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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
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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