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N Korea committed crimes against humanity, but not genocide

The head of a UN inquiry into rights violations in North Korea said today that Pyongyang's actions, while constituting a crime against humanity, fell short of genocide.

Iraq tells United Nations that Islamic State committed genocide

Iraq told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that Islamic State militants have committed genocide.

Karunanidhi urges PM to move resolution in UN against Lanka

DMK president M Karunanidhi Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider moving a resolution in the UNHRC against Sri Lanka over alleged genocide and wanted India to support adoption of a human rights violation report in the world body.

Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia in early 1990s: UN court
Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia in early 1990s: UN court

The United Nations` highest court on Tuesday ruled that Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia during the Balkan wars that followed the collapse of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Czech President slammed for `super Holocaust` jihadi warning

 A warning by Czech President Milos Zeman that Islamic State jihadists must be crushed to prevent a "super Holocaust" with hundreds of millions of victims was slapped down as "nonsense" by the country`s foreign minister on Tuesday.

Guatemala ex-dictator forced to appear at genocide trial

 Guatemala`s former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was hauled to court on a stretcher on Monday to attend his retrial on genocide charges after the judge rejected his request for sick leave.

Ailing Guatemalan ex-dictator requests retrial absence

 Lawyers for Guatemalan ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt said on Friday he is too sick to attend court next week, when he faces a retrial for genocide over the killings of indigenous people in the 1980s.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Bangladesh`s war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country`s 1971 independence conflict.

Bangladesh ex-minister sentenced to hang for genocide

 Bangladesh`s war crimes court on Tuesday sentenced a former government minister to hang for rape and genocide during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan.

10,000 Iraqis killed since January: UN

About 10,000 Iraqis were killed and 20,000 others injured since the start of the year, the UN has said, expressing readiness to send a panel to Iraq to probe the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group`s crimes.

''Drug-crazed'' Islamic State militants indulging in genocide in Kobane

Drug-crazed Islamic State militants are reportedly subjecting the Kurds and non-Muslims to large-scale genocide.

`All Serbs` on trial at war crimes court, says Karadzic

 Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday said "all Serbs" were on trial as he began his closing statement to the Yugoslav war crimes court, where he is charged with some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. 

Genocide court upholds life terms for Rwanda ex-ruling party bosses

 The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda on Monday upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of `genocide`

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of a "genocidal crime" in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington.

Rwanda cricket, growing a game of hope
Rwanda cricket, growing a game of hope

Cricketer Don De Dieu Mugisha bowls a ball down a bumpy, dusty wicket at a match in Rwanda: a sport introduced by those who returned after fleeing genocide 20 years ago.

Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists

Time was running out for thousands of Iraqis trapped by jihadists, with the US today saying it was assessing rescue options and the UN warning of "potential genocide".

US jets strike jihadists in Iraq

US jets struck jihadist positions in northern Iraq, a potential turning point in a two-month crisis Washington said was threatening to result in genocide and to expose US assets.

Thousands at pro-Gaza march in Rotterdam

Thousands of people protested in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam today against what some labelled Israel`s "genocide" in Gaza, media reported.

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Gaza conflict

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos Sunday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.