International News Archive - July 09, 2010


The country's new tourism minister said Friday that the Philippines' island of Boracay has become extremely overdeveloped, with its famous beaches now choked by sewage and too many bars.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.