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2008-10-14 03:00:19

By Tim Thornton | tim.thornton@roanoke.com | 381-1669 It was five days after U.S. Marines fighting in World War II landed on Guadalcanal. Early on, the invasion had gone well.

2008-07-07 09:00:32

By Matthew Bowers, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 7--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sgt. Frank Few, swimming away from the ambush, looked back in horror. He saw Japanese swords flashing in the dawn sun over the bodies of his Marine buddies lying on a Guadalcanal beach. The attack on Aug.

2006-04-27 02:39:27

By Walter Nalangu HONIARA (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands head of state lifted a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the capital Honiara on Thursday but foreign troops and police remained on the streets to prevent fresh riots sparked by the election of a premier.

2006-04-24 03:54:39

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands parliament was sworn in on Monday under heavy security, as foreign peacekeepers arrested another opposition politician after violent protests against the election of Prime Minister Snyder Rini.

2006-04-22 01:41:16

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Australia, helping to keep the peace in the Solomon Islands after two days of violent protests in the capital, said on Saturday the need for economic reform was a matter of life or death for the South Pacific country.

2006-04-21 03:21:37

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Snyder Rini vowed on Friday to survive current political unrest and, as foreign troops patrolled a smoldering capital, called on investors to help rebuild his troubled South Pacific nation.

2006-04-21 01:35:41

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Stifling humid heat chokes the air in the small Honiara police club where more than 500 Chinese have taken refuge after rioters in the Solomon Islands forced them to flee their burning homes and businesses.

2006-04-20 04:11:03

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands secretly swore in new Prime Minister Snyder Rini on Thursday as Australian troops and police patrolled the country's blackened capital after two days of rioting sparked by his election.

2006-04-20 01:48:24

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands secretly swore in new Prime Minister Snyder Rini on Thursday as Australian troops patrolled burnt-out buildings after two days of rioting sparked by his election.


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