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International News Archive - September 28, 2012

404 Error Page Helps Find Missing Children

Hundreds of website owners will soon begin displaying photos and biographical details of missing children on “404 File Not Found” error pages, thanks to the work of a new European initiative dubbed the NotFound Project.

Tribal Courts Can End War In Papua New Guinea

Traditions stem gunfire after 4,800 die in Enga, Papua New Guinea

Bronze Age Trade Connections Revealed By Ancient Stinging Nettles

A piece of nettle cloth retrieved from Denmark's richest known Bronze Age burial mound Lusehøj may actually derive from Austria, new findings suggest.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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