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2005-12-07 05:44:15

By Mabvuto Banda BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Two Malawian youths were shot and wounded after police opened fire on a hungry crowd fighting to buy government-subsidized maize amid worsening food shortages in the drought-hit country, police said on Wednesday. The shooting late on Tuesday marked the first confirmed incidence of violence in Malawi's deepening hunger crisis which has left an estimated 5 million people in need of food aid. "The two went to the depot to buy maize, but before they...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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