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  • Hague tribunal drops one genocide charge against Radovan Karadzic

     
    The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal dropped one genocide charge against Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic on Thursday while maintaining 10 other charges against the jailed warlord. In dropping the charge, the court ruled that prosecutors failed to...
  • 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' -- honoring history or cheapening it?

     
    To some, “Miss Holocaust Survivor” sounded like the ultimate triumph -- crowning and championing a woman who had suffered the horrors of the Holocaust. To others, the idea of invoking Nazi terrors in the shallow setting of a beauty pageant was...
  • Hungary arrests alleged Nazi-era torturer after tabloid finds him

     
    Nearly seven decades after his alleged crimes, Hungarian prosecutors arrested and charged a 97-year-old man accused of torturing Jewish detainees before they were sent to Nazi death camps....
  • Annan singles out Syrian government after Treimseh killings

     
    A day after opposition activists reported mass killings in the village of Treimseh, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan condemned government troops for using heavy weaponry in the town, in blatant violation of the peace plan he brokered months ago....
  • Syrian activists say at least 100 slain in town of Treimseh

     
    Syrian activists reported at least 100 people were slain Thursday in the town of Treimsah, saying government forces shelled and then stormed the small village in Hama province....
  • Gaza Christians protest what they call forced conversion to Islam

     
    Scores of Christians in the Gaza Strip organized a sit-in Tuesday at the Greek Church of Gaza to protest what they call the "kidnapping” of five Christians by an unknown Islamist group seeking to forcibly convert them to Islam....
  • Nazi letter protected Jewish man who once served with Hitler

     
    A Jewish commander who had served with Adolf Hitler during the First World War was spared for a time, even as his sister and millions of other Jews were murdered in Nazi Germany, thanks to a letter saying the Fuhrer wanted him to be protected, a German...
  • U.S. boosts compensation for grisly Afghanistan killings

     
    The U.S. paid families of Afghans killed earlier this month in a shooting spree allegedly committed by an American soldier substantially more than it usually does in such cases because of the horrific nature of the massacre, according to senior military...
  • Pope in Mexico meets with families of drug-war dead, missing

     
    Pope Benedict XVI has met with relatives of Mexicans killed or missing in the country's bloody drug war, a surprise encounter that highlighted the theme of violence's toll on this society....
  • Syria says investigation finds 'terrorists' behind Houla massacre

     
    Syrian officials said their investigation has shown that rebels were to blame for the massacre of more than 100 people in the township of Houla, countering witnesses who spoke to Western media and U.N. statements that the killings are probably the work of...
  • More bodies found in Syrian suburb; opposition blames government

     
    More residents were killed in the Syrian town of Dariya on Sunday, opposition activists said, even as the scope of the previous days' bloodshed was still coming into focus....