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International News Archive - January 13, 2012

Apple Stop Sale Of iPhone 4S In China Due To Unruly Crowd

Apple launched the iPhone 4S in China on Friday, but an incident has led the technology giant to suspend sales of the device in five retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai.

McDonald’s To Put Kids' Books in Happy Meals

According to England’s National Literacy Trust, for a limited time the world’s most popular fast-food chain McDonald’s will be exchanging its famous Happy Meal toys for books at all of its UK locations.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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