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India coronavirus: Questions over death of man 'turned away by 18 hospitals'

  • patient: In India some suspected coronavirus patients are turned away from hospitals.
  • investigate: Indian officials are investigating nine hospitals in the southern city of Bangalore, amid allegations that a man died after being refused treatment at all of them, writes BBC Hindi's Imran Qureshi.
  • treatment: Indian officials are investigating nine hospitals in the southern city of Bangalore, amid allegations that a man died after being refused treatment at all of them, writes BBC Hindi's Imran Qureshi.
  • breathe: Bhawarlal Sujani, 52, breathed his last at the doorstep of one of the many hospitals that had refused to admit him.
  • treat: His brother, Dinesh Sujani, who had tried desperately to get him treated, broke down as he recalled the final hours of Bhawarlal's life.

Sydney seaplane crash: Pilot was 'adversely affected by gas leak'

  • inexpensive: These detectors are now inexpensive and widely availabl e," he said.
  • crash: Sydney seaplane crash: Pilot was 'adversely affected by gas leak '- BBC News.
  • leak: Sydney seaplane crash: Pilot was 'adversely affected by gas leak '- BBC News.
  • crash: Sydney seaplane crash: Pilot was 'adversely affected by gas leak'.
  • leak: Sydney seaplane crash: Pilot was 'adversely affected by gas leak'.

Coronavirus in North Korea: Kim Jong-un claims 'shining success'

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption State media said Kim warned against a hasty relaxing of restrictions.
  • warn: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption State media said Kim warned against a hasty relaxing of restrictions.
  • inroad: Speaking at a politburo meeting, Mr Kim said the country had " prevented the inroad of the malignant virus and maintained a stable situatio n ".
  • border: North Korea closed its borders and put thousands into isolation six months ago as the virus swept across the globe.
  • analyst: It claims that it has no virus cases, though analysts say this is unlikely.

Botswana investigating mystery deaths of at least 275 elephants

  • carcass: Poaching has been ruled out as the cause of death, as the carcasses were found intact.
  • limp: Some elephants appeared disorientated, had difficulty walking, showed signs of partial paralysis or a limp," the report said.
  • nuisance: However, they are seen as a nuisance by some farmers, whose crops have been destroyed.

Joe Biden’s ‘Woke’ Problem: Could it Cost Him at the Polls?

  • incendiary: By combining incendiary tough tweets with more passive action, at least far removed from the White House and Lafayette Park, Trump has up to this point satisfied no one.
  • passive: By combining incendiary tough tweets with more passive action, at least far removed from the White House and Lafayette Park, Trump has up to this point satisfied no one.
  • assent: When people are forced to assent to doctrines or perform rituals in which they disbelieve, they are likely to rebel at the first real opportunity.
  • rebel: When people are forced to assent to doctrines or perform rituals in which they disbelieve, they are likely to rebel at the first real opportunity.
  • rob: Not many people will behave like the man who told the New York Times he felt guilty for calling the police on two black teenagers who tried to rob him at gunpoint.

Universities Sowing the Seeds of Their Own Obsolescence

  • deface: W hen mobs tore down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant and defaced a monument to African-American veterans of the Civil War, many people wondered whether the protesters had ever learned anything in high school or college.
  • iconoclast: Did any of these iconoclasts know the difference between Grant and Robert E. Lee?
  • unaccountable: It is hard to square the circle of angry graduates having no jobs with their unaccountable professors who so poorly trained students while enjoying lifelong tenure.
  • lifelong: It is hard to square the circle of angry graduates having no jobs with their unaccountable professors who so poorly trained students while enjoying lifelong tenure.
  • veritable: The idea that universities can still charge regular rates when students are forced to stay home is not just an unsustainable practice, but veritable suicide.

Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say

  • clandestine: American and Afghan officials for years have maintained that Russia was running clandestine operations to undermine the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and aid the Taliban.
  • saturate: The Afghan battlefield is saturated with smaller terrorist groups in addition to the Taliban, who are still responsible for the majority of the violence.
  • raid: None of those interviewed who know Azizi were surprised when his associates were raided about six months ago and one of his brothers taken into custody with the half-million dollars in cash.

Wanchalearm Satsaksit: The Thai satirist abducted in broad daylight

  • affront: Wanchalearm was angered by what he saw as yet another affront to democracy by the military in 2014.
  • stupid: He exposed what he considered to be stupid blunders of the junta using the dialect of north-easterners," he adds.
  • dialect: He exposed what he considered to be stupid blunders of the junta using the dialect of north-easterners," he adds.
  • exile: Wanchalearm was just one of many Thai exiles speaking out from the perceived safety of a neighbouring country.
  • light-hearted: Speaking to the BBC from an undisclosed location, Jakrapob says he was shocked by his friend's disappearance due to the light-hearted nature of his activism.

Jeyaraj and Fenix: Five policemen arrested over India custody deaths

  • constable: The court cited the serious injuries listed in the post-mortem report as well as eyewitness testimony by a female constable at the police station- both of which were part of the magistrate's findings.
  • prima: Based on a report by the local magistrate who is investigating the deaths, the high court first said there was a " prima facie" case of murder against the main accused.
  • constable: The magistrate's report included eyewitness testimony by the female constable at the police station in Sathankulam- and the court has asked district officials to ensure her safety.
  • reprimand: The court also reprimanded the officers after the magistrate complained that they had been uncooperative during the investigation, and alleged that they had sought to withhold and tamper with evidence.
  • tamper: The court also reprimanded the officers after the magistrate complained that they had been uncooperative during the investigation, and alleged that they had sought to withhold and tamper with evidence.

Ms Marvel: Trailblazing Muslim superhero goes gaming

  • caption: Image copyright Marvel Image caption Kamala Khan was created by Marvel in 2014 and will make her debut in a video game adaption later this year.
  • debut: Image copyright Marvel Image caption Kamala Khan was created by Marvel in 2014 and will make her debut in a video game adaption later this year.
  • heritage: The Muslim-American teenager of Pakistani heritage, who has shape-shifting abilities, is the latest character to adopt the Ms Marvel moni ker.
  • announce: When the game's publisher Square Enix announced that Marvel Avengers would include Kamala Khan as one of its main playable characters and make her central to the plot, it garnered praise from both fans and industry insiders.
  • plot: When the game's publisher Square Enix announced that Marvel Avengers would include Kamala Khan as one of its main playable characters and make her central to the plot, it garnered praise from both fans and industry insiders.

Hong Kong's new security law: Why it scares people

  • malleable: As the NPC Observer team note, these words are " highly subjective and malleable ".
  • knell: Jimmy Lai: China's security law 'spells the death knell for Hong Kong '.
  • security: Hong Kong's new security law: Why it scares people- BBC News.
  • security: Hong Kong's new security law: Why it scares people.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new law was greeted with protests in Hong Kong.

Persuading China to switch to 'fake' pork

  • substitute: A vegetarian of two decades, he's explaining how substitute meat is not just a market for the North American brands like Impossible Foods, and Beyond Meat, which have become well known for their burgers.
  • pig: We eat a lot of different parts of the pig.
  • persuade: Persuading China to switch to 'fake ' pork- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Omnipork Image caption David Yeung is one of the new wave of environmentally concerned entrepreneurs.
  • alternative: OmniPork is a plant-based meat alternative that is now on the menu in many of Hong Kong's trendiest restaurants, hotels and bars.

Coronavirus: The human cost of fake news in India

  • vegetable: Vegetable seller Imran- who didn't want to use his real name- told the BBC that when a fake video on WhatsApp said to show a Muslim man spitting on bread went viral, calls for a boycott of Muslims grew.
  • vegetable: Imran and other vegetable vendors from his community now only sell their produce at a city market.
  • vegetarian: False claims were also widely spread in India that eating vegetarian food and eliminating meat from your diet could prevent you getting coronavirus.
  • target: Fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets.
  • drown: This has been a particular problem in India during the coronavirus pandemic, where reliable sources of news are frequently drowned out by unverified information online.

Hong Kong security law: Minutes after new law, pro-democracy voices quit

  • security: Hong Kong security law: Minutes after new law, pro-democracy voices quit- BBC News.
  • security: Hong Kong security law: Minutes after new law, pro-democracy voices quit.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption 23-year-old Joshua Wong rose to prominence in the Umbrella Movement of 2014.
  • prominence: Image copyright Reuters Image caption 23-year-old Joshua Wong rose to prominence in the Umbrella Movement of 2014.
  • security: On Tuesday morning, the news started to break from Beijing: China had passed a new security law in Hong Kong.

Pakistan's national airline moves to assuage concern on 'dubious' pilot licences

  • assuage: Pakistan's national airline moves to assuage concern on 'dubious' pilot licences.
  • compliant: The letter, signed by PIA Chief Executive Arshad Malik, also promised the airline would remain compliant with all international aviation safety and regulatory standards.
  • abet: He added that five officials of the aviation authority were also suspended for abetting the suspected pilots.
  • assuage: The move looks to assuage safety concerns after Pakistan's Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said on Friday the government had asked various commercial airlines, flying clubs and charter companies to ground a total of 262 pilots until investigations into their qualifications are completed.
  • allay: Aviation Minister Khan had said the move to ground the pilots would help allay global concerns and show wrongdoing had been corrected.

Satellite images show buildup on disputed India-China border

  • junction: The Chinese were obviously pushing toward the junction and what they perceive as their claim line.
  • junction: At that junction, the Galwan River turns west toward an important supply route for a key Indian airfield.
  • disengage: The images released this week by Maxar, a Colorado-based satellite imagery company, show new construction activity along the Galwan River Valley, even as Chinese and Indian diplomats said military commanders had agreed to disengage from a standoff there.
  • arid: The contradictions in words and deeds showed the fragility of an agreement following the worst violence since the Asian giants went to war in 1962 over their competing claims to the arid border region, experts said.

Israel's Military Is a Powerhouse for 1 Big Reason: It Makes U.S. Weapons Better

  • penetration: A new engine and improved warhead also gave it superior penetration and speed to the original TOW.
  • mountainous: In addition to scoring a kill on a Syrian MiG-21, they provided valuable ground support, suppressing infantry in urban and mountainous areas with their rapid-fire twenty-millimeter cannons.
  • superb: In addition to its superb performance in the air-to-air role during the 1982 Lebanon War, the F-15 was also used in Operation Opera and Operation Wooden Leg, both long-range-strike missions.
  • upgrade: The upgrade included a new radar with AIM-120 and Israeli Python missile compatibility, redone cockpits with a new throttle and stick and glass cockpit, and improved electronic-warfare capability.
  • upgrade: This upgrade program ran from 1995 to 2001, and these upgraded F-15s are expected to continue to serve far into the future.

The M1911: The 100-Year-Old Semiautomatic Pistol That Won't Go Away

  • cartridge: The 1911 was designed with a new handgun cartridge, .45.
  • cartridge: Long Colt cartridge lacked the ability to reliably incapacitate Moro warriors in combat.
  • incapacitate: Long Colt cartridge lacked the ability to reliably incapacitate Moro warriors in combat.
  • accessory: The M45A1 is a 1911A1 built by Colt Defense with modifications, including a Picatinny accessory rail, night sights and a desert-tan paint job.
  • venerable: Unfortunately one requirement of what would later be called the Modular Handgun System was low recoil, which implicitly disqualified the venerable pistol.

Could America Mash Together a Battleship and Aircraft Carrier?

  • refurbish: Each of the four ships, Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin was refurbished, their sixteen and five-inch guns brought back online.
  • upgrade: Retirement put an end to future upgrades, which might have included the boldest of them all.
  • bombard: The six remaining 16-inch guns, backed up by the new 155-millimeter guns, could bombard land targets prior to an assa ult.
  • conjunction: The Navy and Marines would use the flight deck, in conjunction with Iwo Jima-class helicopter landing ships and Tarawa-class amphibious assault ships, to help manage the assault force of an airmobile assault on an enemy-held position.
  • amphibious: The Navy and Marines would use the flight deck, in conjunction with Iwo Jima-class helicopter landing ships and Tarawa-class amphibious assault ships, to help manage the assault force of an airmobile assault on an enemy-held position.

How Vietnam saved a British patient

  • plaudits: He called for foreigners breaking the rules to be deported, earning plaudits from his followers on social media.
  • kudos: There's a lot of political kudos that Vietnam can take from my recovery," he observes," and it keeps their record, which is pretty phenomenal on Covid, very, very low.
  • phenomenal: There's a lot of political kudos that Vietnam can take from my recovery," he observes," and it keeps their record, which is pretty phenomenal on Covid, very, very low.
  • wheel: I remember being roused, I remember getting my tracheotomy, I remember being wheeled through hospital corridors- and then the next few days are a blur.
  • consul: Most recently, his hospital room played host to the British consul general and the chairman of Ho Chi Minh City's People's Committee.

Italy sends in army after riot erupts on council estate near Naples over new virus outbreak

  • flat: Violence flared between Italian residents and migrant workers on Thursday and Friday in the town of Mondragone, north of Naples, after five blocks of flats were locked down in an outbreak of 43 positive cases, mostly among Roma and Bulgarian field workers.
  • cordon: The trouble reportedly began after a group of Bulgarians attempted to force their way through a cordon put in place earlier this week, to protest not being able to return to work.
  • dilapidated: They often live in unsanitary conditions, crammed into camps and dilapidated buildings around Castel Volturno and Mondragone, two seaside towns along a polluted strip of land north of Naples, largely controlled by the Camorra organized crime syndicate.
  • syndicate: They often live in unsanitary conditions, crammed into camps and dilapidated buildings around Castel Volturno and Mondragone, two seaside towns along a polluted strip of land north of Naples, largely controlled by the Camorra organized crime syndicate.

Why Huawei's days in the UK could be numbered

  • acquaint: To understand why, one needs to become acquainted with a little-reported side to the tech industry.
  • condense: When Huawei announced its flagship Kirin 990 5G chip last year, it boasted " over 10 billion transistors are condensed in this tiny chipset ".
  • compress: Instead, automated software is used to help with the physical layout of the chip, but also to design its logical functionality- its arrays of memory cells and microprocessor cores, its ability to compress the signals and also to carry out special functions for the inputs and the outputs of a chip.
  • predominant: So, while Huawei could try to skirt round the sanctions by shifting its business to China's predominant foundry- Shanghai-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp ( SMIC)- that company, too, needs to obey the US rules or would face consequences of its own that might threaten its wider business.
  • arcane: Even so, if the UK government is looking for a reason to revisit January's decision- perhaps to help secure a US trade deal or prevent a backbench revolt- the arcane world of chip design might provide the solution.

Top Trump officials and Republicans are encouraging followers to migrate to Parler, an alternative s...

  • advertise: Parler, similar to social networks like Gab and MeWe, has advertised itself as a haven for free speech and protector of user rights.
  • protector: Parler, similar to social networks like Gab and MeWe, has advertised itself as a haven for free speech and protector of user rights.
  • advertise: Republicans have advertised Parler as a worthy rival to Twitter in tweets promoting their usernames.

Trump pulled support for testing sites in 5 states as he's trying to push coronavirus test numbe...

  • slate: Seven of the sites slated for defunding are in Texas, which just this week reported record-high hospitalization rates for 10 consecutive days and an upward trend in new infections.
  • consecutive: Seven of the sites slated for defunding are in Texas, which just this week reported record-high hospitalization rates for 10 consecutive days and an upward trend in new infections.
  • onus: Meanwhile, the onus is now on states to bolster testing efforts.
  • contagious: Losing the support of the Federal government for testing sites will undoubtedly have catastrophic cascading consequences in the region's ability to adequately test, quarantine, and isolate " new patients, which is necessary to curb the transmission of the highly contagious illness, he wrote.
  • mitigate: Testing helps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and allows for epidemiological and scientific efforts to continue to track and understand the pandemic ," she said.

Li Wenliang: 'Wailing Wall' for China's virus whistleblowing doctor

  • relapse: The initial burst of anger took place during a time when media control relapsed significantly in China, when multiple major outlets were able to conduct critical investigative reporting.
  • dissonance: Mundane reflections and simple greetings as the way to commemorate Dr Li, though different from expressions of anger and indignation, contain their own power to keep the memory and dissonance alive," she said.
  • innocuous: China does routinely censor comments on social media, but there was shock and anger at these apparent deletions- as even innocuous posts were wiped from the page.

In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice

  • eclipse: In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice- BBC News.
  • solstice: In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice- BBC News.
  • eclipse: In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice.
  • solstice: In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice.
  • eclipse: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The eclipse was seen by skywatchers in parts of Asia- such as this woman in Bangkok.

Coronavirus surges aren't linked to George Floyd, policing, Black Lives Matter protests

  • diligent: Experts speculate that people living in places that were not hard hit by COVID-19 earlier this year may be less diligent about wearing masks and maintaining safe social distance, making them more likely to spread the virus once it arrives in force.
  • granular: Because public data is compiled at the county level, it is impossible to analyze important granular details about particular social groups and individual risk factors.
  • noticeable: Additionally, it can take weeks for mass spreading events to cascade enough that they cause a noticeable surge in confirmed cases, especially if a state is not adequately isolating the first people who show symptoms and tracing their contacts with others.

Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison involved in Breonna Taylor shooting

  • termination: Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that Louisville Metro Police is initiating termination of officer Brett Hankison, one of three officers to fire weapons at Breonna Taylor's apartment, which resulted in her death.
  • adherence: Specifically, Hankison is accused of violating departmental policies on adherence to rules and regulations and use of deadly force.
  • discipline: Schroeder, who wrote that he received the department's Public Integrity Unit investigation into the case on Tuesday evening, notes Hankison was previously disciplined for reckless conduct in early 2019.
  • reckless: Schroeder, who wrote that he received the department's Public Integrity Unit investigation into the case on Tuesday evening, notes Hankison was previously disciplined for reckless conduct in early 2019.
  • levy: If it determines it was not justified, it can levy its own punishment.

Galwan Valley: India and China downplay reports of soldier release

  • clarify: The careful wording of the statements did little to clarify whether Chinese forces in the contested area had taken Indian soldiers into custody and subsequently released them.
  • major: Indian media reports suggested that a lieutenant-colonel and three majors were among 10 held by the Chinese, and that their release was the top priority in military and diplomatic talks between the nuclear powers on Wednesday.
  • barring: At least 20 Indian soldiers died in the clash, which was fought without any firearms because of a 1996 agreement barring guns and explosives from the area, and at least 76 Indian soldiers were injured.
  • bilateral: We hope India can work with China to maintain the long-term development of bilateral relations," he said.
  • clash: Media reports said troops clashed on ridges at a height of nearly 4,300m ( 14,000 ft) on steep terrain, with some soldiers falling into the fast-flowing Galwan river in sub-zero temperatures.

Gulabo Sitabo: Bollywood's first post-lockdown film skips cinemas

  • light-hearted: Headlined by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and rising star Ayushmann Khurrana, Gulabo Sitabo is a light-hearted comedy.
  • aristocrat: The film is based in modern-day Lucknow, the north Indian city once known for its aristocrats and magnificent mansions that would resonate with music, dance and poetry,.
  • curmudgeon: Bachchan is cast in the role of Mirza, an old curmudgeon, complete with flowing beard and wobbly gait, looking after his wife's crumbling mansion.
  • light-hearted: Gulabo Sitabo is a quirky, light-hearted movie that the audience can enjoy with their families ", said Shoojit Sircar, the director.
  • gait: Bachchan is cast in the role of Mirza, an old curmudgeon, complete with flowing beard and wobbly gait, looking after his wife's crumbling mansion.

Padma Lakshmi Gets Political With Series Cheering Immigrants

  • seethe: She's been left seething as newcomers are discriminated against or targ eted.
  • boil: Specifically, immigrant food: burritos, dosas, crab boil, pad Thai and poke.
  • forage: She goes to Las Vegas to spend time with Thai immigrants and to Arizona to forage for Native American ingredients.
  • hypocritical: To talk to other Indians without talking to members of my own family would have felt not false, but a little hypocritical.

Galwan Valley: China and India clash on freezing and inhospitable battlefield

  • savage: A savage brawl between Indian and Chinese forces in the Galwan river valley in Ladakh, a disputed Himalayan border region, has left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.
  • populous: The world's two most populous nations- with two of the planet's biggest military forces- have been at loggerheads for weeks along their long and contested high-altitude frontier.
  • altitude: The Galwan river valley, with its harsh climate and high altitude terrain, lies along the western sector of the LAC and close to Aksai Chin, a disputed area claimed by India but controlled by China.
  • altitude: On Tuesday evening, the Indian army confirmed that 17 of those who died " were critically injured in the line of duty at the stand-off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain ".
  • succumb: It is thought some of the soldiers succumbed to their wounds, unable to survive the freezing temperatures overnight.

As leaders warned of US meat shortages, overseas exports of pork and beef continued

  • lifeline: The next day, President Donald Trump threw the industry a lifeline.
  • liability: Instead, some critics say, the fear was used to justify the executive order, which provided some liability protection for meatpacking plants.
  • glut: Farmers had expanded their herds in anticipation, leaving a glut once COVID-19 struck, which required some farmers to do traumatic mass cullings and placed additional pressure on plants to reopen.
  • transfer: Roger Horowitz, a history professor and meat industry expert at the University of Delaware, said he believes companies would find a way to make use of all animals parts domestically or transfer costs to consumers, although perhaps for less money.
  • plastic: Tyson Foods installed plastic barriers between worker stations at its meat and poultry plants to protect against transmission of the coronavirus.

The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks was reprimanded for using a firearm in 2017

  • reprimand: The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks was reprimanded for using a firearm in 2017.
  • sobriety: Former Atlanta Police Department officer Garrett Rolfe conducts a field sobriety test on 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's restaurant parking lot on June 12 in this still image from the body-worn camera of officer Devin Brosnan in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • conclusive: In all, Rolfe's disciplinary file includes 12 incidents, including four citizen complaints as well as a firearm discharge in 2015 that did not have a conclusive action taken.

Trump trailing in polls because people don't want to admit they support him, former press secret...

  • latent: When confronted with theses failures of the current administration, it is understandable that latent supporters may feel embarrassed or ashamed to stick with the president, or merely want to keep their preference quiet.
  • aggregate: Every poll bar two aggregated by FiveThirtyEight since the beginning of June has the Democratic Party candidate leading Trump by between three points and 14 points.
  • aggregate: Mr Spicer cites a poll that is not aggregated by Five ThirtyE ight, and was carried out exclusively for the British tabloid between 3-5 June, surveying a sample of 1,500 likely voters.

North Korea: What's behind the liaison office demolition?

  • demolish: North Korea has followed through on a threat to demolish a joint liaison office with the South, causing alarm around the world.
  • fray: Coming so soon after the 20th anniversary of the first-ever inter-Korean summit, the destruction of the Inter-Korean Liaison Office is certainly an evocative reminder of the ways in which inter-Korean cooperation has gone wrong in the past and just how the progress made in 2018 is quickly fraying.
  • provocative: We may in the coming days see other steps by the North Koreans, which could range from provocative military exercises, live firing of artillery shells toward South Korean territory, or steps to reverse the accomplishments of the September 2018 inter-Korean Comprehensive Military A greement.
  • artillery: We may in the coming days see other steps by the North Koreans, which could range from provocative military exercises, live firing of artillery shells toward South Korean territory, or steps to reverse the accomplishments of the September 2018 inter-Korean Comprehensive Military A greement.
  • shell: We may in the coming days see other steps by the North Koreans, which could range from provocative military exercises, live firing of artillery shells toward South Korean territory, or steps to reverse the accomplishments of the September 2018 inter-Korean Comprehensive Military A greement.

Coronavirus: Fact-checking claims it might have started in August 2019

  • noticeable: It says there was a noticeable rise in vehicles parking outside six hospitals in the city from late August to 1 December 2019.
  • decrease: However, Baidu company officials have disputed their findings, saying there was in fact a decrease in searches for " diarrhoea" over this period.
  • annotate: Image copyright Harvard University Image caption The researchers studied and annotated satellite images showing Wuhan hospitals.

California 'sanctuary' rules stay in place after Supreme Court rejects Trump's challenge

  • reconsider: The justices for now appear unready to reconsider past rulings that gave states ample authority to regulate guns and to shield police from lawsuits.
  • reconsider: The court had also been under pressure to reconsider the " qualified immunity" that shields police from many lawsuits involving excessive force.
  • evade: As a result of SB 54, criminal aliens have evaded the detention and removal that Congress prescribed, and have instead returned to the civilian population, where they are disproportionately likely to commit additional crimes.
  • invalid: The Trump administration, led by Sessions, filed suit against California seeking to having the state law declared invalid.
  • void: Although the state's lawyers cited conservative precedents upholding states ' rights, Trump's lawyers relied on a liberal ruling by the Supreme Court in 2012 that sided with the Obama administration and voided much of an Arizona law that would have empowered local police to arrest and detain immigrants in the country illegally.