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Data Show How Powerful Quake Shifted Parts of New Zealand

  • magnitude: New data shows that parts of New Zealand's South Island moved several meters closer to the North Island during last November's 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
  • information: Other information has come from observations on the ground and the analysis of coastal regions by GNS science, a New Zealand government research agency.
  • government: Other information has come from observations on the ground and the analysis of coastal regions by GNS science, a New Zealand government research agency.
  • research: Other information has come from observations on the ground and the analysis of coastal regions by GNS science, a New Zealand government research agency.
  • tremor: The tremor, near the tourist town of Kaikoura, ruptured a swath of land almost 200 kilometers long.

Fans to Gather for Public Memorial for Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds

  • ceremony: The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo will be at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the storied cemetery that is their final resting place.
  • impromptu: An impromptu memorial created on a blank Hollywood Walk of Fame star by fans of the late actress and author Carrie Fisher, who does not have an official star on the world-famous promenade, is seen in Los Angeles, Dec. 28, 2016.
  • relationship: Fisher and Reynolds had a strained relationship that Fisher explored in her writing, but they later reconciled and became trusted confidantes brought closer by painful events in their lives.
  • explore: Fisher and Reynolds had a strained relationship that Fisher explored in her writing, but they later reconciled and became trusted confidantes brought closer by painful events in their lives.
  • reconcile: Fisher and Reynolds had a strained relationship that Fisher explored in her writing, but they later reconciled and became trusted confidantes brought closer by painful events in their lives.

Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

  • repeal: In his own words, Mr Trump explains his doomed effort to repeal Obamacare.
  • blame: US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill.
  • withdraw: Both houses of Congress are controlled by Mr Trump's Republican party but the bill was withdrawn on Friday because it could not get the votes required.
  • require: Both houses of Congress are controlled by Mr Trump's Republican party but the bill was withdrawn on Friday because it could not get the votes required.
  • huge: The last-minute retraction is seen as a huge blow to the president.

Former Marine to Walk Beat in N.Y. on Titanium Legs

  • corporal: Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.
  • explosive: Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.
  • physical: The 6-foot-1 (1.9-meter), 215-pound (98-kilogram) rookie passed all the physical training and other requirements just like any other recruit, including running a mile and a half in around 11 minutes.
  • compound: Ferreira was on patrol in Afghanistan January 21, 2011, when he jumped off a roof in a compound suspected of being a Taliban outpost.
  • suspect: Ferreira was on patrol in Afghanistan January 21, 2011, when he jumped off a roof in a compound suspected of being a Taliban outpost.

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

  • asylum: Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum- BBC News.
  • jail: Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee, who was jailed twice in his homeland for posting political and religious criticism online, has been granted asylum in the United States.
  • asylum: Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee, who was jailed twice in his homeland for posting political and religious criticism online, has been granted asylum in the United States.
  • detain: Mr Yee, 18, has been detained in the US since he arrived at Chicago's O'Hare airport in December.
  • visa: He came into the country on a tourist visa but told immigration officials he was seeking refuge.

Philippine Soldiers Rescue Hostage; Abu Sayyaf Suspected

  • rescue: Philippine soldiers Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said.
  • security: Philippine soldiers Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said.
  • rescue: The kidnappers took Agacac and his companion Laurencio Tiro captive from a cargo ship off Basilan on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island.
  • island: The kidnappers took Agacac and his companion Laurencio Tiro captive from a cargo ship off Basilan on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island.
  • delay: Uy said the abductors were forced to abandon Agacac to delay the pursuing troops and evade a firefight.

Venezuela’s President Asks UN for Help With Medical Supplies

  • inflation: Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic model have left medications ranging from simple anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy medication out of reach for most Venezuelans.
  • socialist: Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic model have left medications ranging from simple anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy medication out of reach for most Venezuelans.
  • model: Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic model have left medications ranging from simple anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy medication out of reach for most Venezuelans.
  • aid: Maduro did not specify the type of aid he requested, although he stressed that the U.N. has knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • request: Maduro did not specify the type of aid he requested, although he stressed that the U.N. has knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.

EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary

  • anniversary: EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary- BBC News.
  • celebrate: Leaders of 27 European Union countries, not including the UK, are meeting in the Italian capital to celebrate 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed.
  • treaty: The countries will sign a new declaration to honour the 1957 treaty, which paved the way for the bloc's foundation.
  • foundation: The countries will sign a new declaration to honour the 1957 treaty, which paved the way for the bloc's foundation.
  • opponent: Supporters and opponents of the EU are planning marches in Rome.

US Judge Grants Asylum to Singapore Blogger

  • government: A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday.
  • jail: A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday.
  • asylum: A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday.
  • release: Attorneys said the 18-year-old could be released from a Wisconsin detention center as early as Monday.
  • protest: Singaporean protester Han Hui-hui (center) accompanied by Hong Kong students, speaks during a protest outside the Singapore Consulate in Hong Kong, June 30, 2015, to urge Singapore government to release teen blogger Amos Yee.

California Seeks to Free Thousands of Inmates Over Four Years

  • announce: California's Department of Corrections has announced new rules to parole inmates more quickly, in the hope of reducing the state's prison population.
  • prison: California's Department of Corrections has announced new rules to parole inmates more quickly, in the hope of reducing the state's prison population.
  • prison: They would reduce the remaining time in prison for inmates who get a college degree or take self-help classes.
  • sentence: One month of a sentence would be waived each year for prisoners who join and complete programs such as alcohol and substance counseling, anger management or life-skills lessons.
  • waive: One month of a sentence would be waived each year for prisoners who join and complete programs such as alcohol and substance counseling, anger management or life-skills lessons.

Trump’s Own Party Hands Him Health Care Defeat

  • major: One extra day could not buy President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress the first major legislative victory they needed to set the tone for the new administration.
  • legislative: One extra day could not buy President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress the first major legislative victory they needed to set the tone for the new administration.
  • administration: One extra day could not buy President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress the first major legislative victory they needed to set the tone for the new administration.
  • emergency: House Speaker Paul Ryan rallied his splintered Republican Party during an emergency meeting in the depths of the Capitol after delivering the bad news in person to Trump at the White House.
  • depth: House Speaker Paul Ryan rallied his splintered Republican Party during an emergency meeting in the depths of the Capitol after delivering the bad news in person to Trump at the White House.

South Korean Ferry Soon Ready to Head for Port

  • salvage: Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.
  • crew: Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.
  • corrode: Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.
  • load: Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.
  • transport: Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.

Some Elated, Others Frustrated by Health Care Bill's Withdrawal

  • breathe: Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last.
  • frustration: Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last.
  • debate: Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last.
  • possible: The withdrawal of the Republican-sponsored health bill in the face of likely defeat Friday in the U.S. House seemed to ensure that the deep divisions over the Affordable Care Act and its possible replacement would continue to simmer.
  • spread: As news spread, Americans fell into familiar camps, either happy to see a Democratic effort live another day, or eager to see Republicans regroup and follow through with their" repeal Obamacare" promises.

Conservative Freedom Caucus Helped Stall Health Care Plan

  • conservative: For the Freedom Caucus, the Republican health care bill was not conservative enough, even after the Trump administration gave in to demands to withdraw some essential health benefits.
  • administration: For the Freedom Caucus, the Republican health care bill was not conservative enough, even after the Trump administration gave in to demands to withdraw some essential health benefits.
  • withdraw: For the Freedom Caucus, the Republican health care bill was not conservative enough, even after the Trump administration gave in to demands to withdraw some essential health benefits.
  • budget: House Republican leaders pushed toward a vote on a two-year budget deal despite conservative opposition.
  • conservative: House Republican leaders pushed toward a vote on a two-year budget deal despite conservative opposition.

Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines

  • medicine: Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition says Mr Maduro's mismanagement is to blame for the economic crisis.
  • blame: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition says Mr Maduro's mismanagement is to blame for the economic crisis.
  • crisis: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition says Mr Maduro's mismanagement is to blame for the economic crisis.
  • medicine: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost supplies of medicine.

Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

  • firm: U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year's American presidential election campaign.
  • revise: U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year's American presidential election campaign.
  • retract: U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year's American presidential election campaign.
  • buttress: U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year's American presidential election campaign.
  • campaign: U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year's American presidential election campaign.

Cardboard cribs

  • publish: In June 2013, the BBC News website published an article entitled Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes.
  • policy: The article explained Finland's 75-year-old policy of giving every pregnant mother a cardboard box filled with baby products, such as clothes, sleeping bag, nappies, bedding and a matt ress, and how the box itself could be used as a bed.
  • pregnant: The article explained Finland's 75-year-old policy of giving every pregnant mother a cardboard box filled with baby products, such as clothes, sleeping bag, nappies, bedding and a matt ress, and how the box itself could be used as a bed.
  • clothes: The article explained Finland's 75-year-old policy of giving every pregnant mother a cardboard box filled with baby products, such as clothes, sleeping bag, nappies, bedding and a matt ress, and how the box itself could be used as a bed.
  • attention: One reason it attracted such attention is that Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world- two deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with a global rate of 32 in 1,000, according to the UN.

Curse of the diamonds

  • indigenous: An indigenous person without land is an indigenous person without soul," he says about the challenges facing this indigenous group in Brazil.
  • indigenous: An indigenous person without land is an indigenous person without soul," he says about the challenges facing this indigenous group in Brazil.
  • indigenous: An indigenous person without land is an indigenous person without soul," he says about the challenges facing this indigenous group in Brazil.
  • abundant: The area contains what could be the world's most abundant diamond deposit and it is these riches which are a threat to the traditional way of life of the Cinta Larga.
  • traditional: The area contains what could be the world's most abundant diamond deposit and it is these riches which are a threat to the traditional way of life of the Cinta Larga.

Hanged for having a phone

  • government: Snipers are working with the Iraqi government forces to defeat so-called IS.
  • offensive: At the moment the offensive has been stalled by fierce IS resistance in Mosul's Old City.
  • fierce: At the moment the offensive has been stalled by fierce IS resistance in Mosul's Old City.
  • resistance: At the moment the offensive has been stalled by fierce IS resistance in Mosul's Old City.
  • pretension: It will not necessarily be the end of " Islamic State" in Iraq, though their pretensions to having a caliphate have been shattered.

A vote with few voters

  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption From left, Woo Kwok-hing, John Tsang and Carrie Lam are vying to be Hong Kong's next leader.
  • overshadow: Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fierce divisions over stalled political reform in the city.
  • fierce: Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fierce divisions over stalled political reform in the city.
  • reform: Hong Kong chooses its next leader on Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fierce divisions over stalled political reform in the city.
  • process: Pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong has called the current electoral process" a selection rather than an electio n ".

Cambodia’s ‘Buzzfeed’ Attracts Silicon Valley Investment

  • seed: The money came from 500 Startups, a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator founded by PayPal and Google alumni, Dave McClure and Christine Tsai, who took notice of the website, launched five years ago.
  • launch: The money came from 500 Startups, a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator founded by PayPal and Google alumni, Dave McClure and Christine Tsai, who took notice of the website, launched five years ago.
  • expand: We also have traction in Myanmar, where we recently expanded.
  • generate: So they see that we have done a lot while already generating revenue.
  • expand: Khmerload has gained more than 17 million page views per month in Cambodia, allowing it to expand into Myanmar last year, opening a sister site, Myanmarload, which already generates about 20 million page views per month.

UN Says Attacks on Heritage Sites Could Be War Crimes

  • resolution: The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of cultural heritage sites and warned that attacks such as those carried out in recent years by al-Qaida, Islamic State and other terror groups could constitute war crimes.
  • condemn: The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of cultural heritage sites and warned that attacks such as those carried out in recent years by al-Qaida, Islamic State and other terror groups could constitute war crimes.
  • heritage: The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of cultural heritage sites and warned that attacks such as those carried out in recent years by al-Qaida, Islamic State and other terror groups could constitute war crimes.
  • site: The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of cultural heritage sites and warned that attacks such as those carried out in recent years by al-Qaida, Islamic State and other terror groups could constitute war crimes.
  • warn: The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of cultural heritage sites and warned that attacks such as those carried out in recent years by al-Qaida, Islamic State and other terror groups could constitute war crimes.

US Secretary of State to Meet NATO Counterparts

  • alliance: U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, following criticism over his initial decision to skip a NATO foreign ministers meeting.
  • foreign: U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, following criticism over his initial decision to skip a NATO foreign ministers meeting.
  • foreign: Foreign ministers from NATO countries were originally scheduled to gather in Brussels on April 5-6.
  • attend: Earlier this week, Tillerson's office said he would not be able to attend the April meeting of the 28-member alliance, raising fears about the U.S. administration's commitment to NATO.
  • alliance: Earlier this week, Tillerson's office said he would not be able to attend the April meeting of the 28-member alliance, raising fears about the U.S. administration's commitment to NATO.

UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul

  • coalition: UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption Residents carry the bodies of people killed in Mosul's Jadideh neighbourhood.
  • grave: The United Nations has raised grave concerns about reports of high civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
  • civilian: The United Nations has raised grave concerns about reports of high civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
  • account: A senior UN official in Iraq said she was stunned by accounts of " terrible loss of life ", after claims that at least 200 people had been killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition.

Cancellation of Hearing on Russia Adds to Friction on House Intelligence Panel

  • lawmaker: Key U.S. lawmakers appear locked into a war of words over halting progress in their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election campaign.
  • campaign: Key U.S. lawmakers appear locked into a war of words over halting progress in their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election campaign.
  • skirmish: The latest skirmish was sparked by the abrupt cancellation Friday of an open hearing set to feature top former intelligence officials.
  • abrupt: The latest skirmish was sparked by the abrupt cancellation Friday of an open hearing set to feature top former intelligence officials.
  • intelligence: The latest skirmish was sparked by the abrupt cancellation Friday of an open hearing set to feature top former intelligence officials.

How Washington, D.C., is using social media to bring back missing children

  • chairman: On Tuesday, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) Louisiana, who is the Congressional Black Caucus chairman, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton ( D) of the District of Columbia sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey.
  • obtain: In their letter, obtained Thursday by the Associated Press, they urged the attorney general and Mr. Comey to " devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.
  • urge: In their letter, obtained Thursday by the Associated Press, they urged the attorney general and Mr. Comey to " devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.
  • development: In their letter, obtained Thursday by the Associated Press, they urged the attorney general and Mr. Comey to " devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.
  • anomaly: In their letter, obtained Thursday by the Associated Press, they urged the attorney general and Mr. Comey to " devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.

Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee

  • investigate: Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee- BBC News.
  • employee: Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright PArliament of india Image caption The MP appeared to be unrepentant about the attack.
  • launch: Police have launched an investigation after an Indian MP admitted beating an airline employee with a slipper.
  • employee: Police have launched an investigation after an Indian MP admitted beating an airline employee with a slipper.

Naked demonstrators kill sheep under Auschwitz gates

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The incident took place beneath the infamous front gate at Auschwitz.
  • incident: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The incident took place beneath the infamous front gate at Auschwitz.
  • infamous: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The incident took place beneath the infamous front gate at Auschwitz.
  • detain: Police in Poland have detained at least 11 people after a naked demonstration at the Auschwitz museum, on the site of the former Nazi death camp.
  • site: Police in Poland have detained at least 11 people after a naked demonstration at the Auschwitz museum, on the site of the former Nazi death camp.

Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan has campaigned ahead of a controversial referendum next month.
  • investigate: Swiss prosecutors are investigating claims Turkish citizens living in Switzerland are being spied on.
  • federal: Swiss federal prosecutors said they had " concrete indications" pointing towards political espionage, but refused to say who they were targeting.
  • target: Swiss federal prosecutors said they had " concrete indications" pointing towards political espionage, but refused to say who they were targeting.
  • foreign: It came a day after the Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart Swiss authorities would investigate any illegal intelligence activities.

Tillerson's week: How top US diplomat’s ‘big reveal’ offered little clarity

  • secretary: With all eyes on the new secretary of state with no formal diplomatic experience, the former ExxonMobil CEO offered the high-level representatives of the 68 countries in the US-led counter-ISIS coalition a bit of insight into his global philosophy and his approach to his new gig.
  • diplomatic: With all eyes on the new secretary of state with no formal diplomatic experience, the former ExxonMobil CEO offered the high-level representatives of the 68 countries in the US-led counter-ISIS coalition a bit of insight into his global philosophy and his approach to his new gig.
  • coalition: With all eyes on the new secretary of state with no formal diplomatic experience, the former ExxonMobil CEO offered the high-level representatives of the 68 countries in the US-led counter-ISIS coalition a bit of insight into his global philosophy and his approach to his new gig.
  • insight: With all eyes on the new secretary of state with no formal diplomatic experience, the former ExxonMobil CEO offered the high-level representatives of the 68 countries in the US-led counter-ISIS coalition a bit of insight into his global philosophy and his approach to his new gig.
  • philosophy: With all eyes on the new secretary of state with no formal diplomatic experience, the former ExxonMobil CEO offered the high-level representatives of the 68 countries in the US-led counter-ISIS coalition a bit of insight into his global philosophy and his approach to his new gig.

Hopeful combo: World economy grows, carbon emissions stay flat

  • flat: Hopeful comb o: World economy grows, carbon emissions stay flat.
  • recession: Historically, emissions have tracked economic performance, dropping only during recessions.
  • sacrifice: If the only way to reduce CO2 emissions was to sacrifice economic growth, it would be politically impossible, especially with 1.3 billion people living below the poverty line, most without electricity.
  • especially: If the only way to reduce CO2 emissions was to sacrifice economic growth, it would be politically impossible, especially with 1.3 billion people living below the poverty line, most without electricity.
  • electricity: If the only way to reduce CO2 emissions was to sacrifice economic growth, it would be politically impossible, especially with 1.3 billion people living below the poverty line, most without electricity.

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

  • administration: The Trump administration has issued a permit to energy company TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • issue: The Trump administration has issued a permit to energy company TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • block: The State Department said it had found the project, which was blocked by former US President Barack Obama, to be in the US national interest.
  • sand: The 1,180 mile (1,900k m) pipeline will carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas coast.
  • announce: While announcing the approval President Trump called it a " great day for American jobs ".

'Snooki' inspired bill could cap N.J. college speaker fees: How much is too much?

  • release: The sum paid to Ms. Polizzi, the university was quick to note in a press release from that year, did not come from state funds, tuition, or donor contributions.
  • donor: The sum paid to Ms. Polizzi, the university was quick to note in a press release from that year, did not come from state funds, tuition, or donor contributions.
  • contribution: The sum paid to Ms. Polizzi, the university was quick to note in a press release from that year, did not come from state funds, tuition, or donor contributions.
  • invite: Rather, the student groups that decided to invite the reality show star for the comedy events pay for such visits using mandatory student fees, university spokeswoman Karen Smith told the Associated Press.
  • mandatory: Rather, the student groups that decided to invite the reality show star for the comedy events pay for such visits using mandatory student fees, university spokeswoman Karen Smith told the Associated Press.

Trump says Keystone XL will bring thousands of jobs. Promise or pipe dream?

  • climate: President Trump formally revived the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, signing the presidential permit that granted TransCanada Corp. the right to cross-border construction on a project with symbolic weight for the future of US climate policy.
  • policy: President Trump formally revived the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, signing the presidential permit that granted TransCanada Corp. the right to cross-border construction on a project with symbolic weight for the future of US climate policy.
  • approval: The approval clears away federal opposition to the pipeline, which was blocked by the Obama administration after a 2014 State Department review deemed it contrary to the national interest.
  • federal: The approval clears away federal opposition to the pipeline, which was blocked by the Obama administration after a 2014 State Department review deemed it contrary to the national interest.
  • block: The approval clears away federal opposition to the pipeline, which was blocked by the Obama administration after a 2014 State Department review deemed it contrary to the national interest.

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

  • intelligence: Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort worked as Mr Trump's unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year.
  • campaign: Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort worked as Mr Trump's unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year.
  • chairman: Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort worked as Mr Trump's unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year.
  • investigate: US President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chief has agreed to be interviewed by a panel investigating alleged links between the Trump team and Russia.

Samantha Ponder to host 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' despite backlash from internet trolls

  • unfortunate: In a letter to her co-workers at " College Gameday," Ponder wrote that she feels they are the exception to an unfortunate rule.
  • female: TV networks bringing on female sports reporters seems a natural progression considering the large numbers of women who are fans of various professional male sports leagues, with women making up 45 percent of National Football League fans, according to a recent statement by the league.
  • progression: TV networks bringing on female sports reporters seems a natural progression considering the large numbers of women who are fans of various professional male sports leagues, with women making up 45 percent of National Football League fans, according to a recent statement by the league.
  • male: TV networks bringing on female sports reporters seems a natural progression considering the large numbers of women who are fans of various professional male sports leagues, with women making up 45 percent of National Football League fans, according to a recent statement by the league.
  • resource: In 2015, for example, 53 million women in the United States watched the Super Bowl on TV, according to Athletic Business, an online resource for sports professionals.

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

  • caption: Image copyright AP Image caption Russia may be supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, a US general has said.
  • lawmaker: Gen Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers in Washington on Thursday that Moscow was " perhaps" supplying the extremist group.
  • extremist: Gen Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers in Washington on Thursday that Moscow was " perhaps" supplying the extremist group.
  • contact: Russia has previously said its limited contact with the Taliban is aimed at bringing them to the negotiating table.
  • terrorist: Moscow considers the Taliban a terrorist organisation, and backed the Northern Alliance against the group in the civil war of the 1990s.

New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced a new water quality policy last month.
  • announce: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced a new water quality policy last month.
  • policy: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced a new water quality policy last month.
  • environment: New Zealand's environment minister has been challenged to a fist fight by a conservationist over the government's " swimmable rivers" policy.
  • government: New Zealand's environment minister has been challenged to a fist fight by a conservationist over the government's " swimmable rivers" policy.

Can judiciary recover from political battles over Supreme Court seat?

  • empty: Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia over a year ago, the empty seat on the US Supreme Court has been one of the most contentious political footballs in Washington.
  • contentious: Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia over a year ago, the empty seat on the US Supreme Court has been one of the most contentious political footballs in Washington.
  • debate: The debate has only gained greater intensity and gravity as the months have worn on, featuring two nominees, record-breaking congressional obstruction by Republicans, talks of an unprecedented filibuster by Democrats, tens of millions of dollars from outside groups on both sides of the political spectrum, and a president casually attacking federal judges.
  • gravity: The debate has only gained greater intensity and gravity as the months have worn on, featuring two nominees, record-breaking congressional obstruction by Republicans, talks of an unprecedented filibuster by Democrats, tens of millions of dollars from outside groups on both sides of the political spectrum, and a president casually attacking federal judges.
  • nominee: The debate has only gained greater intensity and gravity as the months have worn on, featuring two nominees, record-breaking congressional obstruction by Republicans, talks of an unprecedented filibuster by Democrats, tens of millions of dollars from outside groups on both sides of the political spectrum, and a president casually attacking federal judges.

ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

  • victim: ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Germain Katanga is serving a 12-year prison sentence.
  • prison: Image copyright AFP Image caption Germain Katanga is serving a 12-year prison sentence.
  • sentence: Image copyright AFP Image caption Germain Katanga is serving a 12-year prison sentence.
  • criminal: The International Criminal Court (ICC) has for the first time ordered a war criminal to pay reparations to victims of his atrocities.

Estonia's lessons for fighting Russian disinformation

  • telephone: This fall, a few weeks after Donald Trump won the election, news surfaced on Russian websites that the newly elected president lashed out at the leaders of Lat via, Lithuania, and Estonia, telling them to " shut up" and slammed down the telephone in outrage.
  • outrage: This fall, a few weeks after Donald Trump won the election, news surfaced on Russian websites that the newly elected president lashed out at the leaders of Lat via, Lithuania, and Estonia, telling them to " shut up" and slammed down the telephone in outrage.
  • publish: An online Russian news portal 4esnok that initially published the story cited a CNN interview about the phone call with President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway, but links within the article to the original source revealed nothing about the irate exchange.
  • cite: An online Russian news portal 4esnok that initially published the story cited a CNN interview about the phone call with President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway, but links within the article to the original source revealed nothing about the irate exchange.
  • original: An online Russian news portal 4esnok that initially published the story cited a CNN interview about the phone call with President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway, but links within the article to the original source revealed nothing about the irate exchange.

What does ‘multispeed’ Europe really mean?

  • anniversary: The Treaty of Rome, which gave rise to the European Union, is marking its 60th anniversary.
  • financial: Still emerging from the aftershocks of the financial crisis, the EU has been dealt a series of other challenges in recent years.
  • crisis: Still emerging from the aftershocks of the financial crisis, the EU has been dealt a series of other challenges in recent years.
  • series: Still emerging from the aftershocks of the financial crisis, the EU has been dealt a series of other challenges in recent years.
  • opinion: Still, opinion surveys show that support for the project is more positive than media outlets reflect.

For US visa hopefuls, screening hurdles grow. Shades of 'extreme vetting'?

  • publish: The cables, published by Reuters on Thursday, revealed specific policies that legal challenges have forced the Trump administration to withdraw, as well as others left in place that expand consular scrutiny.
  • legal: The cables, published by Reuters on Thursday, revealed specific policies that legal challenges have forced the Trump administration to withdraw, as well as others left in place that expand consular scrutiny.
  • administration: The cables, published by Reuters on Thursday, revealed specific policies that legal challenges have forced the Trump administration to withdraw, as well as others left in place that expand consular scrutiny.
  • withdraw: The cables, published by Reuters on Thursday, revealed specific policies that legal challenges have forced the Trump administration to withdraw, as well as others left in place that expand consular scrutiny.
  • expand: The cables, published by Reuters on Thursday, revealed specific policies that legal challenges have forced the Trump administration to withdraw, as well as others left in place that expand consular scrutiny.

Swedish hotel chain offers 'divorce refunds'

  • caption: Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption If the mini-break doesn't do the trick, divorcing couples can reclaim the cost.
  • trick: Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption If the mini-break doesn't do the trick, divorcing couples can reclaim the cost.
  • reclaim: Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption If the mini-break doesn't do the trick, divorcing couples can reclaim the cost.
  • initiative: The Countryside Hotels group initiative is actually meant to encourage spouses to spend time together and work on their relationship, the Swedish NWT news website reports.
  • encourage: The Countryside Hotels group initiative is actually meant to encourage spouses to spend time together and work on their relationship, the Swedish NWT news website reports.

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

  • caption: Image copyright Billy Fernando/Santa Monica Fire Department Image caption Firefighter performed resuscitation for 20 minutes to save the dog.
  • perform: Image copyright Billy Fernando/Santa Monica Fire Department Image caption Firefighter performed resuscitation for 20 minutes to save the dog.
  • resuscitation: Image copyright Billy Fernando/Santa Monica Fire Department Image caption Firefighter performed resuscitation for 20 minutes to save the dog.
  • praise: A US firefighter has been praised for giving a dog 20 minutes of " mouth-to-snout" resuscitation after the animal was rescued from a house fire.
  • resuscitation: A US firefighter has been praised for giving a dog 20 minutes of " mouth-to-snout" resuscitation after the animal was rescued from a house fire.

Report: State Department to Approve Keystone Pipeline Friday

  • administration: The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.
  • approve: The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.
  • delay: The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.
  • debate: The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.
  • climate: The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.

Taliban Denies Talks With Pakistan on Afghan Peace Prospects

  • insurgent: He spoke a day after an Associated Press report said Pakistani officials hosted seven Taliban leaders in Islamabad in their bid to press the insurgents to return to peace talks with the Afghan government.
  • government: He spoke a day after an Associated Press report said Pakistani officials hosted seven Taliban leaders in Islamabad in their bid to press the insurgents to return to peace talks with the Afghan government.
  • revelation: Pakistan brokered and hosted a single meeting between Taliban and Afghan officials in July 2015, but the revelation at the time that the insurgent group's supreme leader, Mullah Omar, had been dead for two years disrupted the peace process.
  • disrupt: Pakistan brokered and hosted a single meeting between Taliban and Afghan officials in July 2015, but the revelation at the time that the insurgent group's supreme leader, Mullah Omar, had been dead for two years disrupted the peace process.
  • process: Pakistan brokered and hosted a single meeting between Taliban and Afghan officials in July 2015, but the revelation at the time that the insurgent group's supreme leader, Mullah Omar, had been dead for two years disrupted the peace process.

Exclusive: Ed Sheeran moved to tears by Liberia trip

  • caption: Image copyright Cherry Seaborn Image caption Ed met 12-year-old Peaches on his trip to Liberia.
  • involve: I knew I wanted to get involved in Red Nose Day this year.
  • opportunity: I 'd wanted to go on a Comic Relief trip for years and here was the perfect opportunity, so I agreed to take my first ever trip to Liberia in West Africa.
  • appalling: It was really shocking seeing the appalling conditions that people live in and it was far worse than I could have ever imagined.
  • worse: It was really shocking seeing the appalling conditions that people live in and it was far worse than I could have ever imagined.

Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case

  • landmark: Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Chi Chia-wei ( centre, wearing rainbow flag) brought on the case with a court petition.
  • island: A panel of judges at Taiwan's top court are hearing a case that could make the island the first place in Asia to introduce gay marriage.
  • activist: The case has been brought by a gay activist as well as municipal authorities from the capital, Taipei.
  • municipal: The case has been brought by a gay activist as well as municipal authorities from the capital, Taipei.

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

  • issue: US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new healthcare bill have caused huge political debate.
  • huge: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new healthcare bill have caused huge political debate.
  • debate: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new healthcare bill have caused huge political debate.
  • delay: A vote on Thursday was delayed because of opposition from some Republicans.