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International News Archive - May 15, 2009

The British government has ordered 90 million doses of the vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu virus, the World Health Organization said Friday. The U.N.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'