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2010-07-03 08:25:00

A letter written by famed 19th century explorer David Livingstone, which has been illegible for nearly 140 years, has finally been deciphered, a British university said Friday. The letter was written by the explorer who told of his despair at ever leaving Africa alive. The deciphering of the letter, using state of the art imaging techniques, helped researchers paint a picture of a man traditionally labeled as a bold Victorian hero, revealing the self-doubt that plagued the explorer in...

2006-02-24 08:04:11

Please read in seventh paragraph , "won election to the newly created post of mayor in 2000," not "in 2004." By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - London's outspoken Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended for a month on Friday after being found to have brought his office into disrepute for comparing a Jewish reporter to a concentration camp guard. A spokeswoman for the Adjudication Panel of England which hears complaints against local authorities, said it had suspended Livingstone, 60,...

2006-02-24 07:39:01

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - London's outspoken Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended for a month on Friday after being found to have brought his office into disrepute for comparing a Jewish reporter to a concentration camp guard. A spokeswoman for the Adjudication Panel of England which hears complaints against local authorities, said it had suspended Livingstone, 60, for four weeks from March 1 in a case brought by a Jewish group. The mayor, one of Britain's most colorful and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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