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Science News Archive - July 15, 2007

By Jaswinder Kaur KINABATANGAN: Stop planting oil palm trees on river banks or risk getting your licence revoked by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.