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UPDATE 1-S.Korea warns against "grave threat" from liquid e-cigarettes

  • liquid: UPDATE 1-S.Korea warns against " grave threat" from liquid e-cigarettes.
  • liquid: SE OUL, Oct 23 (Reuters)- South Korea's health minister on Wednesday" strongly advise d" the public to stop using liquid e-cigarettes as growing health concerns fuel a global backlash against vaping.
  • expedite: Park said the government would expedite its own studies to determine if there was a scientific basis to ban sales of liquid e-cigarettes.
  • liquid: Park said the government would expedite its own studies to determine if there was a scientific basis to ban sales of liquid e-cigarettes.
  • pneumonia: A pneumonia case of a South Korean e-cigarette user was reported this month, the health ministry said.

Ex-Honolulu police chief, estranged wife plead guilty

  • lavish: The pleas follow their conviction in June in a plot to frame a relative to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifes tyle.
  • lavish: They were so desperate to fund their lavish lifestyle, prosecutors say, the couple swindled more than a half-million dollars from banks, relatives and others.
  • liquid: She did that to " bol ster the amount of liquid assets so I could easily qualify for the loan," she said.

US Endorses Tobacco Pouches as Less Risky Than Cigarettes

  • liquid: Unlike regular chewing tobacco, the liquid from snus is generally swa llowed, rather than spit out.
  • ferment: Chewing tobacco is fermented; snus goes through a steamed pasteurization process.
  • stigma: Tobacco companies are looking for new products to sell as they face declining cigarette demand due to tax increases, health concerns, smoking bans and social stigma.

FEATURE-In Mexico, El Chapo’s sons add brash new chapter to crime family

  • apprehend: CULIACAN, Mexico, Oct 22 (Reuters)- The mug shot-style photo of Ovidio Guzman that appeared as he was apprehended oozed defiance.
  • defiance: CULIACAN, Mexico, Oct 22 (Reuters)- The mug shot-style photo of Ovidio Guzman that appeared as he was apprehended oozed defiance.
  • smolder: It was like nothing Mexico had seen before, a military-style operation that outfoxed and outnumbered security forces, leaving the city shocked and smoldering.
  • outlaw: Not only were the new generation of Guz mans, collectively known as Los Chapitos, keeping alive their family's near-mythical outlaw reputation, they were doing it with a brazenness akin to open warfare.
  • akin: Not only were the new generation of Guz mans, collectively known as Los Chapitos, keeping alive their family's near-mythical outlaw reputation, they were doing it with a brazenness akin to open warfare.

China Lambasts Peter Navarro's Credibility

  • shock: At a briefing Tuesday in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the international community had been " in uproar and shocked " by revelations that U.S. trade adviser Peter Navarro used a fictitious analyst as a source of quotes in several books.
  • fictitious: At a briefing Tuesday in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the international community had been " in uproar and shocked " by revelations that U.S. trade adviser Peter Navarro used a fictitious analyst as a source of quotes in several books.
  • ridiculous: Making up and peddling lies, even making policy based on lies, is not only ridiculous, but also extremely dangerous," Hua was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
  • complex: FILE- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, center, joins other Trump administration officials as they meet with Chinese officials to begin U.S.-China trade talks on the White House complex in Washington, Jan. 30, 2019.
  • anagram: Navarro, an academic seen as one of the administration's strongest advocates for a hard line on China trade, has been forced to admit that Ron Vara, a hawkish analyst quoted in several of his books, is in fact a made-up person whose name is an anagram of Navarro's own.

Canadian election stokes sense of alienation in western oil patch

  • further: CALGARY, Alberta/OTTA WA, Oct 22 (Reuters)- Canada's federal election on Monday left the country's western oil patch without any representation in Ottawa, furthering a sense of alienation in a region already deeply frustrated with the government's energy and pipeline policies.
  • alienation: CALGARY, Alberta/OTTA WA, Oct 22 (Reuters)- Canada's federal election on Monday left the country's western oil patch without any representation in Ottawa, furthering a sense of alienation in a region already deeply frustrated with the government's energy and pipeline policies.
  • extinguish: He said he wanted to meet Trudeau with a proposal to extinguish the fire," and I 'm asking him not to show up with a gas can.
  • visceral: This is visceral discontent with the country they're living in right now.

VOA Explains: Executive Power and Impeachment

  • abuse: As Democrats forge ahead with the impeachment investigation into whether President Donald Trump abused his office by pressing Ukraine for information against his political opponents, some legal scholars say their entire case rests on a faulty understanding of executive power.
  • transpire: What transpired during Trump's call has been documented so far by a call summary released by the White House, a whistleblower complaint by an intelligence official, sworn testimony by government officials and Trump himself.
  • summary: What transpired during Trump's call has been documented so far by a call summary released by the White House, a whistleblower complaint by an intelligence official, sworn testimony by government officials and Trump himself.
  • propriety: Regardless of the propriety of the call, Yoo and other advocates of a robust presidency argue that the president's private conversation should not have come to light in the first place and shouldn't be used against him because of his broad executive powers.
  • subvert: One opportunity came in 1968 when Democratic President Lyndon Johnson learned that then-Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon was secretly trying to subvert peace talks to end the Vietnam War to get the upper hand in the election.

Justin Trudeau: The good news - and bad - for Canada's PM

  • caricature: Finally, revelations that Mr Trudeau wore blackface- widely seen as a racist caricature- on at least three occasions shook the Liberal campaign and forced Mr Trudeau to ask Canadians to forgive him for his past misbehaviour.
  • relegate: Voters had relegated the party calling for sovereignty for Quebec to the sidelines in the last two elections- but its fortunes turned under the new leadership of Yves-Francois Blanchet, and they more than tripled its seat count, from 10 to an estimated 32.
  • secularism: The party, which only runs candidates in Quebec, is at odds with Mr Trudeau on issues like the province's controversial secularism law- Bill 21- which prevents judges, police officers, teachers and public servants holding some other positions from wearing religious symbols such as the kippah, turban or hijab while at work.

World Series 2019: Houston Astros & Washington Nationals set for Fall Classic

  • pennant: Standing in the way of a first MLB title for the Nationals are the Houston Astros, who enjoyed the most successful regular season in their history- racking up 107 wins from their 162 games, the best record in baseball this year, before beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 and overcoming the New York Yankees 4-2 to clinch the American League pennant.
  • clock: Games 5-7 if required; US clocks do not change until 3 November.
  • major: While some players from that success, such as pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton, have departed, the core of that 2017 side remains, notably second baseman Jose Altuve- the shortest player in the majors at 5ft 6ins but a consistent hitter.
  • major: Houston-born Anthony Rendon, a graduate of that city's Rice University, will line up for the Nationals as an NL MVP contender, having led the majors with 126 runs batted in ( RBI).
  • propensity: The propensity for American sports franchises to move cities makes Washington's baseball history less than straightforward to explain.

UPDATE 1-Japanese emperor begins ceremonies to proclaim his enthronement to the world

  • accession: Congratulatory banners were flying at some subway stations and street corners, but the public response was a far cry from the celebrations in May when Naruhito's accession coincided with an unusual ten-day holiday period.
  • accede: The first Japanese emperor born after World War Two, Naruhito acceded to the throne when his father, Akihito, became the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in two centuries after worrying that advancing age might make it hard to perform official duties.
  • energetic: "As he is young and energetic with outstanding leadership, I hope he'll support the people of Japan, which has faced continuous disasters and typ hoons," said Tomoko Shirakawa, 51, who was waiting in front of the palace.
  • pavilion: He will declare his enthronement from the " Takamikura"- a 6.5 metre (21 feet) high pavilion that weighs about 8 tonnes- with an ancient sword and a jewel, two of the so-called Three Sacred Treasures, placed beside him.
  • jewel: He will declare his enthronement from the " Takamikura"- a 6.5 metre (21 feet) high pavilion that weighs about 8 tonnes- with an ancient sword and a jewel, two of the so-called Three Sacred Treasures, placed beside him.

US diplomat in Ukraine text messages to testify to Congress

  • leverage: He was then drawn into a Trump administration effort to leverage U.S. military aid for Ukraine.
  • excerpt: I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign," he wrote at one point in excerpts of text messages released by impeachment investigators in Congress.
  • epitome: "He's the epitome of a seasoned statesman," said John Shmorhun, an American who heads the agricultural company AgroGeneration.

Reuters World News Summary

  • riot: Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists.
  • disperse: Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists.
  • demonstrator: Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists.
  • commemorate: Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists.
  • anniversary: Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists.

Grand jury declines to indict monsignor in consent case

  • warrant: A grand jury was presented all the evidence and determined that no criminal charges are warranted," said Dane Schiller, spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
  • archbishop: Rossi was for years the vicar-general to DiNardo, the Catholic archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the U.S. bishops conference who has been leading the U.S. hierarchy's response to the sexual abuse scandal.
  • solicit: The Associated Press in June reported that Pontikes, a Houston business executive, had alleged that Rossi manipulated her into a sexual relationship, all while acting as her spiritual adviser, hearing her confessions, soliciting six-figure donations and counseling her husband on their troubled marriage.
  • transfer: The archdiocese of Galveston-Houston had defended DiNardo's handling of the case and decision to let Rossi transfer to another diocese, in Beaumont, Texas, after undergoing counseling.
  • clergy: Texas is one of 13 U.S. states that criminalizes sex between clergy and parishioners, and researchers have published a wealth of academic literature on why such relationships aren't necessarily consen sual.

Mom accused of killing daughter who fulfilled 'bucket list'

  • terminal: DENVER (AP)- A Colorado mother who sought donations to cover medical treatments for her daughter and promoted the girl's " bucket list" of dreams to fulfill before she died has been indicted on a murder charge in the 7-year-old's death that was previously believed to be from a terminal disease.
  • exhume: Her body was exhumed last year, and an autopsy found no physical evidence of that illness or other conditions that Turner claimed the girl suffered, including seizure disorder and a buildup of fluid in cavities deep within the brain.
  • autopsy: Her body was exhumed last year, and an autopsy found no physical evidence of that illness or other conditions that Turner claimed the girl suffered, including seizure disorder and a buildup of fluid in cavities deep within the brain.
  • fluid: Her body was exhumed last year, and an autopsy found no physical evidence of that illness or other conditions that Turner claimed the girl suffered, including seizure disorder and a buildup of fluid in cavities deep within the brain.
  • tube: Investigators say Olivia had been using a feeding tube and was admitted in July 2017 to Children's Hospital Colorado, where doctors said her nutrition was deficient.

U.S. House defeats Republican bid to censure Schiff in impeachment probe

  • censure: U.S. House defeats Republican bid to censure Schiff in impeachment probe.
  • censure: WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters)- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday blocked a Republican effort to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff over statements he has made related to an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.
  • censure: A vote to censure a House member registers the chamber's deep disapproval of misconduct that falls short of expulsion.
  • censure: Since 1832, 23 House members have been censured, which requires them to stand before their fellow legislators while the House speaker or presiding officer reads aloud the censure resolution as a form of public rebuke.
  • censure: Since 1832, 23 House members have been censured, which requires them to stand before their fellow legislators while the House speaker or presiding officer reads aloud the censure resolution as a form of public rebuke.

Study finds US public land workers facing assaults, threats

  • boil: The Government Accountability Office in a new report highlights anti-government tensions that at times have boiled over, including a six-week armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2016 and other standoffs with armed protesters in Montana and Nevada.
  • graze: The clashes have been rooted in a deep distrust of government on the part of the protesters, who view the federal bureaucracy as unlawfully impeding people from using public land for grazing, mining and other economic purposes.
  • catalog: The incidents investigators cataloged during interviews with federal workers ranged from threatening phone calls and gunshots fired over the heads of employees, to the stabbing of a Bureau of Land Management worker outside a federal building.
  • graze: Bundy's family played central roles in a 2014 standoff over grazing fees in Nevada and the 2016 occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
  • deference: He told The Associated Press in a recent interview that the Trump administration has helped quell any rebellion by giving more deference to states on natural resource development.

Energy aid neglects 'health emergency' fuelled by dirty cooking

  • cook: Energy aid neglects 'health emergenc y' fuelled by dirty cooking.
  • ailment: The World Health Organization estimates that household air pollution kills about 4 million people each year, many of them women and children, through ailments such as heart and lung disease and cancer.
  • stove: Olivia Coldrey, lead finance specialist with Sustainable Energy for All, a U.N.-linked body that co-produced the report, highlighted a " continued lack of global effort" to tackle low access to less-polluting fuels and more efficient stoves.
  • partner: Barbara Buchner, executive director of climate finance at the Climate Policy Initiative, a think tank that partnered on the annual report, called for " a paradigm shift" in thinking, to focus on ensuring new fuel supplies as well as cleaner stoves.
  • stove: Barbara Buchner, executive director of climate finance at the Climate Policy Initiative, a think tank that partnered on the annual report, called for " a paradigm shift" in thinking, to focus on ensuring new fuel supplies as well as cleaner stoves.

Movement during class improves students' academic abilities

  • squat: Reuters Health)- When academic classes include physical activity, like squats or running in place, students do better on tests, a new study suggests.
  • orthopedic: Still, " it looks as though physically active school lessons do not make a substantial impact on overall fitness as assessed by BMI, said Dr. Sheena Ran ade, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
  • cardiac: Additionally, increased activity helps with bone development, cardiac strength and endurance, dexterity and mental wellbeing.
  • endurance: Additionally, increased activity helps with bone development, cardiac strength and endurance, dexterity and mental wellbeing.
  • dexterity: Additionally, increased activity helps with bone development, cardiac strength and endurance, dexterity and mental wellbeing.

Highway Patrol: 2 dead in plane crash near airport

  • perpendicular: The Federal Aviation Administration said radar lost track of the Piper PA32 at about 7:25 p.m. Sunday as it approached Runway 32, the smallest of three landing strips and perpendicular to what the airport considers its primary runway.
  • expanse: Rescuers from at least a dozen state and local agencies spent the night searching in and around the park, a 5,600-acre (2,260-hectare) wooded expanse bounded by an interstate, the airport and a state highway.
  • wreck: Airport spokesman Crystal Feldman said Sunday night that the dense woods and darkness hindered initial phases of the search that included helicopters scanning for signs of heat coming from the wreck.

Lord Monson fears police officer suspects in son's Kenya murder will flee before verdict as tria...

  • adept: Few of those who carry them out are ever brought to justice, in part, human rights activists say, because police officers have become so adept at covering up for each other.
  • inconsequential: Yet for 10 months the trial has dragged on, suffering frequent postponements for often inconsequential reasons, causing further alarm for the family.
  • agony: Each delay adds to the agony the family has suffered, Mrs Martin added.

Spain to exhume dictator Franco's remains to discreet grave

  • mausoleum: The government received court clearance last month to take the remains from the grandiose mausoleum at the Valley of the Fallen complex outside Madrid and move them to a cemetery close to the capital where the Franco family has a crypt.
  • mausoleum: The government's plan is to transport the remains over the 35-kilometer (21-mile) distance from the mausoleum to the cemetery by helicopter, although a separate plan has been worked out to move them by land if heavy fog or wind impedes the flight.
  • fog: The government's plan is to transport the remains over the 35-kilometer (21-mile) distance from the mausoleum to the cemetery by helicopter, although a separate plan has been worked out to move them by land if heavy fog or wind impedes the flight.
  • redress: The exhumation follows a 2007 Historical Memory Law that aimed to seek redress for the estimated 100,000 Franco victims who are buried in unmarked graves, including thousands at the Valley of the Fallen.
  • exalt: The law prohibited keeping Franco's remains in a place that exalted him as a political figure.

Tens of thousands rally against former ruling party in Sudan

  • dissolution: Thousands gathered in Freedom Square, where ousted president Omar al-Bashir held a large rally in his final months in power, to call for the dissolution of his National Congress Party and to put Bashir-era officials on trial for alleged corruption.
  • culmination: Protesters demanded a swift response in its investigation of the raid on the sit-in, which was a culmination of 16 weeks of protests that led to army officers turning against Bashir and replacing him with a military council.
  • complacency: We will not accept any complacency in the commission's work and we will guard the blood of the martyrs.

UPDATE 2-Thai king strips "disloyal" new royal consort of titles

  • consort: Palace statement called consort " ungrateful" and " ambitious".
  • consort: BANGKO K, Oct 21 (Reuters)- Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his newly named royal consort of her titles and military ranks for being " disloyal" and conducting a rivalry with Queen Suthida, the palace said late on Monday.
  • consort: It made the extraordinary announcement just months after the king, who was officially crowned in May, made Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi a royal noble consort- the first such appointment in almost a century.
  • coronation: The royal family had been scheduled to participate in the Royal Barge Procession on Thursday, one of the last ceremonies in the king's year-long coronation celebrations, but last week the event was postponed https://www .reuters.com/article/us-thailand-king-coronation/thai-royal-barge-procession-put-off-due-to-water-and-weather-conditions-idUSKBN1WW1PE.
  • reign: May after first taking the throne following the 2016 death of his father, who reigned for 70 years.

Wary foes Turkey and Syria hold covert contacts to avoid conflict

  • covert: Wary foes Turkey and Syria hold covert contacts to avoid conflict.
  • resort: Erdogan to meet Putin in Russian resort of Sochi on Tuesday.
  • covert: ANKARA, Oct 21 (Reuters)- Turkey is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-s tanding hostility to President Bashar al-Assad.
  • avert: ANKARA, Oct 21 (Reuters)- Turkey is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-s tanding hostility to President Bashar al-Assad.
  • resort: Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday for talks which are likely to shape the next steps in northeast Syria.

Teenagers charged with urinating on black classmate and shouting racist abuse

  • condone: This type of behaviour will not be condoned in our community ".
  • superintendent: Ross Kasun, superintendent of the Lawrence public school district, said the school system is cooperating with the police investigation.
  • sting: "As someone that has felt its sting, I know that bigotry exists and sadly will continue to exist but that doesn't mean that I give up.

Controversial Amazon statues stolen from Rome church, dumped in river

  • pagan: VATICAN CITY, Oct 21 (Reuters)- Ultra-conservative Catholic militants admitted they stole statues they consider to be Amazon pagan idols from a church near the Vatican on Monday and dumped them from a bridge into the Tiber River.
  • replica: The three identical statues of a kneeling pregnant indigenous woman were replicas of one used during a tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis this month that conservatives found outrageous.
  • pagan: Conservatives accused the Vatican of letting what they consider a likeness of a pagan goddess of Mother Earth known as Pachamama onto sacred Christian ground.
  • synod: The assembly, known as a synod, also has been discussing the environmental dangers to the Amazon region.
  • synod: On the day the synod started, an effigy of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was hung from a highway overpass in Rome.