International News Archive - February 16, 2010


A leading academic has urged the Australian Government to combine its national policies on culture and innovation, in order to avoid a fresh outbreak of ‘the culture wars’.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").