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/ˈæmbʊʃ/ ( ambush noun)
Togo's football team on a bus to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola have been shot in an ambush in Angola's oil-rich territory of Cabinda.
/ˌrefəˈrendəm/ ( referendum noun)
Icelandic Members of Parliament vote to hold a referendum on a controversial plan to repay foreign savers over the collapse of the Icesave bank.
/əˈlɜːt/ ( alert noun)
Police arrest three people following a security alert on a plane bound for Dubai from London's Heathrow Airport.
/ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtmənt/ ( reinstatement noun)
A judge orders the reinstatement of Argentina's central bank governor and blocks a plan to use reserves to pay debt.
( pull out (of) phrasal verb)
Togo pull out of the Africa Cup of Nations as the death toll from the gun attack on their team bus reportedly rises to three.
/ˌdiːˈvæljuː/ ( devalue verb)
Venezuela will devalue its currency, the bolivar, by at least 17% against the US dollar to boost oil revenues.
/ɪˈsenʃl/ ( essential adjective)
Flights are cancelled and people warned to stock up on enough essential supplies as heavy snow continues in Germany.
/briːtʃ/ ( breach verb)
A man has been arrested for breaching security at Newark airport near New York after he kissed his girlfriend goodbye and sparked the closure of a busy terminal.
/məˈdʒɒrəti/ ( majority noun)
US Senate majority leader Harry Reid apologizes for comments he made about Barack Obama before the 2008 presidential election.
/ˌəʊvəˈteɪk/ ( overtake verb)
China’s exports rose 17.7% in December, suggesting that it has overtaken Germany as the world's largest exporter.
( carry out phrasal verb)
Police in Hong Kong arrest a man suspected of carrying out the latest in a series of acid attacks on busy shopping streets.
/tɔːˈpiːdəʊ/ ( torpedo verb)
An Australian WWII hospital ship, the Centaur, is seen for the first time since it was torpedoed more than 60 years ago.
/dɪˈspjuːt/ ( dispute noun)
More churches in Malaysia have been attacked, in a growing dispute over the use of the word Allah by non-Muslims.
/ˈtɔːtʃə(r)/ ( torture noun)
A brother of the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been cleared of the torture of a business associate.
/ˈmɪzəri/ ( misery noun)
More than 160 people are trapped in their cars on a German motorway as heavy snow continues to cause misery.
/ˌɪmˈbælən s/ ( imbalance noun)
More than 24 million Chinese men could find themselves without spouses in 2020 as gender imbalance grows.
/ˈflægʃɪp/ ( flagship noun)
A ban on Microsoft selling certain versions of its flagship products Word and Office begins, following a patent dispute.
/ˈɪnʌndeɪt/ ( inundate verb)
Google is inundated with complaints from many of the first users of its Nexus One phone as they look for help with the smartphone.
( rule out phrasal verb)
Police in Hong Kong say that a man arrested after an acid attack on Saturday has been ruled out as a suspect.
/tuːm/ ( tomb noun)
Tombs discovered near Egypt's great pyramids suggest that the pyramids were built by free workers rather than slaves.
/læmˈbeɪst/ ( lambaste verb)
The Pope lambastes the failure by world leaders to agree to a new climate change treaty in Copenhagen last month.
/ˈmeɪdn/ ( maiden noun)
The long-delayed Airbus A400M military transport aircraft finally takes to the skies on its maiden flight, but its future path remains under a cloud.
/dɪˈtɜːmɪn/ ( determine verb)
The first US federal court case to determine whether states are allowed to ban same-sex marriages starts in California.
/brɪŋk/ ( brink noun)
The British Chambers of Commerce say that the UK economy appears on the brink of exiting recession, but that weaknesses remain.
/əˈkwɪt/ ( acquit (of) verb)
The US has called on the UAE to review a court verdict which acquitted its president’s brother of torture charges.
( surviving adjective)
The last surviving member of the group who helped hide Anne Frank from the Nazis dies in the Netherlands, aged 100.
/ˌɪntəˈseptə(r)/ ( interceptor noun)
China says it has successfully tested a missile interceptor, after objecting to a US missile sale to Taiwan.
( cash in (on) phrasal verb)
Inspectors backed by soldiers shut some 70 shops in Venezuela accused of trying to cash in on the bolivar's devaluation.
/dɪˈstɪŋktɪv/ ( distinctive adjective)
The genetic cause of the distinctive Shar-pei dog's wrinkled skin is explained by scientists studying pedigree breeds.
/ˈeɪnʃənt/ ( ancient adjective)
An ancient map of the world, with China at its centre, has gone on display at the US Library of Congress in Washington.
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