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'No reconciliation' after UN court rejects Balkan war claims

Zagreb - "There is no reconciliation here," said a former Croatian prisoner of war after a landmark ruling Tuesday that rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia stemming from their 1990s war. "We have different views over the past.

Top UN court rules Serbia not guilty of genocide against Croats

Den Haag - The UN's highest court on Tuesday rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia in landmark rulings over their 1991-1995 war, and urged the former foes to turn the page on their bloody history.

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend ceremonies in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Khmer Rouge leader hospitalised during genocide trial

Phnom Penh - A former Khmer Rouge leader was hospitalised Thursday during his trial for mass murder, forced marriage and rape in the 1970s, forcing Cambodia's war crimes court to suspend the proceedings.

Guatemala ex-dictator forced to appear at genocide trial

Guatemala City - Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt was hauled to court on a stretcher Monday to attend his retrial on genocide charges before proceedings were halted by a motion to change judges.

Top wanted Nazi almost certainly died in Syria: Group

Jerusalem - A Nazi war criminal who topped most wanted lists over the Holocaust is "almost certain" to have died in Syria four years ago, a Nazi-hunting group said Monday.

Witness in French inquiry into 1994 Rwanda plane crash disappears Special

A key witness for a French court investigating who triggered the Rwandan genocide has gone missing in Kenya after a Paris judge insisted the witness’ name be identified in legal documents – a move critics say compromised his safety.

Cambodia judge presses KRouge accused to end court boycott

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian court overseeing the genocide trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders threatened on Monday to assign one of them lawyers, after his defence team continued to boycott the UN-backed tribunal.

Review: ‘Watchers of the Sky’ argues action over apathy Special

The documentary, ‘Watchers of the Sky,’ examines the history of genocide and the continued efforts of a few individuals to end the cycle of violence.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairy tale'

Phnom Penh - A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child's fairy tale" at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape.

Indigenous Peoples' Day replaces Columbus Day in Seattle

Seattle - Generations of youngsters in the U.S. grew up knowing Columbus discovered America. Celebrating the Italian explorer's discovery on October 12, 1492 became a celebration of Italian heritage, even though we later learned he didn't discover America at all.

Op-Ed: We must stop ISIS genocide, even if it means boots on the ground

The U.S. has begun launching airstrikes against ISIS insurgents in Iraq who have isolated thousands Yazidis, a non-Muslim minority, on high ground after overrunning the town of Sinjar. But will limited airstrikes be enough to stop ISIS' brutal genocide?

Turkey PM Erdogan under fire over 'ugly to be called Armenian' jibe

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday faced accusations of racism days before he stands in presidential elections after saying in a television interview that it was ugly to be called an Armenian.

Gaza 'genocide' denounced by Spanish film industry

Gaza - One hundred Spanish film professionals, including the husband-and-wife team Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, have published an open letter denouncing what they term the "genocide" happening in the Gaza Strip.

Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge leaders start genocide trial

Phnom Penh - Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began their second trial at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Wednesday on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.

Genocide trial of two Khmer Rouge leaders

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court was Wednesday set to begin a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.

Event protests 'genocide' in Ukraine and Palestine held in Spain Special

Fuengirola - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 saw a demonstration on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain, with protesters publicly denouncing the genocide currently happening in both Palestine and Ukraine.

Victims of genocide remembered at memorial service Special

Edmonton - A memorial service on July 20 remembered victims of genocide in recent history throughout the world, through speakers, songs, and prayers.

Rwanda genocide court upholds 30-year sentence for ex-army chief

Arusha - The UN court for Rwanda upheld a 30-year jail term for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu on Monday for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.

Review: Hot Docs provides vivid reminders of the world’s darker affairs Special

High-profile subjects are generally included in Hot Docs Film Festival’s “Special Presentations” programme. We look at ‘Concerning Violence’; ‘Silenced’; and ‘Watchers of the Sky.’

Outrage in France over Rwanda genocide accusations

Paris - Top-ranking former French officials on Monday angrily rejected claims of complicity in Rwanda's genocide, as ceremonies were held in Kigali to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

French ambassador barred from Rwanda genocide commemorations

Kigali - The French ambassador to Rwanda said Monday he has been barred from attending events marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide, amid a major diplomatic row surrounding France's controversial role in the events of 1994.

France pulls out of Rwandan genocide memorial amid accusations

Paris - France has withdrawn from the 20th anniversary memorial of the Rwandan genocide in response to Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s statements about French complicity in the genocide that killed over 800,000.

Rwanda mourns the dead, 20 years since genocide

Kigali - Rwanda holds solemn commemorations Monday for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800,000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed by renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

Op-Ed: Sequel to Rwandan genocide in Central African Republic

Bangui - On the eve of the 20th year of horrific Rwandan genocide, the world is once again sanctioning another blood spill in the Central African Republic.

Rwanda remembered: A lesson in forgiveness and reconciliation

Hvar - It is 20 years since the start of a genocide in Africa which claimed the lives of 800,000 people. Two decades later, a lesson in reconciliation.

France snubs Rwanda genocide commemorations after Kagame charge

Paris - France pulled out of the 20th anniversary commemorations for the Rwandan genocide after President Paul Kagame again accused Paris of "participating" in the 1994 mass killings.

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

Paris - A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.Pascal Simbikangwa, a 54-year-old former member of the Rwandan presidential gu...

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

Paris - A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide Friday, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.Pascal Simbikangwa, a 54-year-old former member of the Rwandan presiden...

Verdict in landmark Rwanda genocide trial due in Paris

Paris - A French court is due to deliver its much-anticipated verdict in the landmark trial of a Rwandan army captain accused of complicity in genocide on Friday, just weeks ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 atrocity.Prosecutors in the trial -- the fir...
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In 1994  800 000 people were killed in 100 days of systematic slaughter....
Rwanda Genocide Memorial In 1994, 800,000 people were killed in 100 days of systematic slaughter. Many sites around Rwanda now stand as memorials to the genocide. The remains of those killed stand as a testament to what took place.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
An exhumed mass grave in Potocari  Bosnia and Herzegovina  where key events in the July 1995 Srebren...
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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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Seth Muhima Rubarake speaking about the genocide in 1994 agai...
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Seth Muhima Rubarake speaking about the genocide in 1994 against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran  Wiesel offere...
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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The future outlook of developing nations looks bleak. Should developed nations be held accountable f...
The future outlook of developing nations looks bleak. Should developed nations be held accountable for the genocide?
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach  and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel took part in a ...
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. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza  leader of Rwanda s FDU-Inkingi coalition of opposition politial parties.
Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, leader of Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi coalition of opposition politial parties.
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Rose Seed with the three men in her family  Jeff  Ryan and Liam  in their new life in America in 201...
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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A scene from 'Watchers of the Sky'
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Yvonne Basebya  Rwandan-born Dutch citizen condemned to six years and eight months in prison in the ...
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.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rev. Brian Kiely and Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Unitarian Chur...
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rev. Brian Kiely and Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Unitarian Church of Edmonton.