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2008-11-03 15:00:12

British actor Richard Armitage said a scene in which his "Spooks" character endures waterboarding was as difficult to shoot as it is disturbing to watch. The episode of the BBC's long-running spy series, featuring the controversial interrogation technique, is slated to air Monday night.

2008-07-17 18:00:11

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft told a congressional committee Thursday that he does not believe waterboarding is torture. Ashcroft testified before the House Judiciary Committee, CNN reported.

2008-07-12 18:00:18

WASHINGTON _ Ken Robinson, a former Army Special Forces intelligence officer turned Hollywood producer, was working on a short-lived Pentagon drama for CBS aptly titled "E-Ring" when two of the show's writers stopped by his office to discuss the details of torture and other harsh interrogation methods.

2008-07-12 09:00:32

By Aamer Madhani, Chicago Tribune Jul.

2008-06-30 21:00:02

The U.S. government says it has officially charged a man from Saudi Arabia in the attack on the Navy destroyer USS Cole about eight years ago. Seventeen sailors were killed and 47 others wounded when the ship was bombed in Yemen. The vessel was seriously damaged, as well.

2005-12-14 00:49:36

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has approved a new set of interrogation techniques that could complicate talks between Congress and the White House on legislation that would ban the torture and inhumane treatment of detainees, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

2005-12-07 11:42:05

By Saul Hudson KIEV (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to defuse criticism of reports of abuse of prisoners, has changed its policy on interrogating detainees, officials said on Wednesday, but human rights groups were skeptical there was a real shift. U.S.

2005-12-06 16:04:02

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Torture has always been rife around the world but governments have generally condemned it, denied it, or both. Since the September 11 attacks, though, some experts say the U.S. government has tried a new tactic -- redefining the meaning of torture.

2005-11-21 07:37:04

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA interrogators use "unique" methods to obtain "vital" information from prisoners, but strictly obey laws against torture, CIA Director Porter Goss said in an interview published on Monday. "This agency does not do torture.

2005-11-21 07:26:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA interrogators use "unique" methods to obtain "vital" information from prisoners, but strictly obey laws against torture, CIA Director Porter Goss said in an interview published on Monday. "This agency does not do torture.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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