: The plume coming from the Taal volcano, south of the capital Manila, stretched about 1km ( 0.6 miles) into the sky.

HRW chief 'denied entry to Hong Kong' ahead of critical China report

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Kenneth Roth has been allowed to enter Hong Kong in the past.
  • launch: The head of US-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) says he has been denied entry to Hong Kong, where he had been planning to launch a report focusing on China's " assault" on human rights.
  • block: HRW said the move to block Kenneth Roth highlighted " vanishing freedoms" as a result of pressure from Beijing.
  • threaten: China had threatened sanctions on HRW and other American NGOs, which it said supported " anti-China" forces.
  • contact: The BBC has contacted Hong Kong's immigration department for comment.

Who Signs Up to Fight? Makeup of U.S. Recruits Shows Glaring Disparity

  • earn: Enlisting, he said, enabled him to build a good life where, despite yearlong deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he felt proud of his work, got generous benefits, never worried about being laid off and earned enough that his wife could stay home to raise their children.
  • tradition: The men and women who sign up overwhelmingly come from counties in the South and a scattering of communities at the gates of military bases like Colorado Springs, which sits next to Fort Carson and several Air Force installations, and where the tradition of military service is deeply ingrained.
  • warn: For years, military leaders have been sounding the alarm over the growing gulf between communities that serve and those that do not, warning that relying on a small number of counties that reliably produce soldiers is unsustainable, particularly now amid escalating tensions with Iran.
  • characterize: This disconnect is characterized by misperceptions, a lack of knowledge and an inability to identify with those who serve.
  • identify: This disconnect is characterized by misperceptions, a lack of knowledge and an inability to identify with those who serve.

Professor Fired After Joking That Iran Should Pick U.S. Sites to Bomb

  • debate: In a case that has stirred debate about free speech on college campuses, an adjunct professor at a Massachusetts college was fired on Thursday after posting on Facebook what he described as a joke suggesting that Iran pick sites in the United States to bomb.
  • professor: In a case that has stirred debate about free speech on college campuses, an adjunct professor at a Massachusetts college was fired on Thursday after posting on Facebook what he described as a joke suggesting that Iran pick sites in the United States to bomb.
  • site: In a case that has stirred debate about free speech on college campuses, an adjunct professor at a Massachusetts college was fired on Thursday after posting on Facebook what he described as a joke suggesting that Iran pick sites in the United States to bomb.
  • professor: He became an adjunct professor at the school that year, according to his LinkedIn profile.
  • profile: He became an adjunct professor at the school that year, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Seven Days in January: How the U.S. and Iran Approached the Brink of War

  • militia: Members of the Iranian-backed militias, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, watch the road at the Syrian border outside Al Badi, Iraq, June 17, 2017.
  • border: Members of the Iranian-backed militias, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, watch the road at the Syrian border outside Al Badi, Iraq, June 17, 2017.
  • passenger: International listings showed that Cham Wings Airlines Flight 6Q501, scheduled to take off from Damascus, Syria, at 7:30 p.m. for Baghdad, had departed; but in fact, an informant at the airport reported, it was still on the ground, and the targeted passenger had not yet shown up.
  • involve: The hours ticked by, and some involved in the operation wondered if it should be called off.
  • militia: Waiting at the bottom of the gangway was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi official in charge of militias and close to Iran.

Kimia Alizadeh: Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects

  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Kimia Alizadeh won a landmark bronze medal in taekwondo in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • landmark: Image copyright EPA Image caption Kimia Alizadeh won a landmark bronze medal in taekwondo in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • female: Iran's only female Olympic medallist, Kimia Alizadeh, says she has defected.
  • hypocrisy: Alizadeh, 21, posted on social media that she had left Iran because she didn't want to be part of " hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery ".
  • major: Her defection comes as Iran is gripped by protests- stemming from the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on Wednesday, in middle of a major confrontation with the US..

Yahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia

  • warn: Yahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh ruled The Gambia for 22 years.
  • warn: The Gambia has warned its ousted leader Yahya Jammeh not to try to return home from his exile in Equatorial Guinea.
  • oust: The Gambia has warned its ousted leader Yahya Jammeh not to try to return home from his exile in Equatorial Guinea.
  • exile: The Gambia has warned its ousted leader Yahya Jammeh not to try to return home from his exile in Equatorial Guinea.

Canada nuclear plant: Alert about incident sent in error

  • nuclear: Canada nuclear plant: Alert about incident sent in error- BBC News.
  • incident: Canada nuclear plant: Alert about incident sent in error- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station is located east of Toronto.
  • emergency: An emergency alert about an incident at a nuclear power plant in southern Canada was sent to mobile phones by mis take, officials say.
  • incident: An emergency alert about an incident at a nuclear power plant in southern Canada was sent to mobile phones by mis take, officials say.

Thailand 'run against dictatorship' draws thousands

  • protest: Thousands of people have taken part in park runs across Thailand to protest against the military-backed government and call for more political freedom.
  • government: Thousands of people have taken part in park runs across Thailand to protest against the military-backed government and call for more political freedom.
  • register: At least 10,000 people registered for the Run Against Dictatorship in the capital, Bangkok.
  • prime: The former military ruler was returned to power as prime minister in elections last year.
  • buffet: Thailand has been buffeted by political instability for years, largely a battle between supporters of the military and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Tributes pour in as Oman mourns Sultan Qaboos

  • pour: Tributes pour in as Oman mourns Sultan Qaboos- BBC News.
  • condolence: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Prince of Wales have arrived in Muscat for a condolence ceremony as the country marks three days of mourning.
  • ceremony: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Prince of Wales have arrived in Muscat for a condolence ceremony as the country marks three days of mourning.
  • path: Widely seen as popular, Qaboos set Oman on a path to development after coming to power in a bloodless coup in 1970.
  • development: Widely seen as popular, Qaboos set Oman on a path to development after coming to power in a bloodless coup in 1970.

Iran plane crash: Why this could be a watershed moment

  • crash: Iran plane crash: Why this could be a watershed moment- BBC News.
  • crash: Iran plane crash: Why this could be a watershed moment.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iranians were angered by officials who initially denied shooting down a plane outside Tehran.
  • anger: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iranians were angered by officials who initially denied shooting down a plane outside Tehran.
  • crash: After days of denial, the Iranian authorities admitted that a crash involving a Ukrainian International Airlines jetliner was caused by human error.

Migrant crisis: Eight children die as boat sinks off Turkey

  • crisis: Migrant crisis: Eight children die as boat sinks off Turkey- BBC News.
  • sink: Migrant crisis: Eight children die as boat sinks off Turkey- BBC News.
  • crisis: Migrant crisis: Eight children die as boat sinks off Turkey.
  • sink: Migrant crisis: Eight children die as boat sinks off Turkey.
  • caption: Image copyright Turkish Coast Guard Image caption The Turkish Coast Guard rescued eight people from the waters off Cesme.

Australia fires: PM admits mistakes in handling of crisis

  • mistake: Australia fires: PM admits mistakes in handling of crisis- BBC News.
  • crisis: Australia fires: PM admits mistakes in handling of crisis- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Scott Morrison admitted there were " things I could have handled on the ground much better".
  • express: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis ravaging the country.
  • regret: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis ravaging the country.

Researchers: Are we on the cusp of an ‘AI winter’?

  • intelligence: The last decade was a big one for artificial intelligence but researchers in the field believe that the industry is about to enter a new phase.
  • surround: Hype surrounding AI has peaked and troughed over the years as the abilities of the technology get overestimated and then re-evaluated.
  • tout: The 10s were arguably the hottest AI summer on record with tech giants repeatedly touting AI's abilities.
  • pioneer: AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio, sometimes called one of the " godfathers of AI ", told the BBC that AI's abilities were somewhat overhyped in the 10s by certain companies with an interest in doing so.
  • sense: I have the sense that AI is transitioning to a new phase," said Katja Hoffman, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

Maxence Melo's Jamii Forums: Tanzania’s 'accidental journalist'

  • corruption: Sixteen years ago, he co-founded Jamii Forums, a website that exposed corruption and helped push for political accountability- as an alternative to the mainstream news outlets.
  • alternative: Sixteen years ago, he co-founded Jamii Forums, a website that exposed corruption and helped push for political accountability- as an alternative to the mainstream news outlets.
  • acclaim: It won him global acclaim, for representing the best of journalism.
  • tiresome: It has not been easy: " It's tiresome, I have to be honest, it's tiresome, and there are times you feel like giving up ," he told the BBC's Sammy Awami in December.
  • honest: It has not been easy: " It's tiresome, I have to be honest, it's tiresome, and there are times you feel like giving up ," he told the BBC's Sammy Awami in December.

John Baldessari: The artist who cremated his own paintings

  • period: One day in 1970, the Californian artist John Baldessari looked back over the paintings he had done over a period of almost two decades.
  • career: Baldessari had begun his career in the 1950s by sticking to tradition.
  • stick: Baldessari had begun his career in the 1950s by sticking to tradition.
  • tradition: Baldessari had begun his career in the 1950s by sticking to tradition.
  • engrave: The ashes filled 10 large boxes- some of which were stored in a book-shaped urn, engraved with his name, which then lived on his bookshelf for the rest of his life.

The deadly 'ghost gear' which haunts seas and coastlines

  • haunt: The deadly 'ghost gear ' which haunts seas and coastlines- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright SMASS Orkney Image caption A pregnant minke whale was found tangled in a fishing net in Orkney in October last year.
  • pregnant: Image copyright SMASS Orkney Image caption A pregnant minke whale was found tangled in a fishing net in Orkney in October last year.
  • estimate: More than half a million tonnes of fishing gear is estimated to be lost or abandoned every year in the world's seas and oceans.
  • ocean: More than half a million tonnes of fishing gear is estimated to be lost or abandoned every year in the world's seas and oceans.

Australia fires: Vineyard owner's grief and determination

  • grief: Australia fires: Vineyard owner's grief and determination- BBC News.
  • determination: Australia fires: Vineyard owner's grief and determination- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright James Tilbrook Image caption James Tilbrook says his losses may run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • huge: Australia's deadly wildfires have devastated huge swathes of territory and left thousands homeless.
  • territory: Australia's deadly wildfires have devastated huge swathes of territory and left thousands homeless.

US rejects Iraq request to discuss troop withdrawal

  • reject: Washington (AFP)- The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq's caretaker prime minister to send a delegation to start preparations to pull out its 5,200 troops in the country.
  • request: Washington (AFP)- The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq's caretaker prime minister to send a delegation to start preparations to pull out its 5,200 troops in the country.
  • prime: Washington (AFP)- The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq's caretaker prime minister to send a delegation to start preparations to pull out its 5,200 troops in the country.
  • delegation: Washington (AFP)- The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq's caretaker prime minister to send a delegation to start preparations to pull out its 5,200 troops in the country.
  • preparation: Washington (AFP)- The United States on Friday rejected a request by Iraq's caretaker prime minister to send a delegation to start preparations to pull out its 5,200 troops in the country.

Ivory Coast Urged to Uphold Legal Rights of Political Opponents

  • opponent: Ivory Coast must ensure that political opponents arrested last month are granted a fair trial and safeguard their right to legal representation, Amnesty International said.
  • arrest: Ivory Coast must ensure that political opponents arrested last month are granted a fair trial and safeguard their right to legal representation, Amnesty International said.
  • safeguard: Ivory Coast must ensure that political opponents arrested last month are granted a fair trial and safeguard their right to legal representation, Amnesty International said.
  • legal: Ivory Coast must ensure that political opponents arrested last month are granted a fair trial and safeguard their right to legal representation, Amnesty International said.
  • lawmaker: Five lawmakers were among 17 people detained after the government of President Alassane Ouattara accused former rebel leader Guillaume Soro of plotting a coup as the country prepares for an election on Oct. 31.

Trump reportedly admitted impeachment played a big role in his Soleimani decision

  • assassination: The assassination and subsequent conflict with Iran has pushed Trump's looming impeachment trial out of the headlines and gathered him strong support from some GOP senators who 've criticized him in the past.
  • subsequent: The assassination and subsequent conflict with Iran has pushed Trump's looming impeachment trial out of the headlines and gathered him strong support from some GOP senators who 've criticized him in the past.
  • conflict: The assassination and subsequent conflict with Iran has pushed Trump's looming impeachment trial out of the headlines and gathered him strong support from some GOP senators who 've criticized him in the past.
  • criticize: The assassination and subsequent conflict with Iran has pushed Trump's looming impeachment trial out of the headlines and gathered him strong support from some GOP senators who 've criticized him in the past.
  • lawmaker: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have questioned just what intelligence went into the decision to kill Soleimani, and especially why it had to happen when it did.

Trump says he deserves Nobel Peace Prize not Abiy Ahmed

  • hat: I said: ' W hat, did I have something do with it?
  • campaign: A video clip of him talking to supporters at a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday evening was shared on Twitter:.
  • government: Mr Abiy, 43, is Africa's youngest head of government.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Abiy has been praised for introducing a series of reforms.
  • praise: Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Abiy has been praised for introducing a series of reforms.

Iran plane crash: Tehran rebuffs claims it shot down Ukrainian jet

  • crash: Iran plane crash: Tehran rebuffs claims it shot down Ukrainian jet- BBC News.
  • rebuff: Iran plane crash: Tehran rebuffs claims it shot down Ukrainian jet- BBC News.
  • crash: Iran plane crash: Tehran rebuffs claims it shot down Ukrainian jet.
  • rebuff: Iran plane crash: Tehran rebuffs claims it shot down Ukrainian jet.
  • reject: Iran has again rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday.

Boeing worker said 737 Max was 'designed by clowns'

  • design: Boeing 737 Max: Worker said plane 'designed by clowns '- BBC News.
  • design: Boeing 737 Max: Worker said plane 'designed by clowns '.
  • release: The release of a batch of internal messages has raised more questions about the safety of Boeing's 737 Max.
  • message: The release of a batch of internal messages has raised more questions about the safety of Boeing's 737 Max.
  • employee: In one of the communications, an employee said the plane was " designed by clowns ".

Tayyaba abuse case: Pakistan judge and wife's sentences cut

  • abuse: Tayyaba abuse case: Pakistan judge and wife's sentences cut- BBC News.
  • sentence: Tayyaba abuse case: Pakistan judge and wife's sentences cut- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption A judge ( R) and his wife were jailed over their treatment of Tayyaba.
  • jail: Image copyright AFP Image caption A judge (R) and his wife were jailed over their treatment of Tayyaba.
  • treatment: Image copyright AFP Image caption A judge (R) and his wife were jailed over their treatment of Tayyaba.

Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population

  • treatment: Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption PM Viktor Orban said fertility clinics were of " national strategic importance".
  • treatment: Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced.
  • announce: Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced.
  • advocate: Mr Orban, a right-wing nationalist, has long advocated a " procreation over immigration" approach to deal with demographic decline.

Niger army base attack kills 25 soldiers

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Niger's army is struggling to contain the spread of armed groups.
  • struggle: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Niger's army is struggling to contain the spread of armed groups.
  • spread: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Niger's army is struggling to contain the spread of armed groups.
  • suspect: At least 25 soldiers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack on a military camp along the western border with Mali, Niger's army says.
  • camp: At least 25 soldiers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack on a military camp along the western border with Mali, Niger's army says.

Israel releases Syrian prisoners in 'goodwill gesture'

  • whereabouts: There were many conflicting reports regarding the whereabouts and condition of the three men over more than three decades.
  • release: Israel releases Syrian prisoners in 'goodwill gesture '- BBC News.
  • gesture: Israel releases Syrian prisoners in 'goodwill gesture '- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright IDF Image caption Sgt Zachary Baumel's body was returned to Israel with help from Russia in April 2019.
  • release: Israel has released two Syrian prisoners as a " diplomatic goodwill gesture ", following the transfer of the body of an Israeli soldier missing since the 1980s.

On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

  • prime: On the bustling streets of Tehran, however, there was relief Thursday that neither side appeared primed for war.
  • barrage: His death brought an outpouring of grief across the country, and Iran responded early Wednesday by firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing American troops.
  • falter: Iran's government faced widespread protests in November over rising prices, with many apparently also outraged by Iran's foreign spending on interventions in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and other countries while its own economy falters.
  • parade: Millions of Iranians were stunned by Soleimani's killing, and they poured into the streets as his casket was paraded through several cities.

Analysis: Pelosi's delay tests public opinion on impeachment

  • abrupt: The abrupt move vexed the president and his party, annoying some, angering others, and caused a political firestorm as the days turned to weeks.
  • avalanche: While the delay is producing an avalanche of theories and strategies about the sudden impasse, it hasn't much changed the widely expected final verdict: Trump's acquittal of charges he abused power and obstructed Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
  • acquittal: While the delay is producing an avalanche of theories and strategies about the sudden impasse, it hasn't much changed the widely expected final verdict: Trump's acquittal of charges he abused power and obstructed Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
  • discomfort: Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski expressed discomfort with the leader's close coordination with the White House.
  • grind: Rather than the swift Senate trial that was expected to have started by now, Trump's impeachment has become a serial disruption to the presidency that is grinding into 2020.

Karriem Allah discusses the ramifications of the current crisis involving President Donald Trump, an...

  • prevalent: Karriem Allah, drawing attention to the prevalent confrontations between President Trump and the U.S. Congress over the subject of limits of authority, explains how various Congressional acts within the past two decades have notably diminished the general Constitutional requirement that military actions against foreign countries be vetted through the U.S. Congress.
  • scourge: Karriem Allah also sheds light on the crisis of national illiteracy among Americans and how this scourge may abet the ever-increasing publicized friction between the U.S. Congress and the Office of the Presidency.
  • abet: Karriem Allah also sheds light on the crisis of national illiteracy among Americans and how this scourge may abet the ever-increasing publicized friction between the U.S. Congress and the Office of the Presidency.

Iran is using bulldozers at the Ukrainian plane crash site, which could make it impossible to find o...

  • tense: The crash site is at the center of a tense geopolitical struggle over exactly what happened to the jet, which was operated by Ukrainian International Airlines.
  • wreckage: Eliot Higgins, another Bellingcat investigator, tweeted that disturbing the wreckage would make it " next to impossib e" to properly investigate the crash.
  • engulf: The report also claimed that " no radio messages were received from the pilot regarding unusual situations," and eyewitnesses recalled seeing the plane engulfed in flames prior to the crash, AP reported.

Brazil: Netflix 'gay Jesus' parody film ban overturned

  • parody: Brazil: Netflix 'gay Jesus ' parody film ban overturned- BBC News.
  • satire: "One cannot suppose that a humorous satire has the ability to weaken the values of the Christian faith, whose existence is traced back more than two thousand years, and which is the belief of the majority of Brazilian citizens," the judge said.
  • irreparable: Exhibiting the 'artistic productio n '... may cause graver and more irreparable damage than its suspension," the judge said.

Australia bushfires: Residents stranded as fires escalate

  • lightning: Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Friday would be " a difficult day in the eastern states" amid forecasts of heat, strong winds and dry lightning.
  • erratic: Erratic winds on Thursday amplified a blaze which isolated the island's biggest town, Kingscote, from roads.
  • volatile: An Australian town has spent the night cut off by bushfires as volatile weather whips up the most significant threat for almost a week.
  • significant: An Australian town has spent the night cut off by bushfires as volatile weather whips up the most significant threat for almost a week.
  • warn: Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Friday would be " a difficult day in the eastern states" amid forecasts of heat, strong winds and dry lightning.

US House votes to curb Trump war power on Iran

  • insult: He ridiculed his Democratic opponents in Congress, calling them insulting names and claimed that if he had consulted with them they would have leaked the secret operation to the " fake news.
  • mimic: You should get permission from Congres s," he said mockingly to mimic the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi..
  • climb: Democrats have introduced a similar war powers resolution in the Senate, where it faces a steep climb as Republicans hold a 53-47 majority.

Australians leave homes as heat, winds escalate fire danger

  • anew: By early evening Friday, the wildfires burning in that region were holding within containment lines, but a strong shift in winds predicted for later Friday could cause them to flare anew, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters.
  • scorch: The unprecedented fire crisis in southeast Australia has claimed at least 26 lives, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and scorched an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland since September.
  • bury: The military has already been involved in the unfolding crisis by clearing roads closed by fallen trees, burying dead cattle and sheep and providing fodder to surviving livestock.
  • sheep: The military has already been involved in the unfolding crisis by clearing roads closed by fallen trees, burying dead cattle and sheep and providing fodder to surviving livestock.
  • insect: WWF conservation scientist Stuart Blanch described the estimate as conservative, and it did not include bats, frogs and insects.