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  • 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."


  • Man in Afghan uniform kills U.S. service member

    A man wearing an Afghan army uniform fatally shot an American service member in southern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks against U.S. and other foreign forces by their Afghan partners or insurgents in disguise.


  • 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."


  • Official: Expanded U.S. drone strikes approved for Yemen


  • ** FILE ** Army Maj. Sequana Robinson models a woman's combat uniform on Saturday, March 31, 2011, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon: Women in combat units to begin May 14

    The Pentagon on Thursday announced that a change in policy allowing female troops to serve in ground combat units below the brigade level will take effect May 14.


  • Briefly: China OKs supply dock in disputed islands

    China's government said Thursday that it had approved a provincial proposal to build a supply dock in the South China Sea, where Beijing is beefing up its claims of sovereignty amid territorial disputes with five other governments.


  • ** FILE ** An abandoned U.N. World Food Program vehicle sits amid the devastation from Sri Lanka's civil war in the conflict zone on the country's northeast coast in May 2009. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    U.N. finds cluster bombs in Sri Lanka

    A report from a U.N. mine removal expert says unexploded cluster munitions have been found in northern Sri Lanka, appearing to confirm, for the first time, that the weapons were used in that country's long civil war.


  • Hard-line Iraqi cleric urges political unity

    Two political leaders who put Iraq's prime minister in power met Thursday to discuss whether they should withdraw their support, now that a bitter sectarian political deadlock has led to calls for secession.


  • Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs chairman, has ordered a review of U.S. military training material with the goal of purging allegedly anti-Islamic content, the online portal Danger Room reported Tuesday. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring: Brotherhood threat

    Islamists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and similar groups are working to undermine the U.S. government through "civilization jihad" aimed at imposing Islamic law rule in the United States.


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