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International News Archive - October 30, 2008

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China is ready to hold a new round of talks soon with the envoys of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama but no dates have been fixed.

Canadian police say a 15-year-old Ontario boy missing for 17 days in a parental dispute over his Xbox usage could be in the United States. Brandon Crisp left his home in Barrie, 70 miles north of Toronto, Oct.

A car bomb exploded at a Spanish university Thursday, injuring 17 people, in an attack authorities blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA.

Italy warned the Libyan government about the U.S. plan to bomb Tripoli a day before the 1986 attack, a Libyan official said Thursday.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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