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Bolivia crash: Bus plunges into ravine killing 25

  • ravine: Bolivia crash: Bus plunges into ravine killing 25- BBC News.
  • ravine: Image copyright EPA Image caption The bus came to rest at the bottom of the ravine.
  • ravine: Twenty-five people were killed in western Bolivia when the bus they were travelling in fell more than 200m (656ft) down a ravine.

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies aged 98

  • abdicate: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grand Duke Jean abdicated in favour of his son Henri in 2000.
  • pulmonary: He had recently been admitted to hospital suffering from a pulmonary infection, and passed away surrounded by his family, the statement said.
  • abdicate: Grand Duke Jean abdicated in favour of his son Henri in 2000, after nearly 36 years on the throne.
  • abdicate: Grand Duke Jean's decision to step down at the age of 79 followed a precedent set by his mother, who abdicated in 1964.

SS Iron Crown: WW2 shipwreck found off Australia

  • torpedo: Image copyright NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA Image caption The SS Iron Crown was sunk by a torpedo in World War Two.
  • torpedo: The SS Iron Crown, a naval freight ship, was hit by a torpedo off the state of Victoria in 1942, killing 38 people.
  • torpedo: Peter Harvey, a maritime archaeologist for Heritage Victoria, said it was the only ship to have been sunk by a torpedo in the state's waters.

African women on the shame of hair loss

  • steam: However, the association warns that steaming alone cannot stimulate growth after hair loss.
  • steam: According to the Institute of Trichologists in the UK, steaming can be good for African hair because it adds moisture, which makes it more pliable and less prone to breakage.
  • pliable: According to the Institute of Trichologists in the UK, steaming can be good for African hair because it adds moisture, which makes it more pliable and less prone to breakage.

Pedro Sánchez: Spain's accidental PM on a roll

  • exhume: He has also begun the legal process to exhume the remains of the dictator Francisco Franco from his mausoleum and rebury them somewhere less divisive.
  • mausoleum: He has also begun the legal process to exhume the remains of the dictator Francisco Franco from his mausoleum and rebury them somewhere less divisive.
  • euthanasia: Plans to overhaul the education system, legalise euthanasia, change labour regulations and shake up national broadcaster RTVE have all been put on hold.
  • opportunist: Such moves prompted PP leader Pablo Casado to call the prime minister" the biggest villain in Spain's democratic history ", casting him as an opportunist who was willing to negotiate the independence of Catalonia in exchange for the parliamentary support of nationalist parties.

Could a computer ever rival Rembrandt or Beethoven?

  • flora: In No Man's Sky there are more places you could visit in a lifetime, with different flora and fauna.
  • combustion: Musician and University of Sussex lecturer Dr Alice Eldridge suggests that we should treat AI as " just another tool that we have designed, like the wheel, or the combustion engine ".
  • tedious: He cites Kate Compton's " 10,000 bowls of oatmeal" problem, which suggests that while algorithms can now create infinite worlds, these can be tedious for humans to play in.

Long shot lawyer: Defending migrants in US’s toughest immigration court

  • grind: The first time he came, the grind and clang of the metal doors unnerved him.
  • annex: Passing the gates, Mr. Rosenbluth enters the court annex and stoops to remove his black shoes for the metal detector.
  • docket: As the backlog of immigration cases has grown, so has pressure on judges to speed through dockets.
  • juggle: As a one-man act, Mr. Rosenbluth can juggle only a dozen or so individual cases at Stewart at a time, knowing that most will end in deportation.
  • veneer: Far from gumming up the system, he admits he may be just helping put a veneer of due process on mass expulsions.

Ritual beating of Judas effigy 'anti-Semitic'

  • effigy: The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has voiced outrage over a Polish town's ritual beating of a Judas effigy which looks like a caricature Orthodox Jew.
  • caricature: The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has voiced outrage over a Polish town's ritual beating of a Judas effigy which looks like a caricature Orthodox Jew.
  • ghastly: Jews are deeply disturbed by this ghastly revival of medieval anti-Semitism that led to unimaginable violence and suffering," the WJC said.
  • effigy: In the Pruchnik ritual- part of Roman Catholic Easter celebrations- children crowded round the effigy beating it with sticks, as adults dragged it through the streets.

"I'm either too black or not black enough": One teenager's experience

  • outcast: The stares weigh over me like a thick smog, the whispers cloud my hearing, and on this campus I am left an outcast.
  • peripheral: They even had the audacity to freeze afterward; and from my peripheral, I saw them turn their heads to look at me and gauge my reaction, his friend chiding him in a rushed whisper.
  • sensual: I remember looking up from my laptop in shock, nodding along to the slow and sensual beat of the tune as the artist serenaded on.
  • engrave: Imagine having to go through life with this knowledge, knowing your name is gone and you have this sense of diaspora engraved in your blood.
  • connotation: When it leaves our mouths it is because we, and only we, have the power to change its connotation.

Bosnia in spat with Croatia over 'arms in mosques'

  • satire: It sounds like a political satire storyline rejected for being just a little too far-fetched.
  • satire: One suspects the writers of the American satire Veep would have laughed the idea out of the room.
  • foil: Meanwhile, Bosnia's Security Minister Dragan Mektic rushed to claim credit for foiling a " false flag" operation which would have tarnished his country's international reputation.
  • tarnish: Meanwhile, Bosnia's Security Minister Dragan Mektic rushed to claim credit for foiling a " false flag" operation which would have tarnished his country's international reputation.
  • secession: Nationalist politicians in Bosnia-Herzegovina still promote the idea of secession- and have strong links to parties in Croatia and Serbia.

North Macedonia’s election: a victory for Western diplomacy?

  • provincial: I recall sitting in a provincial town hall, my conversation with the mayor drowned out by the clatter of a helicopter gunship outside the window as it fired rockets at nearby rebel positions.
  • mayor: I recall sitting in a provincial town hall, my conversation with the mayor drowned out by the clatter of a helicopter gunship outside the window as it fired rockets at nearby rebel positions.
  • drown: I recall sitting in a provincial town hall, my conversation with the mayor drowned out by the clatter of a helicopter gunship outside the window as it fired rockets at nearby rebel positions.
  • rocket: I recall sitting in a provincial town hall, my conversation with the mayor drowned out by the clatter of a helicopter gunship outside the window as it fired rockets at nearby rebel positions.
  • rebel: I recall sitting in a provincial town hall, my conversation with the mayor drowned out by the clatter of a helicopter gunship outside the window as it fired rockets at nearby rebel positions.

Leica China video sparks backlash over Tiananmen Square image

  • album: For example in 2014, when Taylor Swift released her 1989 album, the album cover featuring the words " T.S." and " 1989" was seen as an effective metaphor by users to talk about the incident- as T.S. could be taken to mean " Tiananmen Squar e ".
  • innocuous: Hundreds of references to 4 June 1989 are banned all-year round by thousands of cyber police, and Weibo steps up censorship of even seemingly innocuous references to the incident on its anniversary.
  • album: For example in 2014, when Taylor Swift released her 1989 album, the album cover featuring the words " T.S." and " 1989" was seen as an effective metaphor by users to talk about the incident- as T.S. could be taken to mean " Tiananmen Squar e ".

India election 2019: The debunked fake news that keeps coming back

  • debunk: In the lead-up to the vote, there have been vigorous efforts by fact-checking organisations and social media platforms to debunk misleading information or misrepresentation.
  • postgraduate: He says he succeeded in completing undergraduate and postgraduate deg rees.
  • assessor: Messages tend to be shared within trusted circles with algorithms only encouraging confirmation biases, says Kanchan Kaur, an India assessor for the International Fact-Checking Network.

What the Mueller report is and isn't: The fog begins to lift

  • fog: What the Mueller report is and isn't: The fog begins to lift.
  • rendition: The report of special counsel Robert Mueller, released Thursday, is an almost pointillistic rendition of the sweeping historical canvas encompassing Mr. Trump and the Russia investigation, careful and detailed enough to influence the national conversation about the issue for months, perhaps years to come.
  • canvas: The report of special counsel Robert Mueller, released Thursday, is an almost pointillistic rendition of the sweeping historical canvas encompassing Mr. Trump and the Russia investigation, careful and detailed enough to influence the national conversation about the issue for months, perhaps years to come.

Mueller report: Eight things we only just learned

  • ruin: Mr Trump added: " Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels, it ruins your presidency.
  • exoneration: On potential obstruction of justice, the Mueller report is far from the " total exoneration" claimed by Mr Trump during a victory lap last month.
  • dirt: When Mr Trump learned the media was asking questions about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between senior campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr, and a Russian lawyer who was said to be promising " dirt" on Hillary Clinton, the president crafted a misleading response, says the report:.
  • accede: The President's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.
  • subpoena: The Mueller report states: " Recognizing that the President would not be interviewed voluntarily, we considered whether to subpoena for his testimony.

Sudan stand-off after Omar al-Bashir ousted

  • offshoot: Together with a political opposition group known as Sudan Call, the leftist Consensus Forces, an offshoot of the Unio nists, and representatives of civil society, they provide a strong unified opposition block.
  • energetic: A week after the fall of Omar al-Bashir the street protests in the heart of Khartoum are as loud and energetic as ever.
  • cohesive: Building a functioning, democratic state after 30 years of military rule does not happen in a week, and the opposition is far from being one cohesive unit.
  • archaeology: We think they don't know much about politics and that they sit in restaurants drinking coffee or playing computer games, but they know a lot about politics and history," said Intisar Soghayroun, an archaeology professor.
  • mischievous: All the people in the sit -in do not trust this government because of 30 years of violence, mischievous work concerning economy, health, education and the collapse that happened in the Sudan.

Bangka Island: The WW2 massacre and a 'truth too awful to speak'

  • bodice: It indicated that buttons had been ripped off her bodice and sewn on in a different colour thread ( after her death, when it was put on display), and the only way the bullet entry and exit holes lined up was if her bodice was open at the waist and down at the front.
  • hush: Now, a historian has collated evidence indicating they were sexually assaulted beforehand- and that Australian authorities allegedly hushed it up.
  • bodice: It indicated that buttons had been ripped off her bodice and sewn on in a different colour thread (after her death, when it was put on display), and the only way the bullet entry and exit holes lined up was if her bodice was open at the waist and down at the front.
  • confide: Ms Lawrence reported in 2017 that, before she died, Ms Bullwinkel confided in her that" most of " the nurses were " violated" before being shot, and that she 'd wanted to reveal this but couldn't- a secret, she said, that " tortured" her.

Chinese school's car project prompts class bias debate

  • well-to-do: One post pointed out that this kind of homework" harms the lower-class children's self-confidence " and" encourages children from well-to-do families to show off and outdo others ".
  • introspection: Similarly, a member of Shenzhen's education department played it down as a " misunderstanding" and said the teachers involved were " engaged in introspection ", Beijing News reports.
  • introspection: Image copyright Pear Video Image caption The teachers involved are said to be 'engaged in introspection'.

Letter from Africa: Why Chibok parents turning to TV 'miracle' pastor to find daughters

  • ghastly: In April last year, parents of some of the freed girls were involved in a ghastly motor accident.
  • abduct: Image copyright AFP Image caption Rifkatu Galang, abducted at age 17 from the school in Chibok, remains in captivity.
  • rancour: Mr Nkeki is also worried by the increasing rancour within the association.
  • raze: In the past weeks alone, Boko Haram has razed to the ground seven villages in the area and destroyed scores of homes, including those of some of the freed girls studying at the university in Yola.

Nxivm: 'Why I joined a cult - and how I left'

  • seduce: Then the guru seduced me as a consort, where a spiritual teacher takes his student as a lover.
  • consort: I said: " Look, you want the monk from England to come over and your second favourite, NV Raghuram from Bangalore, and we can all celebrate that I 'm your consort and how wonderful this is.
  • incense: What people don't understand is when you sit in front of a man or woman with all the pomp and all the incense... and they say you need to be more loving and kind and do these prayers and help all sentient beings, you feel your heart open, you feel: " Yes, I want to be that pure person, I am so grateful to you.
  • chasm: I 've been through counselling but I realised there was a chasm.
  • consort: Then the guru seduced me as a consort, where a spiritual teacher takes his student as a lover.

Sudan coup: Military leader vows to 'uproot regime'

  • conciliatory: Image copyright AFP/HO/SUDAN TV Image caption Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan adopted a more conciliatory tone on TV.
  • uproot: The leader of Sudan's interim military council has vowed to " uproot the regime " two days after a military coup.
  • vow: Demonstrators have demanded an immediate move to civilian rule and vow to stay in the streets.
  • conciliatory: Using a more conciliatory tone, Gen Burhan also dissolved all provincial governments and pledged respect for human rights.
  • stray: At least 16 people have been killed by stray bullets at the protests since Thursday, police say.

Why is food such a sensitive subject?

  • immigrate: In the 1880s, the US passed legislation barring Chinese workers from immigrating to the US..
  • palate: We're experiencing growing pains in this whole conversation, but the bigger picture is that it's amazing to see how the American palate has widened, and there is a greater market acceptance of different stories and backgrounds," says Mr Lam.
  • tiresome: These conversations can seem frustrating and tiresome, but you have to have them.
  • complement: We thought we were complementing an incredibly important cuisine, in a way that would cater to people that had certain dietary requirements.
  • cherish: Meanwhile, Chris Shepherd cooks a range of cuisines at UB Preserv in Houston, Texas, but says highlighting and cherishing the cultures that inspired him is important to him.

Trumplomacy: Where are things at with the Mideast peace plan?

  • boycott: On the basis of actions so far, the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, has boycotted the American efforts, much to the frustration of the plan's architect, President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.
  • defer: He continually deferred to the two parties to make the decision themselves, despite insistent demands from US Democratic lawmakers to spell out the Trump administration's position.
  • insistent: He continually deferred to the two parties to make the decision themselves, despite insistent demands from US Democratic lawmakers to spell out the Trump administration's position.
  • formula: Remember that the formula for peace negotiations has been: two states based on the borders of Arab territory seized by Israel in the 1967 war, with mutually agreed land swaps; sufficient security arrangements; a just solution for Palestinian refugees; and negotiations to settle the fate of Jerusalem, the occupied eastern part of which Palestinians claim as their capital.
  • lobby: What they 've done so far tells you what they intend to lay out," says Jeremy Ben-Ami of the J Street lobby group.

Bashir out, military in. But for Sudan’s protesters, the story’s not over.

  • subjugate: Whoever thinks of subjugating us, they will find a nation that loves martyrdom!
  • fervor: With two long-reigning north African autocrats deposed in the space of nine days, in Algeria and Sudan, the successful fervor of current street protests does resemble the heady, regime-toppling days of the Arab Spring.
  • martyrdom: Whoever thinks of subjugating us, they will find a nation that loves martyrdom!

Julian Assange: Why Ecuador ended his stay in London embassy

  • hygiene: One unnamed senior Ecuadorean official told AP news agency that other issues included " weeks without a showe r" and a " dental problem born of poor hygiene ".
  • abrupt: Accusing him of " repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols ", he announced on Twitter the abrupt end of Assange's diplomatic asylum.
  • improper: Cleaning staff, Mr Valencia said, had described " improper hygienic conduct" throughout Assange's stay, an issue that a lawyer had attributed to " stomach problems ".