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2005-10-04 14:40:00

As the Amazon River floods every year, a sizeable portion of South America sinks several inches because of the extra weight – and then rises again as the waters recede, a study has found.

2005-08-15 12:56:16

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Three suspects arrested in connection with the killing of a U.S. anthropology professor during a robbery were high on cocaine when one of them shot him, police said on Monday.

2005-08-14 22:28:49

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A U.S. anthropology professor on a research trip to Brazil was shot and killed on Saturday in an Amazon rainforest town, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said on Sunday.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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