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Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina Faso

Jan. 28, 2020 5:15 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market in Burkina Faso and killed more than 30 people over the weekend, authorities said, as the West African country's security situation deteriorates. The death toll could be as high as 50, Burkina Faso's national television...

Coffins holding the remains of three of six family members who were killed in a 1982 massacre are transported by the forensic office to be handed over to the victims' family in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The remains of six adults and children from one family were handed over to surviving relatives on Thursday, 38 years after the El Calabozo massacre in which government soldiers are accused of killing more than 200 people. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Family receives remains of 6 killed in El Salvador massacre

Jan. 23, 2020 8:35 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's forensic institute on Thursday turned over to family members the remains of six of the more than 200 rural residents killed by soldiers in August 1982 El Calabozo massacre. Juana de Jesús Bonilla Realegeño cried over the caskets of her parents,...

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, comforts Hafiz Musafaj, during his visit to the Recak memorial, in the village of Recak on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, where he called on Serbia to apologize for the genocide on his country as the first step toward a peaceful future relationship. Thaci, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army independence fighters, or KLA, said that during its genocide campaign in 1998-1999 Serbia committed some 400 massacres, killing about 13,000 civilians, including 1,300 children. Some 1,650 are still unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo president hurt by 'amnesty' on Serbia crimes in war

Jan. 15, 2020 11:46 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president on Wednesday denounced what he called “an international amnesty” for Serbia’s crimes in the 1998-1999 war. Hashim Thaci spoke after a commemorative ceremony in the southern Kosovo village of Recak, 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of the...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a man prays among gravestones at the memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia.  Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019, charged a former Bosnian Serb general Milomir Savcic with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

Ex-Bosnian Serb general indicted for aiding genocide

Dec. 31, 2019 2:00 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday charged a former Bosnian Serb general with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed when Bosnian Serb troops captured the...

Human rights commission asks El Salvador for records

Dec. 28, 2019 3:38 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asked El Salvador on Saturday to turn over records related to the country's civil war to the courts and victims of alleged human rights abuses. In a preliminary report following a recent visit to the country, the commission also...

FILE - In this May 18, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, tosses his coat during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. The 2020 presidential election campaign got underway as former vice president, and Scranton native, Biden launched his candidacy in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Clergy abuse fallout among top Pennsylvania stories of 2019

Dec. 25, 2019 11:09 AM EST

One of the top stories of 2018 — the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse and the Roman Catholic Church’s efforts to cover it up — continued to reverberate strongly in 2019. After years of delay and debate, Pennsylvania revamped its child sexual abuse laws to make it easier for...

Mayor, cemetery at odds in search for Tulsa massacre victims

Dec. 21, 2019 4:23 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a privately owned cemetery is blocking efforts to find the remains of black Tulsa residents killed nearly 100 years ago in a race riot. But an attorney for the cemetery said his client submitted a proposal in November that would allow the city to search under certain...

Women celebrate after hearing their relatives were acquitted following the verdict at a court in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city,  Philippines, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. The Philippine court on Thursday found key members of a powerful political clan guilty of a 2009 massacre in a southern province that left 57 people, including 32 media workers, dead in a brazen act that horrified the world. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippines convicts key clan members in 2009 massacre

Dec. 19, 2019 6:24 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Thursday found key members of a powerful political clan guilty of a 2009 massacre in a southern province that left 57 people dead, including 32 media workers, in a brazen execution-style attack that horrified the world. Families of the victims and media...

Philippine court finds key members of political clan guilty of 2009 massacre of 57 people, including journalists

Dec. 18, 2019 10:49 PM EST
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine court finds key members of political clan guilty of 2009 massacre of 57 people, including journalists.
In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, photo, Scott Hammerstedt with the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey speaks about findings in Oaklawn Cemetery during a public oversight committee meeting in Tulsa, Okla., to announce initial results of the search for mass graves related to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Search finds possible graves of Tulsa Race Massacre victims

Dec. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Scientists surveying a cemetery and a homeless camp in Tulsa, Oklahoma, found pits holding possible remains of black residents killed nearly 100 years ago in a race massacre, investigators have revealed. In a report presented Monday night to the 1921 Race Massacre Graves Investigation...