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2008-09-03 18:00:16

At least 32 people have been killed in wind-driven brush fires in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Thousands of animals have also died, the South African Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday. More deaths were reported in Swaziland and Mozambique, the BBC said. KwaZulu-Natal, on the northeast coast of South Africa, was the region hit hardest by the fires. In addition to the toll in human life, the fires have cost millions of dollars for firefighting, relief and damage to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.