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International News Archive - August 17, 2008

Israel's cabinet voted Sunday to release 200 Palestinian prisoners at the urging of outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

By Donna Bryson Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Zimbabwe's opposition chief would accept the prime minister's post and concede the presidency -- and command of the military -- to Robert Mugabe to settle a political crisis in his country, the Associated Press learned Saturday.

A top ruling party official on Saturday gave Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf a two-day deadline to quit or face impeachment proceedings. "Musharraf is running out of time," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.