“Tear” in the news

Example collocations

tear down
tear gas
used tear
used tear gas
wear and tear

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The Age
· Head of Cecil Rhodes gouged off Cape Town monument  
Last month students at Britain's Oxford University called for a Rhodes statue to be removed, triggered in part by protesters in the port city of Bristol tearing down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into the harbour.
The New York Times
· Trump’s Falsehoods on Police Shootings, Biden, Coronavirus and China  
The Biden-Sanders unity task forces recommended halting the use of Pentagon funds to build Mr. Trump’s border wall, but did not say to tear down existing portions.
Sports Illustrated
· Ranking the Packers (No. 42): Will Redmond  
Redmond entered the 2015 season at Mississippi State as one of the better cornerback prospects in the nation but his hopes of being a first-round pick were dashed after suffering an ACL tear at practice.
The Guardian
· The new Hong Kong, where activists vow to defy 'rule by fear'  
Colourful pro-democracy messages on “Lennon walls” across Hong Kong have mostly been torn down after police warnings, but have been replaced in many places by blank notes.
The Guardian
· Abbie Chatfield is the best thing about Bachelor in Paradise. Don't make her the villain  
Washington Post
· White Sox prospect Burger to play in local St. Louis league  
It’s a chance for the third baseman to get back on the field after he tore his left Achilles tendon twice, sidelining him for each of the previous two seasons.
· As the U.S. and China spar on the world stage, Cold War 2.0 may already have begun  
But Scharre notes that it comes after China's decision to tear up its agreement with Britain and crack down in Hong Kong; after a border dispute between China and India left dozens of Indian troops dead; and after Chinese attempts to coerce countries into using Huawei, he said.
· Four Iraqis on Searching For Hope 17 Years After the Iraq War  
People she didn’t know gave her water and a mask for tear gas.
The New York Times
· Poland’s Presidential Election Was Close but Voters Remain Far Apart  
President Andrzej Duda won a narrow victory after a bitter, polarizing campaign that tore at the social fabric of the country.
Liverpool Echo
· Devoted son's advice as father dies after emergency operation  
Jonathan offered his advice as he held back tears