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Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case

  • conviction: Oval Fou r: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case- BBC News.
  • conviction: Oval Fou r: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case.
  • caption: Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison.
  • prison: Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison.
  • jail: Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed.

General election 2019: Nigel Farage hits out at ex-Brexit Party MEPs over Tory support

  • government: Nigel Farage says three of the MEPs who have left his Brexit Party have links to the Conservative government.
  • urge: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has hit out at three MEPs who quit the party and are now urging voters to back the Conservatives in the election.
  • cabinet: Another one has a boyfriend working for that cabinet minister and another one is a personal friend of Boris Johnso n's.
  • smear: When challenged on whether he was smearing the MEPs, Mr Farage said he was presenting the facts.
  • candidate: The MEPs have also called for Mr Farage to stand down his candidates in the 12 December election.

French strikes: How could they affect UK travellers?

  • delay: British travellers face cancellations, delays and disruption getting to and from France during the next five days due to a general strike in the country.
  • pension: Industrial action over planned pension reforms is expected to cause problems for trains, airlines and French roads.
  • reform: Industrial action over planned pension reforms is expected to cause problems for trains, airlines and French roads.
  • urge: It has urged travellers to check with operators before beginning their journey.
  • operator: It has urged travellers to check with operators before beginning their journey.

Newcastle University stalker's return prompts petition

  • ban: More than 1,000 students have signed a petition demanding Newcastle University ban anyone convicted of stalking.
  • course: It comes after a man given a two-year restraining order was allowed to start a new course without the woman he stalked being informed.
  • inform: It comes after a man given a two-year restraining order was allowed to start a new course without the woman he stalked being informed.
  • edge: Amy, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, said she was " always on edge" on campus in case she bumped into Young.
  • contact: Magistrates ordered Young not to contact Amy in October 2018 after he admitted stalking and revenge porn offences.

Health strike: Unions set for new talks with department

  • protest: Health workers across Northern Ireland are staging industrial action in protest at pay and staffing levels, calling working conditions " unsafe".
  • discussion: The discussions come after Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith met the health unions.
  • secretary: Patricia McKeown, Unison's regional secretary, said the meeting with the Northern Ireland secretary had been positive and she expected there " will be movement" as a result.
  • secretary: Patricia McKeown, Unison's regional secretary, said the meeting with the Northern Ireland secretary had been positive and she expected there " will be movement" as a result.
  • positive: Patricia McKeown, Unison's regional secretary, said the meeting with the Northern Ireland secretary had been positive and she expected there " will be movement" as a result.

Police watchdog chief Susan Deacon quits over 'fundamentally flawed' system

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Susan Deacon was a Labour MSP for two terms, and served as health minister.
  • reject: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon rejected opposition claims the police service was " in crisis" and said the SPA would continue to make improvements.
  • crisis: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon rejected opposition claims the police service was " in crisis" and said the SPA would continue to make improvements.
  • launch: Prof Deacon was the third person to chair the SPA since it began work in April 2013 alongside the launch of Scotland's single police service.
  • secretary: When she was appointed in 2017, then justice secretary Michael Matheson said she would " bring a fresh perspective to the governance of Scottish policing ".

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can't Be Saved

  • announce: Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.
  • government: Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.
  • worse: Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.
  • release: The results released Wednesday focus on a single 3-mile stretch of road at the southern tip of Sugarloaf Key, a small island 15 miles up U.S. Highway 1 from Key West.
  • stretch: The results released Wednesday focus on a single 3-mile stretch of road at the southern tip of Sugarloaf Key, a small island 15 miles up U.S. Highway 1 from Key West.

Macron pension reform: Why are French workers on strike?

  • transport: France's biggest strike in decades has shut down public transport services and reduced the number of hospital staff, teachers and police officers at work in the latest protest against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.
  • protest: France's biggest strike in decades has shut down public transport services and reduced the number of hospital staff, teachers and police officers at work in the latest protest against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.
  • reform: France's biggest strike in decades has shut down public transport services and reduced the number of hospital staff, teachers and police officers at work in the latest protest against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.
  • overhaul: In this case, unions representing millions of staff in both the public and private sectors are unhappy about a plan to overhaul the country's pension system, which they say will force people to work longer or face reduced payouts when they retire.
  • pension: In this case, unions representing millions of staff in both the public and private sectors are unhappy about a plan to overhaul the country's pension system, which they say will force people to work longer or face reduced payouts when they retire.

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England

  • urge: NHS officials are urging people with the virus not to go to work and parents not to send children with it to school, until 48 hours after symptoms have gone.
  • spread: One of the most common stomach bugs in the UK, it can be spread very easily in the community.
  • community: One of the most common stomach bugs in the UK, it can be spread very easily in the community.
  • risk: Young children, elderly people and those with pre-existing medical conditions are most at risk if they catch it.
  • slight: Some people also have a slight fever, headaches, painful stomach cramps and aching limbs.

General election 2019: Lib Dems would back Tories 'over my dead body'

  • caption: Image copyright Jonathan Brady/PA Wire Image caption We should have stood up to cuts affecting the poorest of the poor, says Jane Dodds.
  • coalition: Jane Dodds said she was " deeply ashamed" at the Lib Dems ' role in the coalition government of 2010 to 2015.
  • government: Jane Dodds said she was " deeply ashamed" at the Lib Dems ' role in the coalition government of 2010 to 2015.
  • coalition: Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has apologised for backing cuts while serving as a junior minister in the coalition, but Ms Dodds was not an MP at the time.
  • coalition: What we did in the coalition government was not acceptable when it came to benefit cuts," Ms Dodds said.

Trafalgar Square Christmas tree: 'Sparse' spruce ridiculed

  • caption: Image caption The tree is being decorated and lit at 18:00 GMT on Thursday.
  • decorate: Image caption The tree is being decorated and lit at 18:00 GMT on Thursday.
  • sparse: B ritain's most famous Christmas tree" has been branded a turkey over its " sparse" foliage and " anaemic" appearance.
  • foliage: B ritain's most famous Christmas tree" has been branded a turkey over its " sparse" foliage and " anaemic" appearance.
  • possible: Commenters dubbed it the " most anaemic tree possible ", saying it looked " very poorly and drab ".

German art group ZPS apologises for Berlin 'Holocaust ashes'

  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption The political art group says it found victims ' ashes in soil near former Nazi death camps.
  • victim: Image copyright EPA Image caption The political art group says it found victims ' ashes in soil near former Nazi death camps.
  • soil: Image copyright EPA Image caption The political art group says it found victims ' ashes in soil near former Nazi death camps.
  • camp: Image copyright EPA Image caption The political art group says it found victims ' ashes in soil near former Nazi death camps.
  • activist: A German activist group has apologised for displaying what it claimed to be Holocaust victims ' ashes in a memorial near the German parliament in Berlin.

Margam rail workers' deaths: 'No formal lookout' appointed

  • caption: Image copyright Family photos Image caption Gareth Delbridge ( L) and Michael Lewis ( R) were hit by a train in July.
  • site: There were no formally appointed lookouts at the site where two rail workers were hit and killed by a train, a report has said.
  • emergency: The train driver made an " emergency application of the train's brakes " about nine seconds before the accident, the report said.
  • accident: The train driver made an " emergency application of the train's brakes " about nine seconds before the accident, the report said.
  • coincide: Planning paperwork indicated work was due to start at 12:30 to coincide with the planned blockage of the a line, but workers began at about 08:50.

British Steel's French site advertised for sale

  • site: British Steel's French site advertised for sale- BBC News.
  • advertise: British Steel's French site advertised for sale- BBC News.
  • advertise: British Steel's French factory has been advertised for sale separately from the UK operation, despite a Chinese firm's deal to rescue the whole company.
  • firm: British Steel's French factory has been advertised for sale separately from the UK operation, despite a Chinese firm's deal to rescue the whole company.
  • rescue: British Steel's French factory has been advertised for sale separately from the UK operation, despite a Chinese firm's deal to rescue the whole company.

Samoa’s Capital Deserted as Teams Battle Measles Door to Door

  • vaccinate: Families in the Pacific island nation were asked to hang red flags from their houses if they needed to be vaccinated.
  • vaccinate: A red flag hangs outside the home of residents who have not been vaccinated in Apia, Samoa, Dec. 5, 2019.
  • stray: The Samoa Observer newspaper said the normally bustling capital Apia was a ghost town Thursday, with only birds nesting in the rooftops and stray dogs roaming the streets.
  • vaccinate: The nation declared a national emergency last month and mandated that all 200,000 people get vaccinated.
  • mishap: That low rate was exacerbated by a medical mishap that killed two babies who were administered a vaccine that had been incorrectly mixed, causing wider delays and distrust in the vaccination program.

Pearl Harbour shooting: two people killed after US sailor attacks base in Hawaii

  • security: Security forces help a man outside the main gate of the base in Hawaii, where three people were shot by the gunman- AP.
  • injure: Two people have been killed and one injured after a gunman opened fire before taking his own life at Pearl Harbour military base in Hawaii.
  • confirm: Military officials confirmed that a US Navy sailor had attacked three Department of Defense employees before committing suicide.
  • employee: Military officials confirmed that a US Navy sailor had attacked three Department of Defense employees before committing suicide.
  • suicide: Military officials confirmed that a US Navy sailor had attacked three Department of Defense employees before committing suicide.

Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute's Color of the Year

  • purveyor: The color is an anchor offering stability, constancy and connection, said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the global purveyors of color consulting, trendspotting and analysis.
  • expanse: Akin to maritime blue- not indigo and brighter than navy- Classic Blue evokes a feeling of vast expanse, Pressman said of the shade also known as Pantone 19-4052.
  • harbinger: Whether as throwback or harbinger of things to come, Classic Blue harkens back to when things" seemed simpler, seemed more comfortable, but at the same time not suggesting that it be done in a way that it was then,'' Pressman said.
  • lustrous: It's a color that can take on different appearances through different applications, finishes and textures,'' Pressman said, lending itself to everything from lustrous sheens to sparkly sequins.

3 charged over Australia’s largest crystal meth seizure

  • seize: The 37 kilograms (82 pounds) of heroin also seized was the largest haul of that drug in Australia since 2017, police said.
  • quarter: It's almost a quarter of the annual usage in Australia, so this will have an impact," Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters, referring to the crystal meth.
  • annual: It's almost a quarter of the annual usage in Australia, so this will have an impact," Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters, referring to the crystal meth.
  • usage: It's almost a quarter of the annual usage in Australia, so this will have an impact," Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters, referring to the crystal meth.
  • customs: Married customs agents Rachel Cachia, 37, and Donovan Rodrigues, 38 appeared with their co-accused Stephen Mizzi, 37, in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on drug importation charges that carry potential life prison sentences.

'In cold blood': Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

  • overrun: Turkish troops and their Syrian proxies have overrun a swathe of northern Syria since October, after a deadly military campaign against Kurdish forces that caused tens of thousands to flee their homes.
  • instill: Stories such as Sido's have instilled fear in a Kurdish minority, who have long accused rival Turkey of seeking to engineer demographic change.
  • reprehensible: Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director, accused Turkey of " turning a blind eye to the reprehensible behaviour displayed by the factions it arms ".

General election 2019: Croydon in focus

  • borough: The south London borough is home to some 387,000 people, with the highest number of under-18s in the capital.
  • wet: On a wet, grey day, residents shared their views on the election issues that mattered most to them.
  • borough: Image caption Gemma works in housing for another London borough and has two children.
  • precipice: I just feel like we're on the precipice of something awful and there just needs to be a massive change.
  • ludicrous: As a millennial working in tech, Mr Robinson said housing costs were less of a problem for him, despite the " ludicrous" prices.

Iraq revolution will be dramatised, written, read, and painted

  • writhe: Blood-stained bodies writhed on the pavement, and smoke from burning tyres smarted the captive audience's eyes.
  • spectator: Each actor took turns recounting the story of his" martyr," weaving through the stunned spectators and occasionally folding into one of their hands an Iraqi tricolour labelled with the names of towns where dozens have died.
  • canvas: Busking musicians dotted the nearby streets and painters canvased the walls with large murals and " calligraffiti"-- a hybrid of graffiti and intricate Arabic calligraphy.
  • theological: The library is full of dozens of worn second-hand books, ranging from translated American novels and political essays to romance novels and theological works.

What is the point of a clock tower?

  • caption: Image copyright Andrea Pucci/Getty Images Image caption London's Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, is the most famous clock tower in the UK.
  • clock: Image copyright Andrea Pucci/Getty Images Image caption London's Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, is the most famous clock tower in the UK.
  • ease: We take for granted the ease with which we can find out the time.
  • option: From watches and phones to computer screens and digital radios, there are so many options the question " have you got the time, please?
  • course: Of course, it used to be the case that we relied on clock towers to ensure we weren't late.

Adam Hurst: Father-to-be died in hospital 'screaming in pain'

  • abdominal: Mr Hurst, a builder from Godmanchester, had a history of abdominal pain and was born with a rare undetected congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
  • hernia: Mr Hurst, a builder from Godmanchester, had a history of abdominal pain and was born with a rare undetected congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
  • hernia: Once completed, the scan showed a diaphragmatic hernia and fluid in his abd omen.
  • amateur: Image copyright Hurst Family Image caption Adam Hurst was an amateur boxer and coached an under-14s football team.
  • allay: The report also said " clear explanations to the patient and relatives are essential to allay fears and reduce anxiet y ".

General election 2019: When wanting to vote could put you at risk

  • evidence: We are concerned that many survivors will continue to face barriers to voting because they cannot 'evidence' that their current safety is at risk," Ms Hadley says.
  • risk: General election 2019: When wanting to vote could put you at risk- BBC News.
  • risk: General election 2019: When wanting to vote could put you at risk.
  • register: When you register to vote, your name and address are automatically placed on the electoral roll- a public document available to all.
  • roll: When you register to vote, your name and address are automatically placed on the electoral roll- a public document available to all.

General election 2019: Has this been a Brexit campaign?

  • issue: Brexit triggered the general election, but is it still the most important issue for voters?
  • issue: This graph shows how people respond now when asked which are the most important issues facing the country, and how this compares with the position at the beginning of the election campaign four weeks ago.
  • compare: This graph shows how people respond now when asked which are the most important issues facing the country, and how this compares with the position at the beginning of the election campaign four weeks ago.
  • position: This graph shows how people respond now when asked which are the most important issues facing the country, and how this compares with the position at the beginning of the election campaign four weeks ago.
  • campaign: This graph shows how people respond now when asked which are the most important issues facing the country, and how this compares with the position at the beginning of the election campaign four weeks ago.

Election 2019: How significant is migration to the UK?

  • preferential: For instance, the EU or India may hold out on a deal until the UK offers preferential access to their workers.
  • surcharge: The current NHS surcharge- paid on entry- will continue, as will another for " skills".
  • issue: In the lead-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum, polls suggested immigration was seen as the most pressing issue facing the nation, not EU membership.
  • underlying: Today, concern about immigration is far lower, even though many of the underlying factors have not changed.
  • huge: Whether or not we leave the EU, there are a huge number of unanswered questions over exactly what a reformed immigration system would look like.

General election 2019: Plymouth divided by life expectancy

  • expectancy: General election 2019: Plymouth divided by life expectancy- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Alamy Image caption Plymouth has been named Britain's Ocean City by its city council.
  • affluent: The deprived dockyard area in Stonehouse contrasts sharply with the Edwardian terraced housing of relatively affluent Peverell.
  • difference: Less visible, but starker, is the difference between the areas in life expectancy of people from the two neighbourhoods.
  • expectancy: Less visible, but starker, is the difference between the areas in life expectancy of people from the two neighbourhoods.

New GCSEs 'widen gap between rich and poor'

  • progression: This will matter if grade 5 rather than grade 4 becomes the expected standard for progression to post-16 courses or even in university admission.
  • trivial: The change is small, at an average of 0.02 standard deviations per subject, but is not trivial and is statistically significant.
  • rigour: The Conservative government has previously defended its record, saying it aims to " dramatically improve the rigour, quality and standard of qualifications across the boar d " and that reformed qualifications would " help young people achieve the skills they need to get on in life ".
  • progression: Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: " The reality is that the students who struggle the most- many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds- have a very poor experience of the new GCSEs and leave school feeling demoralised about their prospects for onward progression to courses and careers.

Mentally ill 'spend months on hidden waiting list'

  • patient: Patients with mental illnesses are left languishing for months on " hidden" waiting lists by England's NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal.
  • mental: Patients with mental illnesses are left languishing for months on " hidden" waiting lists by England's NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal.
  • depression: The service- called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies- provides therapy, such as counselling, to adults with conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
  • stress: The service- called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies- provides therapy, such as counselling, to adults with conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
  • patient: It starts seeing nine in 10 patients within the target time of six weeks.

Seizures of illegal diazepam tablets double in a year

  • postgraduate: Emma says the addiction ruined a decade of her life, causing her to underperform in her degree and postgraduate degree.
  • illegal: The number of illegal diazepam tablets seized entering the UK has more than doubled in a year, figures obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme show.
  • seize: The number of illegal diazepam tablets seized entering the UK has more than doubled in a year, figures obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme show.
  • double: The number of illegal diazepam tablets seized entering the UK has more than doubled in a year, figures obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme show.
  • obtain: The number of illegal diazepam tablets seized entering the UK has more than doubled in a year, figures obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme show.

Staff testimony given to Labour anti-Semitism probe

  • submission: The statements form part of a submission- seen by the BBC- from the Jewish Labour Movement to the Equality and Human Rights Commission ( EHR C).
  • submission: It asked the EHRC to look in to Labour's handling of anti-Semitism allegations- and its submission argues that anti-Semitic conduct has become " pervasive" in recent years.
  • inaccurate: Labour say these figures are inaccurate but have not provided any official statistics on the issue since July.
  • submission: The Jewish Labour Movement's submission includes a signed affidavit from a former Labour official who alleges they were asked to transfer details of complaints being investigated at Labour's headquarters to the party leader's office.

General election 2019: Tories promise tax-cutting Budget if elected

  • paralysis: Mr Johnson has said the snap poll is the only way to end months of Brexit paralysis in Parliament.
  • soar: In those days we 've seen child poverty soar, rising homelessness, rising food bank use, and violent crime is up too while the NHS has more people waiting for operations, and record staff vacancies," said shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne.
  • manifesto: Boris Johnson says he will take the UK out of the EU, present a " tax-cutting" Budget, and deliver on manifesto pledges on crime and health within the first 100 days if he wins the election.
  • crime: Boris Johnson says he will take the UK out of the EU, present a " tax-cutting" Budget, and deliver on manifesto pledges on crime and health within the first 100 days if he wins the election.
  • campaign: As the campaign enters its final week, the PM said only a Tory victory would end the Brexit uncertainty and get MPs" working on the people's priorities ".

HSBC to bring in single overdraft rate of 40%

  • simplify: Madhu Ke jriwal, HSBC UK's head of lending and payments, said: "By simplifying our overdraft charging structure we are making them easier to understand, more transparent and giving customers tools to help them make better financial decisions.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bank said it would cut fees on unarranged overdrafts.
  • design: It comes in response to tough new borrowing rules from regulators designed to protect consumers.
  • account: The bank has eight to nine million current account holders in the UK..
  • structure: Madhu Ke jriwal, HSBC UK's head of lending and payments, said: "By simplifying our overdraft charging structure we are making them easier to understand, more transparent and giving customers tools to help them make better financial decisions.

General election 2019: Jo Swinson interview fact-checked

  • series: The Liberal Democrats ' Jo Swinson was the third party leader to face the BBC's Andrew Neil in a series of special interviews in the run-up to polling day.
  • government: Over 30 minutes, he quizzed Ms Swinson on her record in government and her party's plans for the future.
  • policy: Claim: " Most Remainers actually support our policy" of revoking article 50 to stop Brexit.
  • revoke: Claim: " Most Remainers actually support our policy" of revoking article 50 to stop Brexit.
  • policy: A key policy commitment of the Lib Dems is to stop Brexit- and the way they want to do that is to revoke Article 50.

North American Birds' Bodies Shrinking, Wings Growing, Study Finds

  • shrinkage: Their work has documented a shrinkage in the size of the creatures.
  • specimen: Ledgers of body sizes, measuring tools and a Tennessee Warbler belonging to Field Museum scientist Dave Willard, who measured 70, 716 specimens of migratory birds over four decades, are in this photo released Dec. 4, 2019.
  • migratory: Ledgers of body sizes, measuring tools and a Tennessee Warbler belonging to Field Museum scientist Dave Willard, who measured 70, 716 specimens of migratory birds over four decades, are in this photo released Dec. 4, 2019.

Tenor Domingo Blames Accusations on Cultural Differences

  • nowadays: MADRID- Placido Domingo has sought to blame the allegations of sexual harassment against him on cultural differences between countries, adding that there are places nowadays where" one can't say anything to a woman.
  • tenor: In an interview published Wednesday in Spanish leading daily El Pais, the Madrid-born tenor said " here ( in Spain) it's not like that but in other places, and specifically in those groups from where the accusations come, it is.
  • compliment: What I meant, as a Spaniard, is that the use of the compliment, for example'what a nice suit you have, how well you look ,' that was something you could say 30 years ago, even two years ago.

Big delays at US-Mexico border crossings after migrants use car lanes to claim asylum

  • commuter: These tactics interfere with CBP officers conducting their responsibilities and exacerbates wait times for daily commuters, " Custom and Border Protection said Monday in a written statement.
  • indefinitely: Customs and Border Protection said the lane closures " will remain indefinitely" in Nogales and Douglas.
  • ordeal: Despite her ordeal over the weekend, she had to cross back to the Mexican side again.

Amazon Town Becomes Focus of Bolsonaro's Fight With NGOs

  • smoke: FILE- A satellite image shows smoke rising from Amazon rainforest fires in Rondonia state, southwest of Porto Velho, Brazil, in the upper Amazon River basin, Aug. 15, 2019.
  • incendiary: Speaking at the edge of his verdant yard, Caetano Scannavino, coordinator of Health and Happiness, one of the two nonprofits investigated by local police, told the Associated Press incendiary rhetoric has created a climate of terror, and security consultants have recommended he leave Alter do Chao as soon as possible.
  • debunk: In November, a group of international academics published a research paper in the journal Global Change Biology, debunking the Brazilian government's claims that Amazon fires in August were normal.
  • perturb: In Alter do Chao, the arrest of the firefighters wasn't the first controversy this year to perturb the town's peaceful vibe.
  • humiliate: I 'm here with my family on my vacation, one week of the year, three little kids, and you try to humiliate me in front of my kids.

Maduro's Foes Balk at UN-backed Deal to Rebuild Power Grid

  • rebuild: MIAMI- A proposal to rebuild Venezuela's collapsed power grid with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolas Maduro's opponents.
  • gesture: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 30, 2019.
  • conference: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 30, 2019.
  • promoter: The project's promoters accuse opposition hardliners of playing politics with Venezuela's humanitarian crisis while ignoring the plight of millions of Venezuelans who urgently demand solutions to everyday travails as the fight to remove Maduro drags on.
  • travail: The project's promoters accuse opposition hardliners of playing politics with Venezuela's humanitarian crisis while ignoring the plight of millions of Venezuelans who urgently demand solutions to everyday travails as the fight to remove Maduro drags on.

Family won't be allowed to exhume body of notorious bank robber John Dillinger – for now

  • exhume: The family's plans to exhume the body and complete DNA testing to determine its identity were to be depicted in a documentary distributed by the History Channel, which has since backed out of the project.
  • tranquility: We also have concerns that the complex and commercial nature of this exhumation could cause disruption to the peaceful tranquility of the Cemetery and those who are visiting to remember their loved ones.
  • headstone: Dillinger's smaller headstone sits in the family plot marked by a larger headstone.
  • headstone: Dillinger's smaller headstone sits in the family plot marked by a larger headstone.
  • despicable: Another Dillinger family member, great-nephew Jeff Scalf, previously told IndyStar that he believed the action was " despicable.

US forces kill jihadist leader in Syria with precision 'ninja' missile that chops up targets...

  • collateral: The Hellfire missile, or AGM-114R9X, which has a set of six folding blades instead of a warhead for minimum collateral damage, is believed to have been used to take out a commander in the al-Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir Al Sham ( HTS) in the province of Idlib..
  • offshoot: The Hellfire missile, or AGM-114R9X, which has a set of six folding blades instead of a warhead for minimum collateral damage, is believed to have been used to take out a commander in the al-Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir Al Sham ( HTS) in the province of Idlib..
  • substitute: The Hellfire AGM-114R9X " ninja" missile substitutes the explosive warhead found on standard missiles for a set of six folding sword-like blades, designed to smash through buildings and vehicles with minimal civilian casualties.
  • smash: The Hellfire AGM-114R9X " ninja" missile substitutes the explosive warhead found on standard missiles for a set of six folding sword-like blades, designed to smash through buildings and vehicles with minimal civilian casualties.
  • precision: US forces kill jihadist leader in Syria with precision'ninja' missile that chops up targets with blades.

General election: Labour's £6,000 bill claim fact-checked

  • annual: Labour has provided a breakdown of annual bills and costs, which it says have risen since 2010:.
  • consume: First, the overall figure assumes that every household consumes the same range of things.
  • annual: For example, Labour's average household has two people buying annual rail season tickets- but many people don't regularly travel by train.
  • difference: The second point is that the report takes the difference in cost between 2010 and 2019 ( or 2018) and comes up with a total that is applied to every year.
  • difference: The difference would be much smaller from 2010 to 2011, for instance.

Giuliani Meets Ukrainian Prosecutors at Center of Impeachment Inquiry to Film TV Series

  • launch: House Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry due to suspicions Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate corruption allegations against Joe Biden.
  • aid: House Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry due to suspicions Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate corruption allegations against Joe Biden.
  • investigate: House Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry due to suspicions Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate corruption allegations against Joe Biden.
  • corruption: House Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry due to suspicions Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate corruption allegations against Joe Biden.
  • information: Giuliani gathered information on the allegations from Ukrainian contacts throughout the first half of 2019.

Former England fast bowler Bob Willis dies

  • bowler: The fast bowler took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984, claiming a career-best 8-43 to help England to a famous win over Australia at Headingley in the 1981 A shes.
  • international: He captained England in 18 Tests and 29 one-day internationals before his retirement from all forms of cricket in 1984.
  • bowler: The Sunderland-born bowler made his international debut aged 21 in the 1971 Ashes after being called up to replace the injured Alan Ward and played the final four Tests of the seven-match series as England won 2-0.
  • bowler: Despite needing surgery on both knees in 1975, he became one of the finest fast bowlers of his generation, playing another nine years and claiming his 325 wickets at an impressive average of 25.20.
  • bowler: At the time of Willis ' retirement, only Australia fast bowler Dennis Lillee had taken more Test wickets.

China Built The DF-26 Missile To Take Down America's Prized Aircraft Carriers

  • research: First, it is researched, developed and manufactured by China independently and we have complete property right over it.
  • missile: Key point: Anti-ship missiles pose a growing threat to America's navy.
  • navy: Key point: Anti-ship missiles pose a growing threat to America's navy.
  • nuclear: Second, it can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads, capable of both rapid nuclear counter-strikes and conventional medium-and-long range precision strikes.
  • rapid: Second, it can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads, capable of both rapid nuclear counter-strikes and conventional medium-and-long range precision strikes.

CalMac sues Scottish government over ferry routes

  • lifeline: Image copyright Serco Northlink Image caption The lifeline routes run between mainland Scotland and ports in Orkney and Shetland.
  • continuity: "On Scottish ministers ' beh alf, Transport Scotland are liaising with the current operator, Serco Northlink, to make arrangements for the extension of the current contract to maintain continuity of service and full connectivity to and from the Northern Isles.
  • fiasco: Labour transport spokesman Colin Smyth described the challenge as a " fiasco", saying it exposed the SNP's " mishandling of this lifeline ferry services contract ".
  • lifeline: Labour transport spokesman Colin Smyth described the challenge as a " fiasco", saying it exposed the SNP's " mishandling of this lifeline ferry services contract ".

Christmas advert made for £100 stars two-year-old Arthur

  • caption: Image copyright Hafod Hardware Image caption Two-year-old Arthur is the star of the heart-warming story.
  • encourage: A shop owner who has made a Christmas advert starring his two-year-old son wants it to encourage people to buy local.
  • message: Mr Jones said: " It has been crazy... we 've been overwhelmed with nice emails and messages from all over the world.
  • underlying: The underlying message... is these big companies like John Lewis, they do really well at Christmas.
  • message: The underlying message... is these big companies like John Lewis, they do really well at Christmas.

In Gaza, 'American hospital' fuels suspicions

  • evangelical: Nicknamed the " American hospital" by Palestinians, it is funded by the evangelical Friend Ships organisation based in the US state of Louisiana.
  • proximity: If successful, the new tent hospital could provide an alternative for those in need, while its close proximity to Israel would assuage the Jewish state's fears over imports being syphoned off by Hamas.
  • assuage: If successful, the new tent hospital could provide an alternative for those in need, while its close proximity to Israel would assuage the Jewish state's fears over imports being syphoned off by Hamas.

'Jews are France', says Emmanuel Macron after 107 Jewish graves  desecrated in anti-Semitic ...

  • desecrate: 'Jews are France', says Emmanuel Macron after 107 Jewish graves desecrated in anti-Semitic attack.
  • desecrate: Anti-Semitism is a crime, said President Emmanuel Macron, after 107 Jewish graves were desecrated in Alsace, eastern France- Maxppp.
  • desecrate: The Republic itself has been desecrated," said Mr Castaner said after visiting the ceme tery, which dates from the 16th century.
  • desecrate: The graves were desecrated just hours before French MPs adopted a resolution equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.
  • model: On Tuesday evening, French MPs approved a non-legally binding resolution modelled on the definition of anti-Semitism set by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance ( IHRA).

General election 2019: SNP pledges 'could mean more austerity' - IFS

  • necessitate: Therefore, in the short-term at least, independence would likely necessitate more, not less, austerity.
  • austerity: General election 2019: SNP pledges 'could mean more austerity '- IFS- BBC News.
  • austerity: General election 2019: SNP pledges 'could mean more austerity'- IFS.
  • manifesto: General election 2019: What's in the SNP's manifesto?
  • austerity: Introducing the SNP's general election pledges in an independent Scotland could lead to more austerity, according to an economic research group.