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International News Archive - December 02, 2012

Syrian Internet Service Restored

Citizens throughout Syria had their Internet and cellphone service restored Saturday, two days after a nationwide communication blackout that some are blaming on the nation's government.

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.