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International News Archive - November 13, 2008

The commercial attache of Iran's consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, was kidnapped Thursday after gunmen shot and killed his guard, police told GEO TV.

An Iraqi soldier opened fire on U.S. forces in northern Iraq, killing two and wounding six before he was fatally shot by U.S. troops, military officials said. A U.S.

A 73-year-old Austrian man accused of keeping his daughter prisoner in a cellar has been charged for allegedly killing a newborn, court records show.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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