International News Archive - March 19, 2009


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


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
  • 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'.