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International News Archive - October 22, 2008

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An Afghan student was sentenced to 20 years in prison instead of death for blaspheming by circulating an article about the rights of women under Islam.

Russia announced a successful test launch of a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday. Strategic Missile Forces said the RS-18, also known as the SS-19 Stiletto, lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan en route to an unspecified target.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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