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International News Archive - January 14, 2012

Indian Government Supports Legal Action Against Facebook, Google

An attempt to get websites such as Google and Facebook to remove content deemed to be offensive has gained the support of the Indian government, according to various media reports Friday.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.