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/kəmˈplaɪ/ ( comply (with) verb)
China's top internet official warns that Google will "pay the consequences" if it does not comply with censorship laws.
/ˈmændeɪtɪd/ ( mandated adjective)
Portugal's parliament has approved an austerity budget aimed at cutting its public deficit to below the EU- mandated threshold of 3% by 2013.
/kənˈvɜːdʒ/ ( converge verb)
Thousands of Thai opposition supporters in red shirts converge on the capital, Bangkok, to press their demands for elections.
/dɪˈnaʊns/ ( denounce verb)
The Vatican denounces attempts to involve Pope Benedict XVI in a child abuse scandal dating back to his time as archbishop in Germany.
/ˈblʌdʃed/ ( bloodshed noun)
Thirteen people die in an outbreak of drug-related violence and bloodshed at the Mexican tourist beach resort of Acapulco.
/ˈbəʊgəs/ ( bogus adjective)
Panic is sparked in Georgia after a bogus TV news report said that Russian tanks had invaded and the president was dead.
/ˌʌndəˈvæljuː/ ( undervalue verb)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao rejects criticism that Beijing keeps the countrys currency yuan undervalued in order to boost exports.
/ˈʃætə(r)/ ( shatter verb)
David Beckham's dream of playing in a fourth World Cup looks to be shattered after he tore his left Achilles tendon in a football match in Milan.
/ˌʌltɪˈmeɪtəm/ ( ultimatum noun)
Thailand's prime minister rejects an ultimatum by protesters who demand that he resign and dissolve parliament before midday on Monday.
/ˈlændmɑːk/ ( landmark noun)
The internet celebrates a landmark event on the 15 March - the silver anniversary of the first web address ending in dotcom.
( plunge into phrasal verb)
A massive power failure plunges much of earthquake-hit Chile into darkness, affecting up to 90% of the population.
/ɪnˌsemɪˈneɪʃn/ ( insemination noun)
A new law in Turkey makes it a criminal offence for women to go abroad and get pregnant via artificial insemination which is already illegal in the country.
/ˈdwɔːfɪzəm/ ( dwarfism noun)
The world's shortest man recognized by Guinness World Records, He Pingping, who was born with a form of primordial dwarfism, has died at the age of 21 in Rome.
/ˈrʌnəweɪ/ ( runaway adjective)
Toyota casts doubt on claims that one of its cars failed to stop, after a widely-publicized account of a " runaway" Prius incident in California.
/splæʃ/ ( splash verb)
Thailand's red-shirt demonstrators splash human blood at the gates of Government House on a third day of protests to oust the government.
/ˈmɪstri/ ( mystery noun)
Comments from China's foreign minister have deepened the mystery of missing Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng who disappeared more than a year ago.
/meɪnˈteɪn/ ( maintain verb)
The US Federal Reserve maintains its pledge to keep interest rates at "exceptionally low levels" to aid the economic recovery.
/ˈkaʊntəpɑ ːt/ ( counterpart noun)
British Airways union Unite will meet with its American counterpart Teamsters, the main transport union in the US, to discuss the strike by the airline's cabin crews.
/ˈsplætə(r)/ ( splatter verb)
Thai red-shirted demonstrators splatter blood in a symbolic protest outside Prime Minister Abhisit's home in Bangkok, on the fourth day of mass opposition rallies.
/ˈbləʊtɪd/ ( bloated adjective)
The European Union criticizes the UK and other European nations for having "optimistic" growth assumptions and bloated deficits.
( in the last resort idiom)
Germany's chancellor says that the eurozone should find a mechanism to exclude a member in the last resort to avert a crisis.
/ˈdwɪndl/ ( dwindle verb)
Thai 'red shirt' opposition demonstrators say that they plan to stay in Bangkok indefinitely to continue the protest, despite their dwindled number after four days of rallies.
/pəˈlɪtɪsaɪz/ ( politicize verb)
China warns against politicizing the imminent Rio Tinto trial, after Australia expresses concern over how it will be conducted.
/ˈpiːdəʊfaɪl/ ( paedophile noun)
Facebook rules out installing a "panic button" on its main pages for users to report suspected paedophiles, but will develop its existing reporting system.
/ˈmeɪnsteɪ/ ( mainstay noun)
A UN wildlife meeting in Doha has rejected a proposal to ban international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, which is a sushi mainstay in Japan.
/ˈrendə(r)/ ( render verb)
Scientists create the first cloaking device to render an object invisible in three dimensions.
/rɪˈzˈlv/ ( resolve verb)
The European Commission urges eurozone governments to agree a package of loans to help Greece resolve its debt crisis.
/ˌluːkˈwɔːm/ ( lukewarm adjective)
Handheld computer maker Palm has said its income for the year will be far below expectations because of lukewarm sales of its smartphones.
/dɪsˈrʌpʃn/ ( disruption noun)
British Airways cabin crews begin strike action which will cause severe disruption to flights for the next three days.
/ʃraʊd/ ( shroud verb)
Beijing officials warn residents to stay indoors and issue a level-five pollution warning as the city is shrouded by a severe sandstorm.
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