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International News Archive - August 24, 2008

By Rodric Braithwaite America and its Nato allies are trapped in a time warp. We have to stop the Cold War posturing and talk to Russia as equals Life has moved on, but the old Cold Warriors do not seem to have noticed.

Georgian officials have hailed the USA for dispatching humanitarian aid for Georgia, private TV channel Rustavi-2 of Georgia reported on 24 August.

By GREGORY KATZ By Gregory Katz The Associated Press PEEBLES, Scotland Robert Mackie trembles with rage when he describes how he and his wife were kept in the dark about his HIV infection - and how doctors published his medical data in journals years before they gave him the news.

By ASIF SHAHZAD By Asif Shahzad The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's ruling coalition teetered on the brink of collapse Saturday as the two main partners squabbled over a successor to ousted President Pervez Musharraf.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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