International News Archive - March 28, 2011


Authorities in Mexico's Chihuahua state along the US border announced preventive health measures on Sunday to try and stop a return of the H1N1 epidemic.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.