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  • Liberia's Charles Taylor guilty of aiding, abetting war crimes

     
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor faces a possible life sentence for his role in arming ruthless rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood...
  • Must Reads: Landfill living, Egypt's gas and Africa's richest man

     
    From the richest man in Africa to the rag pickers living off an Indian landfill, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news:...
  • Charles Taylor's defense lawyers call 80-year sentence 'excessive'

     
    Charles Taylor's defense lawyers says 80 years jail "excessive": Defense lawyers for former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, convicted of last month of war crimes, said Friday the 80-year jail sentence sought by the prosecution was too harsh. Taylor,...
  • Pakistan contends doctor's conviction wasn't tied to Bin Laden raid

     
    A Pakistani doctor arrested after helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was convicted and sentenced on charges of militancy and not because of his links with the effort to pinpoint the whereabouts of the Al Qaeda leader, Pakistani authorities...
  • Pope admits 'sadness in my heart' over latest papal scandal

     
    For the first time since his butler was arrested for allegedly stealing papal correspondence, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday publicly discussed the scandal churning inside the Vatican, admitting “sadness in my heart” while charging the media...
  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes

     
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
  • Rights groups slam death-by-stoning sentence for Sudanese woman

     
    Rights groups slam death sentence by stoning for young Sudanese woman: A young Sudanese woman, Intisar Sharif Abdallah, has been sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted of adultery by a Sudanese court, according to rights groups, provoking...
  • Australia seeks to clamp down on forced labor, organ trafficking

     
    In Australia, legislation is aimed at combating organ trafficking, forced marriage and forced labor by broadening laws against slavery and exploitation, a plan that was heralded by human rights groups as a blueprint for world efforts to stop such abuse......