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2005-07-04 12:22:05

By Opheera McDoom SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - African forces deployed to preventfurther fighting in Sudan's Darfur region are underfunded, thehead of African Union (AU) peacekeeping said on Monday. The AU wants its 3,000-strong mission monitoring thethree-year-old conflict to expand to more than 7,000 withheavier weapons by October and take a more pro-active role toprotect civilians. "In terms of logistical support the commitments are veryencouraging, but we have had not had enough...


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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