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International News Archive - January 07, 2013

Google Chief Visits North Korea This Week

The head of one of the most prominent technology companies is part of a delegation that arrived in North Korea on Monday -- a trip that has stirred up some controversy, partially because of its timing.

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.'