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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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'