International News Archive - December 26, 2008


The Natural Trust has given up its battle with the sea on one of England's most famous stretches of coast, allowing Studland Beach in Dorset to erode naturally.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.