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International News Archive - November 22, 2012

Three in five workers (60%) who suffer from migraine report their employer has failed to make helpful adjustments, potentially flouting anti-discrimination laws, a charity warns today.

Toshiba Introduces Robot Able To Withstand High Radiation

Toshiba developed a robot it claims is able to withstand high radiation, making it capable of working in nuclear disaster sites such as those at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

New Zealand Volcano From Lord Of The Rings Unexpectedly Erupts While Scientists Monitor Active Neighbor

After more than a century of dormancy, a New Zealand volcano has erupted a second time in four months, sending a column of ash more than a mile into the sky and forcing school children and tourists to flee from the area, according to local reports.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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