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Review: ‘Shingal, Where Are You?’ brings faces of genocide to Hot Docs Special

Hot Docs selection ‘Shingal, Where Are You?’ follows an Iraqi Yazidi family displaced by Daesh, trying to negotiate the safe return of their kidnapped daughter.

Israel PM issues Holocaust day warning

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel, in a speech to mark the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

UK says South Sudan violence amounts to 'genocide'

Entebbe - Targeted killings of specific ethnic groups in South Sudan's civil war amount to "genocide", according to Britain's International Development Minister Priti Patel.

UN court rejects Bosnia's appeal of Serbia genocide ruling

Den Haag - The United Nations' top court on Thursday rejected Bosnia's appeal of a ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during the 1990s civil war.

Bosnia appeals UN ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Sarajevo - Bosnia on Thursday asked the United Nations' top court to review its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during the 1990s civil war.

Bosnia to appeal ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Sarajevo - Bosnia will ask the United Nations' top court to review its 2007 ruling which cleared Serbia of genocide during the country's civil war, Bosnia's Muslim leader said Friday.

Namibia indigenous groups sue Germany over 'genocide'

New York - Representatives of two indigenous groups have filed a class-action suit in New York against Germany seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples by German colonial rulers over a century ago in what is now Namibia.

Uganda genocide cartoon sparks anger in Rwanda

Kanpala - A state-owned Ugandan newspaper on Wednesday apologised and retracted a cartoon about the Rwandan genocide which sparked a furore in the neighbouring country.

Rwanda to probe role of French officials in 1994 genocide

Kigali - Rwanda opened a formal probe into 20 French officials suspected of playing a role in the 1994 genocide, in a move likely to further sour diplomatic ties with France.

Rwanda accuses 22 French officers over 1994 genocide

Kigali - Rwanda has published a list of 22 French officers it accuses of helping plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries.

Germany scraps 'Armenia genocide' symphony in Turkey consulate

Berlin - Germany's foreign ministry Tuesday scrapped a planned symphony performance on the Armenian "genocide" in its Istanbul consulate, sparking accusations that it was caving in to Turkish pressure.

Turkey allows German MPs to visit base after row

Berlin - Turkey on Thursday lifted a months-long ban on German lawmakers visiting a NATO airbase near Syria, easing a bitter row sparked by a Bundestag vote labelling the Ottomans' World War I-era massacre of Armenians a "genocide".

Rwandan ex-mayors to appeal French life terms over genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors will appeal their conviction and life sentences for taking part in the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide, their lawyers said Thursday.

French court jails two Rwandan mayors for life over genocide

Paris - In a landmark ruling, a Paris court jailed for life Wednesday two former Rwandan mayors accused of orchestrating the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide.

French MPs vote to criminalise denial of Armenian genocide

Paris - French members of parliament voted unanimously Friday to criminalise the denial of all crimes against humanity, including failure to admit that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces was a "genocide".

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for IS leaders

Geneva - Nadia Murad, a slight, soft spoken Yazidi woman from Iraq, endured a three-month nightmare as a sex slave of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Turkey blocks German MPs' base visit after genocide row

Berlin - Turkey has barred a German delegation from visiting an air base used to fight jihadists in Syria, amid a bitter diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara, officials said Wednesday.

Turkey mulls retaliation in Germany genocide row

Ankara - Turkey is planning retaliatory steps against Berlin after Germany's parliament recognised the World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a genocide, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Germany hits back at Erdogan comments in Armenia row

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's office hit back Monday at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a blistering row over a German parliamentary vote declaring the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians.

Turkey will never accept Armenian genocide 'blackmail': Erdogan

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Saturday Turkey would never accept charges the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians in World War I, saying the accusations were being used as "blackmail" against Ankara.

Germany-Turkey rift: Diplomatic storm or passing squall?

Istanbul - Turkey reacted with predictable fury to the passing of a resolution by the German parliament recognising as genocide the massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire but it remains to be seen if the move will have wider repercussions.

Turkey, Germany seek to limit damage over genocide dispute

Istanbul - Turkey and Germany on Friday vowed their critical alliance would not be broken by a ferocious dispute sparked by the German parliament's resolution recognising the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.

Nations that recognise the Armenian 'genocide'

Paris - A growing number of parliaments, mainly in Europe, have voted laws or resolutions explicitly recognising the Armenian "genocide", while others hold back from using the term which infuriates Turkey.

Turkey says German parliament genocide resolution 'historic mistake'

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday slammed as "null and void" and a "historic mistake" the German parliament's resolution recognising the World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.

Turkey recalls envoy over Germany's Armenian 'genocide' decision

Berlin - Turkey recalled its envoy to Germany and threatened consequences Thursday, in a furious reaction over the Bundestag's decision to adopt a resolution recognising the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.

Germany to vote on Armenia 'genocide' to Turkish ire

Berlin - German lawmakers are preparing to pass a resolution Thursday that recognises the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, despite stark warnings from Turkey that the vote could hurt ties.

Erdogan urges 'common sense' over Germany's Armenia genocide bill

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Germany against the adoption of a parliamentary resolution recognising the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", saying it would harm the countries' relationship.

Germany risks Turkey wrath with Armenian genocide vote

Berlin - Germany's parliament votes Thursday on a resolution that brands the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, drawing a clear warning from Turkey's president that it would harm ties.

Rwanda genocide perpetrator gets life in prison in Sweden

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Monday sentenced a Swede of Rwandan origin to life in prison for genocide and war crimes for his involvement in the 1994 massacres.Claver Berinkidi, 61, moved to Sweden in 2002 and was naturalised in 2012.

Rwandan mayors on trial in France over 1994 genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors went on trial in Paris on Tuesday, accused of orchestrating "massive and systematic summary executions" during the central African country's 1994 genocide.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rev. Brian Kiely and Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Unitarian Church of Edmonton.
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Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, center, held responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, was arrested by Serbian police.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Seth Muhima Rubarake speaking about the genocide in 1994 against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
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Hutu displacement camp prior to Rwandan genocide
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Rose Seed with the three men in her family, Jeff, Ryan and Liam, in their new life in America in 2014.
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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Yvonne Basebya, Rwandan-born Dutch citizen condemned to six years and eight months in prison in the Netherlands.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
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