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International News Archive - September 19, 2012

Pink Dolphins Get Protection Under New Law

Bolivia's only freshwater mammal - the pink river dolphin - is at risk, and now President Evo Morales has enacted a law aimed at protecting the unique animal.

To Protect Species And Ecosystems Major Changes Are Needed

A landmark study has found that climate change is likely to have a major impact on Australia’s plants, animals and ecosystems that will present significant challenges to the conservation of Australia’s biodiversity.

Yahoo Shares in Alibaba Bought Back Before IPO

Alibaba Group announced on Tuesday that it has bought back $7.6 billion dollars worth of stock from Yahoo Inc., moving the Chinese e-commerce giant one step closer to an initial public offering.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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