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    A Liberian senate candidate accused of lying on U.S. immigration papers about his ties to an alleged rebel group will remain jailed in Pennsylvania to await trial.

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    A former Liberian defense minister accused of lying about his past has been arrested on immigration charges, but his Philadelphia lawyer said he never took part in the atrocities that ravaged his country.

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    Naomi Campbell and a perfume company have settled a sour dispute that started over a fragrance line and became part of the backdrop of former Liberian President Charles Taylor's war crimes trial.

  • **FILE** Former Liberian President Charles Taylor (Associated Press)

    Prosecution wants 80 years for former Liberian president Taylor

    Former Liberian president Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including aiding and abetting murder and rape, prosecutors said in a written filing Thursday.

  • Prosecutors seek 80-year sentence for Taylor

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  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor looks down as he waits for the start of a hearing to deliver a verdict in the court room of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    Court: Taylor responsible for Sierra Leone atrocities

    In a historic ruling, an international court convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for "blood diamonds."

  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor takes notes Thursday while awaiting a verdict in his trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was found guilty of 11 charges, including terror, murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers. (Associated Press)

    Taylor responsible for Sierra Leone atrocities

    LEIDSCHENDAM, NETHERLANDS | In a historic ruling, an international court convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for "blood diamonds."

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    VLASIC: Charles Taylor verdict: End to impunity

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  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is on trial for war crimes in Sierra Leone, but many Liberians want him to face justice for massacres, rapes and torture committed during his rule of their country. (International Criminal Court via Associated Press)

    Traumatized Liberians see little justice in trial

    As judgment day nears in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor for war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone, many Liberians are wondering whether he will ever face justice for brutality in his own country.

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  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (front, right) waves to supporters during the final day of campaigning before Tuesday's presidential election. Africa's first democratically elected female president and winner of a Nobel Peace Prize faces stiff competition from a fiery opposition candidate and his soccer-star running mate. (Associated Press)

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  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor awaits the start of the prosecution's closing arguments during his war crimes trial at the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Jerry Lampen, Pool)

    Charles Taylor boycotts end of war crimes trial

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  • Embassy Row

    Liberia's former ambassador to the United States is planning to challenge one of the world's most influential women when he returns to his West African homeland after Christmas to run against President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

  • FILE-   This Feb. 12, 2010 file photo shows Naomi Campbell as she walks the runway during her Fashion For Relief - Haiti fashion benefit during Fashion Week in New York. When Campbell steps out on to the catwalk, the audience is mesmerized, not only by the 40-year-old's striking beauty, but also the confidence that seems hardly chipped by arrests, bad press and notorious diva behavior.    (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, FILE)

    Taint of war-crimes trial won't stick on Campbell

    Naomi Campbell's swagger is what powers her runway strut, and it's unlikely another few uncomfortable days of attention over her testimony in the Charles Taylor war-crimes trial will change that.

  • Carole White the former agent of model Naomi Campbell is seen in this image taken from TV  as she gives evidence at the   U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam, Netherlands, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.   White and actress Mia Farrow testifed about a gift of uncut diamonds the former Liberian president allegedly gave  model Naomi Campbell after a 1997 party. (AP Photo/Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone, Via APTN)

    Ex-agent: Naomi Campbell knew gift was diamonds

    Naomi Campbell's former agent fended off defense accusations Tuesday that she lied to the war crimes court to further her own lawsuit against Campbell, insisting the model knew she was receiving diamonds from Charles Taylor.

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