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On Anniversary of LA Riots, Racial Inequality Still an Issue

  • catalyst: The catalyst was the acquittal of four white police officers who were caught on videotape, brutally beating African American Rodney King.
  • acquittal: The catalyst was the acquittal of four white police officers who were caught on videotape, brutally beating African American Rodney King.
  • chase: King had been caught by police after a high-speed car chase a year earlier, and an amateur cameraman filmed as the officers pulled King from his vehicle and kicked, beat, and clubbed him for more than a minute.
  • amateur: King had been caught by police after a high-speed car chase a year earlier, and an amateur cameraman filmed as the officers pulled King from his vehicle and kicked, beat, and clubbed him for more than a minute.
  • plaintive: King's plaintive comment to the media during the riots-- " Can't we all just get along?

Papua New Guinea country profile

  • incidence: Papua New Guinea has one of the highest incidences of HIV and AIDS in the Pacific region.
  • incidence: The incidence of HIV/Aids is extremely high, and diseases such as cholera and malaria are endemic.
  • cholera: The incidence of HIV/Aids is extremely high, and diseases such as cholera and malaria are endemic.
  • malaria: The incidence of HIV/Aids is extremely high, and diseases such as cholera and malaria are endemic.
  • endemic: The incidence of HIV/Aids is extremely high, and diseases such as cholera and malaria are endemic.

Philippines profile

  • mountainous: Although endowed with many fine beaches and a growing tourism industry, much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes.
  • volcano: Although endowed with many fine beaches and a growing tourism industry, much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes.
  • intermittent: The radical Islamist Abu Sayyaf group, which is linked to Al-Qaeda, continues intermittent attacks on the island of Jolo.
  • protract: Since 1969, the government has also faced a protracted guerrilla campaign across much of the country by the communist New People's Army ( NPA).
  • volcano: Much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes.

After the Syrian War: A Huge, Costly Cleanup

  • residue: “A lot of times there are residues left over after detonating, or if it did n ’t fully detonate, explosives can start leaking and end up in the groundwater.”
  • blossom: “Environmental law in peacetime has blossomed since the 1960's and 1970's, but the only place law has n ’t been developed is in relation to conflict.”
  • soot: “In the 1991 Gulf War, after Iraq bombed all the Kuwaiti oil wells and you had these huge fires and oil spills,” he said, the fires burned for months, sending off toxic soot, smoke and ash and causing widespread ecological damage.

Why are there deadly protests in Kashmir?

  • pacify: Reports say local police initially tried to pacify the protesters, but the situation soon spiralled out of control as the number of people swelled.
  • boil: The town was soon on the boil and the government was caught unawares.
  • malign: A senior army official said " it was important to release the video to counter the propaganda unleashed by some people to malign our image ", but many are not convinced.

French Polynesia territory profile

  • volcanic: Boasting a year-round warm climate, volcanic peaks and tranquil lagoons, it is easy to see why the islands are popular.
  • fracture: In 1999 Paris admitted that fractures had been discovered in the coral cone at the sites.
  • phantom: Mr Flosse was convicted for running a vast network of phantom jobs to support his political party in one of the biggest cases of its kind in French legal history.

Rare Australia frogs 'may be wiped out'

  • fungus: Australia frogs 'could be wiped out by killer fungus'- BBC News.
  • gastric: Image copyright Jodi Rowley/Australian Museum Image caption The gastric brooding frog, which incubated its young in the mother's stomach, was the first species killed off by the chytrid fungus.
  • gastric: Dr Newell says this fungus was first introduced into Australia near Brisbane in the late 1970s, and soon led to the extinction of the gastric brooding frog.
  • tadpole: He also says there is evidence to suggest frogs face heightened risks of infection and death during their transformation from tadpoles into young frogs.