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Chile protests: President Piñera to meet opposition

  • afflict: He said the aim was to " progress towards a social contract which will allow us to together find better solutions to the problems afflicting Chileans ".
  • disparate: Commentators in the Chilean media have pointed out that part of the difficulty in quelling the protests is that no clear leaders or spokespeople have emerged, and that people's grievances are disparate and manifold.
  • queue: Many schools and shops remained closed on Tuesday both in Santiago and in other cities, and long queues again formed at petrol stations.

U.S. lawmakers, others condemn Trump for 'lynching' comment on impeachment probe

  • vain: Lynching refers to the murder of thousands of Americans, most of them black, between the 1880s and 1960s, as African-Americans struggled for their rights as U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the Civil War in which Southern states fought in vain to maintain black slavery.
  • abhorrent: Biden said on Twitter that Trump's use of the word was " abhorrent" and" despicable.
  • despicable: Biden said on Twitter that Trump's use of the word was " abhorrent" and" despicable.

Mexican raid 'a failure of everything'

  • audible: Elsewhere, mobile phone footage emerged of panic inside a shopping mall, the rapid gunfire audible in the background.
  • extenuate: There were extenuating circumstances, the government points out, in that a number of military men were taken hostage by the cartel.
  • anarchy: Now they know what to do when one of their leaders is lifted: bring out their biggest guns and sow chaos and anarchy.

Israrel's Merkava Tank: The Best on the Planet?

  • steal: Key point: Active protection systems may very well steal the day.
  • conceive: The Merkava was first conceived by an Israeli General Israel Tal following the titanic armored clashes of the Yom Kippur War.
  • crew: Tal wanted a tank that prioritized crew protection above all else.
  • upgrade: Nonetheless, several were lost in battle, and the subsequent Merkava II tank featured upgraded spaced armor.
  • upgrade: The 1990s saw the Merkava III with a critical upgrade to a 120 millimeter main gun, and finally the latest Merkava IV has a more powerful engine and has recently been fitted with a sophisticated active-protection system for use against anti-tank missiles and rockets.

Trump leaves Turkey and Syria 'to argue it out', defends U.S. pullout

  • void: Trump officials rush to Turkey as Moscow advances to fill Syria void from U.S. retreat.
  • dispatch: ANKARA (Reuters)- The Trump administration dispatched its top officials to Turkey on Wednesday for emergency talks to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria, while Russian troops swept into territory abandoned by Washington in a sudden retreat.
  • unlawful: He also denounced Washington for taking the " unlawful, ugly step" of imposing criminal charges against a Turkish state bank over charges it broke sanctions on Iran.
  • maelstrom: It has spawned a humanitarian crisis, with 160,000 civilians taking flight, a security alert over thousands of Islamic State fighters abandoned in Kurdish jails, and a political maelstrom at home for Trump, accused by congressional leaders, including fellow Republicans, of betraying loyal U.S. allies, the Kurds.
  • vacuum: Syrian government forces, backed by Washington's adversaries Russia and Iran, have meanwhile taken advantage of the power vacuum left by retreating U.S. troops to advance swiftly into the largest swath of territory previously outside their grasp..

Mexico under pressure as asylum applications skyrocket

  • treacherous: Yet the immigrants inside this discreet shelter are here because they have abandoned that treacherous trip and chosen to settle in Mexico instead.
  • dexterity: Nelcy, a 24-year-old Honduran woman from the Garifuna ethnic group, shows dexterity with a whisk that suggests she already knows how to bake a cake.
  • acquiescence: It is a damning assessment of what she sees as the Mexican government's acquiescence to the Trump administration.

Attempts to split China risk 'smashed' bodies: Xi

  • perish: Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder," Xi said, according to the ministry.
  • sabotage: Rallies erupted in multiple neighbourhoods of Hong Kong, with some protesters blocking roads, sabotaging train tracks, and trashing pro-China businesses in the financial hub.
  • exile: Nepal is home to around 20,000 exiled Tibetans, but under pressure from Beijing the current communist government has taken an increasingly hardline stance on their activities.

India tightens security clampdown ahead of divisive temple ruling

  • zealot: Tensions boiled over in 1992 when Hindu zealots destroyed the mos que, sparking religious violence that killed 2,000 people.
  • deity: The district also banned firecrackers popular during this time of the year when Hindus mark several major religious festivals, some involving Hindu deity Ram who they believe was born in Ayodhya.
  • raze: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party has campaigned on constructing a new temple on the site of the razed mos que.

Wales 35-13 Uruguay: Win sets up France World Cup quarter-final

  • labour: A shadow Wales side laboured to a bonus-point victory over minnows Uruguay to set up a World Cup quarter-final against France.
  • forward: The Six Nations champions started with plenty of attacking intent, with backs and forwards alike throwing the ball around freely and trying to make the game as wide and open as possible.
  • disallow: There were multiple handling errors- Aaron Wainwright squandered a chance to score a try as he spilled the ball over the line, and Hallam Amos had a try disallowed for a forward pass by Hadleigh Parkes.
  • disallow: The sheer volume of errors was illustrated by the fact Amos had a hat-trick of tries disallowed, two for forward passes and one for dropping the ball over the line.
  • goad: They got under Welsh skins too, with captain Juan Manuel Gaminara goading Aled Davies and Parkes to prompt a scuffle in the tunnel at half-time.

Hong Kong police make arrests as small flashmob protests erupt

  • smash: Rallies erupted in multiple neighbourhoods with some protesters blocking roads, spraying graffiti on pro-China businesses, smashing windows and erecting barricades.
  • intercept: Police made multiple arrests as they rushed to intercept activists but the clashes were less heavy than earlier this month when the city was virtually shut down by the most intense unrest of the four month protest movement.
  • burst: In the district of Mongkok, riot police burst from an unmarked van that had screeched up to a blockade made of bamboo scaffolding poles and quickly chased down multiple protesters who were pinned to the ground and detai ned.
  • blockade: In the district of Mongkok, riot police burst from an unmarked van that had screeched up to a blockade made of bamboo scaffolding poles and quickly chased down multiple protesters who were pinned to the ground and detai ned.
  • chase: In the district of Mongkok, riot police burst from an unmarked van that had screeched up to a blockade made of bamboo scaffolding poles and quickly chased down multiple protesters who were pinned to the ground and detai ned.

California governor signs bill limiting oil, gas development

  • christen: Language in the measure states the mission of the newly christened Geologic Energy Management Division includes protecting public health and environmental quality.
  • hydraulic: Ken Harris was dismissed over an increase in state permits for hydraulic fracturing and allegations of conflicts of interest among senior government officials.
  • hydraulic: Advocacy groups Consumer Watchdog and FracTracker Alliance released data over the summer showing regulators have been issuing permits for hydraulic fracturing at twice the rate this year when compared with 2018.
  • hydraulic: Newsom said the number of hydraulic fracturing permits had increased without his knowledge.

The USS Enterprise: How One Aircraft Carrier Changed Naval History

  • propulsion: The switch to coal propulsion by World War I offered more reliable power, but coal was bulky and required large crews to shovel it into the engines, as well as nearby bases for replenishment.
  • port: By World War II, ships ran on oil, but this still meant returning to port to refuel, or performing cumbersome refueling at sea from vulnerable tankers.
  • cumbersome: By World War II, ships ran on oil, but this still meant returning to port to refuel, or performing cumbersome refueling at sea from vulnerable tankers.

Another storm to keep chilly air in place across northern Plains through midweek

  • wet: The cool conditions will hold for the Chicago Marathon on Sunday as well, with wet weather staying to the north and east.
  • wet: A cold rain, gusty winds and even some wet snowflakes will be in store for portions of the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, lingering into early on Wednesday," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham.
  • wet: The cold air filtering in along with the storm could cause any wet areas to rapidly freeze up, leading to areas of black ice.
  • wet: By Wednesday, the wet weather will shift to the Northeast, but leave behind November-like temperatures for the Great Lakes region.

Boeing 737 Max fallout: Blasting Boeing, FAA, safety panel recommends changes in certification proce...

  • convene: The report Friday from the Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) panel, convened by the FAA in April in the wake of two fatal crashes involving the Max in less than five months, said the plane's new flight control system, called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System ( MCAS) was not evaluated in concert with other systems.
  • crash: The report Friday from the Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) panel, convened by the FAA in April in the wake of two fatal crashes involving the Max in less than five months, said the plane's new flight control system, called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System ( MCAS) was not evaluated in concert with other systems.
  • implicate: MCAS has been implicated in Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents, which killed 346 people.
  • delegate: The report was also critical of the amount of freedom the FAA gave to Boeing's designated certification representative during the certification process, saying it " delegated a high percentage of approvals and findings of compliance'' to the representative.
  • delegate: It notes that delegating authority to a company representative is common during certification but emphasized that the FAA's " Organization Designation Authorization'' program needs strong oversight.

Trump gripes about impeachment, media at Louisiana rally

  • denunciation: Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his profane denunciations of the proceedings hundreds of miles away in the nation's capital.
  • invalid: They know they can't win on Election Day so they're pursuing an illegal, invalid and unconstitutional, bulls--- impeachment," the president thundered at his second political rally in as many days.
  • jeopardize: Pelosi has said " no one is above the law" and Trump must be held accountable for actions that she says jeopardize U.S. national security, the integrity of American elections and the Constitution.
  • bombard: With polls showing Edwards well in the lead, national Republicans have bombarded the state with millions in advertising and visits from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. to urge anti-Edwards votes and force a Nov. 16 runoff.
  • accustom: Trump said he had become accustomed to watching Japan win the event.

Ecuador protests: UN calls on government to investigate deaths

  • parade: Indigenous demonstrators paraded the officers, including one woman, on a stage in Quito before a crowd.
  • parade: The officers look visibly worried as they were paraded in front of an angry crowd in which many were incensed at several days of a heavy-handed police response to the demonstrations.
  • incense: The officers look visibly worried as they were paraded in front of an angry crowd in which many were incensed at several days of a heavy-handed police response to the demonstrations.

Are Fox News and rightwing media making plans for a post-Trump future?

  • arbiter: Outside of Fox News, another arbiter of the prevailing political winds on the right has long been Matt Drudge, whose website is a major driver of traffic to rightwing news sources.
  • hoax: Related: Fox News host Tucker Carlson dismisses white supremacy as 'a hoax '.
  • countenance: Unable to countenance even the most minor of criticism, Trump has reportedly come to consider more extreme sites like Breitbart, and networks like OAN as his remaining trusted bulwarks of support, but the reach of either, or track record for setting the political agenda, pales in comparison to that of Fox News, or Drudge for that matter.
  • bulwark: Unable to countenance even the most minor of criticism, Trump has reportedly come to consider more extreme sites like Breitbart, and networks like OAN as his remaining trusted bulwarks of support, but the reach of either, or track record for setting the political agenda, pales in comparison to that of Fox News, or Drudge for that matter.
  • arbiter: For all their manifold faults, Fox News as an institution is nothing if not savvy arbiters of the shifting political winds.

Police search homes for 2nd suspect in Kansas bar shooting

  • contraband: Hugo Villanueva-Morales could have faced up to nine years in prison for the trafficking contraband conviction.
  • tamper: Alatorre was recently released from jail in Missouri, where he faced pending charges for tampering with a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention or stop.
  • recognizance: A judge reduced his bail and released him on his own recognizance over the objections of prosecutors.
  • contraband: In August 2018, Villanueva-Morales pleaded guilty to trafficking contraband in the Lansing Correctional Facility, where he was serving time for a 2011 aggravated robbery in Wyandotte County.
  • foresee: County Attorney Todd Thompson said his office argued for prison, but added, " there's no way anyone could foresee this horrific tragedy from a possession of synthetic marijuana case in prison.

Ex-Trump aide Manafort not shielded by earlier conviction for similar crimes: N.Y. prosecutors

  • jeopardy: Manafort's lawyers had sought to dismiss the state charges in September, arguing that they subjected him to illegal double jeopardy, or prosecution of a person twice for the same offense.
  • entirety: We continue to believe that the indictment should be dismissed in its entirety for the reasons stated in our motion," said Todd Blanche, a lawyer for Mana fort.
  • jeopardy: However, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a court filing that double jeopardy did not apply because the jury in Manafort's federal trial was hung on some of the charges, and because New York's mortgage fraud laws were designed to protect homeowners, while federal law was aimed at protecting banks.
  • jeopardy: The state case, Vance's office said, is " exactly the type of prosecution that New York's double jeopardy statute explicitly permits: a successive prosecution where the harms caused to New York were not redressed by the prior prosecution.
  • redress: The state case, Vance's office said, is " exactly the type of prosecution that New York's double jeopardy statute explicitly permits: a successive prosecution where the harms caused to New York were not redressed by the prior prosecution.

Gunman kills two in livestreamed attack at German synagogue

  • embark: He conclud ed: " The root of all these problems is the Jew ", before embarking on his shooting spree.
  • abhorrent: A spokeswoman for Amazon said Twitch " worked with urgency to remove this content and will permanently suspend any accounts found to be posting or reposting content of this abhorrent act.
  • message: The company later said its investigation suggested that " people were coordinating and sharing the video via other online messaging services," but did not elaborate.
  • message: Reuters found copies and links to the footage posted on Tw itter, 4chan and message boards focused on trolling and harassment, as well as multiple white supremacist channels on messaging app Telegram.
  • solemn: We barricaded the doors from inside and waited for the police," he said, adding that about 70 to 80 people were inside the synagogue observing Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement which is marked by fasting and solemn prayer.

See This Picture? Could This Be the U.S. Navy's New 'Pocket Battleship'?

  • amphibious: Designed in part to support amphibious landings by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Zumwalts were meant to make up for the lack of big-gun firepower caused by the retirement of the Iowa-class destroyers.
  • reckon: The PLAN was barely a force to be reckoned with as early as 2000, when the Zumwalt class was in early development.
  • conversion: The conversion would start with deleting the two 155-millimeter Advanced Gun System howitzers on the bow and replacing them with a large field of Mk.
  • ambush: The Zumwalt could locate and track an enemy task group by proxy, setting up an ambush when conditions are favorable, without even turning on its radar or sending out drones of its own.
  • corollary: As a corollary, the network would help keep the Zumwalt alive, allowing it to outmaneuver dangerous threats.

China warns Apple against 'reckless' support of HK protesters

  • unwise: Beijing (AFP)- China's state media accused Apple Wednesday of supporting pro-democracy protesters, warning the US tech giant would suffer consequences for its " unwise and reckless" decision, in an echo of campaigns against other Western firms.
  • accomplice: D oes this mean Apple intended to be an accomplice to the rioters?
  • ominous: It alleged that a song advocating " Hong Kong independenc e" had appeared on the " Apple Music Store" in the southern Chinese city, then issued an ominous warning.
  • unwise: Apple has to think about the consequences of its unwise and reckless decision," the article said.

Hong Kong protesters stage peaceful rallies calling for 'liberation'

  • absolve: The court's walls were scrawled with graffiti reading: " History will absolve us "," If we burn you burn with us " and" No turn back 4HK ".
  • formula: Britain returned Hong Kong to China in 1997 under a " one country, two systems " formula, which gives it wide-ranging autonomy and freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland.
  • defiance: Outside the court, hundreds of protesters wore black masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency laws banning face cov erings, which were brought in on Friday to quell the unrest but which have incited more violence.
  • quell: Outside the court, hundreds of protesters wore black masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency laws banning face cov erings, which were brought in on Friday to quell the unrest but which have incited more violence.
  • incite: Outside the court, hundreds of protesters wore black masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency laws banning face cov erings, which were brought in on Friday to quell the unrest but which have incited more violence.

Translating for Mum and Dad

  • fluent: In fact, her mother has tried hard to learn English, but is not yet fluent.
  • dilate: Marian's eyes dilate slightly, and her cheeks rapidly turn a bright red.
  • recollect: It went really smoothly and we got through the test," she recollects.

James B. Stewart: The Truth About the ‘Deep State,’ Donald Trump, and Jeffrey Epstein

  • recast: The other was an outer-borough apartment-building scion who was trying to recast himself as a high-flying corporate raider and wanted Stewart, then a Wall Street Journal reporter, to validate his status and acumen.
  • emporium: The dapperly dressed Stewart, who happened to be celebrating his 68th birthday, was holding forth in a midtown Manhattan coffee emporium across the street from TheNew York Times, where he has been a star for the Business section since 2011.
  • optics: Stewart told The Daily Beast that such an encounter would have been journalistically useless, to say nothing of the unattractive optics.

Republicans should be ashamed of their silence on Trump's call for China to go after Biden

  • inundate: President Barack Obama would have been inundated by calls for impeachment by Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell and congressional Republicans.
  • abet: They have aided and abetted his racist assaults on Democrats in Congress and migrants at the border.
  • solemn: Instead of treating the impeachment proceeding like the solemn constitutional procedure that it is, they have responded with cynical, predictable political spin, demeaning the Constitution and the American people in the process.
  • demean: Instead of treating the impeachment proceeding like the solemn constitutional procedure that it is, they have responded with cynical, predictable political spin, demeaning the Constitution and the American people in the process.
  • appalling: The most appalling thing that happened Thursday was not an American president calling on a foreign dictator to help him get reelected.

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

  • degenerate: Riot police later swept in with volleys of tear gas and muscular arrests as peaceful rallies again degenerated into widespread violence and chaos in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
  • calm: Instead of deterring rioting and calming anti-government demonstrations that have gripped the international trading hub for four months, the ban that criminalized the wearing of face masks at rallies only redoubled the determination of both peaceful marchers and more radical black-clad youths.
  • barrack: For the first time in the crisis, men on the roof of one of the Chinese military's barracks in Hong Kong raised a yellow banner warning protesters they were breaking the law when laser pointers were flashed at the building, according to video broadcast by Hong Kong media.
  • injunction: Lawmaker Dennis Kwok said the court refused to grant an injunction but agreed to hear later this month an application by 24 legislators against Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's use of sweeping emergency powers to impose the ban without legislative approval.
  • passport: Anye ung, who holds a British passport, said she may leave Hong Kong if the city's freedoms are extinguished.

Vintage photos offer glimpse of Upper Amazon 150 years ago

  • negative: He produced more than 120 glass plate negatives using the wet collodion process which required him to travel with a portable laboratory.
  • wet: He produced more than 120 glass plate negatives using the wet collodion process which required him to travel with a portable laboratory.
  • negative: Many of the pictures are in fact layered or composite negatives with Frisch often photographing his sitters and backgrounds separately giving the pictures a sculptural feel.

Donald Trump 'suggested shooting migrants in the legs'

  • moat: They included building an electrified, spiked border wall and a snake or alligator-infested moat.
  • chronicle: It chronicles a week in March 2019 when Mr Trump reportedly tried to halt all southern migration to the US..
  • excerpt: According to an excerpt, the president privately suggested to aides that soldiers shoot migrants in the legs, but he was told it would be illegal.
  • fortify: Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate.
  • placate: The excerpt describes Mr Trump ordering aides to enforce a complete shutdown of the US-Mexico border by noon the following day, leaving advisers" in a near panic" and " desperately" trying to placate the president.

Joe Biden: Trump's reported effort to get Ukraine president to investigate him 'abhorrent...

  • abhorrent: Joe Biden: Trump's reported effort to get Ukraine president to investigate him 'abhorrent'.
  • abhorrent: Trump's reported effort to get Ukraine president to investigate him 'abhorrent'.
  • sober: Sen. Cory Booker, another Democratic presidential contender, called Trump's reported attempts to pressure the Ukrainian president" sober and serious stuff.
  • abhorrent: This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Joe Biden: Trump's reported pressuring of Ukraine president 'abhorrent'.

Egypt on edge after first anti-Sisi protest for years

  • outburst: The rare outburst of anger was enough to damage Egypt's image of stability under Sisi, who took power after removing President Mohamed Mursi in 2013 following mass demonstrations against the Islamist leader.
  • spontaneous: The crowds were spontaneous, making the protests difficult to control.
  • bite: A 40-year-old engineer who used to support Sisi until austerity started to bite said: " I will take part in Friday's protests.
  • squander: He accused Sisi and parts of the military of corruption and squandering funds on projects such as new presidential palaces.

Juul CEO resigns, vaping company suspends advertising as crisis continues

  • merger: Also Wednesday, Altria announced that its merger talks with Philip Morris International, which sells Marlboro and other products in foreign markets, had ended.
  • sickness: Taken together, the developments mark the latest chapter in a period of upheaval for the cigarette industry, which has been roiled by regulatory scrutiny of e-cigarettes amid concerns about deaths and sicknesses tied to vaping.
  • cartridge: Federal and state investigators are focusing on vape cartridges that likely contained contaminated tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
  • liquid: Altria had bet big on its investment in Juul, which soared for a time on the strength of flavored vaping liquids.
  • usage: Crosthwaite said he has " long believed in a future where adult smokers overwhelmingly choose alternative products" like Juul but acknowledged "that future is at risk due to unacceptable levels of youth usage and eroding public confidence in our industry.

Pakistan issued its most explicit threat of war against India yet as the 2 nuclear powers clash over...

  • curfew: The biggest worry is what happens once the curfew is lifted?
  • desert: FILE PHOTO: An Indian security personnel stands guard on a deserted road during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 23, 2019.
  • dissident: Since the provision was removed, Indian authorities have imposed a state-wide internet and phone blackout in the disputed region, and launched a crackdown on dissident activity against the government.
  • stick: That torture includes beating them with sticks, giving them electric shocks, and filling their mouths with mud, reports say.

Back in 2018, a B-2 Stealth Bomber 'Test-Dropped' a Nuclear Bomb

  • transmit: A nuclear weapon that detonates after penetrating the earth more efficiently transmits its explosive energy to the ground, thus is more effective at destroying deeply buried targets for a given nuclear yield.
  • upgrade: The testing and integration of the B61-12 is one piece of a massive, fleet-wide B-2 upgrade designed to sustain the bomber into coming years, until large numbers of the emerging B-21 Raider are available.
  • modification: A range of technical modifications are also intended to prepare the 1980s-era bomber for very sophisticated, high-end modern threats.
  • upgrade: The idea of the upgrade is, among other things, to inform B-2 crews about the location of enemy air defenses so that they can avoid or maneuver around high-risk areas where the aircraft is more likely to be detected or targ eted.
  • maneuver: The idea of the upgrade is, among other things, to inform B-2 crews about the location of enemy air defenses so that they can avoid or maneuver around high-risk areas where the aircraft is more likely to be detected or targ eted.

Algeria jails ex-spy chief and other top figures

  • figurehead: ALGIERS (Reuters)- Algeria on Wednesday jailed its once-untouchable spy chief and three other figureheads of the ruling elite as the army seeks to quell mass protests demanding a purge of old power brokers.
  • appease: The arrests were intended to appease the hundreds of thousands of people who poured onto Algerian streets this spring to demand change after decades of unrepresentative rule and growing corruption.
  • repute: Mediene was reputed for two decades to be the ultimate authority behind the cloak of Algeria's government, a man whose image was never seen, but who held the fate of presidents, ministers and political opponents in his hand.