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2011-01-21 10:10:00

The “World” project — an artificial archipelago of 300 small islands arranged in the shape of a world map — is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence presented to a property tribunal in the emirate.

2005-10-26 20:10:34

By Andrew Hammond DUBAI (Reuters) - Billion-dollar islands being built off the coast of Dubai offer wealthy tourists a chance to leave the world behind, but environmentalists say the Gulf's delicate marine ecosystem is paying the price for this perfect escape.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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