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International News Archive - December 17, 2011

Japanese PM Declares ‘Cold Shutdown’ At Fukushima, Some Remain Skeptical

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday that Fukushima’s nuclear reactors have finally been stabilized after a catastrophic earthquake-tsunami combination in March led to dangerous radiation leaks and mass evacuations.

Word of the Day
begunk
  • 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.