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2005-09-19 17:07:09

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China warned the West on Monday against any attempt to abuse a newly agreed international right to intervene to protect civilians threatened by genocide, war crimes or ethnic cleansing. A United Nations summit last week approved the principle that the international community has a "responsibility to protect" civilians where governments are unable or unwilling to do so. The aim was to prevent any repetition of the massacres in Rwanda, Bosnia and Kosovo in...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'