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Assassination

See also Murder.
assassins
Fanatical Moslem sect that smoked hashish and murdered Crusaders (11th—12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
Brutus
conspirator and assassin of Julius Caesar. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Caesar, Julius
(102–44 B.C.) murdered by conspirators. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Gorboduc
king killed by the people, who were horrified at his murderous family. [Br. Legend and Lit.: Benét, 410]
Harmodius
assassinated Hipparchus, brother of the tyrant Hippias. [Gk. Hist.: EB (1963) XI, 198]
Ides of March
Caesar killed by opposing factions (44 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: EB, 3: 575–580]
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Though the governor had commuted Nalini's sentence despite her having prior knowledge of the assasination, he did not commute Perarivalan's sentence which was based solely on police confession and circumstantial evidence.
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, expressed profound sorrow over assasination of the Turkmen politician in a heinous act of terror.
The arrest of the alleged would-be perpetrator, reportedly a Croatian war veteran who intended heading into Slovenian territory to carry out the assasination, generated media comment that the incident was a measure of the emotions being stirred up by the border dispute.
The couple's six children are flying in from Australia and South Africa for their mother's funeral, as speculation mounted that the accident was an assasination attempt on Robert Mugabe's arch-rival.
Caspian survives an assasination attempt, goes on the run and teams up with the Pevensies (Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell) to overthrow the evil king and restore peace.
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Although this is a family history, it deals primarily with Claus, for it was he who played a key role in the anti-Nazi resistance movement and ultimately dared to attempt an assasination of the Fuhrer.
Perhaps some of the whippersnappers who indulge in this character assasination aren't old enough to remember Gary Player.
because of the gunshot wound he suffered in a foiled assasination attempt in 1981 and in light of his long-term struggle with Parkinson's disease.
The assasination came two days after the end of Lebanon's month-long general elections during which the anti-Syria coalition won a majority of parliament seats.
The broadcast was 80 seconds late due to the preceding news bulletin reporting the assasination of President John F Kennedy, and a widespread power failure prevented many viewers from hearing the theme tune, but that didn't stop it from becoming it the longest-running sci-fi series in the world.
His first two short films, Introduction to the End of an Argument (1992) and Homage By Assasination (1993), won widespread recognition and numerous awards.