Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts'
GENEVA (AP) — Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
World leaders, South Africans honor Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama implored thousands gathered in a cold, rainy stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to carry forward Nelson Mandela's mission of erasing injustice and inequality.
Obama: Make Mandela's life work your own
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.
For Mandela, harsh island jail was a crucible
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A half-century ago Nelson Mandela was taken as a prisoner to Robben Island, 11 kilometers (seven miles) across the bay from Cape Town, where he would begin serving a life sentence for plotting to overthrow South Africa's racist apartheid system.
Quotes from leaders, family at Mandela memorial
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Presidents, ministers, royalty at Mandela memorial
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dozens of foreign leaders were expected to arrive Tuesday for the memorial service honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg's FNB stadium.
AP Enterprise: Serbia in domestic violence crisis
POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — There was the time he smashed her head against the concrete floor and collected the gushing blood in a bucket, Mica said, apparently just for fun. And the beating that left a wall so splattered the family spent a whole day repainting it. There were the rapes that left her nmb and the insults of "whore" that filled her with helpless rage.
Ukrainian president to seek protesters' release
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says he will ask the country's general prosecutor to find a way to release some of the demonstrators who were arrested in recent protests, in a bid to defuse the country's tensions.
Thai democracy enters dangerous new crossroads
BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of protesters vying to topple Thailand's prime minister says his movement will establish what amounts to a parallel government — complete with "volunteer peacekeepers" to replace the police, a "people's council" to rule and a foreign policy to go with it.
Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday.
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