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International News Archive - March 11, 2009

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A London prison built by convicts in the late 19th century has been listed as a historic building.

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China said that its exports plunged in February, falling 25.7 percent as the global recession cut sharply into consumer spending.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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