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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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