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Nations prepare for cluster bomb accord

When August’s fighting surrounded her cottage in this quiet village, Tamuna Kitiashvili fled to the Georgian capital with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. They returned to find their home covered in what looked like flashlight batteries. The metal cylinders crashed through the roof and lodged in the floorboards. More lay scattered in the garden where they grow vegetables. The cylinders were deadly cluster bomblets designed to tear apart tank armor — but which more often end up maiming or killing children. Representatives from more than 100 nations gather in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday to sign a historic accord barring their use. Full Story

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