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International News Archive - January 11, 2012

NASA Sees Tropical Storm Heidi Approaching Australia's Pilbara Coast

Tropical Storm Heidi is forecast to make landfall today along the Pilbara coast of Western Australia as warnings pepper the coast.

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated With Bomb

Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists and a beloved university lecturer, was killed Wednesday in a bomb-attack while riding in a car in the nation’s capital city.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.