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UN envoy says Guinea-Bissau in fragile state after elections

  • prime: In a run-off presidential election in December, former army general and prime minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo topped the poll.
  • annul: Embalo had himself sworn in as president in late February after dismissing the former government, and despite a pending Supreme Court decision to annul the election results.
  • government: He started forming a new government with support from the military, which according to published reports took control of all state institutions and the national broadcast media.
  • prime: According to those reports, former PaIGC prime minister Aristides Gomes went into hiding, and several ministers, as well as PAIGC presidential candidate Simoes Pereira, left the country because of concerns for their personal safety.
  • candidate: According to those reports, former PaIGC prime minister Aristides Gomes went into hiding, and several ministers, as well as PAIGC presidential candidate Simoes Pereira, left the country because of concerns for their personal safety.

Trump says someone shot near White House

  • security: A member of his security detail had walked on stage during his remarks to reporters and whispered in his ear.
  • interrupt: The president was interrupted mid-sentence by the agent at the podium during Monday's incident.
  • incident: The president was interrupted mid-sentence by the agent at the podium during Monday's incident.
  • suspect: When he returned about nine minutes later, Mr Trump told reporters he believed the Secret Service had shot a suspect, who was armed" from what I understand ".
  • incident: He said that someone was taken to hospital after the incident.

Belarus election: Second night of clashes over disputed poll

  • clash: Belarus election: Second night of clashes over disputed poll- BBC News.
  • dispute: Belarus election: Second night of clashes over disputed poll- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters were running street battles with riot police in Minsk.
  • riot: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters were running street battles with riot police in Minsk.
  • rubber: Police in Belarus's capital Minsk have fired rubber bullets for a second night to quash protests following Sunday's disputed presidential elections.

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

  • individual: The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement, saying he believed the individual who was shot was armed.
  • situation: The shooting took place near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly about it.
  • suspect: Law enforcement officials were still trying to determine the suspect's motive.
  • suspect: The suspect was transferred to a local hospital, and the District of Columbia fire department said the man suffered serious or possibly critical injuries.
  • mental: Authorities were investigating whether the individual has a history of mental illness.

Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo

  • embargo: The embargo is due to expire in October under a 2015 deal among Iran, Russia, China, Germany, Britain, France and the United States that prevents Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in return for sanctions relief.
  • pact: Iran has already breached parts of the nuclear deal in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the pact and Washington's imposing strong unilateral sanctions.
  • allude: U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook alluded to the United States wanting to reimpose all U.N. sanctions when he said last week, " We need to restore the U.N. Security Council standard of no enrichment.
  • nuclear: Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo.
  • risk: Iran nuclear deal at risk as U.N. council prepares to vote on arms embargo.

No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficits

  • government: State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted.
  • outbreak: State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted.
  • immediate: Congressional talks over another coronavirus relief package have failed, with no immediate prospects for a restart.
  • program: The negotiation meltdown raises the prospect of more layoffs and furloughs of government workers and cuts to health care, social services, infrastructure and other core programs.
  • rescue: On Monday, governors, lawmakers, mayors, teachers and others said they were going to keep pushing members of Congress to revive talks on another rescue package.

French expert: Dangerous chemicals remain in Beirut port

  • expert: French and Italian chemical experts working amid the remains of the port have so far identified more than 20 containers carrying dangerous chemicals, Anthony said.
  • port: French and Italian chemical experts working amid the remains of the port have so far identified more than 20 containers carrying dangerous chemicals, Anthony said.
  • expert: The experts are working with Lebanese firefighters to secure all of the containers and analyze their contents, he said.
  • analyze: The experts are working with Lebanese firefighters to secure all of the containers and analyze their contents, he said.
  • port: Lebanese officials have not commented on the potential chemical risks at the port.

Beirut Blast Hit 3 Disparate Neighborhoods. Now They're United in Rage.

  • port: A man prepares coffee in the devastated Karantina district near the port in Beirut, Aug. 7, 2020.
  • sink: Lebanon had already been sinking into a bog of interlocking crises that will make recovery far more difficult.
  • huge: Then a huge cache of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in fertilizer and explosives, detonated at the port Tuesday, killing more than 150 people, injuring some 6,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, according to officials.
  • port: Then a huge cache of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in fertilizer and explosives, detonated at the port Tuesday, killing more than 150 people, injuring some 6,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, according to officials.
  • injure: Then a huge cache of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in fertilizer and explosives, detonated at the port Tuesday, killing more than 150 people, injuring some 6,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, according to officials.

Beirut explosion: Lebanon's government resigns as public anger mounts

  • government: Lebanon's government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion on Tuesday that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead.
  • anger: Lebanon's government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion on Tuesday that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead.
  • explosion: Lebanon's government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion on Tuesday that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead.
  • accuse: Many people have accused the country's leaders of culpability through their alleged negligence and corruption.
  • negligence: Many people have accused the country's leaders of culpability through their alleged negligence and corruption.

UN food chief: Beirut could run out of bread in 2 1/2 weeks

  • equipment: We'll be airlifting in a lot of equipment, doing everything we can.
  • conference: Najat Roch di, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon, told a press conference after briefing U.N. members that Beasley went to the port with engineers to assess what can be done.
  • port: Najat Roch di, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon, told a press conference after briefing U.N. members that Beasley went to the port with engineers to assess what can be done.
  • engineer: Najat Roch di, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon, told a press conference after briefing U.N. members that Beasley went to the port with engineers to assess what can be done.
  • assess: Najat Roch di, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon, told a press conference after briefing U.N. members that Beasley went to the port with engineers to assess what can be done.

Brent Scowcroft Never Hated His Enemies

  • security: Scowcroft, who had served as national security adviser for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, spent a couple of hours with me and laid out a detailed geopolitical picture.
  • accolade: There was never a shred of arrogance in Brent Scowcroft, despite all the accolades, degrees, heady positions, medals, and eventually a presidential Medal of Freedom and an honorary British knighthood.
  • skin: When he told me not to let the Russians get under my skin, he meant to stay calm and be the adult in the room.
  • calm: When he told me not to let the Russians get under my skin, he meant to stay calm and be the adult in the room.
  • irascible: This lesson in realism remains a striking and necessary lesson for the U.S. today, from dealing with the dangerous adventurism of Vladimir Putin to the irascible behavior of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Trump says US 'will have a deal with Iran within four weeks' if he is re-elected

  • campaign: Footage from a campaign fundraiser on Sunday show the president addressing a crowd of packed-in supporters, none of whom appear to be wearing masks or socially distanced while at the home of a friend of the president who died from coronavirus.
  • obtain: Videos obtained by Jewish Insider show dozens of supporters at the Jersey Shore home of Stanley Chera, who died following Covid-19-related illness in April.
  • campaign: The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • request: The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • withdraw: Days earlier, Iran announced it would be withdrawing from the deal, and Iran retaliated by attacking US and coalition bases in Iraq..

Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreak

  • retire: A review by the Kaiser Health News service and The Associated Press finds at least 49 state and local public health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 23 states.
  • expert: He said they reflect burnout, as well as attacks on public health experts and institutions from the highest levels of government, including from President Donald Trump, who has sidelined the CDC during the pandemic.
  • resignation: Many of the firings and resignations have to do with conflicts over mask orders or social distancing shutdowns, Freeman said.
  • conflict: Many of the firings and resignations have to do with conflicts over mask orders or social distancing shutdowns, Freeman said.
  • evidence: Despite the scientific evidence, many politicians and others have argued that such measures are not needed, no matter what health experts tell them.

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

  • gust: In northern Illinois, the National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 92 mph near Dixon, about 100 miles ( 160 kilometers) west of Chicago, and the storm left downed trees and power lines that blocked roadways in Chicago and its suburbs.
  • kilometer: In northern Illinois, the National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 92 mph near Dixon, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Chicago, and the storm left downed trees and power lines that blocked roadways in Chicago and its suburbs.
  • storm: In northern Illinois, the National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 92 mph near Dixon, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Chicago, and the storm left downed trees and power lines that blocked roadways in Chicago and its suburbs.
  • potent: After leaving Chicago, the most potent part of the storm system moved over north central Indiana by late afternoon.
  • storm: After leaving Chicago, the most potent part of the storm system moved over north central Indiana by late afternoon.

1 dead, 6 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

  • massive: Glover, 56, and her 77-year-old father, Moses Glover, were at home when the massive explosion shook their house, knocking over a fan and some of her DV Ds.
  • canvass: BGE has canvassed the area and found no current readings of gas.
  • equipment: A statement from the utility said it will conduct an investigation of its equipment in the area.
  • explosion: Glover, 56, and her 77-year-old father, Moses Glover, were at home when the massive explosion shook their house, knocking over a fan and some of her DV Ds.
  • fan: Glover, 56, and her 77-year-old father, Moses Glover, were at home when the massive explosion shook their house, knocking over a fan and some of her DV Ds.

Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano state

  • blaspheme: A musician in Nigeria's northern state of Kano has been sentenced to death by hanging for blaspheming against the Prophet Mu hammad.
  • brotherhood: Critics said the song was blasphemous as it praised an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood to the extent it elevated him above the Prophet Mu hammad.
  • blaspheme: Nigerian Sharia court passed a death sentence was in 2016 when Abdulazeez Inyass, was sentenced to death for blaspheming against Islam during after a secret trial in Kano.
  • sentence: Nigerian Sharia court passed a death sentence was in 2016 when Abdulazeez Inyass, was sentenced to death for blaspheming against Islam during after a secret trial in Kano.
  • sentence: Nigerian Sharia court passed a death sentence was in 2016 when Abdulazeez Inyass, was sentenced to death for blaspheming against Islam during after a secret trial in Kano.

The arrest of 33 Russian mercenaries amid election chaos in Belarus is testing Putin's patience

  • arrest: The arrest of 33 Russian mercenaries amid election chaos in Belarus is testing Putin's patience.
  • chaos: The chaos is likely to irritate Russian president Valdimir Putin, who has long wanted Belarus to stay closer to Moscow than Europe.
  • irritate: The chaos is likely to irritate Russian president Valdimir Putin, who has long wanted Belarus to stay closer to Moscow than Europe.
  • probably: Putin will probably have to make a deal to get them back, security sources familiar with NATO's thinking tell Insider.
  • security: Putin will probably have to make a deal to get them back, security sources familiar with NATO's thinking tell Insider.

McDonald's sues ex-boss Easterbrook over sexual relationships

  • severance: McDonald's said that had it been aware of this information, it would not have approved the severance terms.
  • brook: Mr Easter brook, a UK citizen who grew up in Watford, Hertfordshire, led McDonald's from March 2015 to November 2019, after previously leading its UK operations.
  • brook: It says investigators found nude photographs sent from Mr Easter brook's company email account as well as messages showing that he approved a grant of company shares worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of the employees " shortly after their first sexual encounter ".
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption McDonald's claims Steve Easterbrook had lied.
  • legal: McDonald's has taken new legal action against former chief executive Steve Easter book, accusing him of lying about sexual relationships with staff.

Born with 1 hand, she's an inspiration in virus fight

  • volunteer: Stuard volunteers at foundations where she mentors young people with limb differences to show them how she learned to do things like tie her shoes, participate in gymnastics and other sports and learn karate.
  • difference: Stuard volunteers at foundations where she mentors young people with limb differences to show them how she learned to do things like tie her shoes, participate in gymnastics and other sports and learn karate.
  • participate: Stuard volunteers at foundations where she mentors young people with limb differences to show them how she learned to do things like tie her shoes, participate in gymnastics and other sports and learn karate.
  • patient: She has also shared her experiences with patients she encounters who have lost limbs.
  • participate: Athletes who participate share personal thank-you messages to health care workers on social media.

Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may 'break in two' as cracks appear

  • flora: We are here to protect our fauna and flora," environmental activist Ashok Subron told AFP news agency on Sunday.
  • volunteer: Volunteers are trying to limit the damage caused by the oil spill.
  • damage: Volunteers are trying to limit the damage caused by the oil spill.
  • spill: Volunteers are trying to limit the damage caused by the oil spill.

Kenya's Tsavo National Park: Fire put out after two days

  • volunteer: Hundreds of local volunteers and the military took part in putting out the fire.
  • grass: The combination of long rains earlier in the year, which saw grasses grow tall, strong winds and inaccessible areas have made this a high fire risk period in Tsavo," a conservation group called the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust explained in July.
  • period: The combination of long rains earlier in the year, which saw grasses grow tall, strong winds and inaccessible areas have made this a high fire risk period in Tsavo," a conservation group called the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust explained in July.
  • huge: The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says it has contained a huge fire which started on Saturday afternoon at Tsavo National Park.
  • blame: The KWS blamed arsonists and police say they are pursuing suspects.

Belarus election: Opposition disputes Lukashenko landslide win

  • sheep: The president has described opposition supporters as " sheep" controlled from abroad, and vowed not to allow the country to be torn apart.
  • congratulate: Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Belarusian counterpart on his victory, despite friction over accusations of a Russian plot which Mr Lukashenko has tried to link to the opposition.
  • blackout: Although pro-opposition online media have been hit by an internet blackout, there is a lively debate on social media.

Greece on alert as Turkey sends survey ship to disputed waters

  • dispute: Greece on alert as Turkey sends survey ship to disputed waters- BBC News.
  • dispute: Greece on alert as Turkey sends survey ship to disputed waters.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Oruc Reis is on a two-week mission, Turkey says.
  • dispute: Turkey has sent a ship to conduct a seismic survey in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean- a move that has put Greece on alert.
  • island: The search for potentially rich oil and gas deposits is to take place south of the Greek island of Kastellorizo.

Iran shutters newspaper after expert questions virus numbers

  • publish: Mohammad Reza Sadi, the editor-in-chief of Jahane Sanat, told the official IRNA news agency that authorities closed his newspaper, which began publishing in 2004 and was mainly focused on business news.
  • government: On Sunday, the daily quoted Mohammad Reza Mahboobfar, an epidemiologist the paper said had worked on the government's anti-coronavirus campaign, as saying the true number of cases and deaths in Iran could be 20 times the number reported by the Health Ministry.
  • outbreak: Iran is home to the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East.
  • campaign: On Sunday, the daily quoted Mohammad Reza Mahboobfar, an epidemiologist the paper said had worked on the government's anti-coronavirus campaign, as saying the true number of cases and deaths in Iran could be 20 times the number reported by the Health Ministry.
  • announce: He also said the virus was detected in Iran a month earlier than Feb. 19, when authorities announced the first confirmed case.

Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years

  • caption: Image copyright YOSHIKAZU TSUNO Image caption Toshiba was once proud of its laptops- this was the unveiling of the Qosmio in 2004.
  • firm: It means the firm no longer has a connection with making PCs or laptops.
  • annual: It was launched at first only in Europe with an annual sales target of 10,000 units, according to the Toshiba Science Museum website.
  • target: It was launched at first only in Europe with an annual sales target of 10,000 units, according to the Toshiba Science Museum website.
  • soar: Consumer demand for laptops has soared in the last few months because of the Coronavirus pandemic and global lockdowns, but overall, the market for personal computers has been tough for quite a while, said analyst Marina Koytcheva from the firm CCS Insight.

In pictures: Deadly floods hit Yemen's historic capital

  • flood: In pictures: Deadly floods hit Yemen's historic capital- BBC News.
  • extensive: The flooding has caused extensive damage to historic sites in Sanaa's Old City, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • damage: The flooding has caused extensive damage to historic sites in Sanaa's Old City, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • site: The flooding has caused extensive damage to historic sites in Sanaa's Old City, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • threaten: They have long been threatened by disrepair and the violence of war.

Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working

  • fence: Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working.
  • border: Inge Gillesberg of the Danish Nature Agency said she could not say whether the fence had stopped boars from coming in from Germany but that the agency's cameras along the border had not seen many doing so.
  • fence: The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm pigs or possibly bringing in disease.
  • disease: The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm pigs or possibly bringing in disease.
  • barrier: There were concerns the barrier would not work because the fence had gaps where it crossed roads and rivers.

China imposes sanctions on US senators over Hong Kong

  • freeze: Mr Trump signed an executive order on Friday imposing sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam as well as the territory's current and former police chiefs, freezing assets and barring Americans from doing business with them.
  • blatant: Responding to those sanctions, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China " resolutely opposes and strongly condemns such blatant interference in Hong Kong affairs ".
  • tycoon: On Monday Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai, one of the most prominent supporters of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, was arrested and his newspaper offices raided by police..
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters / Getty Image caption Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are prominent figures in the US Republican party.
  • prominent: Image copyright Reuters / Getty Image caption Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are prominent figures in the US Republican party.

Mexico bear that sniffed woman's hair castrated

  • feed: They said the footage showed the consequences of feeding wild animals for the sake of a selfie.
  • juvenile: The animal, a juvenile male black bear weighing 96kg ( 212 lb), was caught because it was considered to pose a risk to visitors of Chipinque Ecological Park.
  • weigh: The animal, a juvenile male black bear weighing 96kg ( 212 lb), was caught because it was considered to pose a risk to visitors of Chipinque Ecological Park.
  • risk: The animal, a juvenile male black bear weighing 96kg (212 lb), was caught because it was considered to pose a risk to visitors of Chipinque Ecological Park.
  • resident: The bear was captured by officials from the federal environmental protection agency (Profepa) while having a snooze in the backyard of a house after its residents alerted the authorities to their unexpected guest.

Lebanon health minister: Cabinet resigns over Beirut blast

  • clash: The minister, Hamad Hassan, spoke with reporters at the end of a Cabinet meeting on Monday, which came after two days of demonstrations over the weekend that saw clashes with security forces firing tear gas at protesters.
  • security: The minister, Hamad Hassan, spoke with reporters at the end of a Cabinet meeting on Monday, which came after two days of demonstrations over the weekend that saw clashes with security forces firing tear gas at protesters.
  • government: Protests were planned outside the government headquarters to coincide with the Cabinet meeting after large demonstrations over the weekend that saw clashes with security forces firing tear gas at protesters.
  • headquarters: Protests were planned outside the government headquarters to coincide with the Cabinet meeting after large demonstrations over the weekend that saw clashes with security forces firing tear gas at protesters.
  • coincide: Protests were planned outside the government headquarters to coincide with the Cabinet meeting after large demonstrations over the weekend that saw clashes with security forces firing tear gas at protesters.

More than 100 arrests, 13 officers hurt amid Chicago looting

  • liquor: Blocks away, debris was strewn in parking lots in front of a Best Buy and a large liquor store.
  • injure: No officers were injured in the shooting, police spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter.
  • kilometer: Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.
  • vehicle: Along the Magnificent Mile, people were seen going in and out of stores carrying shopping bags full of merchandise as well as at a bank, the Chicago Tribune reported, and as the crowd grew vehicles dropped off more people in the area.
  • empty: On streets throughout the downtown area, empty cash drawers from stores were strewn about and ATMs were ripped open.

Belarus Offers Autocrats a How-Not-To-Do-It Lesson

  • script: It is clear, though, that the end has begun in Belarus .Ignoring his strongest and most unexpected challenger in 26 years, populist President Alexander Lukashenko is sticking firmly to the Soviet strongman script.
  • galvanize: Minsk, but demonstrations are spreading across the country, fuelled by social media and galvanized in a way that will be far harder to contain than in 2010.
  • congratulate: More brutality will almost certainly mean fresh Western sanctions, and more influence for Moscow, which has already congratulated Lukashenko.
  • ostentatious: Ostentatious military hardware and brute force did away with any pretense of electoral legitimacy.
  • pretense: Ostentatious military hardware and brute force did away with any pretense of electoral legitimacy.

German finance minister to lead center left into 2021 vote

  • frugal: As finance minister, Scholz largely continued his conservative predecessor's frugal policies until the coronavirus pandemic forced the German government to loosen the purse strings in a bid to keep the economy afloat.
  • praise: Scholz, 62, who is considered to be on the right of the Social Democrats, has won widespread praise for his handling of the financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • financial: Scholz, 62, who is considered to be on the right of the Social Democrats, has won widespread praise for his handling of the financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • turmoil: Scholz, 62, who is considered to be on the right of the Social Democrats, has won widespread praise for his handling of the financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • candidate: It's not clear yet who her bloc, made up of the Christian Democratic Union and the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union, will field as a candidate for chancellor.

China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations

  • ministry: Others named by the foreign ministry included Senators Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton and Pat Toomey and Representative Chris Smith.
  • announce: Beijing already placed a travel ban on Rubio, Cruz and Smith last month after Washington announced similar measures against Chinese officials linked to measures taken against Muslims in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang.
  • ministry: The number of Americans named by the ministry exactly equals the number of Hong Kong and Chinese officials placed on a sanctions list by the U.S. last week over the crackdown.
  • foreign: Others named by the foreign ministry included Senators Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton and Pat Toomey and Representative Chris Smith.
  • ban: Beijing already placed a travel ban on Rubio, Cruz and Smith last month after Washington announced similar measures against Chinese officials linked to measures taken against Muslims in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Global Storage Tank Industry Forecasts 2020-2027 - $16.87 Billion Opportunity Assessment with a Disc...

  • hydraulic: It needs a large quantity of water in its hydraulic fracturing process.
  • effluence: The water effluence is stored and treated before discharging it into the environment.
  • scarcity: In some regions, people face water scarcity for many reasons and tend to store water for regular usage.
  • stimulate: The surge in water consumption by the industrial and commercial sectors has also stimulated the appeal of water storage tanks.
  • appeal: The surge in water consumption by the industrial and commercial sectors has also stimulated the appeal of water storage tanks.

Russian Media Warns Not to Sell Out the ‘Motherland’ to State Department for $10M

  • dissuade: State-controlled Russian media sprang into action, laboring to dissuade any potential takers of the tempting reward.
  • participant: This talking point was echoed by multiple participants of 60 Minutes.
  • information: When he dared to express his willingness to even think about divulging such information, Skabeeva promptly accused Galkin of treason.
  • accuse: When he dared to express his willingness to even think about divulging such information, Skabeeva promptly accused Galkin of treason.
  • expert: Military expert Igor Korotchenko exclaimed that Galkin should be escorted out in handcuffs.

Belarus' ruler vows to quash opposition rallies after vote

  • encroach: The violent crackdown now appears certain to derail Lukashenko's hopes for closer ties with the West, even as he tries to resist what he describes as Russia's attempts to encroach on Belarus ' independence.
  • rift: Russian President Vladimir Putin called Lukashenko Friday to mend the rift, and quickly congratulated him Monday on winning the vote.
  • congratulate: Russian President Vladimir Putin called Lukashenko Friday to mend the rift, and quickly congratulated him Monday on winning the vote.
  • injure: Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday's vote, when police brutally broke up mostly young protesters with tear gas, water cannons and flash-bang grenades and beat them with truncheons.
  • detain: Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday's vote, when police brutally broke up mostly young protesters with tear gas, water cannons and flash-bang grenades and beat them with truncheons.

55 years after riots, Watts neighborhood still bears scars

  • demonstrator: Demonstrators made a point not to go into Watts or other poor neighborhoods this time.
  • arrest: The uprising started Aug. 11, 1965, in a nearby neighborhood after the drunken driving arrest of a young Black man by a white California Highway Patrol officer.
  • violence: The violence reflected pent-up anger over an abusive police force, a problem that has ebbed but not entirely faded, according to those who live here.
  • anger: The violence reflected pent-up anger over an abusive police force, a problem that has ebbed but not entirely faded, according to those who live here.
  • diverse: Improvements over the years include a more diverse Los Angeles Police Department that better reflects the city's population.

Blast destroyed landmark 19th century palace in Beirut

  • pavilion: Sursock has moved to a nearby pavilion in the palace gardens, but this has been his home for many years alongside his American wife, his 18-year-old daughter and his mother, Yvonne.
  • civil: After the country's 1975-1990 civil war, it took 20 years of careful restoration for the family to bring the palace back to its former glory.
  • dust: He steps carefully over the collapsed ceilings, walking through rooms covered in dust, broken marble and crooked portraits of his ancestors hanging on the cracked walls.
  • ancestor: He steps carefully over the collapsed ceilings, walking through rooms covered in dust, broken marble and crooked portraits of his ancestors hanging on the cracked walls.
  • massive: The level of destruction from the massive explosion at Beirut's port last week is 10 times worse than what 15 years of civil war did, he says.

Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong's rebel mogul and pro-democracy voice

  • security: His arrest on Monday is the highest-profile use of the national security law imposed on the territory by Beijing in June.
  • knit: From working odd jobs and knitting in a small clothing shop he taught himself English, eventually founding the international clothing brand Giordano.
  • knell: When China passed Hong Kong's new national security law in June, Mr Lai told the BBC " it spells the death knell" for the territory.
  • international: From working odd jobs and knitting in a small clothing shop he taught himself English, eventually founding the international clothing brand Giordano.
  • massacre: He started writing columns criticising the massacre that followed the demonstrations in Beijing and established a publishing house that went on to become one of Hong Kong's most influential.

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

  • stagnant: Her classroom has a window air conditioning unit, but she fears the stagnant air will increase the chances that an infected student could spread the virus.
  • colleague: As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.
  • repair: As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.
  • warm: Some districts are warming to the idea of outdoor classr ooms.
  • evidence: There is no evidence that the disease can spread through ventilation systems from one classroom to the next, according to Dr. Edward Nardell, a Harvard Medical School professor who specializes in airborne diseases.

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

  • generation: Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away.
  • career: The key lay in her daughter, just months from a career in public health, who studied how to battle the illnesses of want and hunger.
  • further: The world could see its first increase in extreme poverty in 22 years, further sharpening social inequities.
  • exhaust: Back in 1991, when Ethiopia began its transformation, the country was exhausted by war.
  • drought: A new leader, Meles Ze nawi, was shaking off years of Marxist dictatorship and terrifying drought whose images of withered children left the world aghast.

Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under security law

  • protest: Other activists, like high-profile protest leader Nathan Law, fled the city before the security law came into force.
  • knell: On 30 June, when the security law was passed, Mr Lai told the BBC that this " spells the death knell for Hong Kong ".
  • tycoon: Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under security law- BBC News.
  • arrest: Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under security law- BBC News.
  • security: Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under security law- BBC News.

Why choice of running mate matters more than usual this year

  • proclivity: That's not a place many Democrats are comfortable given Biden's proclivity for gaffes and the persistent lack of excitement behind his candidacy.
  • unify: More fundamentally, the choice offers Biden an unusual opportunity to unify a party still reeling from Trump's 2016 win and solidify its future.
  • complement: Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican who was deeply involved in Ryan's vice presidential preparations in 2012, said the main objective of picking a running mate is to find someone who may complement the presidential nominee.
  • mate: Why choice of running mate matters more than usual this year.
  • opportunity: More fundamentally, the choice offers Biden an unusual opportunity to unify a party still reeling from Trump's 2016 win and solidify its future.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's smoke and mirrors on executive orders

  • specialty: The program allows veterans to see a private doctor for primary or mental health care at public expense if their VA wait is 20 days (28 for specialty care) or their drive to a VA facility is 30 minutes or more.
  • acknowledge: His own economic adviser acknowledged Sunday that various details remained to be worked out, including contributions from the states, and that legal challenges appeared likely.
  • legal: His own economic adviser acknowledged Sunday that various details remained to be worked out, including contributions from the states, and that legal challenges appeared likely.
  • imminent: THE FACTS: An imminent payment is unlikely, if one comes at all.
  • lawmaker: Several lawmakers have questioned the legality of the orders, which bypass legislation that would need to be approved by Congress.

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers

  • ballot: She said the last of the remaining ballots arrived Saturday at 8:30 p.m., days behind schedule, and that trucks loaded with the ballots and electronic voting machines didn't leave until Sunday, the day of the primary, when normally they depart one or two days beforehand.
  • ballot: Among them, he mentioned the pandemic, Tropical Storm Isaias, and a last-minute request from the two main parties to print more than 75,000 additional ballots.
  • material: He said he is now focused on trying to find funds and materials needed for the additional primary.
  • approve: A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances dismissed accusations that the electoral commission did not have enough funding, saying it approved all of its funding requests.
  • chaos: The ongoing chaos could be further disrupted by additional lawsuits, experts say.

Azar meets with Taiwan President Tsai on breakthrough visit

  • series: Closer relations come as Washington is enmeshed in a series of disputes with Beijing over trade, technology, the South China Sea and Beijing's crackdown on opposition voices in Hong Kong.
  • dispute: Closer relations come as Washington is enmeshed in a series of disputes with Beijing over trade, technology, the South China Sea and Beijing's crackdown on opposition voices in Hong Kong.
  • island: Taiwan, an island of 23 million people, moved swiftly and aggressively to contain COVID-19 and has recorded just 277 cases and seven deaths from the illness.
  • message: It's a true honor to be here to convey a message of strong support and friendship from President Trump to Taiwan," Azar said.
  • sympathy: That, in turn, has increased already considerable bipartisan sympathy for Taipei in Washington and prompted new measures to strengthen governmental and military ties.

Politics latest news: Brexit will give UK freedom to set new laws on illegal migrants, Downing Stree...

  • inflexible: The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: " We are currently bound by the Dublin Regulations for returns and they are inflexible and rigid- for example, there is a time limit placed on returns, it's something which can be abused by both migrants and their lawyers to frustrate the returns of those who have no right to be here.
  • foist: Tom Harris: Labour is in no position to give moral lectures after trying to foist Corbyn on the nation.
  • wean: Labour is full of Bright Young Things, weaned on The West Wing and who know how to deliver a political message that hits every necessary demographic.
  • retention: Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: " We warned that the tapering of the jobs retention scheme would see redundancy notices fly around like confetti and sadly this is coming to pass.
  • irreparable: MPs have urged Ofcom to look at BBC plans to cut its regional news services, asking the TV watchdog to act before any " irreparable steps are taken ".

Trump WeChat ban 'an unwelcome signal' for Chinese community

  • censor: It 'd be similar to what China does- to censor," said Jennie.
  • community: For the global Chinese community, WeChat is more than a chat app: it is often the primary means of staying in touch with friends and family back home.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Trumps says WeChat is a threat to America's national security.
  • security: Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Trumps says WeChat is a threat to America's national security.
  • firm: So the decision last week by US President Donald Trump to order American firms to stop doing business with WeChat has sent shockwaves rippling out.

Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

  • clock: At the start of the pandemic it was taking weeks to clock up each 100,000 infections, now those milestones are measured in hours.
  • promoter: They also rapidly closed schools, restricted international travel and were early promoters of face masks and hand-washing.
  • arrival: It is little more than six months since the World Health Organization (W HO) declared the arrival of a new virus a global emergency.
  • emergency: It is little more than six months since the World Health Organization (W HO) declared the arrival of a new virus a global emergency.
  • planet: If we take the planet as a whole, the picture is looking rough.