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L'Arche founder Jean Vanier sexually abused women - internal report

  • instigate: Sexual relations were instigated by Vanier, usually in the context of giving spiritual guidance.
  • celebrated: A religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women in France, an internal report says.
  • devout: Vanier, a devout Catholic, had " manipulative and emotionally abusive" sexual relationships with six women in France, between 1970 and 2005, according to a statement by L'Arche International.

South Sudan rivals Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike unity deal

  • fertile: Globally, South Sudan has the fourth lowest human development indices despite its huge natural resource potential, such as fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds and petroleum.
  • forgive: We must forgive one another and reconcile," said Mr Ki ir.
  • starve: The deal was announced hours after the UN released a damning report accusing both sides of deliberately starving civilians during their struggle for power.
  • cordial: The two main leaders have a mutual distrust of each other and there has not been a cordial working relationship since President Kiir fired Mr Machar in 2013.
  • distrust: The two main leaders have a mutual distrust of each other and there has not been a cordial working relationship since President Kiir fired Mr Machar in 2013.

Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship

  • entice: People close to Collins have speculated that the president might have been trying to entice Collins out of that election to tamp down a messy intraparty fight that could cost Republicans control of the seat.
  • spy: Patel was best known as the lead author of a politically charged memo two years ago that accused FBI and Justice Department leaders of abusing their surveillance powers to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser.
  • tamp: People close to Collins have speculated that the president might have been trying to entice Collins out of that election to tamp down a messy intraparty fight that could cost Republicans control of the seat.

Trump Dismisses Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling as a Democratic 'Hoax'

  • berate: Republicans on the committee challenged the conclusions, and Trump berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing the briefing to happen.
  • apprehension: He did not mention that the decrease followed a huge surge in border apprehensions on his watch, leaving the number about where it was when he took office.
  • decrease: He did not mention that the decrease followed a huge surge in border apprehensions on his watch, leaving the number about where it was when he took office.
  • ebullient: Aside from appearing unbound and ebullient on the campaign trail, Trump also used the trip as an opportunity to take on some favorite targets, casting doubt on assorted institutions at every turn.

10 things you need to know today: February 22, 2020

  • dissent: The court's conservative majority did not explain their reasoning behind the decision, as is common in emergency applications, and the liberal minority dissented.
  • predatory: During the fourth day of deliberations on Friday, jurors asked what they should do if they can't reach a verdict on the two predatory sexual assault charges but can on the other three.
  • lament: A moderate's 2020 lament The stunning Southern Baptist controversy over Donald Trump and Russell Moore, explained How much will Medicare-for-all save Americans?
  • juror: During the fourth day of deliberations on Friday, jurors asked what they should do if they can't reach a verdict on the two predatory sexual assault charges but can on the other three.
  • congregate: More than half of the cases in South Korea are connected to the controversial religious group Shincheonji, whose members congregate in a way that puts them in close contact with one another for long periods of time.

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

  • confidant: Trump's push for leniency for convicted confidant Roger Stone drew condemnation from more than 2,400 former Justice Department officials who served in Democratic and Republican administrations.
  • commute: Trump commuted the sentence of the former Illinois governor on Tuesday.
  • misrepresent: THE FACTS: He's misrepresenting how stop and frisk declined.
  • audacious: In an audacious league of his own, President Donald Trump celebrated the elimination of a tax that still exists and went deep and wide in distorting what he's done in office.
  • leniency: Trump's push for leniency for convicted confidant Roger Stone drew condemnation from more than 2,400 former Justice Department officials who served in Democratic and Republican administrations.

Egypt court acquits former president’s sons of corruption

  • embezzle: The two sons and their father were sentenced to three years in prison following their conviction of embezzling funds set aside for the restoration and maintenance of presidential pal aces, using the money to upgrade their private residences.
  • amass: The years that followed saw most of the key figures of Mubarak's regime go on trial on corruption or power abuse charges, but almost all of them have since been acquitted or walked free after repaying part or all the funds they had illegally amassed.
  • embezzle: The trio paid back to the state the money they embezzled.
  • trio: The trio paid back to the state the money they embezzled.
  • confidant: One the acquitted men is investment banker Hassan Heikal, son of Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, a confidant of Egypt's late nationalist leader Gamal Ab del-Nasser and the author of a series of books giving insider accounts of Egypt's wars and peacemaking with Israel.

Hanau shooting: Why Germany’s far-right AfD is blamed over racist violence

  • descent: The perpetrator was in fact a right-wing extremist who targeted teenagers of non-German descent.
  • incompetence: He was only prevented by his own incompetence and inability to smash down the synagogue's wooden door.
  • nostalgic: It's an internal battle between Merkel-style centrists, who want to maintain the firewall against the far right, and right-wing hardliners nostalgic for a time before gay marriage and immigration and who could imagine one day working with the AfD..
  • smash: He was only prevented by his own incompetence and inability to smash down the synagogue's wooden door.

Locusts Could be the Next Plague to Hit China

  • allusion: Allusions to the Apocalypse aside, the real life potential for disaster is huge.
  • ferocious: In the New Testament locusts are associated with Revelation 9:3, where they emerge in ferocious swarms that also have the sting of scorpions.
  • proliferate: Alarmist headlines are proliferating, too, many of them drawing parallels with the plagues in scripture.
  • sting: In the New Testament locusts are associated with Revelation 9:3, where they emerge in ferocious swarms that also have the sting of scorpions.
  • nowadays: Nowadays, desert locusts are still hard to control, chiefly because they tend to breed and thrive in large swathes of remote land, making it difficult for authorities to tackle the problem before it emerges.

Germany admits there's a far-right problem, but what to do?

  • disgruntled: Still, with national elections coming next year, politicians are grappling with strategies to confront AfD and blunt its appeal to disgruntled voters.
  • condone: Under the bill, which is awaiting passage in parliament, internet companies would have to report a wide range of hate speech to police, and retweeting such material to a wide audience, or explicitly condoning it publicly, could be subject to prosecution.
  • espouse: The AfD does not espouse violence, but many are accusing the party of producing a climate where right-wing extremism can flourish.
  • espouse: The gunman, 43-year-old Tobias Rath jen, posted rambling writings and videos online ahead of the attacks, advocating genocide and espousing theories about mind control.

Democrats face an important test in Nevada caucuses

  • savage: The vote comes at a critical moment for the Democratic Party as self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders emerges as the clear front-runner and a half dozen more moderate candidates savage one another for the chance to emerge as the preferred alternative to Sanders.
  • debut: New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who dominated the political conversation this week after a poor debate-stage debut, won't be on the ballot.
  • void: Of the more than 36,000 ballots that were cast through Monday, 1,124 ballots were voided largely because voters forgot to sign them, according to the state party, which did not release the final numbers.
  • brief: Campaigning in California, Sanders confirmed reports that he had been briefed by U.S. officials about a month ago that Russia was trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow's efforts to interfere in the election.
  • warm: Despite the distraction, Sanders enters Saturday increasingly confident, backed by strong support from Latinos and rank-and-file union workers who have warmed to his fiery calls to transform the nation's economy and political system to help the working class.

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

  • laboratory: A growing number of African nations now have the laboratory ability to test for the virus, up from two early this month.
  • quarantine: Saudi Arabia barred travel to Iran and said anyone coming from there can enter only after a 14-day quarantine.
  • barring: The decision directly impacts thousands of Iranians who travel to Mecca and Medina for Islamic pilgrimages, effectively barring them from the kingdom.
  • pilgrimage: The decision directly impacts thousands of Iranians who travel to Mecca and Medina for Islamic pilgrimages, effectively barring them from the kingdom.
  • garrison: A U.S. Army garrison in Daegu restricted access and imposed self-quarantine for American troops.

Crossing Divides: What happens when pen pals reunite

  • brotherhood: Kashmir is a really beautiful place to live and I pray to the Almighty in this holy city of Mecca to make Kashmir a peaceful place again and to restore the brotherhood that was lost.
  • syllabus: Only the Almighty knows how we 've completed our syllabus in time for exams.
  • brotherhood: In my childhood, my mother used to tell me various stories about the brotherhood between different communities.
  • hone: Like internet/ p hone shutdowns, section 144 ( curfew) being imposed, stone-throwing and police lathi-charge ( using long batons) during protests.

Crash Landing on You: The defector who brought North-South Korean romance to life

  • deviate: Chun Hyo-jin, who defected when she was 19, said the drama does deviate from reality but that does not dent her enthusiasm for it.
  • embezzle: After embezzling a huge amount of money from Se-ri's brother, Seung-joon goes on the run, and decides to seek refuge in North Korea.
  • ingenious: Kwak's intimate knowledge of how North Korean officials operate meant he was able to contribute ingenious plot devices.
  • smash: An implausible love story in which a (literally) high-flying South Korean heiress accidentally paraglides into North Korea, lands on a soldier and falls in love with him has become the latest Korean drama smash hit.
  • implausible: An implausible love story in which a ( literally) high-flying South Korean heiress accidentally paraglides into North Korea, lands on a soldier and falls in love with him has become the latest Korean drama smash hit.

Michael Bloomberg Has A Communism Problem

  • cynicism: Bloomberg is thus an exemplar of the casual cynicism ingrained in the American ruling class.
  • erratic: These are not the erratic impulses of an addled old man.
  • casual: Bloomberg is thus an exemplar of the casual cynicism ingrained in the American ruling class.
  • metaphysical: Democracy is not some fundamental metaphysical quality woven into the substance of reality.
  • exemplar: Bloomberg is thus an exemplar of the casual cynicism ingrained in the American ruling class.

Croatian singer faces criminal charges for 'mocking' national anthem

  • rendition: A singer who performed at the inauguration of Croatia's new president is facing criminal charges over her rendition of the national anthem.
  • idiosyncratic: Veteran singer Josipa Lisac has won dozens of awards during her 53-year career, and is renowned for her idiosyncratic performances and fashion sense.
  • bombastic: Her performance struck a different tone to the national anthem's usual sombre, bombastic delivery.

Portugal MPs in move to legalise euthanasia

  • euthanasia: Portugal has taken a big step towards legalising euthanasia by approving proposals from the ruling Socialist Party and some other politicians.
  • euthanasia: Euthanasia means deliberately ending the life of a patient who is suf fering.
  • passive: There is also passive euthanasia, where death is brought about by an omission- by withdrawing or withholding treatment in order to let the person die.
  • euthanasia: There is also passive euthanasia, where death is brought about by an omission- by withdrawing or withholding treatment in order to let the person die.
  • euthanasia: Portugal's parliament narrowly rejected a move to legalise euthanasia in 2018, but the Socialists ' majority now makes it more likely that the law will get through this time.

Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane denies fleeing as murder charges loom

  • estrange: Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has denied reports that he has fled to South Africa after he failed to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife in 2017.
  • relent: Pressure on PM Thabane has not relented back at home, despite him being in South Africa to receive medical treatment.
  • estrange: Maesaiah accompanied Mr Thabane to his inauguration, following his estranged wife's death.

How Hollywood movies saved a gay Russian teenager

  • eccentric: My parents would be dancing and singing, and I 'd imagine a fun, eccentric movie version of my life.
  • virulent: She wasn't shy about voicing her anti-communist views, she was the only member of her family who wasn't anti-Semitic, and couldn't understand the virulent hatred people around her felt towards gay people.
  • psychic: Wes remembers the night he switched on the TV and Ghost appeared on the screen- a film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, where the ghost of a murdered man stays on Earth, with the help of a psychic, to protect his girlfriend from danger.
  • rant: Wes remembers James as being very intense- often ranting and raving.
  • raving: Wes remembers James as being very intense- often ranting and raving.

Abandoned seafarers: Hungry, penniless and far from home

  • predicament: With no income, dwindling supplies and no employer, those stuck in this predicament often rely on the kindness of strangers and the help of charities such as the Southampton-based organisation the Sailors ' Society.
  • unbearable: The shipping company failed to secure permission for them to enter port and before long life on board became unbearable.
  • cloth: They filtered rainwater through a cloth but the unpleasant smell made it difficult to drink.
  • unpleasant: They filtered rainwater through a cloth but the unpleasant smell made it difficult to drink.
  • worse: To make matters worse, Capt Goli had taken out a loan to pay the agent who secured him the job.

The complicated truth behind Trump’s ‘American comeback'

  • nowadays: We used to have a lot of clients who were unemployed or on social security, but nowadays most of our clients are working familie s.
  • pulmonary: Jim Eaglesmith spent four years caring for his mother, who had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and eventually lost his job in a physical therapy clinic after he had to reduce his hours to look after her.
  • hospitality: I met Kayshoun Grajeda, 33, at the Culinary Academy in Las Vegas- a training centre that has built in kitchens, a restaurant, and bedrooms for hospitality staff in training.
  • cerebral: Deidre (who is also Adrielle's moth er) works three jobs- as a contractor at a law firm, as an advocate at a centre for children with disabilities, and as a carer for Brianna, 36, who lives with cerebral pal sy.

How a stolen safe changed a burglar's life

  • soil: The first thing he pulled out was a set of soiled diapers- " a surreal experience ".
  • discrepancy: Aitken was facing at least 25 years sentence for his crimes, and the sentencing discrepancy between him and Hahn led to petitions supporting Hahn and an offer of a plea deal from the district attorney.
  • felon: He found it difficult to find work as a felon, so became an electrician.
  • restitution: I think the best I can do is pay the restitution for the crimes, which I did.

My Money: 'My husband and I have 90 minutes alone together each week'

  • bilingual: She runs her own communication services business in the German and French bilingual city of Biel/Bienne.
  • errand: I catch the bus home after errands and eat the lunch I made in my weekly Sunday cook-up.
  • alternate: The rest of the afternoon is spent alternating between driving kids to and from sport, helping with school work, violin practice, housework and cooking.
  • mince: The kids have asked for homemade hamburgers and chips for dinner so I buy mince and oven fries.
  • errand: Helena and Martin are off early for sporting events, and Flynn, Dylan and I walk downtown after breakfast to run a few errands, but more as an excuse to take Flynn for a long walk.

Air Force suicides surged last year to highest in 3 decades

  • pioneer: The Air Force in the mid-1990s pioneered a suicide prevention program that was seen as effective, and at various times since the U.S. became entangled in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan the other services have seen troubling increases in their suicide numbers.
  • uncommon: It is not uncommon for a service's total to get adjusted up or down after further review, but any changes are slight.
  • entangle: The Air Force in the mid-1990s pioneered a suicide prevention program that was seen as effective, and at various times since the U.S. became entangled in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan the other services have seen troubling increases in their suicide numbers.

Kobe Bryant helicopter had nearly cleared blinding clouds

  • controller: Air traffic controllers had advised Zobayan that the cloud tops were at 2,400 feet ( 731.5 meters.
  • wreckage: However, the update did say there was no sign of mechanical failure based on wreckage examined by experts at the scene.
  • fog: It sounded normal and he then saw the blue-and-white aircraft emerge from the fog moving forward and down.
  • altitude: Eight seconds after reaching peak altitude, he started the fateful descent.
  • inadvertently: The 50-year-old Zobayan's most recent flight review included training on inadvertently flying into bad weather conditions.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong imposes quarantine rules on mainland Chinese

  • quarantine: Hong Kong has begun a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, in a fresh effort to contain the deadly new coronavirus.
  • flout: Anyone caught flouting the new rules faces a fine and a prison sentence.
  • queue: Tens of thousands of travellers queued at the Chinese border city of Shenzhen to beat the Friday midnight deadline.
  • quarantine: Footage appearing to show people held in quarantine in a makeshift facility in Wuhan, has been shared across social media.
  • mistake: Mild cases- which could be mistaken for any other winter bug- are naturally harder to spot.

Facebook's Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked

  • hijack: In January it hijacked over a dozen accounts for teams in the US National Football League.
  • hijack: It also hijacked the Facebook and Massager accounts on Instagram to post a photo of OurMine's logo.
  • access: The accounts appear to have been accessed via the third-party platform Khoros.

Stopping Venice choking on its own pollution

  • liner: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Locals are angry about the pollution from big cruise liners that come into the heart of the city.
  • pipe: Image copyright Snam Image caption Huge solar farms in north Africa could provide the energy for green hydrogen which would then be piped into Europe, says Snam.
  • electrolysis: To make hydrogen you need to split water, a process known as electrolysis.

Chukwuemeka Ike: The Nigerian king who served Toads for Supper

  • lexicon: Ike will be remembered for his novels but his legacy will also live on in an important word in Nigeria's lexicon.
  • acclaim: Nigerian author Chukwuemeka Ike, who died last month at the age of 88, helped define Nigerian culture, but never received the international acclaim he deserved, writes the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo in Lagos.
  • excavate: He did not just excavate the ethos of Africa from bygone times, he also reflected the present: bringing to life everyone from the politicians to the prostitutes, and prophesied the palavers that were to come.
  • satirical: He was satirical, lampooning institutions with humour that was acerbic and he enjoyed it.
  • lampoon: He was satirical, lampooning institutions with humour that was acerbic and he enjoyed it.

Syria war: Forgotten amid the bombs: Idlib's ancient, ruined riches

  • ruin: Syria war: Forgotten amid the bombs: Idlib's ancient, ruined riches- BBC News.
  • ruin: Syria war: Forgotten amid the bombs: Idlib's ancient, ruined riches.
  • repository: Here on the wild and magical hills of the north-west nestles the world's richest repository of 4th, 5th and 6th Century churches- over 2,000, spread among hundreds of early Byzantine settlements.
  • zeal: Together, they represent the transition from Roman paganism to the zeal of early Christianity, providing unique evidence in stone of the influence of Syrian styles on the subsequent evolution of European Romanesque and Gothic religious architecture.
  • architecture: Together, they represent the transition from Roman paganism to the zeal of early Christianity, providing unique evidence in stone of the influence of Syrian styles on the subsequent evolution of European Romanesque and Gothic religious architecture.

Anger and virus cases grow in China with 722 total deaths

  • contagious: Even the staunchly pro-government Global Times newspaper said the treatment of Li and other whistleblowers was " evidence of local authorities ' incompetence to tackle a contagious and deadly virus.
  • diagnose: The government announced that another 3,399 people had been diagnosed over the last 24 hours, reversing two days of declines, and raising the total accumulated number of cases on the mainland to 34,546.
  • diagnose: The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said a 60-year-old U.S. citizen diagnosed with the virus died in Wuhan on Wednesday, apparently the first American fatality of the outbreak.
  • pneumonia: Japan's Foreign Ministry said a Japanese being treated in Wuhan had died of pneumonia and also was likely infected with the virus.
  • incompetence: Even the staunchly pro-government Global Times newspaper said the treatment of Li and other whistleblowers was " evidence of local authorities ' incompetence to tackle a contagious and deadly virus.

UN refugee agency: Major rise in migrants stopped off Libya

  • rescue: The UNHCR said in January alone, it registered 1,040 refugees and migrants the coast guard stopped and brought back to Libyan shores, a dramatic increase from the 469 rescued that month the year before.
  • relentless: The relentless war in Libya has turned the country into a major conduit for migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
  • conduit: The relentless war in Libya has turned the country into a major conduit for migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
  • starve: Tribes loyal to eastern-based forces laying siege to Tripoli have shut down oil fields and production facilities, starving Libya of its main revenue source to gain political leverage.

Tycoon jailed for college cheating 'chutzpah'

  • culpable: Prosecutors called him one of the " most culpable" of the 35 parents charged.
  • remorse: Hodge, who retired from his position as Pimco's chief executive in 2016 before the scandal broke, has expressed remorse for his actions.
  • philanthropy: His defence team had argued the ex-CEO deserves a reduced sentence in light of his history of philanthropy.

American democracy is dying

  • fuel: A political document drafted by people obsessed with putting limits on government power has fueled a tyrannical, unaccountable president.
  • headquarters: Then when the app unsurprisingly failed completely on caucus night, the Iowa party headquarters apparently did not have enough people manning the phone banks to record the results in a timely fashion.
  • incompetent: Dictatorships tend to be unstable, because they are incompetent, corrupt, and tend to suffer succession crises.
  • caucus: First, on Monday, the Iowa Democratic Party catastrophically botched its caucus.
  • witness: Second, on Wednesday, President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial, after the Republican majority voted to hear no new witness testimony.

Merkel's party in turmoil after far-right vote debacle

  • fiasco: The Thuringia fiasco was also a humiliating blow for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is seen as Merkel's chosen heir but has struggled to assert herself since replacing her mentor as CDU leader in 2018.
  • scathing: AK K appears helpless" as her authority is increasingly undermined, the Bild newspaper wrote in a scathing assessment.
  • sidestep: The chancellor has always sidestepped the issue of the AfD, and in Thuringia she's paying the price," said Welt.

Coronavirus: Russian media hint at US conspiracy

  • curtail: Rail and air traffic to China have been curtailed, and Russians evacuated from China have been quarantined for two weeks in a Siberian sanatorium.
  • fertile: The coronavirus outbreak in China has provided fertile ground for conspiracy theories and misinformation on the web everywhere, but in Russia they are being spread on primetime news programmes.
  • ambiguous: The style of the reporting is ambiguous, appearing to debunk the theories while leaving viewers with the impression that they contain a kernel of truth.
  • debunk: The style of the reporting is ambiguous, appearing to debunk the theories while leaving viewers with the impression that they contain a kernel of truth.
  • kernel: The style of the reporting is ambiguous, appearing to debunk the theories while leaving viewers with the impression that they contain a kernel of truth.

How Modi supporters are trying to cloak an anti-Muslim bill in American law

  • dust: They have dusted off something called the Lautenberg Amendment, an obscure Cold War-era law, to justify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act ( CAA).
  • obscure: They have dusted off something called the Lautenberg Amendment, an obscure Cold War-era law, to justify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act ( CAA).
  • advise: Likewise, the HAF (the Hindu American Foundat i o n), a U.S.-based outfit dedicated to fighting Hinduphobia, advises U.S. critics to read the Lautenberg Amendment before criticizing the CAA.
  • severely: Meanwhile, Modi supporters in the Indian-American community are petitioning the Seattle City Council to reject the " severely misguided, misinformed " anti-CAA resolution floated by one of its members because CAA is India's Lautenberg.
  • float: Meanwhile, Modi supporters in the Indian-American community are petitioning the Seattle City Council to reject the " severely misguided, misinformed " anti-CAA resolution floated by one of its members because CAA is India's Lautenberg.

Russia says plane 'almost hit' by anti-aircraft fire in Syria

  • divert: The Airbus 320 then diverted to the Russian airbase of Hmeimim in north-western Syria, the ministry said.
  • shipment: Israel did not comment on Thursday's strikes, but it has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of strikes in Syria in recent years against Iranian-linked targets and to thwart arms shipments via Syria to the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement in Lebanon.
  • mockery: This, he said, made " a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians ".

Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam quits after spying scandal

  • unanimous: Credit Suisse's lead independent director Severin Schwan said: " After careful deliberations, the board has been unanimous in its actions, as well as in reaffirming its full support for the chairman to complete his term until April 2021.
  • regret: I regret that this happened and it should never have taken place.
  • chase: The spying scandal, which involved Iqbal Khan, Credit Suisse's former head of wealth management being chased through the streets of Zurich, rocked the rather staid world of Swiss banking, overshadowing Tidjane Thiam's attempts to overhaul the bank.
  • staid: The spying scandal, which involved Iqbal Khan, Credit Suisse's former head of wealth management being chased through the streets of Zurich, rocked the rather staid world of Swiss banking, overshadowing Tidjane Thiam's attempts to overhaul the bank.
  • overshadow: The spying scandal, which involved Iqbal Khan, Credit Suisse's former head of wealth management being chased through the streets of Zurich, rocked the rather staid world of Swiss banking, overshadowing Tidjane Thiam's attempts to overhaul the bank.

The Philippines has rated 'Golden Rice' safe, but farmers may not plant it

  • deficiency: It was intended to be a beta carotene-enriched crop to reduce Vitamin A deficiency, a health problem in very poor areas.
  • deficiency: Vitamin A deficiency, or VAD, can cause blindness and even premature death.
  • premature: Vitamin A deficiency, or VAD, can cause blindness and even premature death.
  • diet: Most diets across Asia and Africa consist of a carbohydrate core such as rice or maize, which provides calories and bulk, and a sauce, stew or soup for flavor and nutrients.
  • maize: Most diets across Asia and Africa consist of a carbohydrate core such as rice or maize, which provides calories and bulk, and a sauce, stew or soup for flavor and nutrients.

As China suffers from coronavirus, some wonder: Is it really that serious? 3 questions answered

  • leaflet: A women wearing a protective face mask delivers a leaflet on coronavirus, in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan 24, 2020.
  • quarantine: The Chinese government has announced even stricter measures to stop the spread of the disease, including the rounding up of people in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began, for mass quarantine.
  • qualified: It does provide a limited supply of materials needed for the performance of diagnostic tests to qualified laboratories.
  • pandemic: The manner in which individual countries respond to outbreaks, whether epidemic or pandemic, is less predictable, especially for those that lack the resources, infrastructure and trained personnel needed for an adequate response.
  • stringent: Many public health specialists are optimistic that the outbreak will burn out as a consequence of stringent infection control and quarantine practices.

Research in China is complicated by the Communist Party's influence, says researcher who worked ...

  • clarify: When a new virus comes out of China, potentially clarifying information needs to be weighed and considered alongside the realities of practicing science and research there.
  • specialize: I am a social scientist, specializing in psychological anthropology and mental health in China.
  • anthropology: I am a social scientist, specializing in psychological anthropology and mental health in China.
  • immigrate: I was born in China and immigrated to the U.S. as a child with my parents, who came for graduate school.
  • graduate: I was born in China and immigrated to the U.S. as a child with my parents, who came for graduate school.