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Syria investigator del Ponte says enough evidence to convict Assad of war crimes – SonntagsZeitung

VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday. Del Ponte, 70, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, announced last week that she was stepping down from ...

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Virginia police, FBI probe deadly violence at white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – U.S. authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person, injured more than 30, and challenged U.S. President Donald Trump’s leadership. The unrest in the southern college town presented Trump with a domestic crisis, with many on both left and right criticizing him for waiting ...

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Death toll in Nepal floods, landslides rises to 49

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Torrential rain battered Nepal on Sunday, causing widespread flooding and landslides and raising the death toll from three days of severe weather to 49 people, according to officials. The toll could go higher as three dozen people were reported missing. Another 17 were injured. The heavy rain, which mainly hit the country’s southern plains, led to the ...

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Hundreds of Buddhists protest against aid agencies in Myanmar's Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) – Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a protest leader said. Buddhist monks and members of the Rakhine ethnic group held demonstrations in 15 towns, including the Rakhine state capital of Sittwe, demanding that aid agencies ...

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Pressure grows on Kenyan opposition to concede election defeat

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya was largely quiet on Sunday following violence in the aftermath of elections, as opposition leader Raila Odinga came under growing international pressure to concede defeat. The election commission on Friday declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the presidential poll by 1.4 million votes. International observers said Tuesday’s election was largely fair but Odinga disputes the results, ...

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Syria investigator del Ponte says enough evidence to convict Assad of war crimes – SonntagsZeitung

VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday. Del Ponte, 70, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, announced last week that she was stepping down from ...

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Virginia police, FBI probe deadly violence at white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – U.S. authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person, injured more than 30, and challenged U.S. President Donald Trump’s leadership. The unrest in the southern college town presented Trump with a domestic crisis, with many on both left and right criticizing him for waiting ...

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Exclusive – Zambia to drop treason charges against opposition leader: sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country’s main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters. The United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason after Hichilema’s convoy failed ...

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Iran eyes more funds for missiles, Guards after U.S. sanctions

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s parliament gave initial approval on Sunday to a bill to boost spending on Tehran’s missile programme and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to “counter America’s terrorist and adventurist actions” as some chanted “Death to America”, the state broadcaster IRIB ...

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Iran eyes more funds for missiles, Guards after U.S. sanctions

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s parliament gave initial approval on Sunday to a bill to boost spending on Tehran’s missile programme and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to “counter America’s terrorist and adventurist actions” as some chanted “Death to America”, the state broadcaster IRIB ...

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