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NY hosts war on terror summit

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned a summit of world leaders that the war on terrorism cannot be won by military force alone. “To fight terrorism, we must not only fight terrorists. We have to win hearts and minds,” Mr Annan said in an opening address to more than 15 heads of state and government meeting in New York to discuss the root causes of terrorism. Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel are co-hosting the event, which is focusing on how poverty and political grievances are exploited by terrorists. US President George W Bush turned down an invitation to the meeting, which will also consider alternatives to American leadership of the anti-terror campaign. Full Story

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