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Israeli troops have detained eight Palestinian ministers and dozens of officials from the ruling Hamas group in raids across the West Bank. Sixty-four MPs and officials were seized, amid Israeli efforts to secure freedom for a captured soldier in Gaza. Israeli forces meanwhile massed at Gaza's northern border, as troops and tanks dug into positions in the south, a day after their original incursion. Air strikes have damaged...

2006-06-29

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The Palestinian parliamentary speaker detained by Israel on Sunday has been taken to hospital with chest pains and dizziness, the Israeli army says. A spokesman for Aziz Dweik said he was taken to hospital after being beaten by Israeli guards.

2006-08-08

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A video has appeared on the internet showing the first pictures of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston since his abduction in Gaza on 12 March. It is said to have been posted by the Army of Islam, the group that says it is holding the reporter.

2007-06-01

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Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen, recalls waking up in a prison in Kabul where he was told by an interrogator: You are in a country with no laws... We can lock you up here for 20 years or bury you, no-one would know.

2006-06-27

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... spider's web of US rendition flights is based on an utterly alien approach that breaches human rights. ... Under the highly secretive process, US intelligence agencies send terror suspects for interrogation by security officials in other countries, where they have no legal protection or rights under American law. Washington does not deny that terror suspects have been transferred for interrogation in other countries, but rejects...

2006-06-07

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It calls on the US to either put the inmates on trial or release them and close down the centre. The investigators also call for the prosecution of US officials who may have been involved in torture. The UN's most senior human rights official was also scathing about alleged CIA detention centres and the practice of extraordinary rendition. They were, she insisted, a complete repudiation of the law. And she was highly critical of...

2006-02-16

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Haitian police have arrested 10 US nationals on suspicion of trying to illegally take 33 children abroad.

2010-01-31

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The failed attempt by the New Life Children's Refuge to take 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic has shed light on the activities of groups that disregard the rules of international adoption...

2010-02-01

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A man who says he is an Iranian nuclear scientist claims to have escaped after being abducted by US agents.

2010-06-29

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Allied forces have begun a widespread search for two US servicemen who went missing in Afghanistan on Friday, reportedly snatched by the Taliban.

2010-07-25

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British aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been accidentally killed by US forces during a rescue mission in Afghanistan, David Cameron has said. International forces originally said she died on Friday when one of her captors detonated a suicide vest.

2010-10-11

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