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International News Archive - April 23, 2012

Reasons Still Unclear For Massive Dolphin Deaths In Peru

Environmentalists and local authorities are working together to discover why nearly 900 dead dolphins have washed up on the northern coast of Peru so far this year.

Obama Sets Sanctions Against 'Digital Guns For Hire'

President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Iran, Syria and "digital guns for hire" who use technology to carry out human rights abuses.

Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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