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"Guantánamo has become the gulag of our time."
IRENE KHAN, secretary general of Amnesty International, whose group issued a report criticizing the U.S. prison camp in Guantánamo Bay

"It would open a period of divisions, of doubts, of uncertainties."
jacques chirac, President of France, on the expected rejection by French voters of the European Union constitution

"There is little doubt that China will be in deep trouble if the [avian flu] pandemic were to strike in the next few years. It has a moral obligation to its own people,...

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