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International News Archive - October 26, 2008

Tzipi Livni, the leader of Israel's Kadima Party, reportedly decided Saturday to call elections within three months after failing to find coalition partners.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is suffering from exhaustion but his illness is not serious, a political ally says.

Hong Kong officials say they have found eggs from mainland China and crackers from the Philippines containing the chemical melamine.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.