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2005-07-24 12:45:09

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to introduce a ban on flights by private planes over central Berlin after a small aircraft crashed on Friday near the Reichstag parliament building and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office. "We will introduce a no-fly zone for recreational planes over the government quarter," German Transport Minister Manfred Stolpe told a news conference on Sunday. "This will prevent hobby pilots and private planes from flying over the area near the Reichstag and the...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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