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International News Archive - October 05, 2010

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Iran said on Tuesday that a computer worm found on laptops of several employees at the country's nuclear power plant is part of a covert Western plot to try and derail its nuclear program.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.