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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2008 file photo, people hold banners depicting six Jesuit priests massacred in 1989, during a memorial to mark the 19th anniversary of their death, in San Salvador. For years, attempts within El Salvador to investigate and prosecute the masterminds of the massacre during that country’s civil war have been delayed and deflected by legal maneuvers. (Edgar Romero/AP Photo File)

Push within El Salvador to advance priest massacre case

Sep. 25, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — For years, attempts within El Salvador to investigate and prosecute the masterminds of a massacre of six Jesuit priests during that country’s civil war have been delayed and deflected by legal maneuvers. The sentencing of former Salvadoran colonel Inocente Orlando...

University students march holding a poster with a message that reads in Spanish:

Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia's conflict

Sep. 23, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Manuel Mancilla was taking a break from his job at a local gold mine. So on Sunday he gathered with friends at a hillside home in his village of Munchique, where about 20 people were drinking and staging cockfights. The 19-year-old’s life ended abruptly when hooded men...

FILE - Im this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, Angela Berg, forensic anthropologist for the State Medical Examiner's Office, works on a large dirt pile at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, in Tulsa, Okla. A committee overseeing the search for mass graves has agreed to search two more locations in a cemetery where a search earlier this year failed to uncover human remains. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File))

Search to resume for mass graves of Tulsa massacre victims

Sep. 15, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A search for mass graves of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will continue at two more locations in a cemetery where a search earlier this year failed to uncover human remains, a city committee has decided. The Public Oversight Committee for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Graves...

In this image taken from video provided by the Arakan Army, Private Zaw Naing Tun provides a video testimony from an undisclosed location somewhere in Myanmar on July 8, 2020. Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (Arakan Army via AP)

Myanmar army deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya

Sep. 8, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday. The comments appear...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, a man adjusts a victim's photograph displayed with floral tributes and Turkish flags, outside the Reina night club following the New Year's day attack, in Istanbul. A Turkish court has on Monday, Sep. 7, 2020 sentenced an Islamic State militant to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017. Albulkadir Masharipov of Uzbekistan was charged with membership in a terror group, murder and attempting to overthrow the constitutional order, among other charges. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, file)

Turkey gives IS militant 40 life sentences for 2017 attack

Sep. 7, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced an Islamic State suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017. The suspect, Albulkadir Masharipov of Uzbekistan, was convicted of 39 counts of murder and one count of...

Officer and 3 assailants killed in Tunisian resort attack

Sep. 6, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian forces shot dead three suspected Islamic militants who rammed their vehicle into security officers and attacked them with knives, killing one and injuring another in the coastal resort town of Sousse, authorities said Sunday. Sousse was the site of Tunisia’s deadliest...

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons pauses after becoming emotional during a news conference to discuss a 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre lawsuit Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 in Tulsa, Okla. Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre have filed a lawsuit in state court against the City of Tulsa and other defendants. The group is seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black district that was burned to the ground by an angry white mob.   (Mike Simons /Tulsa World via AP)

Attorneys file lawsuit seeking redress for Tulsa massacre

Sep. 1, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a lawsuit in state court on Tuesday against the City of Tulsa and other defendants seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black district. The group, led by Tulsa attorney Damario...

Texas gunman had history of violence years before shooting

Aug. 26, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The man who killed more than 20 people at a Texas church shooting massacre in 2017 had threatened violence years earlier and was “completely obsessed with mass shootings," according to federal court documents. Devin Kelley killed 26 people and wounded 20 others on Nov. 5, 2017,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. Mladic is appealing Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 against his convictions for crimes including genocide committed throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Mladic was convicted by a U.N. war crimes tribunal in 2017 and sentenced to life imprisonment for masterminding crimes by Bosnian Serb forces throughout the war that left 100,000 dead, an overwhelming majority of them Bosnian Muslim civilians. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)

Defiant Ratko Mladic dismisses UN court as child of the West

Aug. 26, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A defiant Ratko Mladic dismissed the U.N. court hearing his appeal against convictions for crimes including genocide as a “child of the Western powers,” as a two-day hearing wrapped up Wednesday with the former Bosnian Serb military chief jabbing his finger at...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. Mladic is appealing Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 against his convictions for crimes including genocide committed throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Mladic was convicted by a U.N. war crimes tribunal in 2017 and sentenced to life imprisonment for masterminding crimes by Bosnian Serb forces throughout the war that left 100,000 dead, an overwhelming majority of them Bosnian Muslim civilians. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)

Mladic lawyers call on UN judges to overturn his convictions

Aug. 25, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Ratko Mladic called on U.N. judges Tuesday to overturn his convictions for crimes including genocide committed as commander of Bosnian Serb forces throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Mladic was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2017 for his role in atrocities...