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'Our protests will be peaceful, but if anybody tries to make it violent we will retaliate with the same kind of actions.'
BABURAM BHATTARAI, deputy leader of Nepal's Maoist rebels, calling for demonstrations against the monarchy after the group withdrew from the government, jeopardizing the peace process that ended Nepal's 10-year civil war

'We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war.'
BERNARD KOUCHNER, French Foreign Minister, pressing for tougher sanctions against Iran's nuclear program. Kouchner has since accused the media of distorting his...

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