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International News Archive - October 28, 2008

African leaders called Tuesday for a full summit meeting of the 14-member Southern African Development Community to discuss Zimbabwe, officials said.

U.S. officials confirmed U.S. troops raided Syria during the weekend, targeting an Iraqi militant who funneled fighters and funding from Syria into Iraq. The militant, identified as Badran Turki Hishan al-Mazidih, was killed along with "several armed males," U.S.

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A Canadian federal appeals court has overturned the government's monopoly of saying where medical marijuana users can buy their legal supply.

Photo of Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde (photos@pmo.is) Reykjavik, Iceland/Helsinki, Finland - 28 October 2008 - The Nordic countries have declared their readiness to help Iceland in battling the current financial crisis.

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'.