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Hungary under pressure to pick sides in Russia-EU standoff

  • maverick: Budapest (AFP)- Hungary's maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban has spent the past year straddling the divide between Russia and his European Union counterparts on the crisis in Ukraine.
  • counterpart: Budapest (AFP)- Hungary's maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban has spent the past year straddling the divide between Russia and his European Union counterparts on the crisis in Ukraine.
  • crisis: Budapest (AFP)- Hungary's maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban has spent the past year straddling the divide between Russia and his European Union counterparts on the crisis in Ukraine.
  • quarter: A quarter of a century after he shot to prominence in protests during the final days of communism, Orban is now considered as one of Putin's closest European allies.
  • century: A quarter of a century after he shot to prominence in protests during the final days of communism, Orban is now considered as one of Putin's closest European allies.

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants 'deadlocked'

  • hostage: Japan says hostage negotiations with militants 'deadlocked'- Yahoo News.
  • release: TOKYO (Reuters)- Efforts by Japan and Jordan to secure the release of two of their nationals held captive by Islamic State militants remain " deadlocked" and the situation remains highly unpredictable, Japanese officials said.
  • situation: TOKYO (Reuters)- Efforts by Japan and Jordan to secure the release of two of their nationals held captive by Islamic State militants remain " deadlocked" and the situation remains highly unpredictable, Japanese officials said.
  • threaten: Militants had threatened to kill Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh unless a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman was handed over by sunset on Thursday.
  • pilot: Militants had threatened to kill Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh unless a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman was handed over by sunset on Thursday.

Islamic State seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing

  • seize: Islamic State seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing- Yahoo News.
  • facility: Islamic State seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing- Yahoo News.
  • seize: Islamic State seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing.
  • facility: Islamic State seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing.
  • insurgent: KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters)- Islamic State insurgents seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, security and oil officials said on Saturday.

New Zealand coast to seven-wicket win over Pakistan

  • international: Wellington (AFP)- New Zealand cruised to a seven-wicket win over an underdone Pakistan in the first of their two one-day internationals in Wellington on Saturday.
  • remove: After removing Pakistan for 210 in the 46th over, New Zealand reached their target in the 40th over with Grant Elliott now out 64 and Ross Taylor unbeaten on 59.
  • target: After removing Pakistan for 210 in the 46th over, New Zealand reached their target in the 40th over with Grant Elliott now out 64 and Ross Taylor unbeaten on 59.
  • credit: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum credited his side's tight fielding with setting the platform for victory.
  • probably: It was probably the best we 've seen all summer and that creates so much intensity and allows the seamers to be able to really get into the game," he said.

Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

  • invade: When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enem y: other people's ideas.
  • traditional: So they will be burned," a bearded militant in traditional Afghani two-piece clothing told residents, according to one man living nearby who spoke to The Associated Press.
  • resident: So they will be burned," a bearded militant in traditional Afghani two-piece clothing told residents, according to one man living nearby who spoke to The Associated Press.
  • empty: The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared retaliation, said the Islamic State group official made his impromptu address as others stuffed books into empty flour bags.
  • seize: Since the Islamic State group seized a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria, they have sought to purge society of everything that doesn't conform to their violent interpretation of Islam.

Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages

  • hostage: Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages- Yahoo News.
  • hostage: Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages.
  • threaten: The Islamic State group purportedly threatened to kill Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by Thursday unless Jordan released a female al-Qaida prisoner, Sajida al-Rishawi, from death row.
  • release: The Islamic State group purportedly threatened to kill Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by Thursday unless Jordan released a female al-Qaida prisoner, Sajida al-Rishawi, from death row.
  • female: The Islamic State group purportedly threatened to kill Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by Thursday unless Jordan released a female al-Qaida prisoner, Sajida al-Rishawi, from death row.

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

  • hostage: Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis- Yahoo News.
  • crisis: Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis- Yahoo News.
  • pilot: The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were still unknown Saturday after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap lapsed with no further messages from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
  • possible: The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were still unknown Saturday after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap lapsed with no further messages from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
  • further: The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were still unknown Saturday after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap lapsed with no further messages from the Islamic State group holding them captive.

Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilots

  • crash: Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilots- Yahoo News.
  • pilot: Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilots- Yahoo News.
  • crash: Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilots.
  • pilot: Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilots.
  • formation: The single-prop SF -260FH was flying in formation with two other planes on a training flight when it crashed off Nasugbo township in Batangas province south of Manila, said air force spokesman Lt. Col. Enrico Canaya.

NZ beats Pakistan by 7 wickets with 10 overs to spare

  • further: Ross Taylor made 59 and Martin Guptill 39 as New Zealand reached 213-3 in the 40th over in reply to Pakistan's 210, cruising to a victory which further heightens expectations of a strong showing by the co-hosts in the upcoming World Cup.
  • struggle: Guptill struggled in the just-completed seven-match series against Sri Lanka, making three ducks, but made a welcome return to form, as did Taylor, who had averaged a mediocre 28 in that series.
  • series: Guptill struggled in the just-completed seven-match series against Sri Lanka, making three ducks, but made a welcome return to form, as did Taylor, who had averaged a mediocre 28 in that series.
  • mediocre: Guptill struggled in the just-completed seven-match series against Sri Lanka, making three ducks, but made a welcome return to form, as did Taylor, who had averaged a mediocre 28 in that series.
  • series: Guptill struggled in the just-completed seven-match series against Sri Lanka, making three ducks, but made a welcome return to form, as did Taylor, who had averaged a mediocre 28 in that series.

Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59

  • mourn: Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59- Yahoo News.
  • site: In Shikarpur, the site of the blast, mourners held a mass funeral for the dead in Friday's attack.
  • funeral: In Shikarpur, the site of the blast, mourners held a mass funeral for the dead in Friday's attack.
  • protest: Shiites organizations also held protest sit-ins in different cities across Pakistan.
  • arrest: Television footage showed some protesters burned tires and blocked roads, chanting slogans for arrest of the perpetrators and protection for Shiite worship places.

Japan says hostage negotiations 'deadlocked': report

  • hostage: Japan says hostage negotiations 'deadlocked': report- Yahoo News.
  • foreign: Tokyo (AFP)- Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become " deadlocked," local media reported Saturday.
  • threaten: Tokyo (AFP)- Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become " deadlocked," local media reported Saturday.
  • execute: Tokyo (AFP)- Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become " deadlocked," local media reported Saturday.
  • pilot: Tokyo (AFP)- Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become " deadlocked," local media reported Saturday.

CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report

  • plot: CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report- Yahoo News.
  • plot: CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander's killing: report.
  • spy: Washington (AFP)- The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported.
  • elaborate: Washington (AFP)- The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported.
  • plot: Washington (AFP)- The CIA and Israel's spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Swan has debut Rod Laver appearance

  • debut: AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Swan has debut Rod Laver appearance- Yahoo News.
  • injure: After a tough 2-1/2 hour semifinal on Friday, Swan injured her right thigh early while leading 3-0 in the second set.
  • commitment: In between, Swan, who lives in Wichita, Kansas due to her father's work commitments, was receiving messages of support from afar.
  • message: In between, Swan, who lives in Wichita, Kansas due to her father's work commitments, was receiving messages of support from afar.
  • message: There have been so many people that sent me messages, tw eeting, Facebook, Instagram.

Australia, South Korea clash for Asian Cup

  • clash: Sydney (AFP)- Hosts Australia take on South Korea in the Asian Cup final on Saturday in a blockbuster clash between two of the region's heavyweight teams.
  • prolific: The match pits the tournament's most prolific attack against its meanest defence, with Australia looking to breach a Korean rearguard which has yet to concede a goal.
  • concede: The match pits the tournament's most prolific attack against its meanest defence, with Australia looking to breach a Korean rearguard which has yet to concede a goal.
  • drought: Tens of thousands of Korean fans are expected at a sold-out Stadium Australia as the Taeguk Warriors look to end a title drought which stretches back to 1960.
  • stretch: Tens of thousands of Korean fans are expected at a sold-out Stadium Australia as the Taeguk Warriors look to end a title drought which stretches back to 1960.

Conca signs with Shanghai SIPG in '$11m deal'

  • champion: Conca returns to China after only a year at Brazilian club Fluminense, who he joined following three successful seasons with Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande.
  • pivotal: Conca was a pivotal player in Guangzhou's dominance, scoring 55 goals in 100 appearances.
  • dominance: Conca was a pivotal player in Guangzhou's dominance, scoring 55 goals in 100 appearances.
  • series: He is the latest in a series of signings by former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who has been rebuilding Shanghai SIPG since he was appointed coach in November.
  • rebuild: He is the latest in a series of signings by former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who has been rebuilding Shanghai SIPG since he was appointed coach in November.

Deadly clash in Philippines a setback to peace with Muslim rebels

  • clash: KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters)- A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila's chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track.
  • rebel: KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters)- A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila's chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track.
  • temporary: KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters)- A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila's chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track.
  • appeal: KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters)- A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila's chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track.
  • process: KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters)- A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila's chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track.

Refugees from Boko Haram pose headache for Chad authorities

  • refugee: Refugees from Boko Haram pose headache for Chad authorities- Yahoo News.
  • civilian: Ngouboua (Chad) (AFP)- Thousands of Nigerian civilians who fled the armed Islamists of Boko Haram have become a headache for Chadian authorities after seeking safety on a multitude of scattered islands in Lake Chad.
  • island: Ngouboua (Chad) (AFP)- Thousands of Nigerian civilians who fled the armed Islamists of Boko Haram have become a headache for Chadian authorities after seeking safety on a multitude of scattered islands in Lake Chad.
  • raid: We waded through the water for several days and suffered so much ," recalled former taxi driver Adamou Bouba, who snatched up his toddlers, aged two and three, when Boko Haram fighters raided his village, Kiguili, and killed his wife.
  • village: We waded through the water for several days and suffered so much ," recalled former taxi driver Adamou Bouba, who snatched up his toddlers, aged two and three, when Boko Haram fighters raided his village, Kiguili, and killed his wife.

Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

  • intense: As daybreak lifted their night cover, the young commandos came under intense rebel fire, trapped in the marshy fringes of Mamasapano town, a Muslim rebel stronghold about 2-3 kilometers ( 1.2-1.8 miles) from where backup police forces waited.
  • rebel: As daybreak lifted their night cover, the young commandos came under intense rebel fire, trapped in the marshy fringes of Mamasapano town, a Muslim rebel stronghold about 2-3 kilometers ( 1.2-1.8 miles) from where backup police forces waited.
  • trap: As daybreak lifted their night cover, the young commandos came under intense rebel fire, trapped in the marshy fringes of Mamasapano town, a Muslim rebel stronghold about 2-3 kilometers ( 1.2-1.8 miles) from where backup police forces waited.
  • fringe: As daybreak lifted their night cover, the young commandos came under intense rebel fire, trapped in the marshy fringes of Mamasapano town, a Muslim rebel stronghold about 2-3 kilometers ( 1.2-1.8 miles) from where backup police forces waited.
  • rebel: As daybreak lifted their night cover, the young commandos came under intense rebel fire, trapped in the marshy fringes of Mamasapano town, a Muslim rebel stronghold about 2-3 kilometers ( 1.2-1.8 miles) from where backup police forces waited.

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

  • nestle: The 28-year-old escapes his office job in the Chinese capital for the skiing mecca of Chongli, nestled in mountains near the Great Wall where Beijing hopes to stage Nordic skiing and other events in its bid to become the first city to hold both winter and summer Olympics.
  • rare: S nowboarding is just such an awesome feeling," He said, as a rare snow storm swirled around him and frigid wind gusts whistled along the edges of his ski lift's wind shield.
  • storm: S nowboarding is just such an awesome feeling," He said, as a rare snow storm swirled around him and frigid wind gusts whistled along the edges of his ski lift's wind shield.
  • frigid: S nowboarding is just such an awesome feeling," He said, as a rare snow storm swirled around him and frigid wind gusts whistled along the edges of his ski lift's wind shield.
  • gust: S nowboarding is just such an awesome feeling," He said, as a rare snow storm swirled around him and frigid wind gusts whistled along the edges of his ski lift's wind shield.

Safiullin wins boys, Mihalikova wins Aussie Open girls title

  • consecutive: Mihalikova won five consecutive games after Katie Swan took a medical timeout to beat the British player 6-1, 6-4.
  • penultimate: Top-seeded Safiullin broke Hong Seong-chan's serve in the penultimate game of the opening set, then held his serve to clinch the set on his way to a 7-5, 7-6 ( 2) win over the South Korean.
  • clinch: Top-seeded Safiullin broke Hong Seong-chan's serve in the penultimate game of the opening set, then held his serve to clinch the set on his way to a 7-5, 7-6 ( 2) win over the South Korean.
  • dominate: Safiullin also broke Hong's serve to open the second set, then dominated the tiebreaker and clinched the match when Hong hit a backland long.
  • clinch: Safiullin also broke Hong's serve to open the second set, then dominated the tiebreaker and clinched the match when Hong hit a backland long.

Michael Clarke makes comeback in Sydney club match

  • rare: Clarke made a rare appearance for his Western Suburbs club side on the first day of a two-day match against Gordon in an effort to prove his recovery from hamstring surgery ahead of the Cricket World Cup, two weeks away.
  • career: He came in at No. 3 and showed no signs of the back and hamstring injuries that have dogged his career.
  • relationship: Clarke said speculation his relationship with teammates had been strained during his rehabilitation was " water off a duck's back.
  • permanent: Media reports recently have suggested Cricket Australia will make permanent the appointment of Steve Smith as Australia captain after his temporary elevation during Clarke's convalescence.
  • temporary: Media reports recently have suggested Cricket Australia will make permanent the appointment of Steve Smith as Australia captain after his temporary elevation during Clarke's convalescence.

Kane urges Tottenham to harness cup momentum

  • fixture: London (AFP)- On a high after reaching the League Cup final in mid-week, Tottenham Hotspur begin an important run of Premier League fixtures on Saturday with a game at West Bromwich Albion.
  • expense: An 87th-minute goal from Christian Eriksen at Sheffield United on Wednesday night saw Mauricio Pochettino's side through to the final of the League Cup at the third-tier club's expense.
  • sequence: That booked them a Wembley date with Chelsea on March 1, part of a sequence of matches that also includes a home-and-away showdown in the Europa League with Fiorentina.
  • opportunity: Victory in this year's Europa League will yield a place in the Champions League, but with the trip to The Hawthorns offering an opportunity to leapfrog fifth-place Arsenal, who play on Sunday, Spurs are alive and kicking in the fight to secure qualification via the league.
  • alive: Victory in this year's Europa League will yield a place in the Champions League, but with the trip to The Hawthorns offering an opportunity to leapfrog fifth-place Arsenal, who play on Sunday, Spurs are alive and kicking in the fight to secure qualification via the league.

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources

  • crash: SING APORE/JAKARTA/PARIS (Reuters)- The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.
  • procedure: SING APORE/JAKARTA/PARIS (Reuters)- The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.
  • attention: Details emerging of the final moments of Flight QZ8501 are likely to focus attention partly on maintenance, procedures and training, though Indonesian officials have stressed publicly that it is too early to draw any firm conclusions.
  • procedure: Details emerging of the final moments of Flight QZ8501 are likely to focus attention partly on maintenance, procedures and training, though Indonesian officials have stressed publicly that it is too early to draw any firm conclusions.
  • stress: Details emerging of the final moments of Flight QZ8501 are likely to focus attention partly on maintenance, procedures and training, though Indonesian officials have stressed publicly that it is too early to draw any firm conclusions.

Measles Cases Mount; White House Urges Vaccinations

  • expand: Egypt plans to expand the Suez Canal, raising hopes that the end of its economic crisis may be in sight.
  • crisis: Egypt plans to expand the Suez Canal, raising hopes that the end of its economic crisis may be in sight.
  • resident: Residents of the small town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii face an advancing threat from the Kilauea volcano.
  • volcano: Residents of the small town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii face an advancing threat from the Kilauea volcano.
  • international: As Russia's President Vladimir Putin faces international pressure over Ukraine and a failing economy, unofficial domestic groups are rallying to his support.

NATO: Georgia Training Facility Could Open in 2015

  • signal: NATO said Friday that it hoped to open a training center in Georgia by the end of the year, signaling a strengthening of its relationship with the former Soviet republic that is likely to antagonize Russia.
  • relationship: NATO said Friday that it hoped to open a training center in Georgia by the end of the year, signaling a strengthening of its relationship with the former Soviet republic that is likely to antagonize Russia.
  • government: Georgia's government has long hoped to join the military alliance.
  • alliance: Georgia's government has long hoped to join the military alliance.
  • accuse: The Kremlin last month accused NATO of turning another former Soviet state, Ukraine, into a " front line of confrontation" amid the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

Analysts See Possibility of US-Houthi Cooperation

  • motto: The Houthi motto sounds ominous to Western ears: " Death to America, Death to Israel, curse the Jews, long live Islam.
  • ominous: The Houthi motto sounds ominous to Western ears: " Death to America, Death to Israel, curse the Jews, long live Islam.
  • stick: It was meant to stick a thorn in the side of the president, who at the time after the U.S. invasion of Iraq was defending the U.S. Embassy, was defending his relationship on the war on terror with the Bush administration," he said.
  • invasion: It was meant to stick a thorn in the side of the president, who at the time after the U.S. invasion of Iraq was defending the U.S. Embassy, was defending his relationship on the war on terror with the Bush administration," he said.
  • relationship: It was meant to stick a thorn in the side of the president, who at the time after the U.S. invasion of Iraq was defending the U.S. Embassy, was defending his relationship on the war on terror with the Bush administration," he said.

Aviation Leaders to Seek Mandate on Safety Standards

  • implement: Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.
  • accident: Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.
  • risk: Efforts to adopt new standards for global plane tracking and cooperation on the risks of flying over conflict zones will dominate the meeting on safety in Montreal Feb. 2-5, weeks ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people on board.
  • conflict: Efforts to adopt new standards for global plane tracking and cooperation on the risks of flying over conflict zones will dominate the meeting on safety in Montreal Feb. 2-5, weeks ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people on board.
  • dominate: Efforts to adopt new standards for global plane tracking and cooperation on the risks of flying over conflict zones will dominate the meeting on safety in Montreal Feb. 2-5, weeks ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people on board.

Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Ally's Company

  • ally: A company whose main owner is a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a contract to build a bridge linking mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula.
  • award: A company whose main owner is a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a contract to build a bridge linking mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula.
  • government: A government order published Friday said Stroygazmontazh Corporation, whose majority owner is billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, was awarded the contract.
  • publish: A government order published Friday said Stroygazmontazh Corporation, whose majority owner is billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, was awarded the contract.
  • majority: A government order published Friday said Stroygazmontazh Corporation, whose majority owner is billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, was awarded the contract.

Central African militias appeal for ceasefire recognition

  • appeal: Nairobi (AFP)- Militia forces in war-torn Central African Republic appealed Friday for international support for an ceasefire agreement struck without government involvement.
  • international: Nairobi (AFP)- Militia forces in war-torn Central African Republic appealed Friday for international support for an ceasefire agreement struck without government involvement.
  • government: Nairobi (AFP)- Militia forces in war-torn Central African Republic appealed Friday for international support for an ceasefire agreement struck without government involvement.
  • rebel: The deal was signed last week in Kenya between senior representatives of the anti-balaka rebels and the ex-Seleka movement of ex-president Michel Djotodia.
  • invite: We invite the international community to use the Nairobi agreement as a formula to solve the problem of Central Africa," said Moustapha Saboune, political chief of the ex-Seleka group, urging it to take the deal " seriously.

IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

  • hostage: IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique- Yahoo News.
  • propaganda: IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique- Yahoo News.
  • technique: IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique- Yahoo News.
  • signal: It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.
  • extremist: It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.

African Union urged to release S.Sudan atrocity probe

  • urge: African Union urged to release S.Sudan atrocity probe- Yahoo News.
  • release: African Union urged to release S.Sudan atrocity probe- Yahoo News.
  • atrocity: African Union urged to release S.Sudan atrocity probe- Yahoo News.
  • warn: Addis Ababa (AFP)- A top African Union official who led an inquiry into atrocities in war-torn South Sudan warned Friday that ignoring its recommendations would help the guilty to evade justice.
  • ignore: Addis Ababa (AFP)- A top African Union official who led an inquiry into atrocities in war-torn South Sudan warned Friday that ignoring its recommendations would help the guilty to evade justice.

Nations Cup hosts 'saved Africa's honour'

  • major: Yes, there have been some difficulties, but we have not recorded a major incident.
  • incident: Yes, there have been some difficulties, but we have not recorded a major incident.
  • disclose: A sue, who is also his country's sports minister, did also disclose that he expects the cup hosts to spend more than what they budgeted for the tournament, although he would not divulge any figures.
  • budget: A sue, who is also his country's sports minister, did also disclose that he expects the cup hosts to spend more than what they budgeted for the tournament, although he would not divulge any figures.
  • divulge: A sue, who is also his country's sports minister, did also disclose that he expects the cup hosts to spend more than what they budgeted for the tournament, although he would not divulge any figures.

Creeping Lava Has Hawaiians on Edge

  • volcano: Hawaii's Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos on Earth, has been erupting for more than 30 years.
  • rift: At the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, scientist Jim Kauahikaua of the U.S. Geological Survey said the lava flow near Pahoa, one of two active rifts, is intermittent.
  • intermittent: At the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, scientist Jim Kauahikaua of the U.S. Geological Survey said the lava flow near Pahoa, one of two active rifts, is intermittent.
  • brief: “For a brief period, we were trying to forecast that, and every one of those forecasts was wrong because of this start-and-stop feature," he said.
  • period: “For a brief period, we were trying to forecast that, and every one of those forecasts was wrong because of this start-and-stop feature," he said.

Thousands protest right-wingers at Vienna ball, 38 detained

  • protest: Thousands protest right-wingers at Vienna ball, 38 detained- Yahoo News.
  • detain: Thousands protest right-wingers at Vienna ball, 38 detained- Yahoo News.
  • riot: Isolated scuffles broke out with helmeted officers in riot gear, and riot dogs were used in at least one instance to disperse demonstrators.
  • riot: Isolated scuffles broke out with helmeted officers in riot gear, and riot dogs were used in at least one instance to disperse demonstrators.
  • instance: Isolated scuffles broke out with helmeted officers in riot gear, and riot dogs were used in at least one instance to disperse demonstrators.

Iconic Les Paul 'Black Beauty' Guitar to Hit Auction Block

  • roll: One deep-pocketed bidder will get a chance to own a piece of rock and roll history when the iconic Les Paul guitar known as “Black Beauty ” goes up for auction in New York next month.
  • instrument: The electric instrument, which is the original prototype for the Les Paul Custom guitars made by the Gibson Guitar Company, will be sold by Guernsey's Auctions at the Arader Galleries on Feb. 19.
  • original: The electric instrument, which is the original prototype for the Les Paul Custom guitars made by the Gibson Guitar Company, will be sold by Guernsey's Auctions at the Arader Galleries on Feb. 19.
  • prototype: The electric instrument, which is the original prototype for the Les Paul Custom guitars made by the Gibson Guitar Company, will be sold by Guernsey's Auctions at the Arader Galleries on Feb. 19.
  • estimate: No pre-auction estimate, or reserve price, has been put on the instrument.

Crisis Veteran Naimi Stays to Hold Line on Saudi Oil Policy

  • signal: The new Saudi king's decision to keep Ali al-Naimi in his job as oil minister signaled to energy markets that the world's top crude exporter would not flinch from its policy of refusing to cut output as it fiercely guards market share.
  • flinch: The new Saudi king's decision to keep Ali al-Naimi in his job as oil minister signaled to energy markets that the world's top crude exporter would not flinch from its policy of refusing to cut output as it fiercely guards market share.
  • policy: The new Saudi king's decision to keep Ali al-Naimi in his job as oil minister signaled to energy markets that the world's top crude exporter would not flinch from its policy of refusing to cut output as it fiercely guards market share.
  • guard: The new Saudi king's decision to keep Ali al-Naimi in his job as oil minister signaled to energy markets that the world's top crude exporter would not flinch from its policy of refusing to cut output as it fiercely guards market share.
  • cede: He was determined not to cede ground to producers outside the group such as Russia and U.S. shale drillers.

'Lampard deserves good reception'

  • treat: Frank Lampard should be treated like a Chelsea great when he returns to Stamford Bridge with Manchester City, believes his uncle Harry Redknapp.
  • clash: The 36-year-old returns to his old club for the top-of-the-table clash for the first time since leaving in the summer.
  • opportunity: Redknapp, as well as being Lampard's uncle, gave him his first opportunity as a teenager when they were both at West Ham.
  • influence: The goals he has scored have been unbelievable and the fact he can still have an influence is great.
  • pundit: BBC pundit Pat Nevin said: " I had to play against Chelsea after leaving them and I scored against them.

Fate of Ebola Treatment Units is Unclear

  • epidemic: At the height of the Ebola epidemic, aid groups couldn ’t build Ebola treatment units, or ETUs, fast enough to isolate patients.
  • aid: At the height of the Ebola epidemic, aid groups couldn ’t build Ebola treatment units, or ETUs, fast enough to isolate patients.
  • treatment: At the height of the Ebola epidemic, aid groups couldn ’t build Ebola treatment units, or ETUs, fast enough to isolate patients.
  • isolate: At the height of the Ebola epidemic, aid groups couldn ’t build Ebola treatment units, or ETUs, fast enough to isolate patients.
  • patient: At the height of the Ebola epidemic, aid groups couldn ’t build Ebola treatment units, or ETUs, fast enough to isolate patients.

Greece Says It Won't Negotiate With Bailout Creditors

  • government: Greece’s new left-wing government was in open dispute Friday with its European bailout creditors, saying it would not negotiate with European Union and International Monetary Fund officials on the country’s bailout conditions and rejecting new loans offered for February.
  • dispute: Greece’s new left-wing government was in open dispute Friday with its European bailout creditors, saying it would not negotiate with European Union and International Monetary Fund officials on the country’s bailout conditions and rejecting new loans offered for February.
  • negotiate: Greece’s new left-wing government was in open dispute Friday with its European bailout creditors, saying it would not negotiate with European Union and International Monetary Fund officials on the country’s bailout conditions and rejecting new loans offered for February.
  • reject: Greece’s new left-wing government was in open dispute Friday with its European bailout creditors, saying it would not negotiate with European Union and International Monetary Fund officials on the country’s bailout conditions and rejecting new loans offered for February.
  • loan: Greece’s new left-wing government was in open dispute Friday with its European bailout creditors, saying it would not negotiate with European Union and International Monetary Fund officials on the country’s bailout conditions and rejecting new loans offered for February.

Understanding the Teen Brain Is Key for Better Parenting

  • brain: Neuroscientist Frances Jensen has been studying the human brain for almost all of her career.
  • career: Neuroscientist Frances Jensen has been studying the human brain for almost all of her career.
  • responsible: Her challenge: try to find out why smart and responsible teenagers also act impulsively and engage in high-risk behaviors.
  • behavior: Her challenge: try to find out why smart and responsible teenagers also act impulsively and engage in high-risk behaviors.
  • brain: So, she did what any scientist would do... she studied a decade's worth of brain research.

Senator Urges Washington to Drive Hard Bargain on Trade

  • administration: A key U.S. senator says the Obama administration must do more to fight currency manipulation by trading partners that puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage.
  • partner: A key U.S. senator says the Obama administration must do more to fight currency manipulation by trading partners that puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage.
  • approve: Orrin Hatch heads the Senate Finance Committee, which plays a key role in approving- or rejecting- several pending trade deals.
  • reject: Orrin Hatch heads the Senate Finance Committee, which plays a key role in approving- or rejecting- several pending trade deals.
  • export: Hatch is apparently complaining about nations that deliberately force down the value of their currency to give their exports a price advantage on global markets.

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

  • afraid: We do not want a war but we are not afraid of it and we must distinguish between the two, and the Israelis must also understand this very well ," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said.
  • commemorate: Nasrallah was speaking at an event to commemorate the deaths of six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general killed by an Israeli air strike in Syria on Jan. 18.
  • rocket: The Iranian-backed Hezbollah hit back on Wednesday with a rocket attack that killed two Israeli soldiers on the frontier with Lebanon.
  • frontier: The Iranian-backed Hezbollah hit back on Wednesday with a rocket attack that killed two Israeli soldiers on the frontier with Lebanon.
  • violence: The violence has raised tensions between Israel and Hezbollah to their highest point since they fought a 34-day war in 2006, but both sides have appeared to back away from further escalation.

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

  • civilian: Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east- Yahoo News.
  • announce: Rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital Minsk, only to announce that no talks would take place on Friday and they were flying straight back to Moscow.
  • straight: Rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital Minsk, only to announce that no talks would take place on Friday and they were flying straight back to Moscow.
  • collapse: Any talks would be the first since a five-month-old ceasefire collapsed with a new rebel advance last week.
  • rebel: Any talks would be the first since a five-month-old ceasefire collapsed with a new rebel advance last week.

President Correa's troll warfare

  • thick: Should politicians have a thick skin when people abuse them online?
  • skin: Should politicians have a thick skin when people abuse them online?
  • abuse: Should politicians have a thick skin when people abuse them online?
  • tactics: Not the President of Ecuador- he's responded with hard line tactics.
  • abusive: He used the speech to name and shame people who had written abusive comments about him on Twitter and Facebook.

Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'

  • debt: Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality '- Yahoo News.
  • debt: Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality '.
  • discussion: The discussion about a debt cut or a debt conference is divorced from reality," Martin Jaeger, a German finance ministry spokesman, said in Berlin.
  • debt: The discussion about a debt cut or a debt conference is divorced from reality," Martin Jaeger, a German finance ministry spokesman, said in Berlin.
  • debt: The discussion about a debt cut or a debt conference is divorced from reality," Martin Jaeger, a German finance ministry spokesman, said in Berlin.

Ukraine talks, new clashes follow EU sanctions on Russia

  • clash: Ukraine talks, new clashes follow EU sanctions on Russia- Yahoo News.
  • insurgent: Kiev (AFP)- Kiev and pro-Krem lin insurgents on Friday discussed arranging new talks after 24 people died in a wave of east Ukrainian violence that forced Europe to extend targeted sanctions against Russia.
  • discuss: Kiev (AFP)- Kiev and pro-Krem lin insurgents on Friday discussed arranging new talks after 24 people died in a wave of east Ukrainian violence that forced Europe to extend targeted sanctions against Russia.
  • arrange: Kiev (AFP)- Kiev and pro-Krem lin insurgents on Friday discussed arranging new talks after 24 people died in a wave of east Ukrainian violence that forced Europe to extend targeted sanctions against Russia.
  • violence: Kiev (AFP)- Kiev and pro-Krem lin insurgents on Friday discussed arranging new talks after 24 people died in a wave of east Ukrainian violence that forced Europe to extend targeted sanctions against Russia.

NATO units set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria

  • alliance: Defense ministers from the 28-nation military alliance will discuss the full force, which can react quickly to any hotspots in Europe, when they meet on Feb. 5.
  • discuss: Defense ministers from the 28-nation military alliance will discuss the full force, which can react quickly to any hotspots in Europe, when they meet on Feb. 5.
  • react: Defense ministers from the 28-nation military alliance will discuss the full force, which can react quickly to any hotspots in Europe, when they meet on Feb. 5.
  • responsible: Stoltenberg said countries responsible for providing the several thousand troops should be known next week.
  • troops: Stoltenberg said countries responsible for providing the several thousand troops should be known next week.

Suge Knight arrested for US murder

  • arrest: Suge Knight is arrested in the US over fatal hit-and-run- BBC Newsbeat.
  • arrest: Marion ' Suge' Knight has been arrested for murder in connection to a " fatal traffic incident" the Los Angeles County Sheriff has confirmed.
  • murder: Marion ' Suge' Knight has been arrested for murder in connection to a " fatal traffic incident" the Los Angeles County Sheriff has confirmed.
  • incident: Marion ' Suge' Knight has been arrested for murder in connection to a " fatal traffic incident" the Los Angeles County Sheriff has confirmed.
  • confirm: Marion ' Suge' Knight has been arrested for murder in connection to a " fatal traffic incident" the Los Angeles County Sheriff has confirmed.

Shells hit cultural center and bus in Donetsk, at least six killed

  • damage: Separately, near a damaged trolleybus, he saw the body of a sixth dead person.
  • administration: The separatist administration in the city said at least seven people were killed, including five in the strike on the cultural center and at least two when an artillery shell hit the trolleybus, just over 1 km ( h alf a mile) away.
  • artillery: The separatist administration in the city said at least seven people were killed, including five in the strike on the cultural center and at least two when an artillery shell hit the trolleybus, just over 1 km ( h alf a mile) away.
  • shell: The separatist administration in the city said at least seven people were killed, including five in the strike on the cultural center and at least two when an artillery shell hit the trolleybus, just over 1 km ( h alf a mile) away.
  • immediate: There was no immediate word from the Kiev military side on the attacks, which came as preparations were under way for a meeting of the so-called " contact group " bringing together representatives of Ukraine, Russia, rebel leaders and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Liverpool v West Ham United

  • available: West Ham are hopeful that Carl Jenkinson, Alex Song and James Tomkins will be available after minor injury concerns this week.
  • minor: West Ham are hopeful that Carl Jenkinson, Alex Song and James Tomkins will be available after minor injury concerns this week.
  • narrow: It was a case of so near and yet so far for Liverpool this week following their narrow defeat by Chelsea after extra time in the Capital One Cup semi-final.
  • survive: They'll need to put it behind them quickly against West Ham, who sit a point and one place above them in the table and survived a tricky FA Cup tie away to Bristol City last week.
  • forward: Liverpool fans will look forward to the prospect of welcoming back Daniel Sturridge with open arms after his lengthy absence because of injury.