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Justice served on internet gambling

  • opinion: The 23-page opinion simply states that a 1961 federal law, called the Wire Act, does indeed prohibit all internet gambling across state lines.
  • federal: The 23-page opinion simply states that a 1961 federal law, called the Wire Act, does indeed prohibit all internet gambling across state lines.
  • opinion: That opinion reverses one by the Obama Justice Department seven years ago.
  • opinion: The earlier opinion was issued in 2011 when recession-hit states were seeking new sources of revenue from gambling.
  • issue: The earlier opinion was issued in 2011 when recession-hit states were seeking new sources of revenue from gambling.

Syria and Afghanistan: the withdrawal dilemma

  • signal: Mr. Trump is backing his words with action, ordering a pullout from Syria and signaling his determination to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan.
  • determination: Mr. Trump is backing his words with action, ordering a pullout from Syria and signaling his determination to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan.
  • policy: Recommended: In Middle East, Pompeo and Bolton hash out US policy shifts in real time.
  • consensus: There was indeed broad establishment consensus on the need to contain Soviet expansion during much of the cold war.
  • expansion: There was indeed broad establishment consensus on the need to contain Soviet expansion during much of the cold war.

William Barr: 'I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says

  • nominee: William Barr: ' I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says- BBC News.
  • nominee: William Barr: ' I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump's nominee to lead the justice department.
  • nominee: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump's nominee to lead the justice department.
  • nominee: President Donald Trump's nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president.

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants

  • complex: Suspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, killing a number of people.
  • compound: Gunfire and blasts were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices.
  • militant: The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack but gave no details.
  • bullet: People- some with bullet wounds and covered in blood- were escorted out of the building by heavily armedpolice.
  • vehicle: The gunmen threw bombs at vehicles in the car park before entering the lobby, where one blew himself up, Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinnet told reporters.

'Why I'm leaving' - the new Honduran caravan

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of Hondurans, including families with young children, have left on a new trek towards the US.
  • estimate: An estimated 500 left early on Tuesday from the bus terminal in the crime-ridden Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.
  • border: It comes as thousands of Hondurans and other Central Americans remain stranded in Tijuana on the US-Mexico border after they walked for thousands of miles as part of a caravan in October.
  • barrier: US President Donald Trump, who railed against the earlier caravan ahead of the US midterm elections, tweeted on Tuesday that the migrants could only be stopped by a " wall or steel barrier" of the type he has been proposing be built on the US-Mexico border.
  • border: US President Donald Trump, who railed against the earlier caravan ahead of the US midterm elections, tweeted on Tuesday that the migrants could only be stopped by a " wall or steel barrier" of the type he has been proposing be built on the US-Mexico border.

Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women 'treated like slaves'

  • treat: Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women 'treated like slaves '- BBC News.
  • slave: Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women 'treated like slaves '- BBC News.
  • treat: Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women 'treated like slaves '.
  • slave: Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women 'treated like slaves '.
  • asylum: A Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada after fleeing her family has said the journey was " worth the risk " so she could live a more independent life.

Gilets jaunes: Will Macron's Grand Debate tackle French crisis?

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Nine weeks of " gilets-jaunes" protests have become President Macron's biggest crisis.
  • crisis: Image copyright AFP Image caption Nine weeks of " gilets-jaunes" protests have become President Macron's biggest crisis.
  • democracy: An imaginative bid to revitalise democracy in the social media age.
  • launch: Those are the two prevailing interpretations of President Emmanuel Macron's Grand Debate, which he launched in northern France on Tuesday.
  • government: Over the next two months the plan is for French people everywhere to join in a kind of mass consultation, the conclusions of which will be fed up to government and- in theory- help shape the second half of the Macron mandate.

Germany extends monitoring of far-right

  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption AfD is led by Alice Weidel ( L) and Alexander Gauland.
  • intelligence: Germany's domestic intelligence agency is to step up monitoring of the far-right Alternative for Germany ( AfD) party for suspected extremism.
  • suspect: Germany's domestic intelligence agency is to step up monitoring of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party for suspected extremism.
  • federal: It entered the federal parliament for the first time in 2017, winning 94 seats in the 709-seat lower house ( Bundestag).
  • parliament: It entered the federal parliament for the first time in 2017, winning 94 seats in the 709-seat lower house ( Bundestag).

Three Florida children die after becoming trapped in freezer

  • trap: Three Florida children die after becoming trapped in freezer- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright CBS Image caption All three children were found dead in the unplugged freezer, pictured here.
  • trap: Three children have died in Florida after becoming trapped in an unplugged freezer, according to police..
  • climb: The children, aged one, four and six, were playing outside their home before allegedly climbing into the unit, which had been left in the garden.
  • resuscitate: Two women living at the property in Live Oak found the children but were unable to resuscitate them.

Hello Dolly's Carol Channing dies aged 97

  • significant: Channing also had significant Hollywood success, earning a supporting actress Golden Globe for the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie.
  • earn: Channing also had significant Hollywood success, earning a supporting actress Golden Globe for the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie.
  • extreme: Her publicist said it was with " extreme heartache" that he announced " the passing of an original industry pioneer, legend and icon ".
  • announce: Her publicist said it was with " extreme heartache" that he announced " the passing of an original industry pioneer, legend and icon ".
  • original: Her publicist said it was with " extreme heartache" that he announced " the passing of an original industry pioneer, legend and icon ".

Spanish city protests against 'too friendly' devil sculpture

  • caption: Image copyright City of Segovia Image caption A mock-up of the sculpture, which has yet to be installed.
  • statue: The bronze statue was created as a tribute to a local legend, which says that the devil was tricked into building the city's famous aqueduct.
  • trick: The bronze statue was created as a tribute to a local legend, which says that the devil was tricked into building the city's famous aqueduct.
  • aqueduct: The bronze statue was created as a tribute to a local legend, which says that the devil was tricked into building the city's famous aqueduct.
  • offensive: A judge has now ordered the artwork to be put on hold while he looks into whether it is offensive to Christians.

Kumbh Mela: Millions of Indians take holy dip

  • confluence: Millions of people have taken to the waters at the confluence of India's sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers as part of the Kumbh Mela festival- humanity's largest gathering.
  • smear: Sadhus- or ascetics- smeared ash on their bodies as they came out of the water and chanted " Har Har Gange ", or " Mother Ganges ", and danced while posing for photographers.
  • massive: The Naga sadhus are the biggest draw of the festival- held in the northern city of Allahabad, recently renamed Prayagraj- and arrived early in the morning in massive colourful processions.
  • invoke: Thousands of the Sadhus- naked and wearing marigold garlands around their necks- were escorted by police to the river as they chanted slogans invoking Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.
  • female: At the last Kumbh in 2013, female ascetics were allowed to bathe at the confluence of the rivers- known as the Sangam- for the first time.

Iran's Syria war blockbuster: cinema in the service of politics

  • express: He expressed thanks for support from the Owj organization, which is widely recognized as being funded by the IRGC, and said the IRGC Qods Force commander, Maj.
  • recognize: He expressed thanks for support from the Owj organization, which is widely recognized as being funded by the IRGC, and said the IRGC Qods Force commander, Maj.
  • prize: Not long before the prize was awarded at the festival, Iran had experienced weeks of widespread protests against economic misma nagement, corruption, and high unemployment.
  • award: Not long before the prize was awarded at the festival, Iran had experienced weeks of widespread protests against economic misma nagement, corruption, and high unemployment.
  • corruption: Not long before the prize was awarded at the festival, Iran had experienced weeks of widespread protests against economic misma nagement, corruption, and high unemployment.

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo acquitted at ICC court in The Hague

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Laurent Gbagbo had been charged with crimes against humanity.
  • crime: Image copyright AFP Image caption Laurent Gbagbo had been charged with crimes against humanity.
  • crime: He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced.
  • violence: He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced.
  • dispute: He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced.

German economic growth slowest for five years

  • weak: A weaker global economy and problems in the car industry, caused by new pollution standards, have been cited as contributing to the slowdown.
  • cite: A weaker global economy and problems in the car industry, caused by new pollution standards, have been cited as contributing to the slowdown.
  • risk: There were fears that Germany was at risk of following that with another quarter of negative growth, something that would have put the country into recession.
  • quarter: There were fears that Germany was at risk of following that with another quarter of negative growth, something that would have put the country into recession.
  • negative: There were fears that Germany was at risk of following that with another quarter of negative growth, something that would have put the country into recession.

West Side Story: High school student cast as Maria in Spielberg remake

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been criticism of the 1961 film for casting non-Hispanic actors, such as Natalie Wood.
  • accuse: Some past performances of the musical, including the 1961 film, have been accused of whitewashing its Puerto Rican characters.
  • imagine: When I played Maria on stage a few summers ago, I never could have imagined that I 'd be taking on the role again in Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story'," she wrote.
  • community: To be able to bring that role to life- a role that means so much to the Hispanic community- is so humbling.
  • original: The original film has drawn criticism in the decades since its release in 1961, mainly for having a predominantly white cast play Hispanic characters.

South Korea replace fake gold medals for 1960 Asian Cup winners

  • campaign: Son Heung-min has joined up with South Korea and will be missing for Tottenham during his country's Asian Cup campaign.
  • blame: The country has not won the Asian Cup since that success, and media reports and some fans blame their failure to do so on the " curse" of the fakes.
  • issue: In 2014, the KFA started issuing replacement pure gold medals.
  • pure: In 2014, the KFA started issuing replacement pure gold medals.
  • award: The KFA handed out four more prior to the start of the 2019 Asian Cup, but an official has denied the latest awards were made to help improve the prospects of the team at the current tournament.

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

  • seed: China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright CLEP Image caption Cotton sprouts seen close-up under a protective cover on board the Moon lander.
  • protective: Image copyright CLEP Image caption Cotton sprouts seen close-up under a protective cover on board the Moon lander.
  • seed: Seeds taken up to the Moon by China's Chang 'e-4 mission have sprouted, says China National Space Administration.
  • significant: It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration.

Spain rescuers struggle to find two-year-old boy in deep borehole

  • struggle: Spain rescuers struggle to find two-year-old boy in deep borehole- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Firefighters are probing the narrow borehole with a camera.
  • probe: Image copyright EPA Image caption Firefighters are probing the narrow borehole with a camera.
  • narrow: Image copyright EPA Image caption Firefighters are probing the narrow borehole with a camera.
  • camera: Image copyright EPA Image caption Firefighters are probing the narrow borehole with a camera.

Detroit auto show: Firms bet on petrol to fund electric future

  • vehicle: Electric vehicles have been the number one topic of discussion at the Detroit auto show.
  • discussion: Electric vehicles have been the number one topic of discussion at the Detroit auto show.
  • announce: Even before the auto show opened, General Motors and Ford had announced plans to grow their electric vehicle line- ups.
  • vehicle: Even before the auto show opened, General Motors and Ford had announced plans to grow their electric vehicle line- ups.
  • vehicle: Cadillac, a brand owned by GM, also unveiled plans for new electric vehicle architecture.

Letter from Africa: Despair, anger and anxiety in Zimbabwe's fuel queues

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Motorists have had to queue for hours to get fuel.
  • queue: Image copyright AFP Image caption Motorists have had to queue for hours to get fuel.
  • fuel: Image copyright AFP Image caption Motorists have had to queue for hours to get fuel.
  • series: In our series of letters from African writers the journalist and lawyer Brian Hungwe reflects on the impact of inflation on the lives of Zimbabweans, where the price of fuel has more than doubled in an effort to deal with a shortage.
  • inflation: In our series of letters from African writers the journalist and lawyer Brian Hungwe reflects on the impact of inflation on the lives of Zimbabweans, where the price of fuel has more than doubled in an effort to deal with a shortage.

The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

  • access: The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Neture Image caption Marlin Jenkins is trying to bring broadband internet to poorer households.
  • access: The digital divide- the economic gap between those with internet access and those without- is a growing problem throughout the world, and not just in developing economies.
  • education: When education, banking and healthcare are online, and huge groups can't leverage these tools, the people who struggle most are struggling harder," he says.
  • huge: When education, banking and healthcare are online, and huge groups can't leverage these tools, the people who struggle most are struggling harder," he says.

The Scottish seaside town that shaped Mourinho

  • contact: Earlier in the week he had mentioned some impressive contacts in European football while his business card carried the Barcelona crest.
  • accustom: Scotland's west coast was not accustomed to such dignitaries, they joked.
  • load: The page loaded and there was a picture of him among a group of about six coaches, with an arm draped around Louis van Gaal.
  • shout: I shouted over to the rest of the group: ' You have to come and see this'.
  • quiet: They were drinking in Largs, a quiet Ayrshire resort whose characteristics are a wide promenade, rival ice cream parlours and a top-heavy age demographic.

As Brexit racks Parliament, British democracy feels the strain

  • constitution: That Britain has no written constitution, but instead relies on statutes, conventions, treaties, and judicial rulings, allows its elected politicians more discretion to act.
  • statute: That Britain has no written constitution, but instead relies on statutes, conventions, treaties, and judicial rulings, allows its elected politicians more discretion to act.
  • convention: That Britain has no written constitution, but instead relies on statutes, conventions, treaties, and judicial rulings, allows its elected politicians more discretion to act.
  • judicial: That Britain has no written constitution, but instead relies on statutes, conventions, treaties, and judicial rulings, allows its elected politicians more discretion to act.
  • discretion: That Britain has no written constitution, but instead relies on statutes, conventions, treaties, and judicial rulings, allows its elected politicians more discretion to act.

Russians fly orphan bear to new life

  • caption: Image copyright Facebook Image caption Mashka was saved by the kindness of strangers.
  • stranger: Image copyright Facebook Image caption Mashka was saved by the kindness of strangers.
  • starve: Villagers in the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula found the starving 10-month-old roaming their freezing streets last month, crying out for food and help.
  • volunteer: When local volunteers managed to coax her into a shelter, they found she was half the 50 kg ( 110 lbs) a bear of her age should normally weigh, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reports.
  • coax: When local volunteers managed to coax her into a shelter, they found she was half the 50 kg ( 110 lbs) a bear of her age should normally weigh, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reports.

The Melbourne bakeries that tell a story of Jewish migration

  • caption: Image copyright MONARCH CAKE SHOP Image caption Pearl Levine opened Monaco Cake Shop, Melbourne's first Jewish bakery, in 1931.
  • descendant: Numbering 50,000, many are descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees from eastern Europe who settled here in the 1930s and 1940s, and they live mostly in the city's inner south-east.
  • refugee: Numbering 50,000, many are descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees from eastern Europe who settled here in the 1930s and 1940s, and they live mostly in the city's inner south-east.
  • gamut: There they built a gamut of institutions: synagogues, schools, retirement homes as well as kosher restaurants and butchers.
  • restaurant: There they built a gamut of institutions: synagogues, schools, retirement homes as well as kosher restaurants and butchers.

eSwatini - Taiwan's last friend in Africa

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption King Mswati III awarded Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-we the Order of the Elephant at his palace in 2018.
  • award: Image copyright AFP Image caption King Mswati III awarded Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-we the Order of the Elephant at his palace in 2018.
  • diplomatic: China has tried to win over eSwatini repeatedly, but the tiny kingdom, previously known as Swaziland, is staying with Taiwan for " diplomatic and political morality" even though it is left standing alone.
  • morality: China has tried to win over eSwatini repeatedly, but the tiny kingdom, previously known as Swaziland, is staying with Taiwan for " diplomatic and political morality" even though it is left standing alone.
  • diplomatic: It is the only African country that maintains diplomatic relations with the Asian island after Burkina Faso switched to China in May 2018.

How would no deal affect UK citizens in the EU?

  • affect: Brexit: How would no deal affect UK citizens in the EU?
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Trips across the Channel won't be the same for Britons and EU citizens.
  • government: The UK government's Brexit withdrawal deal offers temporary guarantees for Britons living elsewhere in the EU and EU citizens in the UK..
  • temporary: The UK government's Brexit withdrawal deal offers temporary guarantees for Britons living elsewhere in the EU and EU citizens in the UK..
  • guarantee: The UK government's Brexit withdrawal deal offers temporary guarantees for Britons living elsewhere in the EU and EU citizens in the UK..

Gilets Jaunes stage ninth round of protests in France

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Although there were clashes around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, there was not the same kind of violence seen in recent protests.
  • clash: Image copyright AFP Image caption Although there were clashes around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, there was not the same kind of violence seen in recent protests.
  • violence: Image copyright AFP Image caption Although there were clashes around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, there was not the same kind of violence seen in recent protests.
  • demonstrator: Thousands of demonstrators turned out across France for new " yellow vests" protests, with dozens of arrests and clashes in Paris and other cities.
  • arrest: Thousands of demonstrators turned out across France for new " yellow vests" protests, with dozens of arrests and clashes in Paris and other cities.

US Democrats Castro and Gabbard make bids for presidency

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters and AFP Image caption Ms Gabbard and Mr Castro will be only the second and third contenders to enter the race for the Democrats.
  • contender: Image copyright Reuters and AFP Image caption Ms Gabbard and Mr Castro will be only the second and third contenders to enter the race for the Democrats.
  • announce: Two senior Democratic politicians have announced that they will challenge for the US presidency in 2020.
  • launch: Julian Castro launched his campaign on Saturday, and Tulsi Gabbard has said she will make a formal announcement within a week.
  • campaign: Julian Castro launched his campaign on Saturday, and Tulsi Gabbard has said she will make a formal announcement within a week.

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against 'rape crisis'

  • urge: South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against 'rape crisis '- BBC News.
  • crisis: South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against 'rape crisis '- BBC News.
  • urge: South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against 'rape crisis '.
  • crisis: South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against 'rape crisis '.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa urged all men in the stadium to stand to condemn violence against women.

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

  • refugee: Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada- BBC News.
  • release: Canada has previously angered Saudi Arabia after calling for the release of detained women's rights activists in the country- prompting Riyadh to expel Canada's ambassador and freeze all new trade.
  • refugee: The moment Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Canada.
  • allege: A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there.
  • abuse: A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there.

DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu

  • deploy: DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu- BBC News.
  • candidate: DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu- BBC News.
  • deploy: DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu.
  • candidate: DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu.
  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Armed police patrolled a rally by Fayulu supporters on Friday.

Paris 'gas explosion' kills two firefighters in city centre

  • engulf: Video showed the aftermath of the explosion, with flames engulfing the ground floor.
  • theatre: The blast also destroyed a theatre, he told French news channel BFMTV.
  • explosion: Paris 'gas explosion' kills two firefighters in city centre- BBC News.
  • explosion: Video showed the aftermath of the explosion, with flames engulfing the ground floor.
  • huge: Two firefighters have been killed after a huge explosion at a bakery in the French capital, Paris, officials say.

Readers write: News from Iraq, religion and faith, working together, local mongooses, and a special ...

  • choral: Recommended: Readers Respond Readers write: Washington town is choral central, and value of tiny books through the ages.
  • issue: Readers write: News from Iraq, religion and faith, working together, local mongooses, and a special issue.
  • issue: News from Iraq, religion and faith, working together, local mongooses, and a special issue.
  • spread: If they do, the Iraq War will have finally created some good and hopeful results that will hopefully spread to neighboring countries.
  • honest: The young population will hopefully insist on a well-functioning and honest government.

Global Newsstand: Political elites don’t understand that populist victories are still democratic, an...

  • slate: Suddenly it feels like a clean slate awaiting events and inviting new ideas.....
  • imperious: He may be less powerful at home, more imperious abroad.... Britain will stumble to Brexit on March 29.
  • reject: Until they realise that it is the people who are the masters, not them, they will continue to be rejected at the ballot box, because the truth is that it is they, not democracy, who are failing.
  • ballot: Until they realise that it is the people who are the masters, not them, they will continue to be rejected at the ballot box, because the truth is that it is they, not democracy, who are failing.
  • democracy: Until they realise that it is the people who are the masters, not them, they will continue to be rejected at the ballot box, because the truth is that it is they, not democracy, who are failing.

Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow - NYT

  • probe: Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow- NYT- BBC News.
  • probe: Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow- NYT.
  • hack: James Comey was fired because he's a disgraced partisan hack, and his deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI," she said in a statement.
  • obstruction: The criminal aspect concerned the president's sacking of Mr Comey, and whether it was an obstruction of justice.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The FBI became concerned after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the New York Times reports.

Andy Murray retirement: Rafael Nadal says former world number one is 'suffering'

  • impending: Andy Murray's impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is " suffering", says long-time rival Rafael Nadal.
  • announce: The 31-year-old Briton announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and next week's Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career.
  • career: The 31-year-old Briton announced on Friday that he will quit this year, and next week's Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career.
  • pain: When you are going on court without a clear goal because you cannot move well and you have pain, then it is the time to take a decision," Nadal said.
  • career: It seems like he had not a very long career because today players are playing that long.

US partial government shutdown becomes longest ever

  • volunteer: Radha Muthiah, head of Capital Area Food Bank, said dozens of volunteers were working to pack bags of food for affected staff.
  • approve: President Donald Trump is refusing to approve a budget unless it includes funds for a wall on the Mexican border.
  • calm: Meanwhile, President Trump has calmed speculation that he is about to declare a national emergency in order to bypass Congress and get the money he needs.
  • inundate: Meanwhile, the classified advertising website Craigslist has been inundated with listings from government employees trying to sell their possessions.
  • government: The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest ever, with no end in sight to the political standoff.

German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast

  • wreck: Image copyright AFP Image caption The wreck is attracting curious visitors at low tide.
  • wreck: The wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern French after decades of being buried in the sand.
  • wreck: The wreck is visible briefly every two to three years, depending on the tides and the wind that leads to sand movements, but a good gust of wind and the wreck will disappear again," said Mayor of Wissant Bernard Bracq.
  • gust: The wreck is visible briefly every two to three years, depending on the tides and the wind that leads to sand movements, but a good gust of wind and the wreck will disappear again," said Mayor of Wissant Bernard Bracq.
  • wreck: The wreck is visible briefly every two to three years, depending on the tides and the wind that leads to sand movements, but a good gust of wind and the wreck will disappear again," said Mayor of Wissant Bernard Bracq.

How is Dublin preparing for a possible no-deal Brexit?

  • adverse: There is agreement across Irish society that Brexit will have an adverse effect on the country, but the worst scenario as far as the Irish government is concerned is that the UK leaves without a negotiated settlement.
  • relent: There has also been an often unspoken fear that the EU might at the last moment try to force Ireland to relent on the backstop to allow Mrs May to get her deal to pass in Westminster.
  • reiterate: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas reiterated that support at this week's Global Ireland conference in Dublin, appearing alongside Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney.
  • headquarters: Standing on top of the roof of the Dublin Port Company's headquarters, you can see lots of building work amidst all the docked ships at the River Liffey's mouth.
  • negotiate: The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on 29 March, whether or not there is a negotiated deal.

Art of the Deal: How Trump's own book explains his battle for the border wall

  • metaphor: Apologies for mixing our metaphors, but Trump does not have a lot of balls in the air, because all his eggs are in one basket.
  • compromise: Building it would require a feat of negotiation and compromise with his political opponents that right now looks difficult, if not impossible, to achieve.
  • government: Arguably, the " imagination" we're seeing in 2019 is in Trump using the partial government shutdown as a negotiation tool ( a tactic a majority of Republicans support, polls indicate).
  • magnate: It also helps show how, at times, the former hotel and casino magnate is failing to follow his own advice.
  • hyperbole: You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole.

Florida pardons wrongly accused Groveland Four after 70 years

  • pardon: Florida pardons wrongly accused Groveland Four after 70 years- BBC News.
  • pardon: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the pardoned men, Walter Irvin, speaks to his lawyers during his retrial in 1952.
  • pardon: Four black men who were wrongly accused of raping a white teenager in Florida 70 years ago have been pardoned.
  • pardon: Officials voted unanimously to issue the pardon at a meeting in the state capital of Tallahassee on Friday.
  • posse: Thomas was hunted down by a posse of more than 1,000 men shortly after the alleged incident and was shot hundreds of times.

Republican Steve King in white supremacy furore

  • reject: I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define.
  • ponder: Steve King of Iowa also pondered in a New York Times interview when labels like " white nationalists" became offensive.
  • decency: Republican leaders must actively support a worthy primary opponent to defeat King, because he won't have the decency to resign," Mr Bush, a former Florida governor and one-time presidential hopeful, tweeted.
  • abhorrent: House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney called the language " abhorrent and racist ".
  • tepid: The Republican backlash follows a tepid reaction from National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Tom Emmer.

US driver in 'Bird Box blindfold' crashes in Utah

  • inexcusable: It's just inexcusable to do something as dangerous as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road," said police Lt Travis Lyman, quoted by KSL.com.
  • treacherous: She tries to guide her children- referred to as Boy and Girl- to safety along a treacherous river and through a dense forest, all without being able to see.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film has led to a craze in which people attempt everyday tasks while blindfolded.
  • urge: Police in the US state of Utah have taken the unusual step of urging residents not to drive blindfolded after an online challenge inspired by a horror film led to a crash.
  • resident: Police in the US state of Utah have taken the unusual step of urging residents not to drive blindfolded after an online challenge inspired by a horror film led to a crash.

US shutdown bites as federal workers miss payday

  • bite: US shutdown bites as federal workers miss payday- BBC News.
  • bite: Hundreds of thousands of US government workers have missed their first payday of the year as the partial shutdown of federal agencies bites deeper.
  • retroactive: The House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday to ensure all government workers receive retroactive pay after the shutdown ends.

China powers up electric car market

  • credit: So a car company manufacturing the minimum would need to earn 3,000 credits.
  • government: For a decade, the Chinese government has coaxed buyers and manufacturers into the electric vehicle market through subsidies and other incentives.
  • coax: For a decade, the Chinese government has coaxed buyers and manufacturers into the electric vehicle market through subsidies and other incentives.
  • hybrid: The most recent figures show that New Energy Vehicles (NEVs)- a category which includes electric and hybrid models- has defied that trend, growing substantially over the past year.
  • wean: This latest move appears at least partly to be an attempt to wean the market off subsidies.

Why Guatemala’s 180 on corruption matters for Central America

  • flout: In recent years, governments in Central America from Honduras to Nicaragua to Guatemala have flouted decades of both lip service and concrete steps toward strengthening democratic institutions.
  • resignation: In 2015, tens of thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets for weeks to demand resignations from the then-president and vice president over a bribery scandal.
  • border: Recommended: Between migrants and US border, an information gap of many miles.
  • information: Recommended: Between migrants and US border, an information gap of many miles.
  • government: In recent years, governments in Central America from Honduras to Nicaragua to Guatemala have flouted decades of both lip service and concrete steps toward strengthening democratic institutions.

Macedonia parliament agrees to change country's name

  • treason: Protesters outside parliament denounced what they called an act of treason.
  • congratulate: Mr Tsipras called Mr Zaev to congratulate him on the " successful conclusion of the process to revise the constitution of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, " his office said.
  • parliament: Macedonia parliament agrees to change country's name- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opponents to the name change protested in the capital, Skopje.
  • parliament: Macedonia's parliament has approved a constitutional amendment to change the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

How does Felix Tshisekedi's poll victory in DR Congo add up?

  • climate: Opinion polls always need to be treated with caution- even more so in a country where the political climate is volatile.
  • provisional: Felix Tshisekedi has been named as the provisional winner of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a historic victory for an opposition leader.
  • queue: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polling was postponed until March in three areas but these people in Beni queued for a symbolic vote.
  • provisional: Candidates must file an appeal within 48 hours of the announcement of the provisional results.
  • calm: He told the Security Council about the difficulties the commission had overcome to register 40 million voters for the vote that had taken place amid relative calm, and noted the huge achievement made by those resisting attempts to allow Mr Kabila to run for a third term.