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point at which something is ready to blow up

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the lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air

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"We know it can be difficult to challenge those adopting an aggressive manner during flashpoints but we would encourage people to help us.
Taylor identifies four reasons why the flashpoints are more threatening to global order than regional rivalries elsewhere.
Highlighting the flashpoints, he questioned the Forum that can anyone work out price Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen have paid and continue to pay for war inflicted upon them.
The remaining flashpoints do not pose a serious threat and will be quashed," the minister added.
South Wales Police said: "We can confirm that six arrests were made at the Cardiff City versus Bristol City match at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday, following a number of flashpoints during and after the match."
The Britain-based rights group had previously given a toll of 17 dead on Tuesday, including five boys in the flashpoint central province of Homs and a 12-year-old in the east.
They require Scores of bands and thousands of marchers are expected to take part in Saturday's main Orange Walk parade which will pass several sectarian flashpoints in Belfast.
They focus on explaining how to diagnose diversity flashpoint situations and remedy them without creating defensiveness and barriers to dialog.
Garcia and Hoelscher are intentional in their use of the term "diversity flashpoints" to describe difficult diversity situations that, when ignored or inappropriately attended to, can become explosive and interfere with teaching and learning.
TAIWAN'S next vice-president sat down with Chinese leader Hu Jintao for a historic chat at a tropical island resort, raising hopes the rivals were finally beginning to ease six decades of hostilities in one of Asia's most dangerous potential flashpoints.
How can you write about uprisings and flashpoints without once mentioning the word "occupation"?
A MASSIVE loyal order march passed off without major incident yesterday despite fears of clashes at a number of flashpoints.
From one she hosts "Washington Week," PBS' Friday forum of Washington journalists; she reports from another at "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." But for "Flashpoints USA," a new quarterly public affairs series, she'll be on the road, leaving those desks behind.
Sooner or later, and probably sooner, the flashpoints across the country will ignite and there will be serious injuries.
Aluminium bats and Boycott-induced run-outs used to be the sole sources of flashpoints in cricket.