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Thousands Attend Gay Pride Parade in Rome

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through Italy’s capital Saturday celebrating the annual European gay pride festival, with many participants urging Italy’s government to put forth legislation recognizing gay rights. Police estimate that at least 300,000 people, with many carrying slogans calling for an end to discrimination, participated in the Europride event. The colorful parade […]

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Thousands Attend Gay Pride Parade in Rome

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through Italy’s capital Saturday celebrating the annual European gay pride festival, with many participants urging Italy’s government to put forth legislation recognizing gay rights. Police estimate that at least 300,000 people, with many carrying slogans calling for an end to discrimination, participated in the Europride event. The colorful parade […]

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UN Official Accuses Syria of Bludgeoning Its People

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The top U.N. human rights official is accusing Syria of trying to “bludgeon its population into submission” with its crackdown on anti-government protesters. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said Thursday that it is “utterly deplorable” for any government to deploy tanks, artillery and snipers against its people. She urged Syria to […]

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NATO Sends Helicopters on Libyan Attacks for First Time

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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NATO boosted its bombardment of Libya Saturday, for the first time sending attack helicopters on low-altitude missions against military installations loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO said British Apache and French Tiger and Gazelle helicopters carried out the assaults. Military officials said about 20 targets were destroyed, including a radar site and an armed […]

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Mladic Refuses to Offer a Plea to ‘Obnoxious’ Charges

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, but refused to enter a plea to what he said are “obnoxious” charges of genocide against him. Mladic told the court’s three judges on Friday that he was defending “my people and my country” […]

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Mladic Tells War Crimes Tribunal He Is ‘Gravely Ill’

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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After 16 years on the run, former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, telling judges he is “gravely ill” and calling the charges against him “obnoxious.” Mladic was once a burly, intimidating figure on the battlefield. But he appeared subdued in […]

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World Health Organization Says Deadly European Bacteria Is New Strain

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says that a deadly outbreak of E. coli bacteria that has killed 17 Europeans is a new strain that has never been seen before. The U.N. agency said Thursday that preliminary genetic tests suggest that the strain is a mutant of two different E. coli bacteria with lethal genes. A food […]

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Mladic to Face War Crimes Charges in UN Court

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic will make his first appearance before a war crimes tribunal Friday, following his capture after 16 years on the run. The United Nations tribunal in The Hague will ask the former general to identify himself and enter a plea to 11 counts of the indictment for war crimes […]

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Mladic in The Hague for War Crimes Trial

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has spent his first night in an isolation cell at The Hague, where he is awaiting trial on genocide charges. As a helicopter hovered overhead, a convoy of four black vehicles brought the 69-year-old Mladic to the prison on Tuesday. Mladic was arrested in Serbia last week after […]

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US Space Shuttle Returns from Its Final Mission

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth early Wednesday after completing its final voyage to the International Space Station. Commander Mark Kelly and his crew landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the 25th time the U.S. space agency, NASA, has landed a space shuttle in darkness, about a fifth […]

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