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International News Archive - November 04, 2008

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Chinese authorities, cracking down on illegal organ transplants for foreigners, have cited three hospitals for doing the operations.

British police announced Tuesday they had arrested a Blackburn-area teenager in an anti-terrorism investigation. The identity of the 19-year-old suspect and the details of the charges were not immediately released although officials confirmed a residence above a Blackburn shop was searched.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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