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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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