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International News Archive - February 05, 2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Talks Of Being Iran's First Astronaut

After reports emerged of Iran obviously trying to cover-up the fact the monkey it launched into space recently did not make it safely back from its trip to space, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now saying he wishes to be the country's first astronaut.

China Denies Hacking US Media Outlets

China’s Communist Party newspaper, The People’s Daily, published a front-page article on Monday strongly rejecting accusations China was behind a series of hacking attacks against prominent US media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Intense Rainfall In The Ebro Basin Is Becoming Less Frequent

Researchers from CSIC's Aula Dei Experimental Station in Zaragoza, Spain have confirmed that the frequency of intense rainfall has been decreasing in the Ebro basin since 1955.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.