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2008-09-02 09:00:21

Rising seawaters lapping at windowsills on south China island NANNING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people living on a south China island fear rising sea levels may soon take their homes and their livelihoods.

2008-07-17 09:00:37

One dead, three missing after boat capsizes off east China coast WEIHAI, Shandong, July 16 (Xinhua) -- A fishing boat capsized early Wednesday at sea area off Weihai City, in east China's Shandong Province, leaving one person dead and three others missing.


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'.