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Charles Taylor war crimes convictions upheld

The Hague - A UN-backed special court at the Hague has rejected the appeal against war crime convictions of the lawyers representing Liberian President Charles Taylor, 65. The judge upheld his 50-year sentence.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Tutu says 'playground bullies' should face trial at Hague

London - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu has called for former prime minister Tony Blair and former president George W Bush to face trial at The Hague International Criminal Court for their roles in the Iraq war, a war he says was based on lies.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 17 comments

Congolese warlord sentenced for recruiting child soldiers

The Hague - Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers in battle. Taking into account time already served, Lubanga will serve just 8 more years behind bars.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Porn star Bobbi Eden makes World Cup offer to fans

The Dutch porn star, Bobbi Eden, has offered to give all her Twitter followers oral sex if her nation wins this Sunday's 2010 World Cup final. Warning: Do not read on, if you are offended by language of a sexual nature!
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 2 comments

Life Sentence for Bosnian Serb Commander Who Committed War Crimes

The break-up of the former state of Yugoslavia was not a peaceful one. In the early 1990s the world watched in disbelief as former friends and neighbors turned on each other in the name of religion or ethnic origin. Often it was on account of both.
In the Media by Chris Dade

Clinton announces $40 million for Afghan elections in August

The US will foot part of Afghanistan’s election bill this August, up to $40 million, said Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. She is now attending an international conference on Afghanistan at The Hague, Netherlands.
In the Media by Moushumi Chakrabarty - 1 comment

Anti-jihadist Dutch MP received 285 death threats in 2008

Dutch politicians are facing an unprecedented number of death threats. The police corps in The Hague region received 428 serious death threats against politicians last year. And 285 directly targetted anti-jihadist Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders'.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 1 comment

Clinic refuses to disclose suspected mass-murderer's details

Dutch police believe that a specific patient of the psychiatric/medical institute Parnassia in The Hague may have killed four people -- all found drowned to death near the institute. However Parnassia refuses to release the man's dossier.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 2 comments

Dutch men to get electrified potty-training

A Dutch water company is going to install electrified wiring in the protected sand dunes along the north sea - to discourage micturators from befouling a treasured bit of unspoilt sand dune.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 3 comments

Cat Plays Foster Mother To Baby Panda, OMG, So KAWAII!

In the Netherlands, there is a news story that could be deemed as the most “kawaii.” A baby panda has been adopted by a domestic cat.
In the Media by Can Tran
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The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has lost his appeal against a 50-year jail term for war...
The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has lost his appeal against a 50-year jail term for war crimes at a special UN-backed tribunal in The Hague.

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