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Man Caught with Weapons at South Korea Games Hotel

South Korean police have detained a man carrying weapons in his car at the main hotel for the world student games which open this week in southeastern Korea. News of the find came as more than 200 North Korean student athletes and sports officials arrived in the South on Wednesday to take part in the games, a day after Pyongyang dropped a threat to boycott the event because of anti-North protests in Seoul. Several thousand South Koreans rallied last Friday to condemn the North’s leader, Kim Jong-il, and his quest to build nuclear weapons. Some activists burned the North Korean flag and a poster of Kim in the protests on the 58th anniversary of former colonial ruler Japan’s World War Two surrender. North Korea has accepted an apology from the South’s president over the burning of the North Korean flag and withdrawn its threat to snub the games. Police said they found an air rifle and an axe in the trunk of a car as a man tried to enter the parking lot of the Hotel Inter Burgo which will host top foreign officials attending the August 21-31 Universiade Games. Full Story

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