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International News Archive - September 02, 2012

Anti-Missile Defense System Under Development By Russia

Russia is believed to be developing a sea-based missile and space defense system similar to the US Aegis Combat System (ACS), various media outlets said on Friday.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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