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International News Archive - October 12, 2008

By Raymond Whitaker Thabo Mbeki heads for Harare to break deadlock over cabinet posts as opposition MDC cries foul South Africa's former president, Thabo Mbeki, is on his way to Zimbabwe for what may be a final attempt to rescue the peace deal he brokered last month, after President Robert Mugabe sought to appoint members of his Zanu-PF party to every key post in the cabinet.

By Peter Popham Jorg Haider, controversial populist who tried to rehabilitate the SS, dies two weeks after making dramatic electoral comeback The far-right Austrian leader Jrg Haider, one of Europes most controversial politicians, was killed yesterday in a traffic accident, less than two weeks after making a triumphant comeback at the polls.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is trying to build consensus among its negotiating partners before removing North Korea from a terrorism blacklist in hopes of salvaging nuclear disarmament talks, U.S.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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