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"I leave it in God's hands. My job requires me to defend any accused man, and I couldn't accept backing down now."
KHAMEES HAMID AL-UBAIDI, one of the lawyers representing Saddam Hussein, on whether the recent murder of a lawyer for one of Hussein's co-defendants would make him consider quitting the case

"We do not believe in the Big Bang. We believe in incremental stages to find a solution."
DONALD TSANG, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, explaining during his North America visit last week that Hong Kong would need time to develop democratic institutions, despite...

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