International News Archive - October 16, 2008


Two men have been arrested in a 1997 homicide in Britain, the result of clues gathered on a Web site set up by the victim's son, police say.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to drink Mengniu-brand strawberry flavor sour milk beverage due to possible melamine contamination. The CFIA said the Chinese-produced product's importer, Haofine International Trading Inc.

A member of the U.S. armed forces serving in Afghanistan was killed Thursday when a member of the Afghan National Police attacked a convoy, the military says. A news release from the U.S. forces Afghanistan public affairs office said the unidentified service member was killed when a dismounted U.S.

A Spanish judge investigating a Spanair plane crash that killed 154 people is questioning three mechanics on suspicion of manslaughter, a Madrid court said.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").