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Confronting darkness in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge stronghold

Sangkha - Standing next to cages that once housed political prisoners, former Khmer Rouge foot soldier Tho Lon gets a surprisingly sympathetic hearing from a clutch of students, despite his work for a regime that wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population.

George Clooney in Yerevan for Armenian genocide commemorations

Yerevan - Hollywood star and rights advocate George Clooney on Sunday joined emotional ceremonies in Yerevan marking the 101st anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

German orchestra accuses Turks of pressure in 'genocide' row

Berlin - A German orchestra said on Saturday that Turkey attempted to pressure it and the EU to keep the term "genocide" out of a concert marking the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.

Serbia, Russia criticise UN court after Karadzic verdict

Belgrade - Serbia and Russia on Friday criticised the UN war crimes tribunal, alleging bias after it convicted wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide.

Karadzic trial shows genocide hardest crime to prove

Den Haag - A complex verdict against Radovan Karadzic, found guilty of genocide at Srebrenica but acquitted of the same charge in other Bosnian towns, has again shown that the "most heinous" of crimes is the hardest to prove.

Key genocide suspect transferred to Rwanda for prosecution

Kigali - Top level Rwandan genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa was flown from Kinshasa to Kigali on Sunday to face trial three months after his arrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ISIS committing genocide, says Kerry

U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to declare that Islamic State is committing genocide in Iraq and Syria, citing the UN definition. The stunning unanimity of the vote puts pressure on Obama's administration to do more.

US: Islamic State carrying out 'genocide'

Washington - The United States declared Thursday that the Islamic State group's slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shiites in Iraq and Syria amounts to a genocide and vowed to halt it.

Armenian president creates coalition with anti-Turkish party

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday invited a fiercely anti-Turkish party to join his government, in a controversial power-sharing deal highlighting a stalemate in efforts to normalise ties with arch-foe Ankara.

Rwanda jails ex-pastor for life for genocide killings

Kigali - A Rwandan court has sentenced a former pentecostal pastor to life in prison for leading a massacre of people sheltering in his church during the 1994 genocide, reports said Thursday.

Rwandan man jailed for life in Germany over church massacre

Berlin - A German court Tuesday sentenced a Rwandan Hutu man to life in jail for his active role in orchestrating a church massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the 1994 genocide.

Leading Rwandan genocide suspect arrested in DR Congo

Arusha - One of nine top fugitive Rwandan genocide suspects, a former mayor accused of slaughtering thousands of people and organising mass rapes in 1994, has been arrested, the United Nations said.Ladislas Ntaganzwa, who had a $5 million (4.

French soldiers 'ignored Rwandans pleas' in 1994 genocide

Nyamagabe - More than 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, survivors still carry painful memories of three fateful days when French soldiers allegedly left ethnic Tutsis to be slaughtered by Hutu killers.

French officers deny 'monstrous' Rwanda genocide allegations

Paris - French army officers Wednesday denied "monstrous" allegations by rights groups that the country's peacekeeping force knowingly failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994.

More than 20 years after Rwandan genocide, killings haunt French military

Paris - New documents have come to light in the long-running controversy over whether French troops based in Rwanda at the time of the 1994 genocide failed to prevent the killings of Tutsis.

Canadian federal court suspends deportation of Rwandan man Special

A Canadian federal court judge has suspended the deportation of a Rwandan man until his case is reviewed and justice is ensured.

IS committing genocide against Yazidis in Iraq: Report

Washington - The Islamic State group is committing genocide against Iraq's Yazidi community, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a report based on harrowing interviews detailing rape, torture and murder.

Serbian PM pays respects to Srebrenica Muslim victims

Srebrenica - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic paid his respects Wednesday to the Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, months after he was chased from a ceremony in the Bosnian town by an angry stone-throwing crowd.

France compensates U.S. Holocaust victims

Washington - France will pay $60 million to mainly American victims of the Holocaust who were transported by train from France to Nazi death camps during World War II, an affair that nearly cost French state rail company SNCF its US contracts.

Nazi crime researchers probing IS over Yazidi 'genocide'

Berlin - A group that documented Nazi war crimes is now investigating whether massacres committed by Islamic State jihadists against Iraq's Yazidi minority amount to genocide.

Turkish politician had right to deny Armenia genocide: Europe court

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that a Turkish politician should not have been prosecuted for denying that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey in 1915 was a genocide.

Europe rights court to rule on Armenia 'genocide' denial

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights is to decide Thursday whether it is a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey in 1915 was a "genocide".

Former Guatemala dictator's amnesty appeal denied

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan appeals court rejected an amnesty request from former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, whose retrial for genocide during the country's civil war is due to begin in January, the civil parties to the case said Thursday.

France drops genocide, torture case dropped Rwanda priest

Paris - French judges have dropped the case against Rwandan priest Wenceslas Munyeshyaka for his alleged role in the country's 1994 genocide, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Khmer Rouge cadres held killing competitions, court hears

Phnom Penh - Guards at a Khmer Rouge death camp held competitions to see how many prisoners they could murder in an hour, a court heard Monday, the latest harrowing testimony at the trial of two top regime leaders.

Remains of Nazi professor's victims buried in France

Strasbourg - The remains of Jewish victims who were killed for the skeleton collection of Nazi anatomy professor August Hirt were buried in northeastern France on Sunday, according to an AFP journalist.

Former Guatemalan dictator to face genocide retrial

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court ruled Tuesday that former dictator Efrain Rios Montt must face retrial for genocide during the country's civil war, but ordered it take place behind closed doors because he has dementia.

Guatemala's ex-despot Rios Montt has dementia: Doctors

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt has dementia, doctors said Tuesday at a hearing to decide if he is fit to face retrial for genocide during the country's civil war.

Guatemala court orders psych exam for ailing ex-despot

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court Tuesday ordered ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt, charged with genocide during the country's brutal civil war, to undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he is fit for trial.

Coffins of 136 victims brought to Srebrenica memorial

Srebrenica - Thousands turned out to pay respects Friday on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre as 136 more coffins of identified victims were brought to a memorial centre to be buried the next day.
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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. Rev. Brian Kiely and Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Unitarian Church of Edmonton.
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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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Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran, Wiesel offered a firm stance. "I think America should adopt a very harsh line, a more truthful line, and say to Iran that you cannot continue like that -not with our consent. You can't."
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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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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel took part in a discussion around genocide this past Sunday at New York's Cooper Square, Great Hall.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, leader of Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi coalition of opposition politial parties.
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An exhumed mass grave in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where key events in the July 1995 Srebrenica Massacre unfolded. July 2007
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