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Foreign Maid Dies in Malaysia, Abuse Suspected

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s state news agency is reporting the death of a foreign maid who is believed to have been abused by her employers. The Bernama news agency reported Monday that the maid, who was identified only as coming from a neighboring country, died in a Kuala Lumpur hospital Sunday. The death comes less than a week […]

Slain Syrian Teen Becomes Rallying Symbol for Protesters

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Syrian teenager who activists say was tortured and killed by security forces has become a rallying force for anti-government protesters during a continuing government crackdown that has killed hundreds. Witnesses say protesters in Syria have marched with pictures of 13-year-old Hamza al-Khatib. Videos posted on the Internet of his bloodied corpse have fueled international […]

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Ethiopia Commutes Death Sentences of Mengistu Officers

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia has commuted death sentences given to 23 former officials for crimes committed during the rule of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. Ethiopian President Girma Woldegiorgis announced Wednesday that he had reduced the officials’ sentences to life in prison. The action follows an appeal for leniency by a group of religious leaders. The officials were convicted […]

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