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 goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).