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International News Archive - December 27, 2011

China Satellite Navigation System Up-And-Running

According to the Xinhua news agency, China's satellite navigation system launched a positioning service on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.