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A Star Psychiatrist Swerves From Nuclear Armageddon To Climate Change

  • afoot: Despite many Republican Party leaders rejecting climate science outright, few so-called skeptics today deny that change is afoot.
  • swerve: How has that movement changed in reaction to the climate swerve hitting critical mass?
  • extremity: Trump embraced that position, carried it to greater extremity in his cabinet appointments, more than was expected, and then you have the philanthropists like the Koch brothers and others who finance it.
  • swerve: Where do you see the climate swerve at the end of this administration?
  • swerve: The climate swerve is something that takes on a much longer life.

How One Really Big Tank Helped Save Russia from Hitler Capturing Moscow

  • inkling: However, the Wehrmacht should have had an inkling of its heavy tank problem from its experiences in the Battle of France, when Panzers faced heavily-armored Matilda II and Char B1 tanks that their guns could not penetrate.
  • behemoth: A battery of fifty-millimeter antitank guns began smacking the tank with high-velocity shells, but the Russian behemoth wiped it out it with cannon fire.
  • flak: Then the Germans tried setting up a more powerful eighty-eight-millimeter flak gun seven hundred meters away to destroy the Russian tank, but it too was knocked out before it could land a shell on target.
  • flak: The crew was stunned by repeated hits, including several penetrating shots from flak guns.
  • armada: However, as the Panzers rolled up the road leading to Tula, they were started to behold a vast armada of T-34 and KV tanks charging towards their left flank across an open plain.

Zimbabwe's army seizes power, targets 'criminals' around Mugabe

  • commuter: Soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, while taxis ferried commuters to work nearby, a Reuters witness said.
  • revile: In contrast to his elevated status on the continent, Mugabe is reviled in the West as a despot whose disastrous handling of the economy and willingness to resort to violence to maintain power destroyed one of Africa's most promising states.
  • despot: In contrast to his elevated status on the continent, Mugabe is reviled in the West as a despot whose disastrous handling of the economy and willingness to resort to violence to maintain power destroyed one of Africa's most promising states.
  • patron: Only a few months ago, Mnangag wa, a former security chief nicknamed " The Crocodile ", was favourite to succeed his life-long political patron but was ousted a week ago to pave the way for Mugabe's 52-year-old wife Grace to succeed him.
  • oust: Only a few months ago, Mnangag wa, a former security chief nicknamed " The Crocodile ", was favourite to succeed his life-long political patron but was ousted a week ago to pave the way for Mugabe's 52-year-old wife Grace to succeed him.

The Latest: Over 100 reported missing in California wildfire

  • ravage: A Northern California county says it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and friends scramble to locate loved ones while wildfires ravage the state.
  • blaze: The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County.
  • scorch: The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County.
  • ferocious: Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Noah Lowry and his family were among those who had to flee from the ferocious series of wildfires in Northern California.
  • harvest: The trade association said Monday that it does not have verifiable information on winery buildings that burned down or the impact the fires would have on the 2017 harvest.

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.

Facing protests, Venezuela's Maduro triggers constitutional shakeup

  • convoke: I convoke the original constituent power to achieve the peace needed by the Republic, defeat the fascist coup, and let the sovereign people impose peace, harmony and true national dialogue," Maduro told red-shirted supporters.
  • deceive: This is a scam to deceive the Venezuelan people with a mechanism that is nothing more than a coup," Borges told reporters, calling for continued street action on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • freeze: It is sufficiently complex and ambiguous that it might freeze some countries in the international community who think this might be a concession to the opposition, or represents an autonomous political process and should be respected," he said.
  • repress: For no reason, they are starting to repress us ," lawmaker Jose Olivares said via a video on Periscope, as demonstrators took cover behind trees and walls and opposition lawmakers streamed video of the protest from their phones.
  • cheer: Opposition supporters cheered as youths ran to the front, carrying makeshift shields made from trash bin lids, wood and even a satellite dish.

Why India's response to Pathankot attack was 'a debacle'

  • debacle: Why India's response to Pathankot attack was 'a debacle '- BBC News.
  • debacle: Why India's response to Pathankot attack was 'a debacle '.
  • inept: The inept handling of the security operation can only be described as a debacle, writes defence analyst Rahul Bedi.
  • debacle: The inept handling of the security operation can only be described as a debacle, writes defence analyst Rahul Bedi.
  • plethora: The DSC comprises retired and unmotivated military personnel, whilst the Garuds continue to struggle for operational relevance amongst the plethora of India's burgeoning Special Forces.

Reports: US-Trained Syrian Rebels Defected

  • abduct: In July, al-Nusra abducted a commander and seven fighters from the program’s first graduates just days after they deployed in Syria, following training in Turkey.
  • loath: Syrian rebel commanders, who have been loath to volunteer men for the program, say the two biggest problems with the mission are how tightly Washington defines “moderate” and the Obama administratio n’s insistence that the train-and-equip force can be used only against Islamic State extremists and not against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • volunteer: Syrian rebel commanders, who have been loath to volunteer men for the program, say the two biggest problems with the mission are how tightly Washington defines “moderate” and the Obama administratio n’s insistence that the train-and-equip force can be used only against Islamic State extremists and not against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • infuriate: Western-backed Kurdish fighters are now threatening to break a deal that would keep them east of the Euphrates in order to protect a Kurdish enclave on the Turkish border, a move that would infuriate Ankara.

Country profile: Pakistan

  • border: The east wing- present-day Bangladesh- is on the Bay of Bengal bordering India and Burma.
  • secede: The break-up of the two wings came in 1971 when the Bengali-speaking east wing seceded with help from India.
  • tarnish: Civilian politics in Pakistan in the last few decades has been tarnished by corruption, inefficiency and confrontations between various institutions.
  • inefficiency: Civilian politics in Pakistan in the last few decades has been tarnished by corruption, inefficiency and confrontations between various institutions.
  • relinquish: Under growing pressure to reintroduce democratic rule, Mr Musharraf relinquished his army post in November 2007, but his supporters were defeated at parliamentary elections in February 2008 by the Pakistan People's Party and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's Muslim League.