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International News Archive - December 03, 2010

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China media reported that a Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour on Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.