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2006-02-14 07:37:21

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two Indian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their vehicle was crushed by falling boulders after a moderate earthquake struck an eastern mountain state and triggered landslides, authorities said. The tremors, which were also felt across the border in northern Bangladesh, sent people running from their homes in the region, witnesses said, and cracks were reported in some buildings. "The soldiers were killed when big boulders rolled down a hill top onto the...


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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