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International News Archive - October 24, 2011

7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Turkey has left buildings crumbled and a death toll of over 270 and counting.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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