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2006-01-06 03:30:00

Japan was bracing for more snow on Friday after some of the heaviest snowfall on record that has left 53 people dead and paralyzed transport.

2005-12-24 23:59:57

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall throughout Japan killed five people, disrupted holiday traffic and left thousands of residents without electricity.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.