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Support for death penalty drops below 50% for the first time

The NatCen British Social Attitudes Report found 48% of the 2,878 people it surveyed were in favour of capital punishment. It is the lowest figure since the survey began in 1983, when around 75% of people were in favour. The

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Court tells former Liberian president to serve war crimes sentence in Britain

The special court for Sierra Leone has denied the former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s request to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in Rwanda, rather than Britain. Taylor was convicted in April 2012 of 11 counts of war crimes

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