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International News Archive - April 27, 2009

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Countries worldwide are taking precautions to prevent the swine flu outbreak from crossing their borders, the World Health Organization in Geneva said.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.