S Korea marks 60th anniversary of Korean War

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Ceremonies have been held in South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

In Seoul, President Lee Myung-bak paid tribute to veterans and called for peace on the peninsula.

North Korea has also marked the anniversary in state media.

On Tuesday it reaffirmed its position that the US provoked the war. On Thursday Pyongyang demanded $65 trillion (£43.5 trillion) in reparations from Washington.

It has also announced a temporary ban on shipping off a section of its west coast - something which has in the past preceded a short-range missile test....

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