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7 October 2007

Newsweek (USA) / International Edition, 15 Oct

About half a million people worldwide are killed every year by small arms. That's far more victims than are slain by missiles or WMD, yet they get all the attention of international arms-control agreements. Now nearly 100 countries are trying to change that, by pushing for the creation of a new treaty that would finally regulate the highly lethal international trade in smaller arms. The initiative, which is being pushed by Britain, Japan and others under U.N. auspices,... (

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