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2008-11-13 09:25:00

A 32-year-old man, who jumped into a moat setting off three white tigers at a zoo in Singapore, died Thursday after being attacked by the animals, police said. The victim was identified as a Malaysian contract worker, Channel NewsAsia reported. Police said zoo keepers, who heard the commotion, entered the area to distract the tigers to rescue the man, the report said. The man, who sustained neck injuries, was later pronounced dead. Police are investigating the incident and zoo authorities...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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