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International News Archive - May 29, 2012

Another Earthquake Rocks Northern Italy Killing At Least Ten

Northern Italy on Tuesday was shaken by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, killing at least ten people, less than two weeks after a magnitude 6.0 temblor rocked the same region, destroying castles, churches and leaving seven dead.

New Japanese Smartphone Detects Radiation

Mobile phone operator SoftBank Corp has announced today they will begin selling phones with built-in radiation detectors to address concerns of radioactive hot spots which may still exist along Japan’s eastern coast.

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.'