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International News Archive - August 27, 2009

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Japan's jobless rate rose to a record high 5.7 percent in July despite recent signs of economic recovery, the government said Friday.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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