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2005-09-15 07:46:35

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through Inchon on Thursday to defend a statue of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur commemorating an amphibious assault 55 years ago that helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene in this western port city was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- traded blows and tossed rocks and bottles. The violence exposed...

2005-09-15 05:19:08

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through this port city on Thursday to back U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, whose statue commemorates an amphibious assault that began 55 years ago and ultimately helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- had exchanged blows and tossed rocks and bottles at each...

2005-06-28 01:05:39

SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, on apilgrimage to the U.S. territory of Saipan -- site of adecisive World War II battle -- abruptly changed his scheduleon Tuesday to visit a memorial to Koreans who died in thePacific conflict. Akihito's journey, his first trip outside Japan to payrespects to war dead, coincides with a deterioration in Japan'sties with China and South Korea, still tormented by the wartimepast 60 years later. Korean residents of Saipan had asked the emperor to...


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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