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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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I categorically deny there was ever an attempt to assassinate him.
The federal indictment said that Abu Ali and a co-conspirator in 2002 and 2003 discussed plans for Abu Ali to assassinate Bush, the AP said, adding the White House declined comment on the indictment.
This is the "logic" of the liberal Establishment in action: A leftwing activist assassinates a maverick non-leftist politician, and this crime is an indictment of the violence of the right; a terrorist attack staged by radical Muslims kills thousands of Americans, and this atrocity illustrates the danger of the "right-wing" menace within our country.
In 1979, before the Soviet invasion, the KGB tried to assassinate Afghani leader Hafizullah Amin, who had ousted and killed Afghanistan's pro-Moscow president, Noor Mohammed Taraki.
BEIRUT: The Military Court sentenced a late Hezbollah member with hard labor and life in prison for attempting to assassinate Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb in 2013.
Summary: JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is mobilizing support for a UN General Assembly vote Friday on a draft resolution condemning an alleged plot to assassinate its ambassador to the US and calling on Iran to cooperate with the investigation.
Summary: Afghan intelligence has arrested six people, including a bodyguard, over a plot to assassinate president Hamid Karzai.
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has accused people in the Iraqi government of being involved in a plot to assassinate him, according to a report in the Jordanian daily AD DUSTOUR on Sunday.
Summary: Lebanon's military tribunal has cleared 12 people of plotting to assassinate Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in 2006, a judicial official said on Tuesday.
THE German government is to allow movie star Tom Cruise to re-enact the execution of the man who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler - on the same spot where he was shot dead.
Michael Sayers QC, defending Wragg, accused Mrs Wragg of inventing things about her husband to assassinate his character.
Mrs Wragg, giving evidence for the third day, clutched one of Jacob's dummies and said, 'I do not have to assassinate his character.