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  1. News - World - WAR CRIMES

    UN seeks life sentence for former Bosnian Serb general over Srebrenica

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Life term sought for Srebrenica general United Nations prosecutors in the Yugoslav war crimes court called for a life sentence against former Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. "There is only one sentence for this crime and that is life in prison," prosecutor Peter McCloskey said in closing ...

  2. Couple fights to save son's life

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Miriam Adloff Declaration of War is a French film based on the real-life struggles of Valerie Donzelli (director, co-writer and star) and Jeremie Elka?m (co-writer and star) ... to the couple carting around their baby boy Adam (Cesar Desseix; older version played by their real-life son Gabriel Elka?m). Soon after Adam's first birthday, he begins to show signs of ill ...

  3. Unity the key for life after Gaddafi

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The freedom that Libyans so hunger for has been brought that much closer with the overrunning by rebel fighters of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli. It was a symbolic prize in the struggle to liberate the country, a just cause for them ...

  4. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres describes it as 'the worst humanitarian disaster' in the world. In Somalia, where the UN has declared famine in two southern regions, some 3.7 million people- around a third of the population- are on ...

  5. The life of a terrorist mastermind

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer Who? Who was Osama bin Laden? A son of a wealthy Saudi businessman, bin Laden was a devout Muslim who created the secretive al-Qaeda ('the base') terror organisation. The US says bin Laden was the mastermind behind several mass-casu ...

  6. Meet the real-life 'Lord of War'

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Who? Who is Viktor Bout? He's a 43-year-old former Soviet air force pilot. Bout, who is nicknamed the 'Merchant of Death,' is said to have inspired the Hollywood movie Lord of War starring Nicholas Cage. The United States wants ...

  7. A matter of life and death- How the siege ended

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 12-hour hostage drama ended on Monday night when gunman Rolando Mendoza was shot dead. This is how events played out over the last 90 minutes. 7.10pm Brother arrested Police take Rolando Mendoza's brother, Gregorio, into custody. Gunman says he w ...

  8. Life after the tigers

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as a paradise, a place where spices and long life were all around. It still would be, were it not for the ethnic divisions and civil war. The government's other choice is to give equality in every ... foremost place' in community life, making Tamil religions subordinate as far as the state was concerned. Ridding Sri Lanka of prejudices and suspicions will involve a lengthy education ...

  9. A young life tossed aside by politics

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... on around her because every minute of every day is taken up with the business of survival. Gun-fire, running away and hiding are part of everyday life. When her mother is killed by a bomb, Ayesha ... grandmother's life. Elizabeth Laird broaches challenging subjects, but her books are always about people, not issues. Oranges in No Man's Land is a simple narrative, but it packs an enormous ...

  10. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1981 The Hong Kong Belongers Association, whose patron was Chief Justice Sir Denys Roberts, said the Government should bend to the public will and reintroduce hanging now that London ...




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