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  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa

    Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit. Activists and environmental...

    Video shows chimpanzees find human yawns contagious

    Video shows chimpanzees find human yawns contagious
    Grown chimpanzees can't resist the power of a yawn, even if it comes from humans. That's the result of a study involving orphaned chimpanzees rescued from Africa's illegal bush meat trade. Elainie Madsen, an evolutionary psychologist from Sweden's...

    Chimps find human yawn contagious, but is it monkey see, monkey do?

    Chimps find human yawn contagious, but is it monkey see, monkey do?
    A young chimpanzee will yawn when a human does, regardless of whether the face is familiar, according to a study that suggests contagious yawning grows stronger in our primate cousins as they grow up. Researchers yawned, gaped or wiped their nose in...

    Former prosecutor hails Charles Taylor guilty verdict

     
    Founding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...