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 goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).