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/riːk/ ( wreak verb)
Chile has announced emergency measures after a massive earthquake kills more than 700 people and wreaks widespread destruction.
/dɪˈkleə(r)/ ( declare verb)
The French prime minister declares a national disaster after violent storms bring death and destruction to parts of the country.
( law and order idiom)
The Chilean military tries to restore law and order after the country's devastating earthquake, making dozens of arrests to stop the looting of food and other goods.
/hʌŋ/ ( hung adjective)
The pound tumbles to a 10-month low as fears grow that the UK will have a hung parliament in the upcoming election this year.
/ˈkʌstədi/ ( custody noun)
Two senior Chinese police officers in a county in Henan province are dismissed over the alleged fatal torture of a man in custody.
/əˈbɒlɪʃ/ ( abolition noun)
Several Chinese newspapers publish a joint editorial calling for the abolition of the household registration which has created social inequality towards migrant workers.
/ˈkɜːfjuː/ ( curfew noun)
A curfew in Chile's second city, Concepcion, has ended as thousands of troops are now in the region to contain looting after the earthquake.
/dɪˈsɪntɪgreɪt/ ( disintegrate verb)
Ukraines speaker of parliament says that the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has disintegrated.
/trænˈzækʃn/ ( transaction noun)
Friends on social networking site Facebook can now share money with each other for small value transactions by using an application called Buxter.
/ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ ( infringe verb)
Apple has launched legal action against phone maker HTC alleging that it has infringed patents that are used in the iPhone.
/ˈrævɪdʒ/ ( ravage verb)
Chile's president calls for calm in the earthquake- ravaged city of Concepcion, vowing a stern response to any renewal of looting and violence.
/ˌfʌndəˈmentl/ ( fundamental adjective)
Almost four in five people worldwide see internet access as a fundamental right, according to a survey conducted by GlobeScan for the BBC.
/ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃn/ ( jurisdiction noun)
Gay couples receive marriage licences in Americas capital, Washington DC, as it becomes the sixth US jurisdiction to allow same-sex unions.
/siːweɪ/ ( seaway noun)
Singapore warns that an unnamed terror group plans to launch attacks on oil tankers in the Malacca Straits which is one of the world's busiest shipping seaways.
/ɪnˈveɪʒn/ ( invasion noun)
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told the Iraq war inquiry about his role in the events that led to invasion.
/ˈtreʒəˌtrəʊv/ ( treasure trove noun)
YouTube uses speech recognition technology to automatically add captions to its treasure trove of video content, allowing it to be accessed by the deaf and hard of hearing.
/ˈrezəluːtli/ ( resolutely adverb)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said in his speech at the annual parliamentary session that China will resolutely reverse the widening income gap between rich and poor.
/ˈneglɪ.dʒəns/ ( negligence noun)
Police in India launch a criminal negligence case against the managers of a Hindu temple where at least 63 died in a stampede.
/stɑːv/ ( starve verb)
A South Korean couple addicted to the internet let their three-month-old baby starve to death while raising a virtual daughter in a popular role-playing game.
/ˈbʊli/ ( bully verb)
Japan's eight-year-old Princess Aiko has been off school for several days after complaining of being bullied.
/ˌəʊʃən#601;ˈgræfɪk/ ( oceanographic adjective)
Chile sacks the head of its oceanographic service following the earthquake and tsunami that killed about 800 people.
/ˌkɒnvəˈles/ ( convalesce verb)
81-year-old Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has undergone gall bladder surgery in Germany and he is said to be convalescing in hospital.
/ɪnˈkluːsɪv/ ( inclusive adjective)
Canada's government drops a proposal to change the country's national anthem by making it more gender- inclusive.
( shrug off/aside phrasal verb)
Australia is to review its tsunami procedures after beachgoers shrugged off warnings following Chile's huge earthquake.
( make off with phrasal verb)
Armed robbers have stormed a luxury Berlin hotel in Germany and made off with an undisclosed sum of money while the hotel was hosting a poker tournament.
/ˌəʊvəˈwelmɪŋli/ ( overwhelmingly adverb)
Voters in Iceland overwhelmingly reject proposals to repay debts to the UK and the Netherlands in the wake of the Icesave collapse.
/ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənl/ ( constitutional adjective)
In a referendum, the Swiss have voted by a large majority against a proposal to give animals the constitutional right to be represented in court.
/kəˈmjuːnl/ ( communal adjective)
At least 100 people are reported killed in suspected communal violence between religious groups near the city of Jos in central Nigeria.
/ˈwɔːkaʊt/ ( walkout noun)
Up to 200,000 civil servants in the UK are to stage a 48-hour walkout in a dispute over plans to cap public sector redundancy pay.
/ˈrezəluːt/ ( resolute adjective)
French President Sarkozy says that France will stand " resolute" with Greece as it imposes economic austerity measures to reduce its 12.7% deficit.
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