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2009-08-04 06:10:00

A number of Alaskan rivers have been closed to king salmon fishing after considerable numbers of the fish failed to return to spawn.

2009-01-18 12:53:24

The municipal government in Shanghai, China, has reached a deal with the Walt Disney Co.

2006-04-19 02:12:08

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament approved on Wednesday the country's first woman prime minister, former activist Han Myeong-sook who was once jailed for pro-democracy protests.

2006-03-24 03:18:54

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea was set for its first woman prime minister on Friday after President Roh Moo-hyun named lawmaker and former jailed democracy activist to succeed a veteran legislator who quit over a golfing gaffe.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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