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International News Archive - March 05, 2013

Hindenburg Mystery Solved 76 Years After Deadly Explosion

Investigators said they have solved the 76-year-old mystery surrounding the Hindenburg disaster that claimed the lives of 35 of the 100 passengers and crew members on board.

China Claims Android Has Too Much Control In Its Smartphone Industry

Google and China have long had a tumultuous relationship. Last fall, Google and all of its major services were blocked in China during the Communist Party’s appointment of new leaders. Google fired back that this was akin to censorship.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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