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2006-05-31 05:41:36

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's opposition was headed for a crushing victory over President Roh Moo-hyun's ruling party in local elections across the country on Wednesday, according to television exit polls.

2006-04-21 06:03:39

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean civilian, believed to be a young schoolboy, was killed on Friday when a U.S. military armored vehicle being transported by train struck a high-voltage power line, officials said. The issue of the U.S. military presence in South Korea is highly sensitive.

2006-04-18 20:35:16

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's president called a meeting of his ministers on Wednesday to ratchet up pressure on Japan and counter Tokyo's plans to conduct a maritime survey over a set of islands at the center of a long-running dispute.

2006-04-04 01:52:46

SEOUL (Reuters) - China's defense minister arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday for unspecified talks at a time when North Korea is facing strong pressure to return to negotiations aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs.

2006-03-24 03:18:54

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea was set for its first woman prime minister on Friday after President Roh Moo-hyun named lawmaker and former jailed democracy activist to succeed a veteran legislator who quit over a golfing gaffe.

2006-03-15 05:06:04

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan officially left office on Wednesday for playing golf while a railway strike was causing transport chaos, ending a run as one of the country's most powerful premiers.

2006-03-14 05:18:58

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his prime minister, who faced calls to step down for playing golf with businessmen while a railway strike was causing transport chaos.

2006-03-14 04:26:38

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Tuesday accepted the resignation of his prime minister, who faced calls to step down for playing golf with businessmen while a railway strike was causing transport chaos.

2006-03-13 22:58:46

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan offered on Tuesday to resign for playing golf with business executives while a national railway strike was causing transport chaos, media reports said.

2006-03-08 02:46:35

TOKYO (Reuters) - The leader of South Korea's main opposition party on Wednesday urged Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi before he leaves office later this year to resolve historical and territorial issues that have strained bilateral ties, media said.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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