International News Archive - October 17, 2008

Milk and yogurt from two Chinese stores in Italy tested positive for the chemical melamine, a government official announced Thursday.

Afghan officials in the Lashkar Gah area claim a NATO airstrike killed 25-30 civilians but NATO officials say they can't confirm civilian casualties.


Canada has become the first country to declare the plastic bottle component bisphenol A hazardous to human health, government officials said.

Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor has launched its Genesis Coupe for the South Korean market. The company said that the Genesis Coupe is powered by two engines.

Word of the Day
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.