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Religious leaders and disarmament campaigners have hailed the decision by 50 countries to derail a deeply flawed worldwide accord on cluster bombs.
Religious groups say a proposed new international law on cluster bombs could put more civilians at risk than an existing treaty would.
Tunisia has ratified the international treaty banning cluster munitions.
Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Church leaders have welcomed the passing of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act in parliament yesterday.