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International News Archive - February 13, 2009

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Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean's geography lesson for Ottawa school children was highlighted by her mistakenly naming a mountain range.

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Tokyo has promised to put on environmentally-friendly and reasonably priced Olympic Games if it is picked to host the 2016 Summer Games, officials said.

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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