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/ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪti/ ( instability noun)
The US says Yemen's instability is a global threat, as embassies close after threats.
( double agent noun)
The bomber who killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan was an al-Qaeda double agent from Jordan.
( in the wake of idiom)
The US has moved dozens of names on to "watch" and "no-fly" lists in the wake of an alleged airliner plot.
/ˈɔːθəraɪz/ ( authorize verb)
Iceland's president refuses to authorize the repayment of money lost in the country's banking crisis.
/ˈgəʊstˌraɪt/ ( ghost-write verb)
Research by Wuhan University suggests that $100 million changes hands every year in China for ghost-written academic papers.
/ʌnˈveɪl/ ( unveil verb)
Internet search giant Google unveils its own-brand of smartphone, called the Nexus One, which runs the Android operating system.
/bləʊ/ ( blow noun)
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who took office in September, suffers a blow as his finance minister resigns due to poor health.
/ræm/ ( ram verb)
Anti-whaling activists accuse a Japanese whaling ship of ramming their high-tech speed boat in Antarctic waters.
/sɪˈvɪə(r)/ ( severe adjective)
Severe winter weather brings dangerous conditions and transport disruption to parts of northern Europe.
/ˈempaɪə(r)/ ( empire noun)
Google looks to defend its online advertising empire with a new mobile phone that will compete with the iPhone.
/kənˈtæmɪneɪt/ ( contaminate verb)
A year after China's tainted milk scandal, three dairy executives face trial for allegedly selling contaminated milk.
/rɪˈpleɪs/ ( replace verb)
Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is forced to replace his experienced finance minister, who has resigned over ill health.
/ˈbælət/ ( ballot noun)
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown faces a major challenge from within his own party as two former ministers called for a secret ballot on his leadership.
/sleɪt/ ( slate noun)
Microsoft and HP team up to introduce a slate computer ahead of the launch of a much rumoured device from Apple.
/ɪnˈdaɪt/ ( indict verb)
A US grand jury indicts Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six counts over an alleged plot to bomb a plane on Christmas Day.
( on the verge of idiom)
International aid groups say that Sudan's 2005 peace deal is on the verge of collapse and the world must act now to prevent fresh conflict.
/ˈmɪsaɪl/ ( missile noun)
The US approves the sale of air defence missiles to Taiwan despite opposition to the deal from China.
/dɪsˈrʌpt/ ( disrupt verb)
The icy weather gripping northern Europe has disrupted flights in the UK, France, the Irish Republic and the Netherlands.
/ˈplʌmɪt/ ( plummet verb)
The UK is bracing itself for what could be the coldest night of the winter so far, with temperatures set to plummet as low as -20C.
/ˈdɒmɪnənt/ ( dominance noun)
UK firm Plastic Logic has launched its Que e-reader in a bid to challenge the dominance of Amazon's Kindle.
/rɪˈkʌrəns/ ( recurrence noun)
The US president has announced plans of strengthening terrorist watch lists to prevent a recurrence of the Christmas Day plane bomb plot.
/dɪˈkriː/ ( decree noun)
Argentina's president signs a decree sacking the nation's central bank chief, who had refused to use currency reserves to pay debt.
( pin one’s hopes on idiom)
TV manufacturers hammered by the recession pin their hopes on 3D TV as a way to boost sales.
( liken somebody to somebody phrasal verb) ( liken /ˈlaɪkən/ )
Australia condemns an Indian newspaper cartoon likening its police to the Ku Klux Klan, in a row over attacks on Indians.
/dɪˈsmɪs/ ( dismiss verb)
China Mobile Limited, the world's biggest mobile phone operator, has dismissed its vice-chairman Zhang Chunjiang.
/ˈhævək/ ( havoc noun)
The icy weather conditions are set to cause havoc across Europe as a blizzard is heading its way.
( stock up (on/with) phrasal verb)
German households are told to stock up on food, medicines and drinking water as the nation prepares to face a blizzard.
/ˈrevənjuː/ ( revenue noun)
A report, commissioned by the French government, has proposed taxing internet firms such as Google on their online advertising revenue.
/əˈdɒpt/ ( adopt verb)
Portugal's parliament passes a law to legalize same-sex marriage, but rejects proposals to allow same-sex couples to adopt.
/ˈsɪtrəs/ ( citrus noun)
Plummeting temperatures shock the US sunshine state of Florida, prompting citrus farmers to harvest their crops early.
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