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China Proposes Dropping Term Limits for President Xi

  • tenure: There is no limit on his tenure as the party and military chief, though a maximum 10-year term is the norm.
  • norm: There is no limit on his tenure as the party and military chief, though a maximum 10-year term is the norm.
  • reform: That is stacked with members chosen for their loyalty to the party, meaning the reform will not be blocked.
  • block: That is stacked with members chosen for their loyalty to the party, meaning the reform will not be blocked.
  • retire: Wang, 69, had reached the age at which top officials tend to retire.

North Korea Calls Latest US Sanctions an ‘Act of War’

  • block: They block assets held by the companies in the U.S. and prohibit U.S. citizens from interacting with them.
  • assets: They block assets held by the companies in the U.S. and prohibit U.S. citizens from interacting with them.
  • interact: They block assets held by the companies in the U.S. and prohibit U.S. citizens from interacting with them.
  • oversee: Since August of last year, the U.S. has helped oversee three rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea.
  • nuclear: The pressure has not stopped Pyongyang from conducting more nuclear and missile tests.

Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

  • defend: Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 10-page memo was redacted to avoid revealing intelligence gathering sources.
  • avoid: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 10-page memo was redacted to avoid revealing intelligence gathering sources.
  • intelligence: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 10-page memo was redacted to avoid revealing intelligence gathering sources.
  • release: Democrats on the US House Intelligence Committee have released a memo that counters Republican claims of bias in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential poll.

Farewell, Korea: Olympic Games Wrap up Triumphs, Surprises and Politics

  • temperature: Temperatures, so bitterly frigid at the outset that some spectators had to take cover from opening-ceremony winds, were nearly 20 degrees warmer ( 11 degrees Celsius) as the eveningbegan.
  • frigid: Temperatures, so bitterly frigid at the outset that some spectators had to take cover from opening-ceremony winds, were nearly 20 degrees warmer ( 11 degrees Celsius) as the eveningbegan.
  • spectator: Temperatures, so bitterly frigid at the outset that some spectators had to take cover from opening-ceremony winds, were nearly 20 degrees warmer ( 11 degrees Celsius) as the eveningbegan.
  • warm: Temperatures, so bitterly frigid at the outset that some spectators had to take cover from opening-ceremony winds, were nearly 20 degrees warmer ( 11 degrees Celsius) as the eveningbegan.
  • circumscribe: That these games would be circumscribed by politics was a given from the outset because of regional rivalries.

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

  • caption: Image copyright Mr Jayakumar Image caption Sridevi at a function in Dubai, photographed just hours before her death.
  • female: She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without the support of a male hero.
  • huge: She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without the support of a male hero.
  • male: She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without the support of a male hero.
  • hero: She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without the support of a male hero.

Kim Yong-chol: Protests greet North Korean delegation to Olympics

  • caption: Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption South Koreans protested against the general's visit.
  • delegation: A North Korean delegation led by a controversial general has arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang.
  • ceremony: A North Korean delegation led by a controversial general has arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang.
  • blame: Gen Kim Yong-chol is blamed for the torpedoing of a South Korean warship in 2010, with the loss of 46 seamen.
  • warship: Gen Kim Yong-chol is blamed for the torpedoing of a South Korean warship in 2010, with the loss of 46 seamen.

End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

  • ban: Winter Olympics: IOC votes to lift Russia ban if no further doping violations- BBC Sport.
  • further: Winter Olympics: IOC votes to lift Russia ban if no further doping violations- BBC Sport.
  • violation: Winter Olympics: IOC votes to lift Russia ban if no further doping violations- BBC Sport.
  • ban: Winter Olympics: IOC votes to lift Russia ban if no further doping violations.
  • further: Winter Olympics: IOC votes to lift Russia ban if no further doping violations.

Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

  • approve: Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire- BBC News.
  • approve: The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations.
  • resolution: The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations.
  • aid: The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations.
  • rebel: However, some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce, raising questions about its real impact.

Sridevi obituary: From Bollywood actress to Indian icon

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sridevi starred in more than 150 films.
  • career: It was the early 1990s and she was in a white, flowing dress in the famous Prasad Studios in Chennai, the city that spawned the career of India's iconic actress.
  • statuesque: Tall and statuesque, she was regal rather than imperious, her hair styled to resemble a cloud- as was the fashion at the time.
  • imperious: Tall and statuesque, she was regal rather than imperious, her hair styled to resemble a cloud- as was the fashion at the time.
  • hair: Tall and statuesque, she was regal rather than imperious, her hair styled to resemble a cloud- as was the fashion at the time.

Iran Will Abide by Cease-Fire Except in Suburbs Held by ‘Terrorists’

  • adhere: We will adhere to the ceasefire resolution, Syria will also adhere.
  • resolution: We will adhere to the ceasefire resolution, Syria will also adhere.
  • adhere: We will adhere to the ceasefire resolution, Syria will also adhere.
  • truce: The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria, as one of the deadliest air assaults of the seven-year war pounded the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta outside Damascus.
  • rebel: The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria, as one of the deadliest air assaults of the seven-year war pounded the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta outside Damascus.

Saudis Flock to Country’s First Jazz Festival

  • foreigner: Locals and foreigners flocked to the festival to watch bands from Riyadh, Beirut and New Orleans.
  • announce: On Thursday, the General Entertainment Authority announced it will stage more than 5,000 shows, festivals and concerts in 2018, double the number of last year.
  • double: On Thursday, the General Entertainment Authority announced it will stage more than 5,000 shows, festivals and concerts in 2018, double the number of last year.
  • reform: The entertainment plans are largely motivated by economics, part of a reform program to diversify the economy away from oil and create jobs for young Saudis.
  • program: The entertainment plans are largely motivated by economics, part of a reform program to diversify the economy away from oil and create jobs for young Saudis.

Storms Dump Rain on Soggy U.S. Midwest, Kill Two

  • threaten: A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed two people and threatened more flooding in an area that has seen evacuations because of high water.
  • storm: The storm system packing hail, high winds and possible tornados was forecast to drop from 2 to 4 inches ( 5 to 10 c m) of rain by early Sunday from Arkansas into the Ohio Valley.
  • possible: The storm system packing hail, high winds and possible tornados was forecast to drop from 2 to 4 inches ( 5 to 10 c m) of rain by early Sunday from Arkansas into the Ohio Valley.
  • forecast: The storm system packing hail, high winds and possible tornados was forecast to drop from 2 to 4 inches ( 5 to 10 c m) of rain by early Sunday from Arkansas into the Ohio Valley.
  • flood: Much of the area was under flash flood warnings or watches after being saturated by rain in the past week or so, the National Weather Service said.

CPR Survival Rates Lower Than Most People Think

  • majority: The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation ( CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.
  • resuscitation: The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation ( CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.
  • research: This overly optimistic view, which may partly stem from seeing happy outcomes in television medical dramas, can get in the way of decision-making and frank conversations about end of life care with doctors, the research team writes in American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • cardiac: CPR is intended to restart a heart that has stopped beating, known as cardiac arrest, which is typically caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart muscle.
  • arrest: CPR is intended to restart a heart that has stopped beating, known as cardiac arrest, which is typically caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart muscle.

For Rohingya, Little Progress but ‘Nobody is Coming to Kill Us’

  • security: On Aug. 25, Rohingya insurgents attacked several security posts in Myanmar, killing at least 14 people.
  • village: Within hours, waves of revenge attacks broke out, with the military and Buddhist mobs marauding through Rohingya villages in bloody pogroms, killing thousands, raping women and girls, and burning houses and whole villages.
  • village: Within hours, waves of revenge attacks broke out, with the military and Buddhist mobs marauding through Rohingya villages in bloody pogroms, killing thousands, raping women and girls, and burning houses and whole villages.
  • aid: The aid group Doctors Without Borders has estimated at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Myanmar in the first month of the violence, including at least 730 children younger than 5.
  • estimate: The aid group Doctors Without Borders has estimated at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Myanmar in the first month of the violence, including at least 730 children younger than 5.

The Czech spy who met Jeremy Corbyn

  • caption: Image caption Former spy Jan Dymic, now known as Jan Sarkocy.
  • spy: Image caption Former spy Jan Dymic, now known as Jan Sarkocy.
  • spy: Much of the news in the UK this week has been driven by allegations by a former Czechoslovak spy that the opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a paid informer for the country's communist era secret police, the StB..
  • evidence: Indeed all the evidence suggests he was never anything more than a person of interest to the StB..
  • sudden: As I sat at my computer, poring over secret police files, I felt a sudden tug of nostalgia.

Chileans Lose Faith as Vatican Revisits Sex Abuse Charges

  • shock: So many Chileans were shocked in 2015 when Pope Francis appointed as a bishop a clergyman accused of covering up for Karadima, and defended that choice in a visit to Chile last month.
  • accuse: So many Chileans were shocked in 2015 when Pope Francis appointed as a bishop a clergyman accused of covering up for Karadima, and defended that choice in a visit to Chile last month.
  • legalize: It only legalized divorce in 2004, making it one of the last countries in the world to do so.
  • parish: Yet El Bosque, like many other Chilean parishes, no longer has the large crowds attending Mass that it did in the 1970s and 1980s, when Karadima was a pillar of the Providencia community.
  • attend: Yet El Bosque, like many other Chilean parishes, no longer has the large crowds attending Mass that it did in the 1970s and 1980s, when Karadima was a pillar of the Providencia community.

North Korean Ice Hockey Player Who Defected Lauds Effort of Joint Women’s Team

  • contender: Neither the North Korean nor the South Korean team was a serious medal contender, but Hwangbo said the combined team did better than expected in matches, which ended Tuesday.
  • combine: Neither the North Korean nor the South Korean team was a serious medal contender, but Hwangbo said the combined team did better than expected in matches, which ended Tuesday.
  • initiative: The move was seen as a peace initiative led by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
  • split: North Korea and South Korea split after Japan, which occupied Korea, surrendered to end World War II.
  • surrender: North Korea and South Korea split after Japan, which occupied Korea, surrendered to end World War II.

Interior Secretary Alters His Overhaul Plans After Governors Push Back

  • overhaul: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revamped a plan for a sweeping overhaul of his department Friday with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed.
  • map: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revamped a plan for a sweeping overhaul of his department Friday with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed.
  • original: The changes follow complaints from a bipartisan group of Western state governors that Zinke did not consult them before unveiling his original plan last month.
  • dominate: The agency oversees vast public lands, primarily in the U.S. West, ranging from protected national parks and wildlife refuges to areas where coal mining and energy exploration dominate the landscape.
  • landscape: The agency oversees vast public lands, primarily in the U.S. West, ranging from protected national parks and wildlife refuges to areas where coal mining and energy exploration dominate the landscape.

Keillor: Relationship With Accuser Simply 'Romantic Writing'

  • afraid: The woman responded, via her attorney, that Keillor's power over her job made her afraid to say no to him.
  • relationship: In one of his first extended interviews since Minnesota Public Radio cut ties over the allegations against the former A Prairie Home Companion host in November, Keillor said he never had a sexual relationship with the woman, a freelance contributor to the show at the time.
  • contributor: In one of his first extended interviews since Minnesota Public Radio cut ties over the allegations against the former A Prairie Home Companion host in November, Keillor said he never had a sexual relationship with the woman, a freelance contributor to the show at the time.
  • mundane: Keillor also downplayed his power over the woman by portraying himself as uninvolved in the mundane operations of the radio show he created nearly a half-century ago and built into a powerhouse that attracted millions of listeners nationwide each Saturday evening, spun off assorted businesses and tours, and inspired a movie.
  • acknowledge: He also acknowledged several times that power imbalance between us, recognizing how his conduct could be offensive when it was coming from the person for whom I work.

Trump Tells Defense Department to Plan Military Parade for Veterans Day

  • telephone: Trump was interviewed live via telephone by Jeanine Pirro, host of Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News, Saturday night.
  • discuss: They discussed the recent mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as other issues, including a proposed military parade.
  • issue: They discussed the recent mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as other issues, including a proposed military parade.
  • parade: They discussed the recent mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as other issues, including a proposed military parade.
  • anniversary: The Veterans Day holiday this year coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I..

Governors Welcome New Gun Debate, Skeptical Congress Will Act

  • assess: Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift driven by public outrage and student activists.
  • debate: Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift driven by public outrage and student activists.
  • outrage: Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift driven by public outrage and student activists.
  • activist: Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift driven by public outrage and student activists.
  • attention: The Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives is drawing much of the attention at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

Populism and division at Latin America's polls

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Left-wing leaders from Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina were once a force to reckon with.
  • reckon: Image copyright AFP Image caption Left-wing leaders from Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina were once a force to reckon with.
  • analyst: It does not seem long ago that analysts were predicting a new chapter in Latin America.
  • predict: It does not seem long ago that analysts were predicting a new chapter in Latin America.
  • invigorate: For many the change was invigorating: a new socialist era in a region long-known for its gaping inequalities.

Colombia Extradites Major Drug Suspect to US

  • suspect: A suspected drug chief known as the " Pablo Escobar of Ecuador" was extradited to the United States on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office announced.
  • extradite: A suspected drug chief known as the " Pablo Escobar of Ecuador" was extradited to the United States on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office announced.
  • announce: A suspected drug chief known as the " Pablo Escobar of Ecuador" was extradited to the United States on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office announced.
  • extradition: Washington Edison Prado had tried unsuccessfully to prevent extradition by claiming membership in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a status that would have made him eligible for a type of amnesty under a peace deal.
  • eligible: Washington Edison Prado had tried unsuccessfully to prevent extradition by claiming membership in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a status that would have made him eligible for a type of amnesty under a peace deal.

A white wedding during Ethiopia's Red Terror

  • launch: The bloodshed began a year earlier, when Marxist leader Mengistu Haile Mariam took control of Ethiopia and launched a lethal campaign against his enemies.
  • campaign: The bloodshed began a year earlier, when Marxist leader Mengistu Haile Mariam took control of Ethiopia and launched a lethal campaign against his enemies.
  • circumstance: Photos from this day have been compiled by the digital archive, Vintage Addis Ababa, to show how people carry on with life in exceptional circumstances.
  • government: A year later, the country's imperial government was overthrown by the Derg communist regime, paving the way for Mengistu's rule.
  • overthrow: A year later, the country's imperial government was overthrown by the Derg communist regime, paving the way for Mengistu's rule.

Smile! Postcards from Afghanistan's furthest corner

  • accessible: Wakhan province in the far east of Afghanistan is one of the most remote places on earth, accessible only on foot.
  • sheep: He receives a sheep at the end of the month as his salary.
  • naturally: She gave birth naturally, but women who require a Caesarean must travel to Ishkashim district 10 hours away.
  • require: She gave birth naturally, but women who require a Caesarean must travel to Ishkashim district 10 hours away.
  • violence: Wakhan is far from the violence most of the rest of Afghanistan suffers but there are no clinics because it is so remote.

Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go from here?

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School demanded reform to gun laws.
  • reform: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School demanded reform to gun laws.
  • confront: With those words, a new movement was born- one that, within a week, would see the school's students march to their state capitol to confront lawmakers and demand stricter gun laws.
  • lawmaker: With those words, a new movement was born- one that, within a week, would see the school's students march to their state capitol to confront lawmakers and demand stricter gun laws.
  • major: By one count, there have been 15 major protests on progressive issues in the year since President Trump took office, including two Women's Marches and one against a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

'How I joined the jihadis by mistake'

  • mistake: 'How I joined the jihadis by mistake '- BBC News.
  • embarrass: Sitting down, he looks slightly embarrassed as a tall glass of coffee topped with a huge quiff of whipped cream is put in front of him.
  • huge: Sitting down, he looks slightly embarrassed as a tall glass of coffee topped with a huge quiff of whipped cream is put in front of him.
  • extremist: I know it's hard to believe, but it happened," Albert says about his nine days with different extremist groups.
  • oppose: Articulate and focused, he says his primary reason for going to Syria was to oppose the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

Washington Prado Álava: Colombia extradites top drug suspect to US

  • accuse: A man accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade has been extradited to the US from Colombia.
  • extradite: A man accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade has been extradited to the US from Colombia.
  • accuse: He is also accused of ordering the murders of judges, prosecutors and police officers in Ecuador.
  • murder: He is also accused of ordering the murders of judges, prosecutors and police officers in Ecuador.
  • rebel: In Colombia, he tried to join the ranks of the Farc leftist rebel group before it signed a peace agreement in 2016.

Italy election: Rival protests spark tensions ahead of vote

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police clash with demonstrators at a march against the far-right party The League in Milan.
  • clash: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police clash with demonstrators at a march against the far-right party The League in Milan.
  • demonstrator: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police clash with demonstrators at a march against the far-right party The League in Milan.
  • baton: Police in Milan used batons as left-wing demonstrators tried to break through a cordon.
  • demonstrator: Police in Milan used batons as left-wing demonstrators tried to break through a cordon.

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Warren Buffett backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election.
  • annual: Berkshire Hathaway reported a record quarterly and annual profit on Saturday.
  • oppose: Mr Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, opposed the plan.
  • investor: In his letter to investors, Mr Buffett said the tax cut accounted for nearly half of the firm's gain in net worth during 2017.
  • account: In his letter to investors, Mr Buffett said the tax cut accounted for nearly half of the firm's gain in net worth during 2017.

Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

  • firm: Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA- BBC News.
  • firm: Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students have been at the forefront of new calls for gun control in the US.
  • major: Two major US airlines have joined a growing list of companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association following the Florida school shooting.
  • announce: United and Delta airlines have both announced they are ending discounts for NRA members.

Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bardot is known for her forthright views on animal rights and other issues.
  • issue: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bardot is known for her forthright views on animal rights and other issues.
  • weigh: Brigitte Bardot has become the latest French celebrity to weigh in on a family dispute over the estate of the late singer Johnny Hallyday.
  • dispute: Brigitte Bardot has become the latest French celebrity to weigh in on a family dispute over the estate of the late singer Johnny Hallyday.
  • urge: In a radio interview, the movie legend urged Hallyday's widow Laeticia- named as his main heir- to give some of the money back to his older children.

Readers write: Reporter’s experiences over the decades in China

  • superb: The Jan. 22 cover story about China was a superb article.
  • contemporary: I learned a lot about contemporary China and what it has gained as well as what it has lost.
  • intelligence: It was written with intelligence and heart, so it informed and enriched the reader.
  • inform: It was written with intelligence and heart, so it informed and enriched the reader.
  • compound: The article was a delightful compound of wonder and nostalgia, vague dread and cleareyed observations.

Rex Tillerson’s Monroe Doctrine invocation was bizarre, Meeting between North and South Korea sparks...

  • intention: If his intention was to mend fences and re-establish relations... the reference was truly bizarre.
  • fence: If his intention was to mend fences and re-establish relations... the reference was truly bizarre.
  • administration: That was why the Obama administration in 2015 repudiated it.....
  • repudiate: That was why the Obama administration in 2015 repudiated it.....
  • access: There has been a spike in technology-related stalking activities reported.... Tw itter, Facebook and Instagram have normalised the idea of having access to people whenever we want, and slowly eroded the concept of personal privacy....

US Men Win First Olympic Gold Medal in Curling

  • decisive: The American men have won the Olympic gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden.
  • luck: The Americans received a good luck call from Mr. T before the match.
  • target: Shuster played it safe, throwing away one stone intentionally to keep the target area clear and avoid the traffic that can lead to big scores.
  • avoid: Shuster played it safe, throwing away one stone intentionally to keep the target area clear and avoid the traffic that can lead to big scores.
  • concede: With two stones apiece left, Swedish skip Niklas Edin pushed off with a spin and a smile, and then conceded defeat.

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICRC launched an internal review after reports of misconduct at aid agencies.
  • launch: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICRC launched an internal review after reports of misconduct at aid agencies.
  • aid: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICRC launched an internal review after reports of misconduct at aid agencies.
  • dismiss: The ICRC's director-general, Yves Daccord, said the individuals had paid for " sex ual services" and had resigned or were dismissed from the aid agency.
  • aid: The ICRC's director-general, Yves Daccord, said the individuals had paid for " sex ual services" and had resigned or were dismissed from the aid agency.

Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent.
  • innocent: Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent.
  • campaign: Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine's previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says.
  • lobby: Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine's previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says.
  • government: Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine's previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says.

More US Companies End Marketing Programs With National Rifle Association

  • activist: Activists have posted petitions online, identifying businesses that offer discounts to NRA members, in a push to pressure the companies to cut ties to the gun rights organization.
  • identify: Activists have posted petitions online, identifying businesses that offer discounts to NRA members, in a push to pressure the companies to cut ties to the gun rights organization.
  • program: Corporations that ended their discount programs with NRA members on Friday included insurance company MetLife, car rental company Hertz, and Symantec Corp., the software company that makes Norton Antivirus technology.
  • insurance: Corporations that ended their discount programs with NRA members on Friday included insurance company MetLife, car rental company Hertz, and Symantec Corp., the software company that makes Norton Antivirus technology.
  • advocate: On Thursday, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that those advocating for stricter gun control are exploiting the Florida shooting.

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby.
  • lobby: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby.
  • lobby: Several US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (N RA) amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to the powerful gun lobby in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
  • firm: The firms include car rental giants Hertz and Enterprise, which had offered discounts for NRA members.
  • murder: The murder of 17 people has prompted renewed calls for tighter gun controls.

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Names Acting Leader

  • noise: There is a lot of noise in the cockpit, yes.
  • shoe: O bviously, the small giants would want to fit in the shoes.
  • coalition: A coalition of opposition parties is expected to back Chamisa as their presidential candidate in the coming elections.
  • candidate: A coalition of opposition parties is expected to back Chamisa as their presidential candidate in the coming elections.
  • resign: The longtime president was forced to resign under military pressure in November, after 37 years in power.

Attacks Across Afghanistan Leave Dozens Dead, Wounded

  • headquarters: Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the Kabul attack took place in the Shash Darak area near NATO headquarters and not far from the U.S. Embassy.
  • insurgent: In western Farah province, at least 18 soldiers were killed when their checkpoint came under attack by Taliban insurgents, said Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Defense Ministry.
  • security: Meanwhile, an Afghan official said at least three security personnel were killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.
  • personnel: Meanwhile, an Afghan official said at least three security personnel were killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.
  • suicide: Meanwhile, an Afghan official said at least three security personnel were killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

Myanmar: Bombs explode in capital of restive Rakhine state

  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption It was not immediately clear who was behind the blasts.
  • explode: Three bombs have exploded in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine province, police say.
  • restive: Three bombs have exploded in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine province, police say.
  • ethnic: More than half a million mainly Muslim Rohingya from Rakhine fled the destruction of their homes last year in what the UN called ethnic cleansing.
  • village: Villages where Rohingya had lived were burned and several thousand people were killed in retaliation after Rohingya militants staged a series of attacks on police outp osts.

Taliban Vows to Protect TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

  • credit: In a statement emailed to media outlets, Qari Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, a purported Taliban spokesperson, claimed credit for the project, implying that it was initially planned during the Taliban regime, and said the group will ensure its security in areas under its control.
  • imply: In a statement emailed to media outlets, Qari Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, a purported Taliban spokesperson, claimed credit for the project, implying that it was initially planned during the Taliban regime, and said the group will ensure its security in areas under its control.
  • regime: In a statement emailed to media outlets, Qari Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, a purported Taliban spokesperson, claimed credit for the project, implying that it was initially planned during the Taliban regime, and said the group will ensure its security in areas under its control.
  • security: In a statement emailed to media outlets, Qari Mohammad Yusuf Ahmadi, a purported Taliban spokesperson, claimed credit for the project, implying that it was initially planned during the Taliban regime, and said the group will ensure its security in areas under its control.
  • participate: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and India Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar participated in the inauguration ceremony, which was held amid tight security to prevent possible attacks aimed at disrupting the event.

Deportations Rise, Increasingly Among Those With No Criminal Record

  • arrest: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals, compared to 82 percent during the final full three months of the Obama administration.
  • criminal: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals, compared to 82 percent during the final full three months of the Obama administration.
  • compare: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals, compared to 82 percent during the final full three months of the Obama administration.
  • administration: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals, compared to 82 percent during the final full three months of the Obama administration.
  • arrest: Looked at another way, arrests of criminals jumped 14 percent to 25,626 from 22,484, but arrests of non-criminals nearly tripled to 13,548 from 4,918.

Shiffrin Jokes About Whether Vonn's Olympic Career Is Over

  • career: Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done.
  • apparent: She is, without a doubt, the heir apparent to Vonn as the leader of U.S. ski racing.
  • combine: After she left the room, it was time for Shiffrin, 22, whose gold from the giant slalom and silver from the combined dangled from her neck.
  • discuss: Then Shiffrin discussed what she called the frustration of dealing with schedule changes that contributed to a fourth-place finish in her top event, the slalom, and forced her to enter only three of five races.
  • frustration: Then Shiffrin discussed what she called the frustration of dealing with schedule changes that contributed to a fourth-place finish in her top event, the slalom, and forced her to enter only three of five races.

Inspirational Africans - or glory-hunters?

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nigeria has been in the headlines after sending its first team to the Olympics.
  • attention: For two weeks, the entire world's attention has been on South Korea, where the world's best athletes have been competing for glory in the Winter Olympics.
  • border: As with every Olympic Games, support for the underdog has crossed borders.
  • delegation: The three women are part of the first Nigerian delegation to make it to the Winter Games and the first African team ever to compete in the bobsled competition.
  • compete: The three women are part of the first Nigerian delegation to make it to the Winter Games and the first African team ever to compete in the bobsled competition.

Wine Tied to Healthier Arteries for Some Diabetics

  • plaque: Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests.
  • diet: Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests.
  • plaque: Among the subset of 174 people with ultrasound images of their arteries, 45 percent had detectable plaque at the start of the study.
  • plaque: However, among the people who started out with the most plaque in their arteries, there was a small but statistically meaningful reduction in these deposits by the end of the study, researchers report in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • risk: Cardio-metabolic risk factors can increase the chances of having diabetes, heart disease or a stroke.

AP Fact Check: Toughest Sanctions on North Korea Ever? Not likely

  • announce: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: " The Treasury Department is announcing the largest set of sanctions ever imposed in connection with North Korea.
  • assertion: As for Trump's blanket assertion, in sheer dollar terms, the U.S. has actually imposed much costlier restrictions on countries such as Iran, a far richer economy than North Korea's.
  • sheer: As for Trump's blanket assertion, in sheer dollar terms, the U.S. has actually imposed much costlier restrictions on countries such as Iran, a far richer economy than North Korea's.
  • export: Washington and its allies cut off tens of billions of dollars ' worth of Iranian oil exports and shut the country's central bank out of the international financial system, among other steps, before eliminating those restrictions under a 2015 nuclear deal.
  • international: Washington and its allies cut off tens of billions of dollars ' worth of Iranian oil exports and shut the country's central bank out of the international financial system, among other steps, before eliminating those restrictions under a 2015 nuclear deal.

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

  • arrest: Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested- BBC News.
  • arrest: Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested.
  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis's sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week.
  • arrival: Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis's sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week.
  • arrest: Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt.

How the Nile could see a 'water war'

  • dam: A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan, writes the BBC's Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead.
  • tense: It is often said the world's next world war will be fought over water and there are few places as tense as the River Nile.
  • dam: There's been talk about a dam on the Blue Nile for many years, but when Ethiopia started to build, the Arab Spring was underway and Egypt was distracted.
  • wield: For thousands of years, and more recently buoyed by British colonialism, Egypt has wielded political influence over the Nile.
  • influence: For thousands of years, and more recently buoyed by British colonialism, Egypt has wielded political influence over the Nile.