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International News Archive - March 19, 2009

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British researchers say returning beavers to the countryside could save money and help the environment.

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Higher food and housing costs drove Canada's annual inflation rate up 1.4 percent in February, the federal Statistics Canada agency reported Thursday.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.