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International News Archive - February 09, 2011

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Climate experts warned industry leaders at a conference on Tuesday that global warming is putting a huge strain on Bordeaux’s wine grapes in France.

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China has been building up reserves of precious metals that could give the communist country more control over those resources that are needed for many of today’s high-tech products.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.