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Trump was embarrassed on the first day of the NATO summit, and it shows no one is bothering to take ...

  • wane: That feeling of triumph most likely waned quickly, though, as the day went on.
  • embarrass: Trump was embarrassed on the first day of the NATO summit, and it shows no one is bothering to take him seriously anymore.
  • snub: Johnson's refusal to be publicly seen with Trump also comes as a huge snub to the US president, who in October had endorsed him in the election.
  • veneer: Trump, on his end, has put on a veneer of success at the NATO summit on his social-media accounts.

Elon Musk testifies in his own defense during explosive opening day of defamation trial over 'pe...

  • defamation: Elon Musk testifies in his own defense during explosive opening day of defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet.
  • defamation: Elon Musk took the witness stand Tuesday on the first day of his defamation trial.
  • incense: The Tesla CEO told the court he was incensed by an interview Unsworth gave to CNN after the rescue, in which a minisub Musk sent to the divers went unused.
  • extortion: During one heated exchange, Musk accused Unsworth's attorney, L. Lin Wood, of trying to shake him down in his initial letter to Musk, calling it " extortion, essentially.
  • loud: At one point, Unsworth's lawyers sought to determine whether Musk understood the potential legal consequences of publicly calling Unsworth a " pedo guy," BuzzFeed News ' Ryan Mac reported, citing an August 2018 tweet Musk sent in which he wondered out loud why the diver hadn't sued him yet.

Justice Department praises watchdog's upcoming report on Russia inquiry amid reported criticism ...

  • praise: Justice Department praises watchdog's upcoming report on Russia inquiry amid reported criticism by Attorney General Barr.
  • excellent: "His excellent work has uncovered significant information that the American people will soon be able to read for themselves.
  • refer: The Justice Department statement did not refer to that report by The Washington Post, but it urged the American people to " draw their own conclusions.
  • abuse: President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have trumpeted the report, with the president claiming it would prove the FBI abused its authority.
  • release: As the report's release has drawn near, Trump has stepped up the rhetoric.

People Are Certainly Worked Up, if Not Worked Out, Thanks to This Peloton Commercial

  • stationary: In a now-viral video for the stationary bike and virtual fitness program, a man surprises his wife with a Peloton bike for Christmas.
  • shout: At one point the instructor in a workout class she is streaming live from the bike gives her a shout-out, and she is seemingly brought close to tears.
  • parody: Some people even made their own parody contributions to give the brand some new ideas.

Iran protests: State TV acknowledges deaths during unrest

  • reinstate: The decision was met with widespread anger in a country where the economy is already reeling as a result of US sanctions that were reinstated last year when President Donald Trump abandoned a nuclear deal with Iran.
  • hostage: A correspondent said " rioters" had attacked sensitive or military sites with guns or knives, and taken people hostage, leaving security forces with no choice to " resort to authoritative and tough confrontation" to save lives.
  • separatist: In the south-western city of Mahshahr, the correspondent added, " separatists" armed with machine-guns blocked roads and planned to blow up a petrochemical complex.
  • ascertain: Amnesty International said on Monday that it had compiled its nationwide death toll of 208 from reports whose credibility it ascertained by interviewing a range of sources, including victims ' relatives, journalists and human rights activists.
  • precision: The judiciary, he added, was evaluating " efficiently and with precision " the cases of those still in custody, including about 300 people in Tehran.

Abused Russian sisters who killed father face murder trial

  • stab: The probe established that the sisters stabbed their father with a knife and beat him with a hammer, causing fatal injuries.
  • stab: Three Russian sisters-- Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan-- stabbed their father Mikhail to death in July 2018 after suffering years of beatings and sexual assa ult.
  • knife: The probe established that the sisters stabbed their father with a knife and beat him with a hammer, causing fatal injuries.
  • acquittal: We know that if investigators decide something this is simply a matter of time," he told AFP, pointing to Russia's extremely low acquittal rates.
  • acquit: He said the two sisters were asking for a jury trial, adding: " A trial by jury can not only soften the punishment but also acquit.

Iran says it killed ‘rioters’ in deadliest unrest in decades

  • purport: However, online videos of demonstrations purport to show security forces firing machine guns and rifles at crowds.
  • disparity: That disparity, especially given its oil wealth, fueled the anger felt by demonstrators.
  • subside: The protests largely have subsided, and no group has offered estimates that high.
  • interlocutor: Oman, a sultanate on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, has served as an interlocutor between Iran and the U.S. in the past.

Mexico ambush: Suspects arrested after shootings that killed 9 women and children

  • ambush: Mexico ambush: Teen walks 14 miles to seek help for ambushed family in Mexico; 8 children survive massacre.
  • ambush: Mexico ambush: Suspects arrested after shootings that killed 9 women and children.
  • reunite: Baby Faith: Infant found in bullet-ridden SUV reunited with dad after Mexico family massacre.
  • horde: Running shootouts on Saturday in the northern state of Coahuila killed 21 people, including four police officers, as hordes of cartel gunmen opened fire on city hall in the municipality of Villa Union, some 40 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas.
  • municipality: Running shootouts on Saturday in the northern state of Coahuila killed 21 people, including four police officers, as hordes of cartel gunmen opened fire on city hall in the municipality of Villa Union, some 40 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas.

Philippines evacuates hundreds of thousands ahead of typhoon, to shut main airport

  • mountainous: MANILA (Reuters)- The Philippines evacuated 200,000 people in coastal and mountainous areas due to fears of flooding and landslides and said it would also shut its main international airport as a powerful typhoon was set to make landfall on Monday night.
  • gust: Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th typhoon to hit the country this year, was expected to make landfall on the Philippines ' main Luzon island, packing 165 kph wind speeds and gusts of up to 230 kph, the weather bureau said.
  • precaution: Airport authorities said all four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the capital Manila would be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (0300 GMT to 1500 GMT) on Tuesday as a precaution.

Jordan farm fire: Pakistanis die as blaze sweeps through makeshift homes

  • corrugated: Image copyright AFP Image caption The labourers had lived in corrugated iron sheds on the farm.
  • corrugated: The fire swept through corrugated iron sheds housing labourers at the farm in South Shouna, a rural area west of the capital Amman, early on Monday.
  • condolence: Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz expressed his condolences to the people and government of Pakistan, and called for an expedited investigation into the incident.

The Iraq protests explained in 100 and 500 words

  • endemic: The unrest started on 1 October, when people took to the streets of Baghdad and in the south to express their anger at endemic corruption, high unemployment, dire public services and foreign interference.
  • clash: They have blocked roads, oil facilities and ports, and clashed with security forces, who have fired live ammunition in response.
  • ammunition: They have blocked roads, oil facilities and ports, and clashed with security forces, who have fired live ammunition in response.
  • cabinet: After the first wave of protests ended on 9 October, Mr Abdul Mahdi promised to reshuffle his cabinet and launch schemes to reduce unemployment.
  • anger: Angered by his refusal to also call early elections, the protesters returned to the streets on 25 October.

Reform and repression go hand in hand in Saudi Arabia

  • symphony: The showpiece game between Brazil and Argentina was the first football match I had been to in Saudi Arabia for more than two decades- back when the stadium was a symphony of Saudi men's red and white keffiyehs and startlingly white tho bes, unbroken by the black of a single woman's abaya.
  • stagnant: You held your breath as you entered the city as if diving into a stagnant pool- expatriates stayed underwater for years, occasionally breaking to the surface with alcohol, holidays and affairs.
  • expatriate: You held your breath as you entered the city as if diving into a stagnant pool- expatriates stayed underwater for years, occasionally breaking to the surface with alcohol, holidays and affairs.
  • alcohol: You held your breath as you entered the city as if diving into a stagnant pool- expatriates stayed underwater for years, occasionally breaking to the surface with alcohol, holidays and affairs.
  • interrupt: Every outing to the shops was interrupted by a hurried rush as the prayers began and the shutters came down- the shop workers fearful of the religious police who patrolled relentlessly, rounding up anyone who broke the rules.

Jesus manger: Relic returns to Bethlehem in time for Christmas

  • ornate: The relic, encased in an ornate stand, was welcomed to Bethlehem on Saturday by a procession of marching bands and taken to the Church of St Catherine, next to the Church of the Nativity where tradition says Jesus was born.
  • venerate: It said the relic had since been kept on display in Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, where a " very large number of pilgrims from all over the world " went each day to " venerate it ".
  • magnificent: To celebrate Christmas with the presence of part of the manger in which Jesus Christ was born will be a magnificent and huge event," said Amira Hanania, a member of Mr Ab bas's Higher Committee of Churches Affairs.
  • inversion: Dr Yisca Harani, an Israeli expert on Christianity, described the relic's return as an " inversion of history ".

Bolivia urges Mexico embassy to hand over wanted ex-officials

  • sedition: They include Morales's former top minister Juan Ramon Quintana, who has been accused of sedition and terrorism-- the same allegations leveled at Morales-- and former culture minister Vilma Alanoca, who is wanted for " instigating a crime.
  • instigate: They include Morales's former top minister Juan Ramon Quintana, who has been accused of sedition and terrorism-- the same allegations leveled at Morales-- and former culture minister Vilma Alanoca, who is wanted for " instigating a crime.
  • contravene: Bolivia has lodged a formal protest to Mexico over Morales's remarks, saying they " contravened" his political asylum status.

Lawsuit: Alabama Sheriff 'Big John' Williams shot in parking lot 'without provocation...

  • provocation: Lawsuit: Alabama Sheriff 'Big John' Williams shot in parking lot 'without provocation'.
  • provocation: Alabama Sheriff 'Big John' Williams shot in parking lot 'without provocation'.
  • convenience: Williams ' wife Joanne Williams filed a seven-page lawsuit against the Lowndes County Commission that requests workers compensation, including funeral cost expenses, alleging that Williams was on duty when he was fatally shot at a QV convenience store.
  • convenience: Sheriff Williams arrived at the convenience store Saturday evening in response to a phone call made by the business owner, the suit alleges.
  • congregate: The private citizen business owner advised Sheriff 'Big John' Williams that several young adults and juveniles were congregating in the parking lot of the QV business, blocking access to the gas pumps, playing loud music and causing a disturbance of the peac e," the suit states.

Racial Slurs, and the 15 Days That Shook Syracuse

  • alienation: The news spread quickly anyway, touching off two weeks of protests that electrified Syracuse and turned it into a resonant symbol of the alienation that many students of color feel at elite universities.
  • aspire: For decades, Syracuse has aspired to be an enlightened model of tolerance, inclusion and diversity.
  • enlighten: For decades, Syracuse has aspired to be an enlightened model of tolerance, inclusion and diversity.
  • slur: In the spring, some black students reported being attacked and targeted with slurs near the Syracuse campus.
  • slur: Others reported several instances of professors at a campus in Madrid using a racist slur.

Iran letter raises prospect of 'white list' internet clampdown

  • blackout: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Local app-based food delivery services have been among those affected by the internet blackout.
  • blackout: The effort has come to light 11 days after the authorities imposed a week-long internet blackout following protests against a rise in fuel prices.
  • permissible: Many suspect that the authorities now want to move one step further and instead of having a " black list" of banned websites, there will be a " white list" of permissible ones, with all others blocked.
  • circulate: The existence of the letter became known after a copy circulated on social media.
  • message: She pointed to the vastly popular messaging app Telegram which was blocked following the nationwide protests some two years ago, after which the authorities made " a failed attempt to push " domestic messaging apps such as Soroush.

Lebanon protests: Caretaker PM Saad Hariri withdraws candidacy

  • rampant: Mr Hariri resigned almost a month ago in response to large-scale anti-government protests fuelled by anger at the ruling elite over the ailing economy and rampant corruption.
  • cabinet: Mr Hariri initially did not rule out a return, but insisted that he wanted a cabinet filled with technocrats who could help solve Lebanon's problems.
  • tycoon: Earlier this month, the business tycoon and former finance minister Mohammed Safadi emerged as a possible replacement.
  • stick: I am sticking by the rule ' not me, rather someone else' to form a government that addresses the aspirations of the young men and women," he said in a statement.
  • decisive: I have full hope and confidence after announcing this clear and decisive decision that the president of the republic... will immediately call the binding parliamentary consultations to appoint a new prime minister," he added.

Israel's deportation of Human Rights Watch activist condemned

  • revoke: The interior ministry revoked the work permit of US citizen Omar Shakir last year under a law that bars foreigners who have supported boycotts of Israel.
  • foreigner: The interior ministry revoked the work permit of US citizen Omar Shakir last year under a law that bars foreigners who have supported boycotts of Israel.
  • barring: Israel today joins the likes of Venezuela, Iran, and Egypt in barring Human Rights Watch researchers, but it, too, will not succeed in hiding its human rights abuses," said Kenneth Roth, HRW's executive director, who accompanied Mr Shakir as he flew out of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Monday.
  • deteriorate: This decision shows why the international community must reboot its approach to Israel's deteriorating human rights record.
  • systematic: A government that expels a leading human rights investigator is not likely to stop its systematic oppression of Palestinians under occupation without much greater international pressure.

Europol disrupts Islamic State propaganda machine

  • message: A massive purge of Islamic State (IS) accounts on the messaging app Telegram- the main platform used by the group- has resulted in serious disruption of its propaganda distribution online.
  • advertise: A small number of IS distribution channels survived the cull and they quickly advertised replacement accounts, but in most cases those too were swiftly taken down, highlighting the intensity of the cat-and-mouse chase.
  • chase: A small number of IS distribution channels survived the cull and they quickly advertised replacement accounts, but in most cases those too were swiftly taken down, highlighting the intensity of the cat-and-mouse chase.
  • defiance: Similarly, IS supporters scrambled to rebuild their networks on Telegram, voicing defiance, but their regenerated accounts were swiftly disabled.
  • persevere: While the majority have insisted they will persevere on the plat form, others have recommended alternatives to Telegram- such as RocketChat and Riot.

Hitler items bought by Lebanese businessman to thwart neo-Nazis

  • donate: A Lebanese businessman has donated items of Nazi memorabilia he bought at a controversial auction in Germany last week to Israeli fundraisers.
  • donate: The Swiss-based entrepreneur donated the items- including Adolf Hitler's top hat- to Israeli fundraising organisation, Keren Hayesod.
  • hat: The Swiss-based entrepreneur donated the items- including Adolf Hitler's top hat- to Israeli fundraising organisation, Keren Hayesod.
  • dishonest: I did not want these objects to fall into the wrong hands and to be used by people with dishonest intentions.
  • hat: In addition to the hat, the items he purchased included Hitler's cigar box and typewriter, as well as a silver-covered edition of Hitler's autobiographical Mein Kampf.

Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

  • trickle: Results showed upset wins for democrats against heavyweight pro-Beijing opponents when they started trickling in after midnight on Sunday, causing some voting centers to erupt in loud cheers and chants of " Liberate Hong Kong.
  • loud: Results showed upset wins for democrats against heavyweight pro-Beijing opponents when they started trickling in after midnight on Sunday, causing some voting centers to erupt in loud cheers and chants of " Liberate Hong Kong.
  • cheer: Results showed upset wins for democrats against heavyweight pro-Beijing opponents when they started trickling in after midnight on Sunday, causing some voting centers to erupt in loud cheers and chants of " Liberate Hong Kong.
  • queue: The voting ended with no major disruptions across the city of 7.4 million people on a day that saw massive, though orderly, queues form outside voting centers.
  • apologize: Starry Lee, chairwoman of the city's largest pro-Beijing party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, apologized for her party's performance.

Indian Student Excels in America's High-Tech Field

  • excel: Gopisetty gives a correct answer each time, which is typical of the 21-year-old college senior, who has excelled since arriving in the United States at the age of seven.
  • compute: Governor Ralph Northam talks with George Mason University senior Dolica Gopisetty and President Anne Holton before an Amazon Web Services cloud computing degree launch event, Sept. 20, 2019.
  • unsettle: Gopisetty says she is grateful for the opportunities she's been given, but like many international students, feels unsettled about her visa status.

Iran 'sentences wildlife activists' accused of spying

  • endanger: They were among a group detained in early 2018 while using cameras to track endangered species.
  • pretext: Authorities accused them of collecting classified information about Iran's strategic areas under the pretext of carrying out environmental and scientific projects.
  • endanger: The wildlife experts had been using cameras to track endangered species, including the Asiatic cheetah and Persian leopard, according to rights group Amnesty International.
  • fathom: UN human rights experts said it was " hard to fathom how working to preserve the Iranian flora and fauna can possibly be linked to conducting espionage against Iranian interests ", while a government committee concluded that there was no evidence to suggest that the group were spies.
  • flora: UN human rights experts said it was " hard to fathom how working to preserve the Iranian flora and fauna can possibly be linked to conducting espionage against Iranian interests ", while a government committee concluded that there was no evidence to suggest that the group were spies.

Russian tour operators offer trips to Syria

  • insane: The country is very interesting but to go there right now is insane ", one user wrote on discussion forum Otz yv .ru.
  • dig: In another sarcastic dig, blogger Prof. Preobrazhensky explaine d: " The cost is about 2,000 dollars.
  • avid: For the time being, he concedes, most of the interest is from avid tourists and bloggers.
  • engulf: Despite the fact that for many years the country has been engulfed in civil war, peaceful life continues.

Iran protests: Rouhani claims victory against 'enemy' after crackdown

  • reinstate: However, the decision was met with widespread anger in a country where the economy is already reeling as a result of US sanctions that were reinstated last year when President Donald Trump abandoned a nuclear deal with Iran.
  • ire: BBC Persian's Jiyar Gol says videos posted on social media showed that protesters focused their ire on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, institutions linked to him, and the security forces.
  • calm: On Tuesday, a judiciary spokesman declared that calm had been restored.
  • verify: The UN human rights office said it was extremely difficult to verify the overall number of deaths, but that Iranian media and a number of other sources suggested dozens of people might have been killed.
  • funeral: Some people who have learned of their relatives ' deaths have said officials are not releasing their bodies for burial- something that usually takes place with 24 hours, according to Islamic customs- because they fear the funerals will turn into protests.

US settlement move reduces chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

  • constituency: That is the demand of Israel's national religious right, a core constituency of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which sees the West Bank as part of a historic Jewish homeland.
  • annex: Mr Netanyahu has made election promises to annex parts of the West Bank, and described a pending peace plan drafted by the Trump administration as a road map for extending " Jewish sovereignty ".
  • reluctant: America's Arab allies also find it increasingly difficult to support President Trump's peace efforts, as they are reluctant to be associated with US decisions considered so pro-Israel.
  • lobby: Such clear differences no doubt influenced the cautious response from even the most powerful pro-Israel lobby group in Washington, Aipac, which tweeted that it did not take a position on settlements.
  • boycott: They have has been boycotting President Trump's peace efforts since his 2017 decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the eastern part of which Palestinians want to be the capital of a future state.

US settlement move endorses 'law of the jungle' - Palestinians

  • inconsistent: Palestinians have condemned a decision by the US to abandon its four-decades-old position that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are inconsistent with international law.
  • react: Israelis and Palestinians react to the US decision to shift its policy on West Bank settlements.
  • qualified: Nabil Abu Rudeina, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said: " The United States is neither qualified nor is authorised to negate international legitimacy resolutions, and it has no right to give any legitimacy to Israeli settlement.
  • negate: Nabil Abu Rudeina, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said: " The United States is neither qualified nor is authorised to negate international legitimacy resolutions, and it has no right to give any legitimacy to Israeli settlement.
  • militant: Palestinian militant groups also weighed in, calling it the official funeral of the Oslo peace process- which laid the foundations for Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip- and urging stepped-up resistance to the Israeli occupation.

Indian Muslims to pursue review of Hindu temple site ruling

  • prudent: There are apparent errors in the Supreme Court judgment, and we felt that it would be prudent to file a review petition," Syed Qasim Ilyas, a member of the group, told a press briefing.
  • litigant: The main Muslim litigant in the case, the Sunni Wakf Board, has declined to file a review, saying it respected the verdict.
  • raze: In 1992, a Hindu mob razed the mosque to the ground, leading to riots in several parts of India.

Southwest, American, United: No Boeing 737 Max flights until March even if plane returns sooner

  • proactive: United Airlines on Friday removed the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its flight schedule until early March, joining Southwest and American in taking another round of proactive steps to reduce last-minute flight cancellations if the plane's return continues to be delayed.
  • scrubbing: Southwest says the latest scrubbing of the Max cut 175 daily flights from its schedule, American, 140 daily flights.
  • scrubbing: American says the latest scrubbing of the Max from its schedule resulted in 140 daily flight cuts.
  • vow: The cost of planes that can't fly: American, Southwest vow to make Boeing pay for 737 Max grounding.

In pictures: Inside Iran's secretive Yarsan faith

  • autumn: Behnaz Hosseini, a visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford who has studied religious minorities in Iran and Iraq, recently spent time with a Yarsani community during a three-day period of fasting that takes place each autumn.
  • manifestation: Image copyright Behnaz Hosseini Image caption Yarsanis believe Sultan Sahak was one of seven manifestations of God.
  • obey: Everyone who enters a jamkhaneh must obey several rules, including wearing a special hat.
  • hat: Everyone who enters a jamkhaneh must obey several rules, including wearing a special hat.

Why All of Trump's Defenses Against Impeachment Are Doomed to Fail

  • debacle: Can they produce a coherent narrative that will help people understand this most serious of Trump Administration debacles?
  • barrage: Trump has, per usual, thrown out a barrage of defenses, hoping something will stick.
  • reprisal: Whistleblower laws protect the identity of these anonymous truthtellers so they can expose government abuse and fraud without subjecting themselves to workplace reprisals or worse.
  • bulwark: Foreign policy experts say Ukraine is a key bulwark in our defense against Russia.

In Seeking to Join Suit Over Subpoena Power, Mulvaney Goes Up Against the President

  • misdemeanor: Mulvaney did not explain why he chose a different course, but his decision focused renewed attention on his relationship with Trump; it has been increasingly strained as House Democrats prepare to open public hearings into whether the president should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • deposition: House investigators issued a subpoena to Mulvaney late Thursday, but he failed to show up for a House deposition scheduled for the next morning.
  • imperil: That left Mulvaney in the awkward position of not wanting to openly defy the White House counsel but also not wanting to imperil himself with a possible contempt citation for ignoring a subpoena.
  • contempt: That left Mulvaney in the awkward position of not wanting to openly defy the White House counsel but also not wanting to imperil himself with a possible contempt citation for ignoring a subpoena.
  • edict: So far, a dozen current administration officials have testified despite the White House edict, while about 10 have refused to talk or provide documents.

Saudi Aramco unveils next stage of blockbuster flotation

  • prospectus: Oil giant Saudi Aramco's long-awaited prospectus said individual retail investors will have a chance to buy shares as well as big institutions.
  • prospectus: After the flotation, Aramco will not list any more shares for six months, the prospectus says.
  • overshadow: The sale of the company, first mooted four years ago, has been overshadowed by delays and criticism of corporate transparency at Saudi Arabia's crown jewel.
  • jewel: The sale of the company, first mooted four years ago, has been overshadowed by delays and criticism of corporate transparency at Saudi Arabia's crown jewel.

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe protest response: experts

  • probe: Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe protest response: experts.
  • consecutive: One of the core demands, alongside fully free elections, is an independent inquiry into the police, who have been left to battle protesters for 24 consecutive weeks and are now loathed by large chunks of the deeply polarised population.
  • loathe: One of the core demands, alongside fully free elections, is an independent inquiry into the police, who have been left to battle protesters for 24 consecutive weeks and are now loathed by large chunks of the deeply polarised population.

Egypt-Ethiopia row over River Nile dam

  • hydroelectric: Ethiopia is building the Grand Renaissance Dam, which when completed next year, will be Africa's biggest hydroelectric power plant.
  • hydroelectric: Hydroelectric power stations do not consume water, but the speed with which Ethiopia fills up the dam's reservoir will affect the flow downstream.
  • reservoir: Hydroelectric power stations do not consume water, but the speed with which Ethiopia fills up the dam's reservoir will affect the flow downstream.
  • reservoir: The longer it takes to fill the reservoir, which is going to be bigger than Greater London, the less impact there will be on the level of the river.

Lebanon protests: How WhatsApp tax anger revealed a much deeper crisis

  • resign: Already the protesters have forced Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign.
  • grapple: October was a busy month for Lebanon, as the authorities grappled with one crisis after another.
  • blaze: Then on 14 October unprecedented wildfires swept through the country's western mountains, and Cyprus, Greece and Jordan were called upon for help after it was revealed Lebanon's own fire-fighting aircraft was not in a fit state to deal with the blaze due to a lack of funds.
  • message: Three days later, the government proposed new taxes on tobacco, petrol and voice calls via messaging services such as WhatsApp to drum up more revenue.
  • resignation: The following day, tens of thousands of Lebanese from all sects and walks of life took to the streets, demanding the resignation of Mr Hariri and his national unity government.

UAE prisoners denied HIV treatment - Human Rights Watch

  • defame: They said Ahmed Mansoor- imprisoned for " defaming" the country on social media- had no bed or water in his cell and was subject to prolonged periods of solitary confinement that might amount to torture.
  • indifferent: They also said prison officials were " indifferent" to requests for care, and that some prisoners were detained without charge because they had tested positive for HIV.
  • stigma: Prisoners with HIV are kept separate from other inmates and report experiencing stigma and systemic discrimination.
  • onset: One source told HRW that a prisoner recently fell ill after nearly four months without treatment, and had test results showing warning signs for the onset of Aids.
  • confinement: They said Ahmed Mansoor- imprisoned for " defaming" the country on social media- had no bed or water in his cell and was subject to prolonged periods of solitary confinement that might amount to torture.

More than 11,000 scientists have declared a 'climate emergency.' One of the best things we c...

  • metric: Similarly, a study published in August calculated that if every American replaced all beef, chicken, and pork in their diet with a vegetarian option, that would save the equivalent of 280 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.
  • unavoidable: Without deep and lasting shifts in the human activities that contribute to climate change, they wrote, " untold human suffering" is unavoidable.
  • warm: The authors published the warning Tuesday in the journal Bio Science, and it's based off an analysis of 40 years of data about rising greenhouse-gas emissions, warming oceans, and melting Arctic and Antarctic ice.
  • ocean: The authors published the warning Tuesday in the journal Bio Science, and it's based off an analysis of 40 years of data about rising greenhouse-gas emissions, warming oceans, and melting Arctic and Antarctic ice.
  • melt: The authors published the warning Tuesday in the journal Bio Science, and it's based off an analysis of 40 years of data about rising greenhouse-gas emissions, warming oceans, and melting Arctic and Antarctic ice.