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International News Archive - January 22, 2007

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By STEPHANIE LEVITZ NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) - The Crown says it can prove that Robert Pickton murdered six women, butchered their remains and disposed of them.

Excerpt from report by Russian Mayak radio on 22 January [Presenter] The Polish authorities have confirmed reports that they have received a formal proposal from the USA to set up missile defence bases on their territory.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'