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International News Archive - June 24, 2009

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China will do away with export taxes on wheat, rice and soybean starting July 1 to spur exports, the Finance Ministry said.

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.