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2009-01-10 14:11:38

The Directors Guild of America says nearly all of the films nominated for the U.S. group's best documentary award involve first-time nominees. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday the nominees for the guild's best documentary award for 2008 include Waltz with Bashir, The Judge and the General At the Death House Door, Man on Wire and Stranded: I've Come From a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains. Death co-creators Peter Gilbert and Stevie James are the only individuals involved with the...

2009-01-04 12:11:42

U.S. movie critics say the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir was the best film of 2008, giving it a National Society of Film Critics award. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday the movie from Ari Folman details the Israeli director's struggles with repressed memories that date back to his experience in the 1982 Lebanon War. Folman's documentary has already received kudos from both the Israeli Film Academy and the Los Angeles Critics Association, along with a Golden Globe nomination for...

2008-08-14 09:00:23

By Robert F. Worth and Tom Rachman A bomb hidden in a briefcase exploded on a bus in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 30 others, the Lebanese Army said. Lebanon has suffered a wave of bombings in recent years, including the 2005 killing of the former prime minister, Rafik Hariri, which led to political upheaval in the country. However, the attack Wednesday was the first large-scale bombing in months....

2006-08-24 10:02:33

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - France will greatly increase the size of the contingent it is promising for a peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, possibly making it easier to recruit other nations, officials and diplomats said on Thursday. Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said he expected French President Jacques Chirac to announce a "substantial increase" in the contribution in a speech later on Thursday. Western diplomatic sources in the Middle East said France has...

2006-08-22 13:26:39

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Sharbel Mansour, a Christian in a Christian district of Beirut, sees a convoy of cars pass by, yellow Hizbollah flags waving in celebration of the Shi'ite Muslim guerrilla group's declaration of victory over Israel. He says he feels enraged and worried. Enraged because in Lebanon, a country still scarred by the sectarian civil war of 1975 to 1990, crossing another community's neighborhood for a political statement is a provocation. And worried...

2006-08-22 12:13:21

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Sharbel Mansour, a Christian in a Christian district of Beirut, sees a convoy of cars pass by, yellow Hizbollah flags waving in celebration of the Shi'ite Muslim guerrilla group's declaration of victory over Israel. He says he feels enraged and worried. Enraged because in Lebanon, a country still scarred by the sectarian civil war of 1975 to 1990, crossing another community's neighborhood for a political statement is a provocation. And worried...

2006-08-18 14:10:14

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government. "People already had faith in Hizbollah, this will strengthen their faith," said Ayman Jaber, 27, with a wad of $12,000 in banknotes Hizbollah had given him. Israeli and U.S. officials have voiced concern that...

2006-08-18 07:54:45

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government. "This is a very, very reasonable amount. It is not small," said Ayman Jaber, 27, holding a wad he had just picked up from Hizbollah of $12,000 in banknotes wrapped in tissue. Israeli and U.S. officials have voiced...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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