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International News Archive - November 14, 2008

A former Libyan intelligence agent convicted of taking part in the Lockerbie bombing in Scotland will not be freed on bail, an appeals court has ruled.

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More than 300,000 people in Kenya have been impacted by landslides and flooding caused by a recent heavy rains, an aid group says.

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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