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Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys

  • vow: It is the latest point of friction between neighbors that have also been at odds over Trump's vow to build a wall on the border and his attempts to browbeat Mexico into giving concessions on trade.
  • browbeat: It is the latest point of friction between neighbors that have also been at odds over Trump's vow to build a wall on the border and his attempts to browbeat Mexico into giving concessions on trade.
  • jibe: Two Mexican newspapers leaked comments from Videgaray, however, that bolstered the perception that Mexico is taking a more robust approach to its dealings with Trump, following jibes that Pena Nieto should stand up to his counterpart.
  • reliant: Videgaray warned of counter-taxes and tariffs targeting U.S. congressional districts most reliant on exports to Mexico if Trump started limiting trade.
  • snub: Opposition politicians and a handful of protesters demanded that Pena Nieto snub the visitors, and even Economy Minister Idelfonso Guajardo had said the meeting with the president on Thursday might not happen, depending on the tone of the talks in the morning.

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

  • anemia: While testosterone use for one year appeared to strengthen bones and reduce anemia, it also showed signs of worsening artery disease and questions remain about other potential risks.
  • potion: I don't think anybody would interpret these results as saying, 'Wow, this is a fountain of youth, this is a magical anti-aging potion,' " said study co-author Susan Ellenberg, a University of Pennsylvania researcher.
  • anemia: Among 126 men with anemia, a fatigue-linked condition involving inadequate red blood cells, those on testosterone showed substantial improvement.
  • anemia: By the study's end, anemia had vanished in almost 60 percent of men on testosterone compared with 22 percent of the fake gel group.

Thai police raid temple belonging to Buddhist sect

  • noon: The temple's senior monks agreed around noon to admit some police..
  • abbot: Several hundred officers swept the grounds, honing in on an inner residence compound where intelligence suggested the abbot resided, but he was nowhere to be found.
  • embezzle: One of Dhammajayo's followers, the head of a credit union, was convicted of embezzling money to donate to the temple, and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
  • balloon: The sect was founded in 1970 and ballooned in Thailand's 1980s economic boom.
  • abbot: Dhammajayo was forced to temporarily step down as the temple's abbot following embezzlement accusations in 1999 and 2002.

Why India's response to Pathankot attack was 'a debacle'

  • debacle: Why India's response to Pathankot attack was 'a debacle '- BBC News.
  • debacle: Why India's response to Pathankot attack was 'a debacle '.
  • inept: The inept handling of the security operation can only be described as a debacle, writes defence analyst Rahul Bedi.
  • debacle: The inept handling of the security operation can only be described as a debacle, writes defence analyst Rahul Bedi.
  • outskirt: When the attack began, Mr Doval chose to airlift some 150 National Security Guard (NSG) personnel from their base at Manesar, on Delhi's outskirts, to fight in an unfamiliar terrain.

Reports: US-Trained Syrian Rebels Defected

  • abduct: In July, al-Nusra abducted a commander and seven fighters from the program’s first graduates just days after they deployed in Syria, following training in Turkey.
  • outcry: The unraveling of the first contingent prompted an outcry on Capitol Hill, and last week senior administration officials defended the program before skeptical lawmakers.
  • loath: Syrian rebel commanders, who have been loath to volunteer men for the program, say the two biggest problems with the mission are how tightly Washington defines “moderate” and the Obama administratio n’s insistence that the train-and-equip force can be used only against Islamic State extremists and not against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • volunteer: Syrian rebel commanders, who have been loath to volunteer men for the program, say the two biggest problems with the mission are how tightly Washington defines “moderate” and the Obama administratio n’s insistence that the train-and-equip force can be used only against Islamic State extremists and not against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • infuriate: Western-backed Kurdish fighters are now threatening to break a deal that would keep them east of the Euphrates in order to protect a Kurdish enclave on the Turkish border, a move that would infuriate Ankara.

Country profile: Pakistan

  • border: The east wing- present-day Bangladesh- is on the Bay of Bengal bordering India and Burma.
  • secede: The break-up of the two wings came in 1971 when the Bengali-speaking east wing seceded with help from India.
  • precarious: Economy: The precarious security situation and low fixed investment leave Pakistan's economy fragile, despite a robust private sector.
  • tarnish: Civilian politics in Pakistan in the last few decades has been tarnished by corruption, inefficiency and confrontations between various institutions.
  • inefficiency: Civilian politics in Pakistan in the last few decades has been tarnished by corruption, inefficiency and confrontations between various institutions.