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2006-07-26 01:16:28

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - A black-tongued child soldier who commanded a small Myanmar guerrilla group called God's Army has surrendered to the military government, state media said on Wednesday. Militia leader Johnny Htoo, who was 12 when God's Army guerrillas held hundreds of people hostage at a Thai hospital in 2000, had left a refugee camp in Thailand and "returned to the legal fold," the Myanma Ahlin paper said. He brought with him nine other fighters and a small...

2005-11-07 21:59:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday condemned military-ruled Myanmar's secret trials and lengthy prison sentences for eight Shan political leaders in a Yangon court last week. Hkun Htun Oo, Chairman of the United Nationalities Alliance, a coalition of pro-democracy ethnic parties, was sentenced to 53 years and two life sentences, the U.S. State Department said. Six other leaders of ethnic rebel groups fighting for independence from Myanmar, the former Burma, also...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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