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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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7 HANNA (2011) SAOIRSE RONAN plays a teenager brought up in the wilderness by her ex-CIA agent father (Eric Bana) to be the perfect assassin.
The Assassin is as aloof and unruffled as its titular character--a film that floats and drifts--taking a genre and turning it into something more artful, abstracted, idiosyncratic.
The Assassin Nano and Micro are available for purchase today through the companies online storefront under the Media Extenders section.
The other major addition is cooperative multiplayer, in which up to four Assassins can team up.
The community housed at Alamut and the surrounding countryside called themselves Nizaris, but to the rest of the world, had become known by a different name--the Hashashin, or Assassins.
The game starts, as with its predecessors, with Desmond Miles, the modern-day descendant of the Assassins, searching now for the Key which will open an ancient temple.
the footsteps of the assassin Altair on a journey of revelation.
But Bin Laden's death could not have been more topical in terms of this remake of a 1963 film about a team of assassins joining an 1840s' suicide mission to kill the sadistic Lord Naritusugu - and people putting their theory training into lethal practice.
A young carefree Italian who ends up getting caught up in a deep plot where he gradually learning the ways of the assassins.
Ninja Assassin , hardsold as coming ' from the creators of The Matrix movies', is actually only produced by brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski who redefined snazzy violence with the Keanu Reeves- starring sci- fi trilogy.
The Assassin s Creed Lineage film series is part of UbisoftEoe1/4aos ongoing efforts to reinforce its intellectual properties by bringing them to multiple entertainment mediums, providing gamers with a more immersive experience.
He said officers believed the assassin had been hired by an Indian to kill the man who was sexually harassing his wife.