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International News Archive - June 30, 2009

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China's state-set domestic gasoline prices went up 8.6 percent for a liter of gasoline and 9.6 percent for a liter of diesel effective Tuesday.

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The Serious Fraud Office in Britain said it had frozen the assets of accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford at the request of US authorities.

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.