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International News Archive - March 07, 2009

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The French parliament says a rise in binge-drinking has prompted it to ban bars where customers can drink as much as they want for a fixed price.

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India's movie industry is poised to take advantage of the success of Slumdog Millionaire and expand globally, experts say.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.