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2006-01-21 15:36:12

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has ordered a British journalist working for Associated Press to leave the country within 24 hours, accusing him of portraying it in a bad light, state television said on Saturday. Anthony Mitchell was summoned to the foreign ministry and told to leave. "Anthony Mitchell has been asked to leave the country in the next 24 hours because of disseminating information tarnishing the image of the country despite repeated advice not to do so," the...

2005-11-19 21:11:06

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Abdilazik Hussein's tiny shop in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is full to the brim with white robes, headscarves and copies of the Koran. Usually, the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan allows the 32-year-old trader to rake in the biggest profits of the year as customers snap up his goods to offer each other in celebration of the Eid al-Fitr festival. But this year, he was forced to shut shop as riot police fired tear gas and live...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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