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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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.