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International News Archive - January 27, 2011

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Japan has established a one-mile barrier around a volcano on Mount Kirishima after it erupted scattering rocks and ash across the southern part of the country.

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Bolivians chewed coca leaves on Wednesday as a protest to change a 1961 UN convention to remove a ban on a practice that has been part of indigenous cultures in the country for millennia.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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