International News Archive - April 11, 2009


Plans to create a six-star hotel in a 19th-century Scottish castle that once hosted Queen Victoria have crashed with the development company.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.