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7 October 2006

Edmonton Journal (Alberta) / AFP

LONDON — A group of religious leaders including Nobel winner Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama called Tuesday for urgent agreement on a global arms trade treaty, saying it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. The call came a day after a report warned that arms traders are profiting from a lack of international rules to supply weapons to unscrupulous groups and bypass arms embargoes on countries. "The world is awash with weapons," said the 14 religious leaders,... (

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