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  • Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies

    Myanmar anti-junta crusader and journalist Win Tin dies
    YANGON, Myanmar -- Win Tin, one of Myanmar’s most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday at age 84. His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre

    The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre
    In one of the worst atrocities during a war filled with horrors, Confederate Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops "cruelly butchered every colored soldier they could lay hands upon," the Tribune reported. The nightmare occurred on April 12, 1864,...
  • Captive observers in Ukraine meet journalists under eyes of gunmen

    Captive observers in Ukraine meet journalists under eyes of gunmen
    They sat at a long table, appearing tense and tired Sunday as they looked over the heads of gathered journalists toward the armed, masked men in unmarked uniforms sitting at the back of the nearly empty auditorium. Then the leader of the unsmiling group...
  • J. Robinson Risner dies at 88; leader of Hanoi Hilton prisoners

    The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes...
  • Home front memories of WWII

    Home front memories of WWII
    Tribune readers share stories of shortages and soldiers, war bonds and secret codes as they saved and sacrificed on the home front during World War II. Coded letters home Duane Carlson, of Chicago, remembers the thrill and surprise when his Aunt...
  • Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95

    Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
  • Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom

    WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates...
  • Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai

    Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai
    CAIRO -- Scarred, terrified and systematically tortured, the victims of human traffickers in the Sinai peninsula have been largely abandoned to their fate by Egyptian authorities, a leading human rights group alleged in a report released Tuesday. The...
  • U.S. complains that Afghanistan releasing dangerous prisoners

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military on Tuesday slammed Afghanistan for continuing to order the release of prisoners who the United States believes are dangerous, but who Afghan officials say cannot be prosecuted because authorities lack evidence....
  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...