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2005-06-30 17:14:02

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's opposition said 24 people werekilled on Thursday in a series of protests across the vastcentral African nation where thousands marched to demand thegovernment quit because of delayed elections. "Ten people died at the hands of the police in Kinshasa,eight died in Mbuji Mayi and six more in Tshikapa," saidJean-Baptiste Bomanza, a spokesman for the Union for Democracyand Social Progress (UDPS), a main opposition party. It was not immediately possible to verify...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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