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Blocks of Berlin Cleared for WWII Bomb Disposal

  • preparation: Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.
  • resident: Some 10,000 residents and workers were being forced to leave a two-s quare-kilometer ( almost a square mile) area, including the train station, while bomb experts defuse the 500-kilogram ( 1,100-pound) British bomb dropped during the war.
  • expert: Some 10,000 residents and workers were being forced to leave a two-s quare-kilometer (almost a square mile) area, including the train station, while bomb experts defuse the 500-kilogram ( 1,100-pound) British bomb dropped during the war.
  • operator: German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said.
  • major: Even 73 years after the end of the war, such discoveries remain common in major German cities.

School shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary

  • anniversary: School shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary- BBC News.
  • anniversary: School shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands joined a nationwide school walkout last month.
  • demonstrate: Schoolchildren across the US plan to walk out of school on Friday to demonstrate against gun violence.
  • violence: Schoolchildren across the US plan to walk out of school on Friday to demonstrate against gun violence.

Prince's original recording of Nothing Compares 2 U is finally released

  • original: Prince's original recording of Nothing Compares 2 U is finally released- BBC News.
  • release: Prince's original recording of Nothing Compares 2 U is finally released- BBC News.
  • original: Prince's original recording of Nothing Compares 2 U is finally released.
  • release: Prince's original recording of Nothing Compares 2 U is finally released.
  • caption: Image copyright Nancy Bundt Image caption Prince's recording engineer says the song was written in an hour.

Syria returns Légion d'honneur award to France

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria.
  • award: Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria.
  • embassy: Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria.
  • disciplinary: The move comes days after France said a " disciplinary procedur e" for withdrawing the award was under way.
  • withdraw: The move comes days after France said a " disciplinary procedur e" for withdrawing the award was under way.

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

  • site: The bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse.
  • expert: A large-scale evacuation has begun in central Berlin so that experts can defuse a World War Two bomb.
  • government: The evacuation affects about 10,000 people and the zone includes homes, government ministries and museums.
  • severe: The operation is causing severe transport disruption, with trains unable to stop at the city's main railway station.
  • transport: The operation is causing severe transport disruption, with trains unable to stop at the city's main railway station.

Indonesia’s Aceh Canes Couples for Affection in Public

  • signal: One of the women held up her hand after the fifth lash, signaling the pain was too intense.
  • pain: One of the women held up her hand after the fifth lash, signaling the pain was too intense.
  • intense: One of the women held up her hand after the fifth lash, signaling the pain was too intense.
  • accuse: The six young people accused of flirtatious behavior received between 11 and 22 strokes.
  • behavior: The six young people accused of flirtatious behavior received between 11 and 22 strokes.

South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa has been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
  • attend: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa has been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
  • clash: Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption.
  • corruption: Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption.
  • loot: Shops have been looted, roads barricaded and vehicles set alight.

China’s Visa-Free Tourism May Lure Travelers into Disputed Sea

  • waive: Hainan province will waive Chinese visas for citizens of 59 countries starting May 1, state-run media say.
  • visa: Hainan province will waive Chinese visas for citizens of 59 countries starting May 1, state-run media say.
  • foreign: Opening the Paracels to foreign travelers would help China politically, some analysts say.
  • analyst: Opening the Paracels to foreign travelers would help China politically, some analysts say.
  • foreign: Other countries would be unlikely to hassle China if they knew foreign tourists were at sea, he added.

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

  • victim: Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution- BBC News.
  • dissolution: Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month.
  • announce: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month.
  • dissolution: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month.

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

  • publish: Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published- BBC News.
  • document: Detailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his conversations with US President Donald Trump have been published.
  • publish: Detailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his conversations with US President Donald Trump have been published.
  • lurid: The memos cover Mr Trump's concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into the president's relationship with the then National Security Advis or, Michael Flynn.
  • intelligence: The memos cover Mr Trump's concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into the president's relationship with the then National Security Advis or, Michael Flynn.

Kanye West announces two new albums, including Kid Cudi collaboration

  • announce: Kanye West announces two new albums, including Kid Cudi collaboration- BBC News.
  • album: Kanye West announces two new albums, including Kid Cudi collaboration- BBC News.
  • announce: Kanye West announces two new albums, including Kid Cudi collaboration.
  • album: Kanye West announces two new albums, including Kid Cudi collaboration.
  • series: In a series of tweets, the rapper said the first would be a solo record with " 7 songs," which is due out on 1 June.

Arizona Teachers Vote for Statewide Walkout

  • risk: It could pose child care difficulties for thousands of families and leave teachers at risk of losing their credentials.
  • ballot: Around 57,000 teachers submitted a ballot and 78 percent voted in favor of the walkout, according to Arizona Educators United late Thursday.
  • influential: Beth Simek, president of the influential Arizona PTA, said she feels the pain of teachers who are torn.
  • pain: Beth Simek, president of the influential Arizona PTA, said she feels the pain of teachers who are torn.
  • effect: Some are concerned about the effect on support staff and what kids might do without school, she said.

Columbine, Parkland Students Unite for Voter Registration

  • stick: Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting killed 12 students and a teacher, Columbine High School will be closed, and students there will stick with their tradition of holding a day of service to commemorate the tragedy in a community that includes both those who have pushed for gun control and to arm teachers.
  • tradition: Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting killed 12 students and a teacher, Columbine High School will be closed, and students there will stick with their tradition of holding a day of service to commemorate the tragedy in a community that includes both those who have pushed for gun control and to arm teachers.
  • commemorate: Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting killed 12 students and a teacher, Columbine High School will be closed, and students there will stick with their tradition of holding a day of service to commemorate the tragedy in a community that includes both those who have pushed for gun control and to arm teachers.
  • community: Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting killed 12 students and a teacher, Columbine High School will be closed, and students there will stick with their tradition of holding a day of service to commemorate the tragedy in a community that includes both those who have pushed for gun control and to arm teachers.
  • anniversary: Junior Kaylee Tyner, who helped organize a walkout at the school March 14, said the anniversary is a day to remember those lost in the shooting and those they left behind and politicizing it could divide the community.

Protests Spread in Iran’s Kurdish Areas over Border Shutdown

  • resident: Residents of the predominantly ethnic Kurdish region of Iran sent VOA Persian photos and videos of peaceful strikes and demonstrations in several locations Thursday.
  • ethnic: Residents of the predominantly ethnic Kurdish region of Iran sent VOA Persian photos and videos of peaceful strikes and demonstrations in several locations Thursday.
  • peaceful: Residents of the predominantly ethnic Kurdish region of Iran sent VOA Persian photos and videos of peaceful strikes and demonstrations in several locations Thursday.
  • site: Kurdish news sites said the protests have spread to at least seven towns since they began Sunday.
  • spread: Kurdish news sites said the protests have spread to at least seven towns since they began Sunday.

Iran’s Morality Police Assault Woman, Sparking Outrage

  • morality: In the three-minute clip, several morality policewomen wearing the chador approached the young woman who is wearing a loose headscarf that exposes some of her hair.
  • hair: In the three-minute clip, several morality policewomen wearing the chador approached the young woman who is wearing a loose headscarf that exposes some of her hair.
  • enforce: Morality police are assigned to enforce the dress code around the country, but many women who oppose the system defy it by wearing hijabs loosely to reveal their hair.
  • oppose: Morality police are assigned to enforce the dress code around the country, but many women who oppose the system defy it by wearing hijabs loosely to reveal their hair.
  • hair: Morality police are assigned to enforce the dress code around the country, but many women who oppose the system defy it by wearing hijabs loosely to reveal their hair.

Reports: $1B Fine for Wells Fargo for Illegal Sales

  • federal: This would be the largest fine ever imposed by federal bank regulators and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • settlement: The fine is part of a settlement regulators negotiated with the bank.
  • negotiate: The fine is part of a settlement regulators negotiated with the bank.
  • federal: Wells Fargo and federal officials have not commented on the reports.
  • insurance: The San Francisco-based lender admitted selling the unwanted insurance policies to hundreds of thousands of car loan customers.

Pompeo-Kim Meeting 'Very Positive Sign' for US-North Korea Talks

  • positive: CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret visit to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un" is a very positive sign" that the United States is taking " sensible and necessary steps to prepare for an eventual summit" and increasing the likelihood that a summit will take place, analysts said.
  • eventual: CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret visit to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un" is a very positive sign" that the United States is taking " sensible and necessary steps to prepare for an eventual summit" and increasing the likelihood that a summit will take place, analysts said.
  • likelihood: CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret visit to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un" is a very positive sign" that the United States is taking " sensible and necessary steps to prepare for an eventual summit" and increasing the likelihood that a summit will take place, analysts said.
  • analyst: CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret visit to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un" is a very positive sign" that the United States is taking " sensible and necessary steps to prepare for an eventual summit" and increasing the likelihood that a summit will take place, analysts said.
  • nominee: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Pompeo, his nominee for secretary of state, met with Kim over Easter weekend.

Australia bank inquiry ousts first executive amid fee scandal

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AMP is a leading financial services firm in Australia.
  • financial: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AMP is a leading financial services firm in Australia.
  • firm: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AMP is a leading financial services firm in Australia.
  • commission: Australia is holding a royal commission- its top form of public inquiry- into misconduct in financial institutions.
  • financial: Australia is holding a royal commission- its top form of public inquiry- into misconduct in financial institutions.

German swastika ticket row as Hitler play opens in Konstanz

  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption The play is set to have 14 performances and opens on the anniversary of Hitler's birth.
  • anniversary: Image copyright AFP Image caption The play is set to have 14 performances and opens on the anniversary of Hitler's birth.
  • satirical: A satirical play based on Adolf Hitler's youth premieres in Germany on Friday despite complaints about an offer of free tickets to spectators willing to wear a swastika.
  • spectator: A satirical play based on Adolf Hitler's youth premieres in Germany on Friday despite complaints about an offer of free tickets to spectators willing to wear a swastika.
  • cite: Citing freedom of artistic expression, prosecutors in Konstanz rejected claims that the play breaks laws banning public display of Nazi symbols.

Why this India priest carried an 'untouchable' into a temple

  • impure: It has been seen as a dramatic move because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples as they are considered " impure" by many conservative Hindus.
  • conservative: It has been seen as a dramatic move because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples as they are considered " impure" by many conservative Hindus.
  • caste: Dalits are among India's most downtrodden citizens because of an unforgiving Hindu caste hierarchy that condemns them to the bottom of the heap.
  • hierarchy: Dalits are among India's most downtrodden citizens because of an unforgiving Hindu caste hierarchy that condemns them to the bottom of the heap.
  • condemn: Dalits are among India's most downtrodden citizens because of an unforgiving Hindu caste hierarchy that condemns them to the bottom of the heap.

Europe migrants: Austria to seize migrants' phones in asylum clampdown

  • seize: Europe migrants: Austria to seize migrants ' phones in asylum clampdown- BBC News.
  • asylum: Europe migrants: Austria to seize migrants ' phones in asylum clampdown- BBC News.
  • seize: Europe migrants: Austria to seize migrants ' phones in asylum clampdown.
  • asylum: Europe migrants: Austria to seize migrants ' phones in asylum clampdown.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Austria plans to allow authorities to seize cash as well as mobile phones from asylum seekers.

Five ways China's past has shaped its present

  • issue: To understand today's headlines about China's approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, turn to its past.
  • foreign: To understand today's headlines about China's approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, turn to its past.
  • policy: To understand today's headlines about China's approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, turn to its past.
  • major: The country is perhaps more aware of its own history than any other major society on earth.
  • discuss: That remembering is certainly partial- events like Mao's Cultural Revolution are still very difficult to discuss within China itself.

The Amazon’s solar-powered river bus

  • transport: How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it?
  • pollute: How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it?
  • ingenious: The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.
  • village: A couple of hours before dawn in Kapawi, a village in a remote corner of the Ecuadorian Amazon, a group of men gather to drink litres of tea made from the guayusa plant.
  • disappear: One by one they then disappear into the dark to vomit.

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

  • accuse: The American, 46, was accused of fraud by cheating while riding for the publicly funded US Postal Service team.
  • cheat: The American, 46, was accused of fraud by cheating while riding for the publicly funded US Postal Service team.
  • resolve: I 'm glad to resolve this case and move forward with my life," said Arms trong.
  • forward: I 'm glad to resolve this case and move forward with my life," said Arms trong.
  • block: Armstrong failed to block the lawsuit last year and a trial was set for 7 May in Washington.

#MeToo's next challenge: domestic gun violence

  • surround: During the decade she lived with her boyfriend, Sara Elmer was surrounded by guns.
  • partner: Her partner legally owned a rifle, 12 handguns, and a shotgun, which he kept loaded under their bed.
  • load: Her partner legally owned a rifle, 12 handguns, and a shotgun, which he kept loaded under their bed.
  • partner: Indeed, in the United States, close to half the number of women killed in violent homicides each year are fatally shot by their intimate partners, according to federal crime statistics.
  • federal: Indeed, in the United States, close to half the number of women killed in violent homicides each year are fatally shot by their intimate partners, according to federal crime statistics.

What's in a name? Why a Castro-less Cuba may not mean a changed one.

  • issue: These are issues observers say need to be tackled head on.
  • warm: He did what for many was the unthinkable: warming ties with the United States, allowing private micro-businesses and entrepreneurship to blossom, and doing away with exit visas required for Cubans to leave the island.
  • blossom: He did what for many was the unthinkable: warming ties with the United States, allowing private micro-businesses and entrepreneurship to blossom, and doing away with exit visas required for Cubans to leave the island.
  • visa: He did what for many was the unthinkable: warming ties with the United States, allowing private micro-businesses and entrepreneurship to blossom, and doing away with exit visas required for Cubans to leave the island.
  • require: He did what for many was the unthinkable: warming ties with the United States, allowing private micro-businesses and entrepreneurship to blossom, and doing away with exit visas required for Cubans to leave the island.

Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sleeping soundly, 10-day old Maile Pearl Bowlsbey is blissfully unaware she is making history.
  • ban: Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth has brought her baby to the floor of the US Congress ' upper chamber a day after it overturned a longstanding baby ban.
  • administrator: Ms Duckworth, 50, arrived with daughter Maile in her arms, and cast a vote on the Nasa administrator's nomination.
  • nomination: Ms Duckworth, 50, arrived with daughter Maile in her arms, and cast a vote on the Nasa administrator's nomination.
  • debut: Wearing a pink bonnet, Maile's history-making debut on the hallowed floor of the US Senate came at just 10 days old.

Kremlin cyberpower? How fight over messaging app is showing its limits.

  • target: Since the app has consistently refused to hand over its encryption keys to law enforcement, it has been a target of official ire for at least three years.
  • ire: Since the app has consistently refused to hand over its encryption keys to law enforcement, it has been a target of official ire for at least three years.
  • issue: It's not just about privacy, an issue that does not seem to be as important to Russians as it is for many in the West.
  • major: Part of Telegram's popularity is that its news channels have become a major information source for Russians.
  • information: Part of Telegram's popularity is that its news channels have become a major information source for Russians.

The new mercy for corrupt firms that fess up

  • annual: Just before its annual meeting this week, the World Bank announced that an African railroad company would be barred for two years from any new loans from the bank because of a corrupt act.
  • announce: Just before its annual meeting this week, the World Bank announced that an African railroad company would be barred for two years from any new loans from the bank because of a corrupt act.
  • railroad: Just before its annual meeting this week, the World Bank announced that an African railroad company would be barred for two years from any new loans from the bank because of a corrupt act.
  • loan: Just before its annual meeting this week, the World Bank announced that an African railroad company would be barred for two years from any new loans from the bank because of a corrupt act.
  • integrity: The company had admitted its guilt and agreed to work with the bank in beefing up the integrity of its workers.

Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

  • evolve: Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Melissa Ilardo Image caption The Bajau subsist by gathering shellfish on the sea floor.
  • nomadic: The Bajau are traditionally nomadic and seafaring, and survive by collecting shellfish from the sea floor.
  • survive: The Bajau are traditionally nomadic and seafaring, and survive by collecting shellfish from the sea floor.
  • collect: The Bajau are traditionally nomadic and seafaring, and survive by collecting shellfish from the sea floor.

Villages Burn as Cameroon Troops Clash With Separatists

  • village: In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels.
  • resident: In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels.
  • security: In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels.
  • rebel: In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels.
  • pig: Terence Fukah, a 33-year-old pig farmer, told VOA he fled his village of Ajin on Tuesday as the military responded to an attack by armed men.

Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed

  • criminal: Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince was found dead at his Minneapolis-area estate in April 2016.
  • criminal: No criminal charges will be brought over the death of US musician Prince in April 2016, prosecutors say.
  • overdose: The singer, 57, died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful than heroin.
  • announce: The prosecutors announced their findings on Thursday following a two-year investigation into the pop icon's death.

Pakistan Confirms New Restrictions on Its Diplomats in US

  • implement: Regarding travel restrictions on Pakistani diplomats in Washington, yes, we have received official communication regarding certain measures that the U.S. intends to implement beginning May 1, 2018.
  • reciprocal: O ur diplomats are under travel restrictions and they can travel farther (than the capital Islamabad) but they have to notify the government of Pakistan, so we 've taken reciprocal steps.
  • foreign: Most foreign diplomats, including Americans, face travel restrictions in Pakistan.
  • government: They have to inform the Pakistani government in advance if they plan to travel to most areas outside of the capital Islamabad.
  • government: Pakistan says its diplomats working in the United States are facing additional restrictions on travel from the host government.

US: No Indication Assad Preparing New Chemical Attack

  • weapon: Pentagon officials say there has been no indication the Syrian military is prepared to launch another chemical weapons attack following last Saturday's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain, but Washington and its allies " remain vigilant.
  • launch: The recent U.S.-led strikes were launched in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Douma earlier this month.
  • weapon: The recent U.S.-led strikes were launched in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Douma earlier this month.
  • blame: The U.S. and its allies blame Syria for the attack, but Damascus and Russia deny any such weapons were used.
  • deny: The U.S. and its allies blame Syria for the attack, but Damascus and Russia deny any such weapons were used.

As Commonwealth Leaders Meet, Questions Over Purpose, Leadership

  • continuity: It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations.
  • emerge: The Commonwealth emerged from the breakdown of the British Empire in the last century and critics say it has failed to shake off its colonial legacy.
  • legacy: The Commonwealth emerged from the breakdown of the British Empire in the last century and critics say it has failed to shake off its colonial legacy.
  • government: The Commonwealth has made headlines this week, but not for reasons the British government intended.
  • apologize: Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to the leaders of Caribbean member states, after it emerged migrants who arrived in Britain in the 1950s and 60s from what were then British colonies had been refused residency and threatened with deportation.

Unsold Aluminum Piling Up at Russian Sanctions-Hit Rusal Factory

  • firm: With the firm's own storage space filling up with unsold aluminum, Rusal executives in Sayanogorsk, in southern Siberia, have had to rent out additional space to accommodate the surplus stock, one of the sources told Reuters.
  • firm: Asked if the firm was stockpiling aluminum in Sayanogorsk, a Rusal spokeswoman declined to comment.
  • cite: A number of traders and customers of Rusal's aluminum have stopped buying the firm's products, citing the sanctions risk, and Rusal has stopped shipping some of its products for export, according to a logistics firm and a railway operator that used to carry much of its aluminum.
  • damage: While shipments have stalled, Rusal cannot readily reduce its production of aluminum because the electrolysis pots that are at the heart of the manufacturing process can be irreparably damaged if they are shut down.
  • employee: An employee with a Rusal subsidiary described how the unsold aluminum ingots were being stored in garages in the plant.

Number 2 Military Leader in Eastern Libya Survives Car Bomb Attack

  • survive: The second-in-command of eastern Libyan military forces says he survived a car-bomb attack against his motorcade in the eastern capital of Benghazi.
  • vehicle: Saudi news channel al-Ikhbariya showed video of the site of the attack against General Abdel Razzaq Nazouri's vehicle in Benghazi.
  • unscathed: Nazouri, the number two commander for the eastern Libya forces, told Arab media he escaped the car-bomb unscathed and there were no casualties.
  • troops: He added his troops continue military operations against militants in the eastern coastal city of Derna.
  • headquarters: Libyan media reported the general was transferred from his headquarters in eastern Libya to Jordan about a week ago, then flown to France for treatment.

Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

  • caption: Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption King Mswati III, centre, has ruled the country since 1986.
  • announce: The monarch announced the official change in a stadium during celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence.
  • anniversary: The monarch announced the official change in a stadium during celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence.
  • parliament: It was the name the king used when he addressed the UN general assembly in 2017 and at the state opening of the country's parliament in 2014.
  • discriminate: Swaziland's leadership has been criticised by human rights activists for banning political parties and discriminating against women.

US Hopes for Success in Talks with Europeans on 'Fixing' Iran Nuclear Deal

  • nuclear: The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump's concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington's disarmament ambassador said on Thursday.
  • inspector: U.N. nuclear inspectors have since repeatedly verified Iranian compliance with the deal and sanctions were rescinded.
  • rescind: U.N. nuclear inspectors have since repeatedly verified Iranian compliance with the deal and sanctions were rescinded.
  • ultimatum: On Jan. 12, however, Trump sent an ultimatum to Britain, France and Germany, saying they must agree to " fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" or he would refuse to extend the critical U.S. sanctions relief that it entails.
  • terrible: On Jan. 12, however, Trump sent an ultimatum to Britain, France and Germany, saying they must agree to " fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" or he would refuse to extend the critical U.S. sanctions relief that it entails.

Iran arrests official after youths dance at shopping centre concert

  • arrest: Iran arrests official after youths dance at shopping centre concert- BBC News.
  • arrest: The head of the department of Islamic guidance in the Iranian city of Mashhad has been arrested after people danced at an event in a local shopping centre.
  • severely: Mixing between the genders and dancing in public are severely restricted under Iran's Islamic laws.
  • restrict: Mixing between the genders and dancing in public are severely restricted under Iran's Islamic laws.
  • male: The video of the shopping centre event shows hundreds of men and women crowded onto several floors around an atrium, where a male pop singer is performing.

UN Health Agency: Dengue Vaccine Shouldn't Be Used Widely

  • vaccine: The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in " a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease.
  • infect: The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in " a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease.
  • vaccine: In November, the vaccine's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said people who had never been sickened by dengue before were at risk of developing a more serious disease after getting the shot.
  • manufacturer: In November, the vaccine's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said people who had never been sickened by dengue before were at risk of developing a more serious disease after getting the shot.
  • risk: In November, the vaccine's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said people who had never been sickened by dengue before were at risk of developing a more serious disease after getting the shot.

Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev 'helped create Novichok'

  • weapon: Moscow continues to deny the existence of a chemical weapons programme called Novichok.
  • poison: Mr Uglev, 71, claims he created the poison that was used in the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on 4 March.
  • liquid: Earlier this week the UK revealed the poison was delivered " in liquid form".
  • infect: Then there was the case of scientist Andrei Zheleznyakov who got infected in the laboratory.
  • solvent: The solvent boiled over and splashed on to my right hand.

ABBA Reunites With Avatars for TV Tribute

  • perform: It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerized avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.
  • quartet: It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerized avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.
  • autumn: It's the closest thing yet to an ABBA reunion: computerized avatars of Sweden's legendary disco group will perform during a televised tribute to the quartet to be broadcast this autumn, ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Thursday.
  • album: The group, which has sold more than 400 million albums, has not sung together on stage since 1986.
  • version: It is digital versions of ABBA, from 1979," Ulvaeus told AFP.

Germany's Merkel Appears Open to Compromise on EU Reforms

  • compromise: German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin.
  • course: There are of course always different starting points when it comes to the opinions of Germany and France," she told reporters at a joint news conference with Macron.
  • opinion: There are of course always different starting points when it comes to the opinions of Germany and France," she told reporters at a joint news conference with Macron.
  • external: While Germany and France agree on the need to better protect the EU's external borders and forge a common asylum policy, it's unclear how much backing Macron can expect from Germany for his plans to reform the bloc's financial structure.
  • financial: While Germany and France agree on the need to better protect the EU's external borders and forge a common asylum policy, it's unclear how much backing Macron can expect from Germany for his plans to reform the bloc's financial structure.

Senegal Police Fire Tear Gas to Break up Anti-Government Protest

  • protest: Police fired tear gas to break up a protest in Senegal's capital Dakar on Thursday and arrested several people, including a former premier, protesting against a move to raise the bar for presidential candidates.
  • candidate: Police fired tear gas to break up a protest in Senegal's capital Dakar on Thursday and arrested several people, including a former premier, protesting against a move to raise the bar for presidential candidates.
  • government: Idrissa Seck, who headed the government between 2002 and 2004, was also arrested while " en route for the Assembly," said an official from his Rewmi party, Mbacke Seck.
  • demonstrator: Around 100 demonstrators who had barricaded a street near parliament were dispersed by tear gas, AFP journalists reported.
  • vehicle: Police also fired tear gas at around 50 protestors who were throwing stones at a police vehicle.

Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

  • revolution: It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is not at the helm of the government.
  • government: It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is not at the helm of the government.
  • wield: Mr Castro is expected to continue wielding considerable political influence in his role as the leader of Cuba's ruling Communist Party.
  • influence: Mr Castro is expected to continue wielding considerable political influence in his role as the leader of Cuba's ruling Communist Party.
  • capture: The moment captured the image of political continuity the Cuban government has been keen to stress: an ordered handover of power from one generation to the next.

Southwest Airlines emergency sparks on-board safety warnings

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airline staff have taken to social media to complain that passengers are not paying attention.
  • attention: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airline staff have taken to social media to complain that passengers are not paying attention.
  • legal: For experienced flyers, the in-flight safety demonstration can seem like a mundane legal requirement that they already know inside-out.
  • emergency: Air disasters are not very common, but on Tuesday a US woman died because of an in-flight emergency on a Southwest Airlines plane.
  • sick: Some airline staff, sick of being ignored on flights, have taken to social media to explain why passengers should start to pay attention.

Black Man Arrested at Starbucks: Anger, Boycotts Not Solution

  • anger: One of the two African American men whose arrests last week in a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia sparked cries of modern-day racism, protests and calls for a nationwide boycott, says anger and boycotts are not the solution.
  • attention: It's time to pay attention and understand what's really going on.
  • request: Robinson and his business partner, Rashon Nelson, were arrested shortly after they declined a request for service, explaining they were waiting for a business meeting.
  • jail: Nelson and Robinson told the Associated Press they spent hours in jail with no outside contact and no idea the video of their arrests had gone viral.
  • contact: Nelson and Robinson told the Associated Press they spent hours in jail with no outside contact and no idea the video of their arrests had gone viral.

De Beers Rolls out App to Clean up Sierra Leone Diamond Supply Chain

  • roll: Global diamond giant De Beers is rolling out an app to help small-scale, artisanal diamond miners in Sierra Leone certify that gems they pry from the soil are legal, the Anglo American unit said on Thursday.
  • pry: Global diamond giant De Beers is rolling out an app to help small-scale, artisanal diamond miners in Sierra Leone certify that gems they pry from the soil are legal, the Anglo American unit said on Thursday.
  • soil: Global diamond giant De Beers is rolling out an app to help small-scale, artisanal diamond miners in Sierra Leone certify that gems they pry from the soil are legal, the Anglo American unit said on Thursday.
  • blame: The initiative is the latest attempt by the industry to clean up its image and expunge the scourge of " blood diamonds " blamed for financing conflict, chaos and criminality in poor African countries, such as Sierra Leone and Liberia.
  • conflict: The initiative is the latest attempt by the industry to clean up its image and expunge the scourge of " blood diamonds " blamed for financing conflict, chaos and criminality in poor African countries, such as Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Taiwan Calls Chinese Military Drills a Threat to Region

  • intimidate: Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.
  • island: Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.
  • accept: Taiwan's people are very clear about this and will not accept it.
  • ministry: The statement specifically referred to China's live-fire exercises off its southeast coast on Wednesday, echoing earlier comments from the defense ministry that Beijing was playing up the limited-scope war games in hopes of intimidating Taiwan for political purposes.
  • intimidate: The statement specifically referred to China's live-fire exercises off its southeast coast on Wednesday, echoing earlier comments from the defense ministry that Beijing was playing up the limited-scope war games in hopes of intimidating Taiwan for political purposes.