Charles Taylor war crimes trial extended in The Hague

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The war crimes trial of Liberia's former President Charles Taylor has been extended after judges said they would decide on a defence appeal.

Friday was due to be the last day of the trial, which began in 2007.

But defence lawyer Courtenay Griffiths stormed out of court this week after judges refused to accept the late submission of a document.

Mr Taylor denies 11 counts - including murder, rape, and using child soldiers during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

He is accused of arming and controlling the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels during a 10-year campaign of terror conducted largely against civilians....

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