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booh gin vil

  • n  French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
  • n  the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea
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  • World War II letters find their way home
    It was 70 years ago, in the middle of World War II, that Glenn Husted sat down at a typewriter and first made his contribution to the cause. The date was Nov. 6,'43. In the Solomon Islands, the Marines had just landed on Bougainville. In Ukraine, the Red Army liberated Kiev. In Sylvan Lake, Husted let himself into Daniel Whitfield School and composed a letter.
    Nov. 11, 2013 - Detroit News

  • Peter Barter in Sydney Morning Herald
    There's been reports of a quarter (of a metre) sea level rising around the Carteret Islands (off Bougainville),PNG's Bougainville Affairs Minister Peter Barter said from the PNG island, which is close to the Solomons. "There have also been...
  • Alexander Downer in Africasia
    These things are always untidy. It's never easy to do,said Downer, who served as foreign minister for a record of nearly 12 years until his Liberal Party was ousted in elections last November. "We ended the civil war in Bougainville (in...
  • Michael Somare in The Age
    He gave orders for Sandline to come and kill 20,000 people in Bougainville, that's atrocity, that's murdering,Somare said.

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