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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
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.'