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International News Archive - January 09, 2013

Australian Wildfires Continue Despite Cooler Temps

Despite cooler conditions across southeastern Australia on Wednesday, the threat of wildfires remained a concern throughout the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, according to various news reports.

Teotihuacans Used Make-up To Honor Their Dead After Exhuming Their Body

In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analyzed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilizations on the American continent.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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