- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 26, 2001

Alpine 'Iceman' felled by arrow
ROME — It wasn't a fall or the cold that killed him, scientists say. The "Iceman," a Bronze Age hunter whose 5,300-year-old frozen body was discovered in the Alps, was shot through the chest with an arrow and likely died in agony.
The discovery of an arrowhead embedded in the Iceman's shoulder solves the mystery of how he died — an open question since his well-preserved corpse was discovered a decade ago.
The mummy was discovered in a glacier in the Tyrolean Alps on the Italian-Austrian border in 1991.

South Korean slams Japanese 'distortion'
HANOI — South Korean Foreign Minister Han Seung-soo yesterday warned that Japan's "distortion" of its history textbooks, which critics say whitewash World War II atrocities, would hurt bilateral relations.
In a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka on the sidelines of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations forum here, Mr. Han also urged Japanese leaders to cancel a visit to a shrine honoring Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals.

Sri Lankan airport reopens after attack
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — This country's only international airport reopened yesterday, one day after a suicide attack by Tamil Tiger rebels that left 20 dead, destroyed passenger jets and closed the airport.
President Chandrika Kumaratunga, facing growing opposition to her rule, appealed for political support to end the ethnic war.


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