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2005-10-12 16:10:31

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan on Wednesday, 85 miles north of Islamabad, according to preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred at 1:23 a.m.

2005-09-15 15:46:43

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has stirred up memories of the earthquake that reduced parts of Mexico City to rubble 20 years ago, but the capital has armed itself for the next time disaster hits.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.