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International News Archive - November 20, 2012

Tropics Life Expectancy Lower Than The Rest Of The World

A global effort has been put forth to better understand the specific challenges and issues associated to living in the tropical regions of the world.

Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.