International News Archive - August 10, 2009
Chinese authorities have halted the quarantine that was set upon a small town of 10,000 people in order to contain a lethal epidemic of pneumonic plague.
Word of the Day
- A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.