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International News Archive - February 27, 2012

Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union.

Research in which Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) is participating analyzes the trafficking of women in China, a crime that is related to that country’s great imbalance in the proportion of men to women, which has become worse since the nineteen eighties.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'