- Atheists sue to remove ‘Ground Zero Cross’ from 9/11 museum
- Bishop in Aleppo: ‘We Christians live in fear in Syria’
- Oscar Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony
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- Amnesty International says Syria guilty of war crimes for food blockade
- Mitch McConnell on beating tea party: ‘We are going to crush them’
Security beefed up on Somalia border
Clashes erupted Tuesday when a group of Islamist suspects tried to cross into Kenya from the Somali border town of Bulla Hawa. Kenya, citing security concerns, closed its border with Somalia in January and deployed security forces there to stop defeated Islamist fighters from fleeing into its territory.
Trio convicted of war crimes
FREETOWN — A U.N.-backed court yesterday found three former leaders of a Sierra Leonean junta guilty of war crimes, the first convictions stemming from the country’s decade-long civil war.
The court found the three defendants guilty of 11 of the 14 charges, including acts of terrorism, using child soldiers, enslavement, rape and murder.
The tribunal was set up in 2002 to prosecute the worst offenders in a conflict that ravaged the small West African nation and spilled over into neighboring Liberia. The court has indicted 12 persons, including former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is charged with backing Sierra Leonean rebels.
Oil flows despite crippling strike
LAGOS — A general strike over a rise in fuel prices brought much of Nigeria to a standstill yesterday, but oil exports from Africa’s top producer initially were uninterrupted.
Unions pressed on with the strike despite a series of concessions offered by President Umaru Yar’Adua, who faces the first major test of his government three weeks after taking office.
Unions spared oil production and exports on the first day of the strike, but threatened to withdraw key oil ministry workers and inspectors from oil fields and export terminals by today.
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second
- Senate Democrats, Republicans spar over restoring unemployment benefits
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- As Crimea falls, Obama takes Key Largo golf vacation, Biden hits Virgin Islands
- Mitch McConnell on beating tea party: 'We are going to crush them'
- SAUERBREY: Taxing Marylanders until they flee
- Russia besieges Crimea as U.S. seeks diplomacy; Putin remains undeterred by Obama's sanctions
- Investigators puzzle: How does a 777 jetliner just disappear into thin air?
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
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