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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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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