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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
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]