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International News Archive - October 29, 2008

Challenger Mohamed Nasheed defeated Asia's longest serving leader, Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, in a runoff election, officials said. Provisional results indicate Nasheed received 54 percent of the vote compared to 46 percent for Gayoom, the newspaper Hamaroahli reported Wednesday.

Pakistan said it lodged a formal protest Wednesday over a U.S. missile attack in its territory and demanded a halt to any such strikes in the future. The Foreign Ministry told the U.S.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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