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Bones exhumed from slain ex-leader's Burkina grave

  • exhume: As a hearse carrying boxes with the exhumed remains left the cemetery under police escort crowds of onlookers outside the cemetery sang the national anthem.
  • exhume: I can confirm that in the tomb believed to be that of Thomas Sankara, remains have been exhumed," said lawyer Benewende Stanislas Sankara, who is not related to the former leader.
  • exhume: Bones exhumed from slain ex-leader's Burkina grave- Yahoo News.
  • exhume: On Monday, two doctors from Burkina Faso and one from France-- working under the supervision of a government official and an investigating magistrate-- began exhuming graves believed to contain the remains of Sankara and 12 allies.

Turkish Election Outcome Could Shape Syria Policy

  • tacit: Ending the tacit support to ISIS, securing the borders, and ending the ideology approach to the Syria crisis, ( as well as the) ending of sectarian policies and politics.
  • menace: Concern is also growing among opposition politicians over the menace of radical Islamic groups across the Syrian border and the use of Turkish territory as a Jihadist highway.
  • tacit: A coalition will enable Turkey real damage control on Syria, ending the tacit support of al-Qaida affiliated organizations," Gursel said.

Spain, Poland Reeling From Election Results

  • lackluster: In Poland, President Bronislaw Komorowski lost re-election after a lackluster campaign in which he seemed out of touch with the problems of many Poles despite years of economic growth.
  • snub: The elections held Sunday in the two countries exposed a common theme: Voters, many of them economically hurting or with friends or relatives who are, were turned off by politicians who snubbed their key concerns.
  • hollow: Rajoy must call general elections by the end of the year, and Popular Party regional leader Juan Vicente Herrera said it was a mistake to trumpet an economic recovery that rings hollow for so many voters.

Smartphones Galvanized Nigeria’s Younger Voters

  • impersonate: This led to the innovation of Permanent Voters ’ Card to make it difficult for people to impersonate or make use of other people’s card to vote.”
  • incidence: When Revoda was first created, users could only report election incidence from one polling unit.
  • galvanize: So, as Nigeria turned to a crucial national election last month, a group of political activists selected a smartphone application might galvanize a few million of those citizens and guarantee a free and fair election in a nation not known for its transparency.
  • apathy: Addressing the apathy that sometimes discourages full citizen participation, Akinfolarin said, “ You can’t be tired for a country as beautiful as Nigeria because opportunities are there.
  • apathy: In spite of his active participation in fostering citizen participation in elections through the use of technology, Akinfolarin says there is still high rate of apathy among the populace, including government leaders.

Aung San Suu Kyi Missing from Global Meeting on Rohingya

  • irresponsible: “You're just taking the moral high ground for the sake of sounding good it sounds a little irresponsible.”
  • slate: With elections slated for the end of the year, the Oxford-educated opposition leader realizes she herself won't be contesting the upcoming vote.
  • dehydrate: In a predominantly Buddhist country of 50 million people, where there is much animosity for the 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims, Suu Kyi has opted to remain silent, even as the world watched in horror while more than 3,500 hungry, dehydrated Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants washed ashore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand this month.
  • euphoria: Despite early euphoria about much-touted political reforms, the accompanying freedoms of expression had a dark side, lifting the lid off deep-seated resentment toward the dark-skinned Rohingya minority.
  • exodus: The government insists they are illegal migrants from neighboring Bangladesh and has denied them citizenship, adding to the desperation that sparked an exodus of an estimated 100,000 Rohingya in the last three years.

Barenboim designs 'radical' new piano

  • tenor: With the straight strung piano you get distinct registral differences- almost like listening to a choir where you have the bass, tenor, alto, and soprano voices.
  • straight: With the straight strung piano you get distinct registral differences- almost like listening to a choir where you have the bass, tenor, alto, and soprano voices.
  • soprano: With the straight strung piano you get distinct registral differences- almost like listening to a choir where you have the bass, tenor, alto, and soprano voices.
  • treble: They are largely cross-strung, with the bass strings crossing over the middle and treble strings in an " x" pattern, allowing the sound to be concentrated on the centre of the soundboard.

Inside Jordan's fight against extremism

  • plethora: To the north-west lies Jordan's tense border with Syria, and a plethora of competing armed groups.
  • lenient: I thought that if I went home the authorities would be lenient.
  • trickle: Traffic through Jordan's desert border with Iraq has slowed to a trickle, hurting trade Since the advance of IS in Iraq and Syria, border patrols have been stepped up.
  • derogatory: I thought I was going to be defending Muslims from the Nusayris," he said, using a derogatory term for President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect," but when I saw Muslims fighting Muslims I decided I had to escape.
  • trickle: The convoys of articulated lorries that used to thunder through the Karama crossing, shuttling goods between Baghdad and Aqaba, have dwindled to a trickle.

China's yuan 'no longer undervalued'

  • undervalue: China's currency " is no longer undervalued ", according to the International Monetary Fund ( IMF).
  • undervalue: Substantial " appreciation over the past year has brought the exchange rate to a level that is no longer undervalued ", it says.
  • undervalue: China's yuan no longer undervalued, says IMF- BBC News.

Islamic State PR gloss masks Iraqi forces' gains

  • connotation: The government knows it can't rely too heavily on the Iraqi army, and it has concentrated instead on building up the volunteer forces which Westerners call militias (a word which has a strongly negative connotation in Arabic, particularly as spoken in Iraq).
  • ferocity: Nevertheless, the militias have given the government a weapon which can counter the ferocity of IS.
  • brigadier: Furthermore, it soon became clear that Ramadi fell because the judgement and willpower of one man, the brigadier in command of the city, had been weakened by exhaustion, and perhaps fear.

Kenyan police missing, feared dead after Shebab attack

  • ambush: Garissa (Kenya) (AFP)- Thirteen Kenyan police are missing following an overnight ambush by suspected Shebab militants in the northeast of the country close to the border with Somalia, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
  • ambush: Local officials said more than 10 officers may have been killed in Monday night's ambush near Garissa-- the scene of last month's university massacre-- while Kenyan media reported the number of dead could be as high as 20.
  • ambush: There was an ambush on officers who were on patrol and as a result, 13 officers are missing," police spokesman George Kinoti said.
  • improvise: The officers were ambushed as they went to assist other police who had been targeted by an explosive device, believed to be a landmine or improvised roadside bomb.

BB King's death to be investigated

  • sequester: The women added that " King was sequestered from all family members" in the week before his death, and that Toney and Johnson were the only people with him.
  • executor: Toney, who is the executor of King's estate, shrugged off the daughters ' claims.
  • christen: Considered one of the world's greatest players, he was known for his sharp single notes and vibrato on the electric guitar he christened Lucille.
  • induct: Known for songs such as The Thrill Is Gone, Three O'C lock Blues and Darlin' You Know I Love You, he influenced generations of guitar players, and was inducted to both the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

China to extend offshore military reach to counter 'provocations'

  • archipelago: Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said China's reclamation activities in the Spratly archipelago were comparable with construction of homes and roads on the mainland.
  • ulterior: Some countries with " ulterior motives" had unfairly characterized China's military presence and sensationalized the issue, he said.
  • claimant: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou called on claimants to the sea to temporarily shelve their disagreements to enable talks on sharing resources before a conflict breaks out.

Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote

  • turbulence: Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote- Yahoo News.
  • turbulence: ISTANBUL (Reuters)- Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.
  • grass: Erdogan's rhetoric and common touch nonetheless give him the upper hand with the party grass roots, where he commands the sort of devotion that Davutoglu, a more reserved academic, has yet to achieve.
  • bite: In a video that went viral on social media, one said he liked Erdogan so much he wanted to bite and lick him.
  • parallel: Erdogan blamed the " parallel state ", a term he uses for the network of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former ally who Erdogan says unlawfully exerts control over followers within institutions including the police and judiciary.

Australia tampon tax under fire

  • sanitary: Joe Hockey has given his support for a push to exempt sanitary products from tax.
  • sanitary: Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey is to ask state and territory governments to remove the consumption tax on tampons and other sanitary products.
  • sanitary: The reason this has not been addressed already and why sanitary products were originally not exempt is either because politicians are too awkward to confront the reality of periods or they just want us to literally pay for them.
  • sanitary: During a post-budget discussion on ABC TV on Monday night, Ms Vimalarajah asked Mr Hockey if he thought sanitary products were an essential health product for half the population.

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

  • desolate: SIYAGIJIMA, Zimbabwe (Reuters)- Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe.
  • maize: For 31-year-old Mejury Tererai, whose maize and cotton crops have been decimated, that means feeding her children nothing but scarce maize and groundnuts.
  • maize: For 31-year-old Mejury Tererai, whose maize and cotton crops have been decimated, that means feeding her children nothing but scarce maize and groundnuts.
  • maize: She would be lucky to get 50 kilos of maize this year- enough for just over a month.
  • corrugated: If she fails to pay, they will sell her single goat or chickens or rip the corrugated iron roof from her two-roomed house, she said.

India marital rape victims' lonely battle for justice

  • sacrosanct: A government minister recently stirred a debate when he told the parliament that marital rape could not be criminalised in India as " marriages are sacrosanct" in the country.
  • malign: Victims of martial rape say society often blames them for maligning the institution of marriage.
  • malign: Moreover, society often blames them for maligning the institution of marriage.
  • unaffected: As we wrap up the interview, Rashmi uncovers her face and says: "On every court hearing, I see my husband and his family completely unaffected and without any regrets about what has happened.

The falcon hospital of Qatar

  • bustle: Medical staff in smart blue scrubs bustle about the place impressively, consulting charts and comparing notes on patients.
  • immaculate: Whichever way you look in this immaculate, air-conditioned building, you see state-of-the-art equipment.
  • opulent: I offer quiet thanks my wife is not with me to see these amazingly opulent jewels.
  • annals: No less impressive in the annals of conspicuous consumption is the private carpet collection of Sheikh Faisal bin Qasim al Tha ni, a billionaire businessman and member of the royal family.
  • eclectic: This is in addition to the sheikh's huge museum outside Doha, a must-see, highly eclectic collection of everything from antique coins and elderly dhows to Islamic art and American sports cars.

Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas

  • amphibious: Mock-ups of state-of-the-art submarines and warships, patrol vessels and amphibious boats as well as surveillance aircraft and drones were all on display.
  • amphibious: Amphibious ships that can carry tanks, helicopters, troops and perform search and rescue missions are also in vogue.
  • vogue: Amphibious ships that can carry tanks, helicopters, troops and perform search and rescue missions are also in vogue.

Teen obesity 'link to bowel cancer'

  • obese: Those who were obese were 2.38 times more likely to have developed a bowel tumour.
  • overweight: Being overweight in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.
  • abdominal: Processed red meat and abdominal fat have been linked to the disease.

Unpopular but defiant, Myanmar ruling party unfazed about poll prospects

  • motto: The party is no longer state-funded, but much else remains unchanged, including its motto: " Morale, Discipline, Solidarity, Unity ".
  • censure: Aung Thaung denied these accusations, but seemed to regard the U.S. censure as a badge of honour.
  • misplace: Aung Thaung's confidence in his party's chances isn't entirely misplaced.
  • renovate: Renaud Egreteau, a political scientist who is researching Myanmar's parliamentary affairs, said the USDP will win millions of votes in rural areas because it is often seen as best-placed to meet local needs- for example, building a new road or renovating a monastery.

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

  • biennial: The Talisman Sabre biennial exercises, to be held in locations around Australia, will encompass maritime operations, amphibious landings, special forces tactics and urban warfare.
  • amphibious: The Talisman Sabre biennial exercises, to be held in locations around Australia, will encompass maritime operations, amphibious landings, special forces tactics and urban warfare.
  • symmetry: There is an obvious symmetry between Japan as the upper anchor of the Western Pacific alliance and... Australia as the southern anchor.
  • submarine: Winning the submarine deal would be a big boost for Japan's defense industry and potentially pave the way for the sale of advanced Japanese weapons to countries such as the Philippines and Vietnam, which are at loggerheads with Beijing over the South China Sea, experts have said.
  • smooth: Australia also hopes to sign a deal with Japan this year that would smooth the passage of military personnel into one another's country for joint exercises, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported over the weekend.