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Dutch govt. sued over Bosnia massacre

Dutch govt. sued over Bosnia massacre

Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia have opened a civil suit against the Dutch government, saying the country’s UN peacekeepers failed to protect them. A group of grieving widows and mothers calling themselves, The Mothers of Srebrenica, brought the suit before a court in The Hague on Monday. The group alleges that Dutch [&hellip

UNICEF concerned about S Sudan kids

UNICEF concerned about S Sudan kids

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed grave concerns about the situation of children in war-torn South Sudan, Press TV reports. A large number of people, many of them minors, have either been displaced or fled the country due to the ongoing war. UNICEF says 70 percent of refugees crossing the border into Ethiopia [&hellip

UN concerned over Rohingya plight

UN concerned over Rohingya plight

A top United Nations official says that persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar could amount to crimes against humanity. On Monday, the United Nations’ human rights envoy to the country, Tomas Ojea Quintana, also urged authorities in Myanmar to allow the return of aid groups which were forced to flee due to attacks against them [&hellip

Donetsk proclaimed ind. republic

Donetsk proclaimed ind. republic

Pro-Russia protesters in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have proclaimed the creation of the independent People’s Republic of Donetsk. The announcement was made by a spokesperson for the demonstrators outside a local administration building, currently occupied by thousands of Russia’s supporters. “Seeking to create a popular, legitimate, sovereign state, I proclaim the creation of the [&hellip

Ebola death toll in Guinea rises to 95

Ebola death toll in Guinea rises to 95

Guinea’s Health Ministry says the death toll from the Ebola virus epidemic in the country’s southern forests and the capital Conakry has risen to 95. On Monday, the ministry also said 52 cases of the killer tropical virus have been confirmed, AFP reported. “Up to now, the Guinean authorities have registered 151 suspect cases and [&hellip

Egyptians demand release of prisoners

Egyptians demand release of prisoners

Thousands of young Egyptians have called for the release of the prisoners arrested after the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi last year, Press TV reports. In a Sunday rally marking the foundation date of the April 6 Youth Movement, the protesters chanted slogans against the military-backed government and its heavy-handed treatment of peaceful demonstrators. [&hellip

Rwanda blasts France over genocide

Rwanda blasts France over genocide

The Rwandan President has lashed out at France over its alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide which killed an estimated 800,000 people. President Paul Kagame made the remarks on Monday during a speech on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide. “People cannot be bribed or forced into changing their history, and no [&hellip

Spain offers legal immunity to royals

Spain offers legal immunity to royals

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has signed a draft bill that offers more legal immunity to the country’s royal family. Based on the legislation approved on Friday, Queen Sofia, as well as Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia would go under the same legal protection enjoyed by government ministers and lawmakers. If approved by [&hellip

Five killed in Indonesia train incident

Five killed in Indonesia train incident

At least five people have died and dozens more have sustained injures in a train incident in Indonesia’s main island of Java. The incident occurred on Friday, when a landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed the passenger train traveling from the city of Bandung in the west of Java to Malang in the east. “Three [&hellip

Pennsylvania fire kills three children

Pennsylvania fire kills three children

Three brothers under the age of 13 died early Friday in a fire that destroyed their Northumberland County, Pa. Arthur Willis Dissinger, 2, Gavin Arthur Dissinger, 7, and Daniel Gage Dissinger, 13, were all pronounced dead on the scene at their house near Riverside, Pa. Coroner James Kelley said the cause of death for the [&hellip