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Man known as "Butcher of Bosnia" found guilty of war crimes, genocide

A U.N. tribunal found Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide and war crimes on Wednesday. He masterminded Europe's worst atrocities since World War II. Elizabeth Palmer reports Mladic did not go down quietly.

North Korea defector's poor health reveals country's conditions

The North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un has not said anything about the dramatic escape of one of its soldiers, who ran across the border into South Korea. Trying to escape by crossing the heavily-armed border with South Korea is considered a suicide mission, but this soldier survived, and may now provide some valuable information. Ben Tracy reports.

U.N. court sentences Ratko Mladic to life in prison over Bosnia genocide

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. Mladic, 75, was found guilty of commanding forces responsible...

Did Secretary of State Tillerson violate child soldiers law?

The State Department is defending Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after his own employees accused him of violating a law meant to stop the use of child soldiers. Tillerson left Afghanistan, Iraq and Burma off a list of countries using child soldiers, prompting State officials to take the unusual step of sending an unsigned dissent memo. Margaret Brennan reports.

Trump designates North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

The White House is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. South Korea welcomed President Trump's new move to pressure North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said it will contribute to peaceful denuclearization. China said more could be done. Margaret Brennan reports.

Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

WASHINGTON – President Trump said Monday he plans to declare Kim Jong Un’s government a state sponsor of terrorism, as he seeks to ratchet up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. “The North Korean regime must be lawful. It must end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development, and cease all support for international terrorism […]

Manus Island: Fears of violence as PNG forces enter

Security forces storm former Australian detention camp to remove hundreds of refugees refusing for weeks to leave.

English-Language Media Hype Collapse of German Coalition Talks

American and British reporters immediately reach for comparisons with Brexit and Donald Trump.

HRW lambasts Saudi counterterrorism law

Kingdom 'methodically silencing and locking away peaceful critics on spurious charges', says Human Rights Watch.

Israel’s top diplomat spouts anti-Semitic criticism of American Jews — ‘having quite convenient lives’

Lashing out against American Jews, Israel's top diplomat Tzipi Hotoveli said that they were living 'convenient lives' and that they don't send their kids to the military.

No 'R-word': US groups call to drop NFL team name

Civil rights groups are calling on broadcasters not to use 'derogatory' Washington NFL team's name on Thanksgiving Day.

Facebook Boosting Workforce to Fight Hate Speech

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech, the AP reports. The company says the staff will work for a service provider called CCC at a new office in the...

Mia Khalifa proclaimed her love for Lebanon, but doesn’t believe her feelings were reciprocated

A Lebanese-American former glamor model has caused a social media stir after she posted a message on Twitter that proclaimed her love for Lebanon, but added that she did not believe her feelings were reciprocated. In a celebration of Lebanon’s Independence Day, Mia Khalifa tweeted: “Happy Independence Day to the country I love, but doesn’t […]

Robert Mugabe Gets Immunity From Prosecution

After ruling Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years, Robert Mugabe will be able to live out the rest of his days free of the threat of prosecution. Military authorities, who put the former president under house arrest a little more than a week ago, have granted him immunity...

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first . ” Look for Lebanon’s interests”

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday Lebanon’s political crisis was “a wake-up call” for Lebanese with different loyalties to put their country ahead of regional issues. Hariri was referring to the crisis ignited by his shock announcement on Nov. 4 that he was resigning. He made it from Saudi Arabia, a Sunni monarchy and […]

What's next now that Lebanon has Hariri back?

PM Saad Hariri came back home stronger, but Riyadh still casts shadow over his political survival.

'Blast' heard hours after Argentinean sub went missing

Missing for eight days, concern for the 44 sailors grows as oxygen supplies are nearly depleted.

New Clue Causes U-Turn in Search for Missing Sub

More help is arriving Thursday in the search for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members as concern grows that the vessel's oxygen supply could soon start to run out, reports the AP. Britain's Ministry of Defense sent a special helicopter with emergency life support pods to join the...

Syria opposition calls for direct negotiations with Assad regime

Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi capital have called for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government that would lead to the launch of a transition period. The opposition didn’t condition its participation in the U.N-based negotiations on the departure of President Bashar Assad from office. However, in a final communique obtained by […]

A music lesson from Palestine, for Nick Cave

By playing Tel Aviv, Nick Cave silenced Palestinians, explains flutist and composer Nai Barghouti, who offers the Australian musician a description of how Israeli forces at an occupation checkpoint stopped Barghouti at 13 when Barghouti was trying to go to an important music lesson in Jerusalem.

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