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Chennai water crisis: City's reservoirs run dry

  • resident: The situation has also prompted clashes to break out between residents.
  • reservoir: Chennai water crisis: City's reservoirs run dry- BBC News.
  • situation: The situation has also prompted clashes to break out between residents.
  • firm: Vinoth Kaligai, the general secretary of an IT workers ' association, confirmed that some firms had told employees to stay at home.
  • restaurant: As the reservoirs started to run dry, many hotels and restaurants shut down temporarily.

Waves of Chinese tourists invade North Korea

  • exploit: Their " immortal exploits " will" last forever ", it proclaims, as will " the friendship forged in blood between the peoples of the People's Republic of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ".
  • obelisk: Hundreds of soldiers and workers have been sprucing up the obelisk and its grounds in recent days ahead of a state visit to Pyongyang by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week.
  • smash: An inscription on it lauds " the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, who fought with us on this land and smashed down the common enem y ".
  • troops: Nearly 70 years after Mao Zedong sent millions of soldiers to save Kim Il Sung's troops from defeat as General Douglas MacArthur's men marched up the peninsula, China remains the isolated, nuclear-armed North's key diplomatic backer and main provider of trade and aid.
  • isolate: Nearly 70 years after Mao Zedong sent millions of soldiers to save Kim Il Sung's troops from defeat as General Douglas MacArthur's men marched up the peninsula, China remains the isolated, nuclear-armed North's key diplomatic backer and main provider of trade and aid.

India encephalitis death toll rises to 103

  • government: The Indian government has said that it will " extend all possible support" to the state and affected families.
  • outbreak: More than 100 children have now died in an outbreak of suspected encephalitis in India's Bihar state, officials say.
  • suspect: More than 100 children have now died in an outbreak of suspected encephalitis in India's Bihar state, officials say.
  • patient: At least 200 patients, many of whom are below the age of 10, are still being treated at two hospitals.
  • treat: At least 200 patients, many of whom are below the age of 10, are still being treated at two hospitals.

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

  • remove: The images, many taken from a Navy helicopter, show what the Pentagon said were Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman.
  • remove: Officials last week said the move appeared to be an attempt to remove forensic evidence from the scene of the attack.
  • release: The release of the photos came as the U.S. works this week to convince members of Congress and allies that the accusations against Tehran are true.
  • international: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he made a number of calls Sunday and Monday to international leaders, trying to convince them that keeping the Strait of Hormuz safe and open is a problem they all must deal with.
  • terrorist: Relations between the U.S. and Iran have deteriorated in recent months, as the Trump administration restored crippling sanctions and designated the Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization.

Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh chase 322 to beat West Indies

  • sublime: Shakib Al Hasan's sublime unbeaten 124 helped Bangladesh pull off the second highest chase in World Cup history with a dominant seven-wicket win over West Indies at Taunton.
  • rapid: Set 322 for victory, the Tigers made a rapid start but lost two quick wickets to leave the game evenly poised at 133-3 off 19 overs.
  • target: Das, making his World Cup debut, ended with a brilliant 94 not out off 69 balls, hitting a four to take Bangladesh to their target with 51 balls to spare.
  • shock: This was no shock, though- Bangladesh have now won five one-day internationals in a row against West Indies and outperformed them in all areas.
  • international: This was no shock, though- Bangladesh have now won five one-day internationals in a row against West Indies and outperformed them in all areas.

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

  • lawmaker: Lawmakers, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have chafed against the president's repeated decisions to disregard spending bills passed by Congress, some of which he has signed into law himself.
  • lawmaker: Lawmakers who opposed the plan said it was cruel to cut off aid to countries grappling with hunger and crime and that the move would be counterproductive because it would more likely increase the number of migrants than decrease it.
  • oppose: Lawmakers who opposed the plan said it was cruel to cut off aid to countries grappling with hunger and crime and that the move would be counterproductive because it would more likely increase the number of migrants than decrease it.
  • policy: Trump has made reducing illegal immigration one of his signature policy pledges, both during his presidential campaign and 2-1/2 years in the White House.
  • grapple: Lawmakers who opposed the plan said it was cruel to cut off aid to countries grappling with hunger and crime and that the move would be counterproductive because it would more likely increase the number of migrants than decrease it.

Cricket World Cup: England's Jason Roy to miss next two matches

  • international: Jason Roy has hit nine centuries in 80 one-day internationals for England.
  • suspension: When Hales was dropped from the World Cup squad after serving a 21-day suspension, Morgan said it was because of " complete breakdown in trust" between the batsman and the rest of the squad.
  • original: When we did the original selection, we outlined a number of players that could replace players if they got injured, but since then we haven't spoken to the selection panel.
  • injure: When we did the original selection, we outlined a number of players that could replace players if they got injured, but since then we haven't spoken to the selection panel.
  • injure: He was injured while fielding at Southampton, did not bat in the England innings and had an MRI scan in London on Saturday.

39 goals scored in Macau FA Cup game as players protest against World Cup withdrawal

  • protest: Macau FA Cup game as players protest against World Cup withdrawal- BBC Sport.
  • protest: Macau FA Cup game as players protest against World Cup withdrawal.
  • transpire: It transpired the players were protesting against the Macau Football Association's decision to withdraw the national team from a World Cup 2022 qualifier against Sri Lanka over security concerns.
  • withdraw: It transpired the players were protesting against the Macau Football Association's decision to withdraw the national team from a World Cup 2022 qualifier against Sri Lanka over security concerns.
  • security: It transpired the players were protesting against the Macau Football Association's decision to withdraw the national team from a World Cup 2022 qualifier against Sri Lanka over security concerns.

In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region

  • request: While affirming that celibacy is a gift for the Church, there have been requests that, for the most remote areas of the region, ( the Church) studies the possibility of conferring priestly ordination on elderly men, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted members of their communitie s," the document said.
  • ordination: While affirming that celibacy is a gift for the Church, there have been requests that, for the most remote areas of the region, (the Church) studies the possibility of conferring priestly ordination on elderly men, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted members of their communitie s," the document said.
  • indigenous: While affirming that celibacy is a gift for the Church, there have been requests that, for the most remote areas of the region, (the Church) studies the possibility of conferring priestly ordination on elderly men, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted members of their communitie s," the document said.
  • participate: Only priests can say Mass or hear confessions, meaning that Catholics in isolated communities in the Amazon can go for many months without participating in either of the sacraments.
  • synod: Monsignor Fabio Fabene, undersecretary of the Vatican department that organizes synods, told Reuters that in responses to questionnaires to bishops in the region, there had been " very widesprea d" requests for " Viri Probati" to be considered.

Hong Kong rallies after extradition law U-turn as Asian markets bounce

  • investor: Hong Kong stocks rallied Monday, leading many Asian markets higher after last week's losses, with investors cheering a decision by the city to suspend plans to push through a controversial extradition law.
  • suspend: Hong Kong stocks rallied Monday, leading many Asian markets higher after last week's losses, with investors cheering a decision by the city to suspend plans to push through a controversial extradition law.
  • investor: Investors are also moving cautiously ahead of two huge market-moving events: the Federal Reserve policy meeting this week with its plans for interest rates in focus, and the G20 summit next week where US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are due to hold trade talks.
  • policy: Investors are also moving cautiously ahead of two huge market-moving events: the Federal Reserve policy meeting this week with its plans for interest rates in focus, and the G20 summit next week where US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are due to hold trade talks.
  • investor: Investors returned to buying in Hong Kong after three days of losses that saw the Hang Seng drop more than two percent after protests against the law-- which would have allowed extradition to China-- turned violent Wednesday.

Trump campaign is firing pollsters after humiliating polling numbers are leaked

  • leak: Trump campaign is firing pollsters after humiliating polling numbers are leaked.
  • leak: For days, aides to Mr Trump have tried to figure out whom to point the finger at over the leak of the data, which jolted and infuriated the president.
  • infuriate: For days, aides to Mr Trump have tried to figure out whom to point the finger at over the leak of the data, which jolted and infuriated the president.
  • remove: By removing several pollsters, the campaign hopes to shrink the circle of outside operatives who have access to information that could leak, according to the presidential adviser who was not authorised to speak publicly.
  • shrink: By removing several pollsters, the campaign hopes to shrink the circle of outside operatives who have access to information that could leak, according to the presidential adviser who was not authorised to speak publicly.

UK to launch 'groundbreaking' China stock market link

  • launch: UK to launch 'groundbreaking' China stock market link- BBC News.
  • launch: Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to launch the London-Shanghai Stock Connect on Monday.
  • investor: The UK government said the project will open up British firms to new investors.
  • initiative: The initiative will also allow companies from each country to raise capital in the other.
  • initiative: S tock Connect is a groundbreaking initiative, which will deepen our global connectivity as we look outwards to new opportunities in Asia," Mr Hammond is expected to say at the launch, according to a statement from the Treasury.

India vs Pakistan: Rivals on the field, friends off it - fans light up Old Trafford

  • tout: A tout moves quietly between the fans, muttering about buying and selling tickets.
  • volunteer: Volunteers move among the throng, directing people, while two policeman stand laughing and joking with a group of fans.
  • ebullient: Now " Kohli, Kohli " rings around the ground as India's ebullient captain walks to the crease.
  • crease: Now " Kohli, Kohli " rings around the ground as India's ebullient captain walks to the crease.
  • warm: When Pakistan come out to bat, they are given a warm welcome.

Women's World Cup: Thailand's moment of redemption after USA thrashing

  • boisterous: The emotion was written all over the players ' faces as captain Kanjana Sung-Ngoen was mobbed by her team-mates and sent the boisterous collection of Thai fans wild with her 91st-minute strike.
  • neutral: The coaching staff on the sidelines were in tears, neutrals in the stands cheered and even Sweden fans applauded.
  • nit: In the days since, the Thailand side received a flood of messages from their homeland, according to journalist Wootinon Boonwa nit.
  • redemption: For Thailand, who were beaten by a record World Cup margin in their first group game against USA, a consolation in the 5-1 loss to Sweden felt like redemption.
  • message: In the days since, the Thailand side received a flood of messages from their homeland, according to journalist Wootinon Boonwa nit.

Hong Kong leader apologises as rally chokes city

  • revile: About two million protesters choked Hong Kong's streets in a powerful rebuke of a reviled extradition law, organisers said Sunday, piling pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader who apologised for causing " conflict" but refused to step down.
  • resignation: The show of force saw vast crowds marching for hours in tropical heat, calling for the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, who was forced to suspend the bill as public anger mounted.
  • suspend: The show of force saw vast crowds marching for hours in tropical heat, calling for the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, who was forced to suspend the bill as public anger mounted.
  • parliament: Throngs of largely black-clad protesters snaked their way for miles through the streets to the city's parliament-- with the organisers ' estimate for the crowd size doubling an already record-breaking demonstration the previous Sunday in the city of 7.3 million.
  • protest: Hong Kong's biggest protest to date was a massive rally in support of Tiananmen protesters in May 1989, before Beijing's deadly crackdown, which sources at the time put at roughly 1.5 million strong.

White House departures: Who's been fired and who resigned

  • resignation: Here are the notable firings and resignations of the Trump administration, starting with the most recent departure:.
  • secretary: Sarah Sanders is stepping down as President Donald Trump's press secretary after serving as the public face of the White House during some of the administration's most contentious chapters.
  • resignation: The Deputy Attorney General submitted his letter of resignation on April 29, effective May 11.
  • target: He stepped down following the end of the Mueller investigation, during which he was often the target of President Donald Trump's criticism..
  • remove: The Trump administration removed Secret Service Director Randolph " Tex" Alles from his post after less than two years in the role.

Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

  • lavish: Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of accepting lavish gifts from billionaire friends and promising to promote advantageous legislation for a major newspaper in exchange for favorable coverage.
  • vehemently: He vehemently denies wrongdoing, portraying himself as a victim of media-orchestrated persecution against him and his family in an attempt to oust him from power.
  • victim: He vehemently denies wrongdoing, portraying himself as a victim of media-orchestrated persecution against him and his family in an attempt to oust him from power.
  • indulgent: The prime minister and his wife have a reputation for leading indulgent lives at public expense, out of touch with most Israe lis.
  • extravagant: The 60-year-old Sara Netanyahu in particular has been accused of excessive spending, using public money for her private, extravagant tastes and for abusive behavior toward her personal staff.

India vs Pakistan: Cricket World Cup pictures from Manchester

  • request: Here are some of the best pictures from the build-up to the match, which attracted more than 700,000 ticket requests.
  • plenty: Pakistan fans made sure there was plenty of green and white amid the sea of blue at Old Trafford.
  • instrument: India fans added to the atmosphere inside the Old Trafford stadium with their array of instruments.
  • plenty: There were plenty of homemade signs to attract the attention of the cameras.
  • plenty: As always there was plenty of passion on display for the big match.

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

  • urge: Washington has urged Ankara to buy US Patriot missiles instead and warned Turkey faces penalties under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ( CAATSA).
  • warn: Washington has urged Ankara to buy US Patriot missiles instead and warned Turkey faces penalties under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ( CAATSA).
  • missile: Ankara (AFP)- Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday.
  • issue: Colleagues in charge of the schedule are following the issue," Erdogan said according to CNN Turk broadcaster.
  • major: Ankara's deal with Moscow has been a major source of tension between Turkey and the United States, with Washington threatening consequences including sanctions against its fellow NATO member.

Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn't seeking war in region

  • lever: In his first public comments since the start of these incidents, the powerful Saudi prince, who is also defense minister and oversees all major levers of power in the country, said the attacks " confirm the importance of our demands of the international community to take a decisive stanc e" against Iran's behavior.
  • limp: The Front Altair, which caught fire after the apparent attack, limped into anchorage Sunday off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, near the port city of Khorfakkan.
  • port: The Front Altair, which caught fire after the apparent attack, limped into anchorage Sunday off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, near the port city of Khorfakkan.
  • target: The U.S. alleges Iran used limpet mines to target the tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that American officials describe as Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops removing an unexploded mine from the Japanese-operated tanker Kokuka Courageous.
  • remove: The U.S. alleges Iran used limpet mines to target the tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that American officials describe as Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops removing an unexploded mine from the Japanese-operated tanker Kokuka Courageous.

Gun Legend: Here’s the Real Story Behind the Top General in Afghanistan’s .45 Pistol

  • weapon: Once again, social media is fascinated with the type of weapon the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan uses.
  • operator: After Military Times reported that Miller is a former special operator who was likely issued the pistol years ago, some barracks lawyers took to Facebook to claim Miller should face non-judicial punishment for bringing a personally owned, unauthorized weapon to a combat zone.
  • issue: After Military Times reported that Miller is a former special operator who was likely issued the pistol years ago, some barracks lawyers took to Facebook to claim Miller should face non-judicial punishment for bringing a personally owned, unauthorized weapon to a combat zone.
  • weapon: After Military Times reported that Miller is a former special operator who was likely issued the pistol years ago, some barracks lawyers took to Facebook to claim Miller should face non-judicial punishment for bringing a personally owned, unauthorized weapon to a combat zone.
  • weapon: The general fires his weapons regularly and encourages other troops downrange to go to the firing range as well, Butler said.

Trump tells aides to spin polls as campaign launch hit by popularity slump

  • worry: If you're not winning in a golden economy that's a worry.
  • statistician: Nate Silver, the prominent election statistician, indicated much could change over time.
  • launch: Trump tells aides to spin polls as campaign launch hit by popularity slump.
  • research: As Washington was gripped by its first bout of 2020 poll fever White House officials said their own initial research no longer carried any weight.
  • release: That was before the release of the Mueller report, which found no collusion between the campaign and Russia, and prior to Democrat candidates revealing their" far-left policy messag e," he said.

Saudi crown prince warns against 'exploiting' Khashoggi murder

  • warn: Riyadh (AFP)- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against " exploiting" the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains, in what appeared to be a veiled attack on Turkey.
  • murder: Riyadh (AFP)- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against " exploiting" the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains, in what appeared to be a veiled attack on Turkey.
  • murder: Turkey's ties with Saudi Arabia have come under strain since the brutal murder last October of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which tarnished the international reputation of the crown prince.
  • tarnish: Turkey's ties with Saudi Arabia have come under strain since the brutal murder last October of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which tarnished the international reputation of the crown prince.
  • international: Turkey's ties with Saudi Arabia have come under strain since the brutal murder last October of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which tarnished the international reputation of the crown prince.

New York-area airport briefly closed after plane lands on flat tires

  • major: No major injuries were reported in the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York.
  • incident: No major injuries were reported in the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York.
  • passenger: The plane with 166 passengers aboard had multiple flat tires upon landing and" became disabled," United spokesman Robert Einhorn said in a statement.
  • passenger: Flights in and out of Newark were delayed for about an hour while passengers deplaned and the aircraft was moved, the FAA said, adding that its investigators were en route to the airport.
  • investigator: Flights in and out of Newark were delayed for about an hour while passengers deplaned and the aircraft was moved, the FAA said, adding that its investigators were en route to the airport.

Cricket World Cup: South Africa beat Afghanistan for first win

  • venerable: Premier fast bowler Dale Steyn was ruled out for the rest of the tournament through injury and it was venerable 40-year-old leg--spinner Tahir who provided the spark against Afghanistan after Faf du Plessis had chosen to field.
  • cavalier: It needed a cavalier approach from Rashid Khan, with three fours in four balls during his 35, to ensure Afghanistan reached three figures.
  • target: Quinton de Kock made 68 as South Africa reached their revised target of 127 with 19.5 overs to spare.
  • resumption: Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran played some enterprising strokes to help their team to 69-2 when the lengthier of the two rain breaks arrived, but the resumption proved calamitous for Afghanistan in their first ODI against South Africa.
  • target: An extra run added to their target by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method was never likely to inconvenience the South Africa innings, played in bright evening sunshine, and when Afghanistan's star leg-spinner Rashid came into the attack for the ninth over they were 25-0.

US seeks to 'build international consensus' blaming Iran for tanker attacks

  • international: US seeks to 'build international consensus' blaming Iran for tanker attacks.
  • release: The efforts come after the US released grainy surveillance footage of an alleged Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boat, with men who appear to remove a magnetic limpet mine from the hull of one of the ships.
  • remove: The efforts come after the US released grainy surveillance footage of an alleged Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boat, with men who appear to remove a magnetic limpet mine from the hull of one of the ships.
  • operate: He listed several other countries that operated vessels in the waters.
  • prime: The attack came as the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, visited Iran in an attempt to mediate new talks on a nuclear agreement.

Australia v Sri Lanka: Aaron Finch & Mitchell Starc lead defending champions to victory

  • position: A fourth win from five games moves Australia a point clear of New Zealand at the top of the table- a position they may retain until their next game on Thursday.
  • quest: Sri Lanka's second defeat from five games, having had their past two fixtures abandoned without a ball being bowled, leaves their quest for a semi-final place in the balance.
  • rope: He got off the mark first ball with a brilliantly-timed back-foot cover drive for four and reached his century 96 balls later with his fourth six, clearing the long-off rope.
  • individual: It moved him comfortably clear as the competition's leading run-scorer and level with England's Jason Roy for the highest individual score.
  • register: That was helped in large part by a third-wicket partnership of 173 off 124 balls with Steve Smith (73), who himself registered his third half-century of this World Cup.

Moving past tragedy, family celebrates two dads on Father's Day

  • probably: Part of it will probably be spent at the gravesite of the man he knew from church and still misses.
  • issue: A few last-minute scheduling issues with a friend meant Jake would be the one picking her up from the airport.
  • map: A huge map fills one wall where the children practice naming continents.
  • quiet: Jake Cassinari has a quiet moment with his son, Ever, 4, at their home in Springboro.
  • pine: The slow breeze through the pines accompanies him while he takes a knee and tries to explain things to a 4-year-old.

India v Pakistan preview: Kohli, Harbhajan & Wasim discuss World Cup meeting

  • international: India have won four of their past five men's one-day internationals against Pakistan.
  • graceful: "One team will win, one team will lose, so stay graceful.
  • weigh: The cricket bat, which was made to break the world record, is 15.5 metres long (51 feet) and weighs 6,600 kilos ( 14,550 pounds).

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

  • reassure: A day after explosions blew holes in two oil tankers just outside Iran's territorial waters, rattling international oil markets, the administration seemed caught between pressure to punish Iran and reassure Washington's Gulf Arab allies without drawing the U.S. closer to war.
  • allude: Apparently alluding to the U.S. video, Trump said Iran's culpability had been " exposed.
  • starve: Just last month the U.S. ended waivers that allowed some countries to continue buying Iranian oil, a move that is starving Iran of oil income and that coincided with what U.S. officials called a surge in intelligence pointing to Iranian preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the Gulf region.
  • coincide: Just last month the U.S. ended waivers that allowed some countries to continue buying Iranian oil, a move that is starving Iran of oil income and that coincided with what U.S. officials called a surge in intelligence pointing to Iranian preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the Gulf region.
  • contingency: So, we obviously need to make contingency plans should the situation deteriorat e," he said.

Trump says Iran is a 'nation of terror' but does not call for strikes after tanker attack

  • warn: He had earlier warned that the US were in danger of stumbling into an unwanted war.
  • version: He repeated his hope that Iran would agree to return to the negotiating table to thrash out a tougher version of the 2015 nuclear agreement, which Mr Trump withdrew the US from.
  • warship: However, the USS Bainbridge, an American warship, got there first and the sailors were taken aboard.

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

  • insult: The supreme leader's government then insulted Japan by attacking a Japanese-owned oil tanker just outside Iranian waters, threatening the lives of the entire crew, creating a maritime emergency," Pompeo added.
  • strait: Like in Fujairah, dozens of ships ranging from massive oil tankers to smaller pleasure boats, traditional dhows and cargo vessels ply the waters of the strait and the Gulf of Oman.
  • repudiate: Tensions have escalated in the Mideast as Iran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, an accord that President Donald Trump repudiated last year.
  • load: Each was loaded with petroleum products, and the Front Altair burned for hours, sending up a column of thick, black smoke.
  • blatant: Taken as a whole, these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation and an unacceptable campaign of escalating tension by Iran," Pompeo said.

Kellyanne Conway violated US law and should be fired, federal watchdog says

  • violate: Kellyanne Conway violated US law and should be fired, federal watchdog says.
  • violate: A US federal watchdog is recommending that Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent and high-profile defenders, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers.
  • violate: The watchdog agency made its recommendation after concluding that Conway violated a US law, known as the Hatch Act, that bars government employees from engaging in political campaign activity.

Cricket World Cup: What to do about the rain?

  • wet: It has been a very wet week in the Cricket World Cup.
  • wet: This has the advantage of preventing wet patches forming on the outfield and means it should be quicker to resume play when the rain stops- India against New Zealand never got under way, in part because of muddy areas that did not dry.
  • warm: Last year he mentioned we had 2mm and it was warm and sunny, but that was unseasonable.
  • typical: It's just bad luck, but it's been fairly typical June weather.

Prices Are Out for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD Pickups

  • ultimate: All models get trailer tow mirrors as standard; for the ultimate in towing confidence, there's an optional camera system enabling 15 different views.
  • unlimited: Due to the seemingly unlimited number of cabs, beds, powertrains, trim levels, and option choices on offer, arriving at a specific price is best left to the buyer and the Chevrolet configurator.
  • minutia: Shoppers looking to delve into the minutiae and configure a Silverado HD for their specific needs are encouraged to visit the Chevrolet website or the dealer.

England v West Indies: World Cup hosts not feeling pressure, says Eoin Morgan

  • troublesome: Fast bowler Mark Wood will have a fitness test on Friday morning after suffering soreness in his troublesome left ankle.
  • wet: However, given the continuing wet weather which kept the Southampton pitch under cover on Thursday, England may again opt for an extra pace bowler.
  • unfortunate: It is just unfortunate how things went in terms of his decision-making but he is a good talent.

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rally after violent clashes

  • withdraw: The move sets up a fresh confrontation with the city's leaders who have refused to withdraw the proposed law and have the staunch backing of Beijing, which described the protests as " riots".
  • violence: The international finance hub was rocked by the worst political violence since its 1997 handover to China on Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters who had surrounded the city's parliament were dispersed in chaotic scenes.
  • sporadic: Sporadic demonstrations broke out again on Thursday, with occasional scuffles with police, but crowds were much smaller and there was no repeat of the running battles of the day before.
  • repeat: Sporadic demonstrations broke out again on Thursday, with occasional scuffles with police, but crowds were much smaller and there was no repeat of the running battles of the day before.
  • postpone: The government has indefinitely postponed a parliamentary debate on the bill which had been scheduled for Wednesday and was the trigger for Wednesday's violence.

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion

  • unwise: In London, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the UK was taking the matter "extremely seriously" and that if Iran was involved, " it is a deeply unwise escalation which poses a real danger to the prospects of peace and stability in the region.
  • proficiency: This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication," Pompeo said.
  • ironic: The Iranian U.N. mission's statement said: " It is ironic that the U.S. who unlawfully withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action now calls Iran to come back to negotiations and diplomacy," using the formal name of the 2015 nuclear accord.
  • urge: Abe, whose country was a big importer of Iranian oil until Trump ratcheted up sanctions, urged all sides not to let tensions increase.
  • overture: Iran said it would not respond to Trump's overture, the substance of which was not made public.

Hong Kong shuts government buildings as protesters gather amid uneasy calm

  • calm: Hong Kong shuts government buildings as protesters gather amid uneasy calm.
  • witness: Hong Kong suspended government meetings and shut offices as the city witnessed an uneasy calm following violent clashes over a controversial extradition law.
  • calm: Hong Kong suspended government meetings and shut offices as the city witnessed an uneasy calm following violent clashes over a controversial extradition law.
  • violence: Some protesters around Hong Kong's legislature, the epicentre of the violence, rushed to stop police from removing supplies of face masks and food.
  • violence: Hong Kong authorities have shut government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after some of the worst violence in Hong Kong since Britain handed it back to Chinese rule in 1997.

A Dead Republican Is More Forthcoming Than Trump Officials

  • violate: In the case of the census, Trump administration officials may have violated the Administrative Procedure Act ( APA), and perhaps even the constitution.
  • worse: In some ways, the cover-up is even worse than the crime.
  • ardent: Ross lied under oath about his meetings with White House advisors Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach, both ardent nationalists.
  • dilute: The real rationale is right there in the Hofeller memos: to dilute the power of non-white communities by omitting non-citizens from congressional district apportionment.

Japan premier warns US, Iran 'accidental conflict' possible

  • troops: The U.S. also has sent an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the region, along with hundreds more troops to back up the tens of thousands already deployed across the Middle East.
  • warn: Abe called for " more patience" on all sides in the crisis, which he warned could spiral out of control.
  • queue: State television later showed pictures of damage to a roof and debris on the airport's tarmac, though it made a point to also show live footage from the airport of passengers queuing up to catch flights.
  • weapon: Western powers feared Iran's atomic program could allow it to build nuclear weapons, although Iran long has insisted its program was for peaceful purposes.

Warner's century sees Australia beat Pakistan

  • bowler: On Saturday, he was left shaken when a stroke he played in practice struck net bowler Jaykishan Plaha on the head and, the next day, his ponderous 56 from 84 balls against India drewcriticism.
  • vindicate: He was vindicated, leaving the lethal Starc to bowl Amir and Glenn Maxwell to end the match with a direct-hit run-out of Sarfaraz.
  • vociferous: Hassan Ali hammered 32 from 15 balls and Wahab Riaz 45 from 39 balls to revive their vociferous fans, but after Wahab was given out caught behind on review off Mitchell Starc, Pakistan were bowled out for 266.
  • bowler: The match itself- played on a juicy surface that offered encouragement for the pace bowlers- was rarely lacking in entertainment.
  • implosion: After Imam gloved Pat Cummins behind, the Pakistan implosion left the crowd silent, only for raucous hope to return through the hitting of Hassan and Wahab.

U.S. will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland; Warsaw may call them 'Fort Trump'

  • troops: The United States already has troops in Poland as part of a 2016 agreement with the NATO military alliance in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Poland's eastern neighbor Ukraine in 2014.
  • troops: U.S. will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland; Warsaw may call them 'Fort Trump '.
  • troops: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday that he will deploy 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.
  • troops: Duda, who is considering naming the U.S. installation" Fort Trump," said the new influx of troops was needed because of Moscow's past aggression against Poland and to help solidify his country's ties to the West.

Bob Hawke: Why Chinese Australians are mourning a 'tender-hearted' PM

  • visa: He had recently moved to Sydney, aged 30, on a one-year student visa.
  • pulp: Tanks then ran backwards and forwards over the bodies of the slain, until they were reduced to pulp.
  • troops: In June 1989, Chinese troops used guns and tanks to suppress protesters calling for democracy in Beijing, killing an unknown number of people.
  • visa: Immediately afterwards, Mr Hawke granted visa extensions to all Chinese students in Australia.
  • visa: They were given working rights and social support, and later their temporary visas were made permanent.

6 Successful Boomers Share Inspiring Retirement Quotes

  • volunteer: She received certification as a CARES Dementia Specialist and is a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association.
  • worry: The best response he received was, "Do you ever worry about how to spend your next Saturday?
  • vain: Throughout her life, the following words from a Mahalia Jackson song have been special for Carol B. Amos, 62, of Hockessin, Delaware: " If I can help somebody, as I travel along; If I can help somebody, with a word or song; If I can help somebody, from doing wrong; My living shall not be in vain.

Trade war: How reliant are US colleges on Chinese students?

  • urge: For its part, China last week issued an unprecedented warning to its students and academics, urging them to " raise their risk assessment" following an increase in delays and visa rejections for study in the US..
  • visa: Last year, the US State Department shortened visas for Chinese students studying some courses, over fears of spying and intellectual property theft.
  • visa: Republican members of Congress are also introducing legislation to ban anyone sponsored or employed by the Chinese military from receiving student or research visas.
  • unprecedented: For its part, China last week issued an unprecedented warning to its students and academics, urging them to " raise their risk assessment" following an increase in delays and visa rejections for study in the US..
  • visa: For its part, China last week issued an unprecedented warning to its students and academics, urging them to " raise their risk assessment" following an increase in delays and visa rejections for study in the US..

Everyone Still Loves Our Long-Term Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon—for the Most Part

  • delectable: More so than any other long-termer in our fleet, this delectable Benz has been in high demand since it arrived.
  • luck: Those staffers who heretofore had been out of luck in properly experiencing the E-class are just getting the opportunity to snag a night in it as its odometer passes the 20,000-mile mark, and they have some things to say.
  • gush: She mostly gushed over the car but did find a nit to pick: after setting up her seating position, she noticed that the steering wheel partly obscured the gauge cluster.
  • nit: She mostly gushed over the car but did find a nit to pick: after setting up her seating position, she noticed that the steering wheel partly obscured the gauge cluster.
  • gauge: She mostly gushed over the car but did find a nit to pick: after setting up her seating position, she noticed that the steering wheel partly obscured the gauge cluster.

'Colossus' of Indian theatre dies at 81

  • playwright: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Girish Karnad was one of India's best known playwrights.
  • colossus: Karnad's death signals the departure of a colossus who straddled many creative spheres and left a deep impression across generations.
  • playwright: He was foremost a playwright, but he was also an actor, a filmmaker, a translator, an administrator, and a daring public intellectual.
  • daring: He was foremost a playwright, but he was also an actor, a filmmaker, a translator, an administrator, and a daring public intellectual.
  • plural: When India's plural history, diverse traditions are being severely challenged now, mourning his demise acquires a different meaning.

Cricket World Cup: India beat Australia by 36 runs

  • boisterous: Shikhar Dhawan's fine 117, coupled with 82 from captain Virat Kohli and an entertaining 48 by Hardik Pandya, helped India post 352-5 in front of a boisterous crowd.
  • cameo: It was only in the late stages that they began to give India and their fans any mild concern, that courtesy of late cameos from Glenn Maxwell and Carey.
  • vociferous: From the moment the teams came out for the national anthems, to KL Rahul hitting the final ball of the innings for four, India's players were cheered by a sell-out, vociferous crowd.
  • crease: Captain Kohli, who had spent the opening stages of the match standing in the dressing room, glued to the TV coverage, was cheered loudly to the crease.
  • penultimate: Pandya holed out at mid-off off Cummins, MS Dhoni fell to a stunning caught and bowled by Marcus Stoinis- the seamer sticking out his right hand in his follow-through- and Kohli fell to the penultimate ball of the innings.