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14 July 2008

International Herald Tribune / AP

UNITED NATIONS — One of every 1,000 civilian-owned guns in the world is lost or stolen and can wind up in the hands of militants in nations like Iraq and Afghanistan, a Swiss institute says in a new survey Monday. Most of the lost guns flow to nations that "rarely engage in some of the most basic verification procedures," said Jurg Streuli, a Swiss diplomat and representative to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland. Among the other countries... (

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