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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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HOW much longer are we going to stand by and watch Israel using its full miltary might, a lot of which we supply them with, against defenceless civilians on the basis that one suspected terrorist or, depending on your knowledge of the facts, a freedom fighter is assasinated.
It was only after he was assasinated that all the tales of his womanising came out.
As part of the larger feud, Kieran Keane was killed in January after Eddie Ryan Snr was assasinated as he sat in a bar in November 2000.
They took the field last night in their all-white strip, relegating Madrid to their all-black away outfit, which was decorated with a white armband in memory of the Spanish finance minister assasinated by ETA the previous day.
Supporters are worried Adair, who was relatively safe in his Shankill home, may be exposed in jail and suffer the same fate as LVF boss Billy Wright who was assasinated by the INLA in the Maze Prison.
Arkan's guards carried his insignia and medals while Nikola held a wooden cross and Mihajlo a portrait of his assasinated father at his graveside.
The only reminder of the recent troubles in Israel at last night's match was the minute's silence before kick-off to honour Israeli minister Rahaban Zeevi, who was assasinated on Tuesday.
Johnson was sworn in as President in 1963 aboard the Presidential plane feet away from the coffin containing the body of assasinated John F.
Tensions were running high here yesterday after Israeli Minister Rahaban Zeevi was assasinated in Jerusalem just hours before Chelsea's players took off from Heathrow.
In 1994, he took a majority holding in Pedro Domecq, a company with huge exposure to the Mexican market - a day before the Mexican prime minister was assasinated and the currency collapsed.