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International News Archive - February 11, 2009

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Authorities in Indonesia awaited the results of blood tests to determine if a resident of a village known for cockfighting has contracted avian flu.

Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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