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International News Archive - October 28, 2010

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A new study sponsored by the UK branch of technology giant Google has discovered that the Internet contributed 100 billion pounds, or nearly $158 billion, to the British economy last year.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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