International News Archive - May 18, 2009


The Chinese State Council, or Cabinet, estimates 3 million new jobs can be created in the next three years in the country's light industry.

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.