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How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today? BBC World War One

At the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the main infantry weapon was the muzzle-loading musket, which fired up to four shots a minute. At the Battle of the Somme, just over a century later, machine gunners could fire off 600 rounds a minute.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 December 2014 | 554 Comments

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Slow Torture: Detainee VV

'They say you are a threat to national security ... they have something secret on you but they won't tell you what'. Actor Omar Mostafa recounts one Jordanian man's story

Posted by Omar Mostafa on 1 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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Medicine as a weapon of war in Syria

Healthcare professionals in Syria caring for the war-wounded are deliberately targeted, says the International Rescue Committee's in its recently publishedCommission on Syrian Refugees report.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 June 2013 | 1 Comments

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The Road to Recovery Inside Libya's Mountain Hospital

We make a quick dash, once we have cleared Tunisian customs, through the empty town of Wazin on to the open road. We pass the risk of Gaddafi's "Grad" rockets that can come at you from the valley below. Just outside Nalut we are waved through a rebel checkpoint, the men...

Posted by Bill Law on 29 May 2013 | 0 Comments

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Syrian diaspora leads aid effort

The once-white tents stretched as far as the eye could see. Three days of pouring rain had created a wet landscape of small lakes and tiny streams. Barefoot children played in freezing muddy water. It was just before Christmas and I was in Atmeh refugee camp, North Syria, home to...

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 4 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Slow Torture: Detainee Z

Actor Essam Edris reads the testimony of a man we can only identify as Detainee Z. He is 42 years old and has lived in the UK for 18 years. He was detained in 2005 and has been denied access to any evidence held against him.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 14 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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Slow Torture: Detainee Y

Actor Lewis al-Samari reads the testimony of an Algerian man we can only identify as Detainee Y. He was kept in prison for almost 5 years without charge and without access to the evidence against him

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 13 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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