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# Blood Diamonds

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# girl's best friend
Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money into a startup 'growing' real diamonds
Diamond Foundry has lured a lot of big-name investors.
# Charles Taylor
War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.
# Charles Taylor
Prosecution wants 80 years for Charles Taylor
Prosecutors say that Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape on a mass scale.
# Blood Diamonds
Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'
Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.
# Liberia
Charles Taylor convicted in 'blood diamond' and child soldier trial
Former Liberian president is first world leader convicted by an international court since the Nuremburg trials.
# Charles Taylor
Naomi Campbell and blood diamonds: key moments of the Charles Taylor trial
The former Liberian leader will be the first ex-president to receive judgment from an international tribunal since the Nuremberg trials.
# Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean diamonds "could fund bloodshed" in future elections
A new report alleges that funds from Zimbabwean diamond purchases could fund violence in the country during any future elections. Global Witness is urging people not to buy diamonds from the Marange region.
# Blood Diamonds
Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest
The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
# Blood Diamonds
Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe
An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.
# Blood Diamonds
Mandela charity ex-chief innocent in 'blood diamond' case
Supermodel Naomi Campbell testified that she gave stones – believed to have come from ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is being tried for war crimes – to the former head of Nelson Mandela’s children’s charity in 1997.
# Blood Diamonds
Blood diamond trials: The story so far
Who said what to whom and when about the ‘dirty pebbles’.
# War Crimes
Naomi's friend kept "dirty-looking stones"
Supermodel’s friend reacts to her testimony at the Hague yesterday.
# War Crimes
Naomi Campbell "inconvenienced" by blood diamond trial
Supermodel giving evidence at war crimes trial at the Hague.