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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
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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