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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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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