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Hariri murder trial begins at The Hague

16 January 2014 Last updated at 10:29 GMT

Four men have gone on trial at an international tribunal at The Hague accused of murdering the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The defendants, who are all alleged to be linked to the Hezbollah movement, are being tried in their absence.

In his opening statements, the prosecutor called the attack audacious and heartless, and said the attackers had intended to spread panic.

Carine Torbey reports.