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Berlin man, 95, charged over 36,000 deaths in Nazi camp

Berlin - German prosecutors on Friday charged a 95-year-old man with more than 36,000 counts of accessory to murder over his alleged time as a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War II.The allegations against the accused, identified only as Hans H.

Ex-SS guard 'ashamed' but tells German court he's innocent

M - A former Nazi concentration camp guard Tuesday voiced his shame at having been part of the SS but told a German court he was unaware of the systematic killings there.

Ex-SS guard says he is 'ashamed' but innocent

M - A former Nazi concentration camp guard said at his trial Tuesday that he was ashamed at having been part of the SS and that he was unaware of the systematic killings there.

German ex-SS concentration camp guard, 94, weeps at start of trial

Berlin - A former SS guard aged 94 broke down in tears Tuesday on the first day of his trial in Germany charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Ex-SS concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany

Berlin - A former SS guard, aged 94, goes on trial Tuesday in Germany charged with complicity in mass murders at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, in a case bearing symbolic and moral weight.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

Berlin - A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, loses appeal against jail

Berlin - A former Nazi SS guard known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, 96, lost his final legal challenge against being jailed when Germany's highest court Friday rejected his appeal.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, mounts battle against jail

Berlin - A former Nazi SS guard known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, now 96, has filed a challenge against his jail sentence, his lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that imprisonment would violate his "right to life".

Croatian TV broadcasts war criminal Praljak's film in tribute

Zagreb - Croatia's state broadcaster aired a film Friday directed by war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in a courtroom in The Hague this week after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail sentence.

Croatian MPs hold silence for 'all war victims' after court suicide

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers observed a minute's silence Thursday for "all victims" of the early 1990s Balkan wars, a day after a Bosnian Croat war criminal died after appearing to drink poison at court in The Hague.

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Colombo - Sri Lanka's ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war crime allegations against the military.

US says Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killing

Washington - The United States on Monday accused Syria of building a prison crematorium to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered detainees, putting pressure on Russia to rein in its ally.

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.

Swiss slammed for closing DR Congo 'dirty gold' case

Ginebra - Activists on Tuesday accused Swiss authorities of encouraging impunity, after prosecutors shut a case against a company suspected of laundering gold pillaged by armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sri Lanka president pledges fresh war crimes probe

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president, under pressure from his main opponent in upcoming elections, on Tuesday promised a judicial inquiry into allegations that his troops killed thousands of Tamil civilians at the end of the civil war.

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, a long-awaited verdict that triggered violent protests by his supporters.

UN rights body urges action against right abuses in N.Korea

Geneva - The UN's top rights body has called on the Security Council to act against officials responsible for a litany of crimes against humanity in North Korea.

UN seeks foreign probe of Sri Lanka war crimes

Colombo - The United Nations' human rights chief has recommended an international investigation into war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final stages of its Tamil separatist conflict, a report said Sunday.The local Sunday Times newspaper in Sri Lanka sa...

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