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Amnesty Urges Balkans to Investigate War Missing

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is calling on Balkan governments to investigate the fate of some 14,000 people who are still unaccounted for since the region’s conflicts in the 1990s. The group said Wednesday the missing are a daily source of pain for relatives wanting to learn the fate of their loved ones. Amnesty’s Europe and Central Asia […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Accuses Security Forces in Disappearances

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s Supreme Court says the country’s paramilitary forces are responsible for at least a third of the missing persons cases in the country’s southwest. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Wednesday ordered the Frontier Corps to produce missing persons before the court, saying the paramilitary force is picking up “every third person” in Baluchistan province. Pakistani […]

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Angola Denies $32 Billion Missing in State Funds

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Angola’s government is denying reports that $32 billion has gone missing from state funds thought to be linked to the country’s state-run oil company. In a statement Wednesday, reported in Angolan media, the government denied the missing money, saying there was a discrepancy in the accounts related to inadequate record keeping. It said authorities are […]

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Rights Group Wants Angola to Explain Missing $32 Billion

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A rights group says Angola must account for $32 billion in missing government funds thought to be linked to the state oil company. Human Rights Watch, citing a report by the International Monetary Fund, says the money was spent or transferred between 2007 and 2010 without being properly accounted for in the budget. The sum […]

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Search Ends for South Korean Climbers Missing in Nepal

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A South Korea climbers association has ended its search for three people lost while climbing Nepal’s Mount Annapurna. Renowned climber Park Young-Seok was reported missing along with two of his fellow climbers on October 18. The Seoul-based Korean Alpine Federation said it ended the search Saturday because of continuing avalanches and falling rocks. Park was […]

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Mexican Firm Searches For Missing Oil Workers

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 5:01 am (UTC-5)
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Mexico’s state owned Pemex oil company says it is helping in the search for 10 contract workers who went missing in bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico. The employees of U.S. based Geokinetics were conducting seismic studies for Pemex when they were forced to evacuate an oil rig damaged by Tropical Storm Nate on […]

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