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International News Archive - April 30, 2012

Peru Now Investigating Mass Pelican Die-Off

After recent news of massive dolphin deaths, authorities are now investigating why more than 500 pelicans and other birds have been found dead on the northern coast. A clear connection between the two occurrences has yet to be determined, however.

China Successfully Launches Two Navigation Satellites

Xinhua reported on Monday that China has successfully launched two satellites into space for its Beidou global navigation and positioning network.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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