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2006-04-05 07:50:00

By Lee Chyen Yee TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - It tastes bitter, turns your teeth black and causes cancer, but it also gives you a buzz and is served by scantily clad young women.

2005-12-14 16:23:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Betel quid chewing is a strong independent risk factor for pharyngeal cancer (cancer of the back of the throat), but not laryngeal cancer (cancer of the voice box), according to findings published in the International Journal of Cancer.

2005-09-26 08:35:00

By Grant McCool CHANG SON, Vietnam (Reuters) - The water puppet performers rub crushed ginger onto their skin and drink fish sauce to keep warm when they stand waist deep in cold rice paddies and ponds.

2005-09-26 07:30:00

By Grant McCool CHANG SON, Vietnam (Reuters) - The water puppet performers rub crushed ginger onto their skin and drink fish sauce to keep warm when they stand waist deep in cold rice paddies and ponds.


Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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