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International News Archive - June 22, 2010

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Scientists say that as Hong Kong steams into summer, millions of air conditioners kick in to cool the sweltering city, ensuring that the future will be even hotter.

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EU citizens should be able to determine for themselves under which national law they want to bequeath their estate.

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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