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    Ex Liberia leader Charles Taylor loses war crimes appeal...

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    The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has lost his appeal against a 50-year jail term for war crimes at a special UN-backed tribunal in The Hague.

    Rejecting defence claims that trial judges had made legal and factual errors, the appeal court upheld Taylor's conviction for aiding and abetting what one judge called "brutal and heinous" crimes.

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