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  1. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:54am by AFP

    ... to crimes against humanity. A UN General Assembly committee will vote Tuesday on a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan condemning human rights abuses in North Korea and calling for a war crimes probe. While North Korea often features on the roster of resolutions targeting pariah states, the latest text has been the focus of intense diplomacy over provisions that could see ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka blocks UN war crime investigators from entering country

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo President blocks UN probe into claims military killed 40,000 civilians in final months of civil war War crimes investigators barred Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. "We will not allow ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    HRW urges ‘crimes against humanity’ probe of top Egyptian officials

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused top officials in Egypt of likely “crimes against humanity” in an August 14, last year crackdown in which hundreds ... to crimes against humanity,” according to the report, which HRW released to mark one year since the carnage. HRW said its report identifies the most senior security officials and key leaders ...

  4. News - World

    Dutch teenage bride escapes IS in Syria, with help from her mother

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 03:21am by AFP

    ... prosecutor's office. "Upon her arrival, Aicha was detained at once on suspicion of crimes threatening state security," Kemp said. Aicha asked her mother to help her after her marriage ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    German duo charged with vandalism in Singapore face caning

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:49am by AFP

    ... until November 28 "to assist investigations and re-enact the crime scene". The charge sheets said Knorre and Hinz broke into the suburban depot and spray-painted graffiti ... cane. Singapore, a leading Asian financial hub, is well-known for its tough stance on crime. The city-state's vandalism laws became global news in 1994 when an American teenager, Michael ...

  6. News - Asia - CRIME

    Indonesian man charged over stabbing in Singapore bank district

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 12:35pm by AFP

    ... and the suspect was subdued with the help of bystanders before police arrived. Singapore, Southeast Asia’s financial hub, is known for its tough stance on crime. It retains the death penalty as punishment for serious offences while judicial caning can be imposed for some crimes including robbery. Its overall crime rate fell to a 30-year-low last year, with 549 criminal cases per 100,000 people, ...

  7. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    Record haul of endangered sea turtles bound for China seized in Vietnam

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:35am by AFP

    ... crimes involving endangered species, she said. Environmental groups say Vietnam is one of the world's worst countries for trade in endangered species. Beijing said the US$102,000 fines ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    'Grand Theft Auto' gang blamed for 15 murders of Moscow motorists

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... a senior banker, and even a former dancer from a famous folk dancing troupe. In a sign of how seriously the crimes are being treated, the police have teamed up with the FSB security agency, the successor to the KGB, to tackle the murders and President Vladimir Putin has become involved. "Essentially, this crime is terrorist by nature," Putin told Interior Minister Vladimir ...

  9. News - World

    Envoy invokes immunity to escape sex crime charge in New Zealand

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by AFP

    ... A foreign diplomat facing sex charges in New Zealand has escaped prosecution after invoking diplomatic immunity. ...

  10. News - World - EAST AFRICA

    Kenya military claims killing 100 al-Shabab militants after bus attack

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... about where it took place. “Following the Mandera bus attack, our security forces swiftly initiated a response. They identified, followed and struck the perpetrators of these heinous crimes ...




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