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U.S. rebuffed in push to head off cluster bomb ban

GENEVA (Reuters) – A U.S.-led push to regulate, rather than ban, cluster munitions failed Friday after 50 countries objected, following humanitarian campaigners’ claims that anything less than a outright ban would be an unprecedented reversal of human rights law. While the United States, China and Russia want rules about the…

Unexploded cluster bomb kills three Iraqi children

DIWANIYAH, Iraq — Three young boys were killed and another was badly wounded on Sunday when an unexploded cluster bomb detonated in south Iraq, medical and security officials said. The children, who officials estimated were aged between six and 12, were playing in a garden in the village of Al-Attah,…