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8 July 2006

BBC News

A UN conference on tackling the global illegal trade in small arms has ended without consensus on future action. The UN Small Arms Review Conference closed on Friday in New York with no agreed "outcome document". Activists accused some countries of blocking an agreement and said the forum was a "squandered opportunity". A recent report said a quarter of the $4bn (£2.1bn) annual global small arms trade was illicit and that light arms were killing 1,000 people a... (

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