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The Guardian

An exclusive interview with the most senior officer directly responsible for the tactical firearms team who shot de Menezes at Stockwell tube station. He met the officers who killed de Menezes that afternoon, and later attended a series of high-leve

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The Guardian

Tony Blair lost an influential ally today as the Economist withdrew its backing for the prime minister in the wake of this week's setbacks. The weekly magazine urges Mr Blair to "quit while he is still ahead" and give the elector

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Associated Press

An autopsy and preliminary tests on Slobodan Milosevic's blood found no evidence of poison or medicines in concentrations that could have killed him, the UN war crimes tribunal said. No traces were found of rifampicine, which a Dutch toxicologist

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Reuters

Chinese AIDS activists called for the release of fellow rights worker Hu Jia, who vanished a month ago, while his wife said she still had no idea where he was and was becoming increasingly worried. Hu went missing after protesting the government'

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Pakistan is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and was long regarded as a de facto nuclear power that "could assemble a limited number of nuclear weapons in a relatively short timeframe." India’s May 11 and 13, 1998, nuclea

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Agence France Presse

A UN anti-discrimination committee strongly urged Mexico to stop forced sterilizations of indigenous people and comply with an international convention. The Mexican government admitted that forced sterilizations continue in some poor states, but

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Christian Science Monitor

As China becomes more wealthy and worldly, it's also experiencing a growing interest in spirituality. Chinese are emerging with "more time and freedom to think," says Yuan Ci, a monk who works with the Buddhist Association of China in B

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Daily Kos

It sounds a little weird to think of the NWFP and Balochistan as "foreign land" but that's exactly what it is, despite what the map says. The Islamabad government has waged several out-and-out wars against the Balochs (with a significa

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Reuters

China condemned Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian for scrapping a council on eventual unification and it warned the US not to offer Chen any leeway. Chen declared an end to the National Unification Council and its 15-year-old unification guidelines

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Agence France Presse

Lawyers for the Bosnian government screened shocking video footage of killings of Bosnian Muslims to show the International Court of Justice what genocide looks like. "... premeditated, calm, cowardly, cruel ... killing of boys who did nothing w

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New York Times

A secret report by a special prosecutor's office says that the Mexican military carried out a "genocide plan" of kidnapping, torturing and killing hundreds of suspected subversives during the so-called dirty war, from the late 1960'

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Africa Now

General Randhir Kumar Mehta has disclosed that Liberia is now considered as a safe country ... thanked the Liberian people of their desire and readiness to return the country to a gun free environment that will boost investment.

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Christian Science Monitor

On Jan. 24, Li Datong's status went into a deep chill. Mr. Li, a Tiananmen protest veteran and a rare crusading editor still allowed to work, learned that "Freezing Point," his weekly magazine, had been closed. The proximate reason: art

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Christian Science Monitor

China issued a warning that Taiwan should stay the course toward eventual unification with the mainland Thursday, a day after Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian called for the abolition of the National Unification Council.

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Financial Times

In a meeting with visiting US congressman Rob Simmons, Mr Chen called the National Unification Council – and National Unification Guidelines adopted at the same time – an "absurd product of an absurd era" and said they should be abolished.

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Agence France Presse

A media watchdog urged Egyptian President Mubarak to fulfill a 2-year-old pledge to amend a law which lays down jail terms for journalists convicted of libel. "... during this period journalists were sentenced to prison, harassed, and assaulted

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