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Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The rights group's report for 2004 says Israeli forces have killed some 700 Palestinians - including 150 children - mostly in unlawful circumstances. The report lists "reckless shooting, shelling and air strikes in civilian areas... and excessive use of force"...

2005-05-25

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The parliament of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting - the first region of mainland Spain to do so.

2010-07-28

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It uses a laser guidance system and specially developed 25mm high explosive rounds which can be programmed to detonate over a target.

2010-11-30

 USA invasion Afghanistan military weapon above laser gun killing efficiency
British officials in Bangladesh have confirmed Wikileaks reports that the UK is training a police force in the country accused of being a death squad.

2010-12-22

 police Bangladesh WikiLeaks UK killing violence torture crime human rights
A Pakistani court has freed a US CIA contractor after acquitting him of two counts of murder at a hearing held at a prison in Lahore, officials say. Raymond Davis, 36, was alleged to have shot dead two men in the eastern city of Lahore in January following what he said was an attempted armed robbery. The acquittal came when relatives of the dead men pardoned him in court. They confirmed to the judge overseeing the case that they had...

2011-03-16

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The Dutch lower house of parliament has passed a law effectively banning the ritual slaughter of animals, in a move condemned by Muslim and Jewish groups. The legislation states that all animals must be stunned before being killed. But the Islamic dhabiha and Jewish shechita methods of ritual slaughter require them to be fully conscious.

2011-06-28

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A female grizzly bear has killed a man out on a hike with his wife in the US after the couple apparently surprised the bear and its cubs, officials say.

2011-07-07

 grizzly bear USA hiking cub mother defense killing
Pakistan has ordered a review of all co-operation with the US and Nato after the alliance struck a Pakistani army checkpoint, killing at least 24 people.

2011-11-26

 NATO Pakistan USA killing Afghanistan
Infanticide is a powerful tool in ensuring the survival of a species, researchers are increasingly finding.

2012-05-21

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