Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic faces verdict in genocide trial

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The U.N. tribunal on war crimes in former Yugoslavia hands down its final verdict on Wednesday in the genocide trial of Ratko Mladic, the ex-Bosnian Serb general accused of ordering the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica. FILE PHOTO: Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, Serbia, May 1993. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic/File Photo ...

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Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for another 20 months. Haitian immigrants and supporters rally to reject DHS Decision to terminate TPS for Haitians, at the ...

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Asian stocks rally on boost from strong global growth, earnings

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares scaled a fresh decade peak on Wednesday thanks to surging markets in Europe and America, as strong global growth and rising corporate profits lured hordes of investors into equities. An investor takes a photograph using his phone as he stands in front a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, ...

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Secret KGB documents reveal location of Tsar's buried haul of gold worth £26million

A hoard of gold worth £26million belonging to Russia’s last Tsar Nicholas II is buried near a railway track in Siberia, according to KGB files. The documents give the most precise possible location yet for the royal treasure trove that has been missing for 100 years. It is believed to be one of five stashes of gold and gems lost ...

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Why election chaos in Germany could spell big trouble for Britain

For more than a decade, Angela Merkel has been a rock of stability in a turbulent world. Under her leadership, Germany has cemented its position as the EU’s economic powerhouse, weathered the eurozone crisis and confronted Russian aggression. Now the country – seen as a model for steadfastness and consistency – has been thrown into disarray following the collapse of ...

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Moment skillful pilot manages to make emergency landing without front wheel

A skillful pilot managed to make an emergency landing – despite his plane missing its front wheel. The light aircraft was without its landing gear when it came down in Maryland on Monday. The plane, a a 1966 Piper PA30 twin engine, circled St. Mary’s County Regional Airport for more than 90 minutes to burn fuel. The pilot, Anthony James ...

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'I wasn't in a good place': Liam Payne reveals secret struggles at height of One Direction success

Liam Payne has opened up about his secret struggles at the height of One Direction’s success. The singer, who became a father this year to son Bear, revealed he often was forced to put on a front when performing, but deep down he was battling demons. “I shouldn’t have been able to do as many shows as we did, if ...

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3 US Army soldiers reportedly made improper contact with foreign women during Trump's trip to Asia

Service members watch as the U.S. Forces-Iraq flag is cased, marking the closure of Operation New Dawn and the war in Iraq, during a ceremony in Baghdad, Dec. 15. U.S. Army / Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau Three US Army soldiers were reportedly reassigned after they allegedly broke curfew and made improper contact with foreign women in Vietnam. The soldiers were ...

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Brutal images show how the Rohingya people are being slaughtered and forced to flee Myanmar

A Rohingya boy in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Associated Press They’ve been called “the most persecuted minority in the world.” Subjected to rape, killings, and the destruction of their villages, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August. “The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein, the chief of the UN’s ...

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Flood alerts issued for much of Scotland

Flood alerts have been issued across much of Scotland with major trunk routes affected by the weather. Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and the Scottish Borders were all given amber flood alert warnings by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa). Parts of the Highlands were put on a red flood warning with police saying all of the region had been hit. ...

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