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Who killed Pat Finucane?

A new report into the murder of Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane has forced the British government into an embarrassing climbdown. For over 20 years, London has denied having any part in the 1989 killing, when Finucane was shot dead in front of his wife and children. But the new report says that agents of the British army were involved, although there was no state conspiracy. PM David Cameron has apologised to the family, who say it's not enough and continue to demand the truth.

By Pauline PACCARD , Kate WILLIAMS

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