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2008-10-05 15:00:19

South Korean officials say they are skeptical that ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong Il actually made a public appearance as reported by Pyongyang. "We cannot trust North Korean media reports 100 percent, but they could be true," an unnamed South Korean intelligence official told the Yonhap news agency Sunday. "We have been monitoring reports since the announcement, but cannot confirm it." The official North Korean news agency reported Saturday that Kim watched a college soccer game but...

2008-10-05 15:00:09

Police in South Korea said Sunday that online defamation will be targeted following the recent suicide of actress Choi Jin-sil. National Police Agency officials said after the popular South Korean actress was found hanged in her Seoul home last week, 900 investigators will be assigned to prevent false rumors from being posted on the Internet, the Yonhap News Agency reported. Police have alleged Choi committed suicide while stressed by a series of false Internet stories about her life....

2008-10-05 06:00:06

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S. Korea Yet To Verify N. Korean Leader's Reappearance"] Seoul, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) - Seoul officials said Sunday [ 5 October] they have yet to verify a report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] has made a public appearance amid speculations that his health is failing. "We cannot trust North Korean media reports 100 per cent, but they could be true," a South Korean intelligence official said,...

2008-10-04 09:00:18

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) - South Korea's food watchdog said Saturday it has detected quantities of melamine, an industrial chemical, in chocolate products from foodstuff giants Nestle SA and Mars Inc. that were manufactured in China. The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said 2.38 parts- per millimeter (ppm) and 1.78 ppm of the toxic substance was discovered each in one samples of M&M's Milk and Peanut Snickers Fun...

2008-10-03 09:00:10

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - The chief US envoy on North Korea's nuclear disarmament talks said Friday [3 October] he had "substantive" talks with his North Korean counterparts during a visit to the communist country. Assistant US Secretary of State Christopher Hill returned to Seoul earlier in the day after spending two days in the North's capital Pyongyang, where he met his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan],...

2008-10-03 06:00:08

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - Chief US nuclear envoy Christopher Hill will separately meet with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul later Friday [ 3 Oct] after he returns from a three-day trip to North Korea aimed at saving a multilateral disarmament deal, South Korean officials said. Hill travelled overland to Pyongyang on Wednesday to meet with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye-gwan [Kim Kye Gwan], and other...

2008-10-02 12:05:27

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Joon-seung] Seoul, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) - No domestically sold baby food or formulas have been found to contain the industrial chemical that has so far killed four infants in China, the government said Thursday. The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said it has collected a total of 40 dairy-based products made by five companies and found no traces of melamine in the 19 tested so far. The remaining 21 are being...

2008-10-02 03:00:35

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) - No domestically sold baby formula has been found to contain the industrial chemical that has so far killed four infants in China, the government said Thursday. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said it checked all 11 baby formulas that used imported lactoferrin protein from New Zealand, but found no traces of the harmful chemical melamine. Lactoferrin is commonly used in baby...

2008-10-02 03:00:20

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Panmunjom [P'anmunjo'm], Korea, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) - Military officials from the two Koreas met here Thursday for first inter- Korean military dialogue in eight months, but the talks ended shortly without any significant progress, an official said. "The meeting ended, but there was little progress made," the official said, asking not to be identified. Pak Rim-su, North Korea's chief delegate to the talks, later said Thursday's...

2008-10-01 15:00:11

The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea is set for the first military dialogue between the two counties in more than eight months, officials said. The South Korean Defense Ministry says representatives of the two sides will meet on Thursday in the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports. Relations between the north and south hit bottom in July when North Korean guards fatally shot a South Korean housewife at a resort in the communist nation....


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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