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Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'

  • preempt: The rally was preempted by violence that left three people dead, including two Virginia police officers who were killed in a helicopter crash while patroling the situation.
  • admonish: Trump also admonished the counterprotesters for going to Charlottesville without a permit.
  • incredulous: As incredulous reporters attempted to interrupt him, Trump continued:.

Indian Independence Day: everything you need to know about Partition between India and Pakistan 70 y...

  • viceroy: The two countries celebrate on different days because Lord Mountbatten, the viceroy of British India, had to attend the Pakistan celebration on August 14th and then travel to Delhi for India's first independence day on August 15.
  • fetid: At least a million died along the journey, the rest pouring into fetid camps erected in cities already pushed to the brink by violence, looting and food shortages.
  • consul: So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don't see any chance of a reconciliation," said Mani Shankar Aiyar, an outspoken former Indian minister who as a diplomat was his country's first consul general in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Philippines says China agrees on no new expansion in South China Sea

  • maritime: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who took office in June last year, has courted China and avoided rows over maritime sovereignty that dogged his predecessors, while berating traditional ally the United States over several issues.
  • radar: They have runways, radars and surface-to-air missiles which China says are for defense.
  • archipelago: Lorenzana did not comment when lawmakers, citing reports from the military, told him five Chinese ships had showed up almost 5 km off the Philippine -held Thitu Island in the Spratly archipelago on Saturday.
  • deplete: We can come up with a commercial deal that is better than Malampaya in the disputed areas," Cayetano said, referring to an existing natural gas project off Palawan island between the government and Chevron, a resource which is due to be depleted by 2024.
  • construe: Sharing them could be construed as legitimizing the other's claim, or even ceding sovereignty.