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November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Finding virtue after a war crimes verdict

Finding virtue after a war crimes verdictA special court set up by the United Nations during the Balkan wars of the 1990s made its final and most important verdict on Nov. 22. It found Ratko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb military, guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. While the trial was the most significant since the Nuremberg tribunal, it did not end with any general message about some of Europe’s worst atrocities in the 20th century.

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November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Now between two presidents, Zimbabweans dare to imagine ‘an easier life’

Recommended: Think you know Africa? In the course of her life, that has proven to be a virtue Ms. Moyo has often needed, as she lived through the transformation of the bright Zimbabwe of her childhood into something far dimmer.

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November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on In post-conflict Colombia, land-rights and funding for peacebuilding face off

In post-conflict Colombia, land-rights and funding for peacebuilding face offWhen South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) arrived in this central Colombian farming town ten years ago, it promised residents like Herver Oliveraula “rivers of milk and honey,” he recalls. Mr. Oliveraula was skeptical, he says, but also wanted to trust that his community – and country – could benefit from the natural resources underfoot. It laid out mining concessions from the government, granting AGA rights to explore in nearly 80 percent of the municipality – including Oliveraula’s 6-hectare farm.

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November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea; three missing

TOKYO (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

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November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

(Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

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