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    Vanunu to plead against curbs
    JERUSALEM, The Israeli nuclear whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu, said on Wednesday he was determined to persuade an Israeli court to remove the restrictions placed on him when he was released from prison last April. Mr. Vanunu went on trial on ...

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    Right-to-die law passed in France
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