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  • The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croat generals for murdering and illegally expelling Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz.

    Former Croatian Army General Ante Gotovina enters the courtroom of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal (ICTY) for his appeal judgement in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The ICTY is delivering its decision in the appeal of two Croatian generals convicted for their roles in a 1995 military offensive to drive Serb rebels out of land they had occupied for years along part of Croatia's border with Bosnia. Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac, were sentenced to 24 and 18 years respectively in 2011 for war
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  • The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says he would do all he could to block the nomination of Susan Rice to be secretary of State.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • A draft report says inadequate efforts by the U.N. to protect civilians in the bloody final months of Sri Lanka's civil war marked a "grave failure" for the world body.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
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  • he United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
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  • The African Union is asking the United Nations Security Council to endorse a military intervention to free northern Mali from the control of Islamist extremists affiliated with al-Qaida.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
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  • JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's vice premier says the Palestinians would violate their peace accords with Israel by seeking recognition of an independent state of Palestine at the United Nations.

    Moshe Yaalon told Army Radio on Wednesday that Israel would "have to take steps to make it clear that there will be heavy price" if the Palestinians go ahead with their plan to petition the U.N. General Assembly for statehood on Nov. 29.

    He said it would be a "flagrant" breach of the accords of the early 1990s but stopped short of saying they would be rendered void.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
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  • Solange Calixte 56, speaks outside her home that was damaged by heavy rain brought by Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The rain has tapered off and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of Haiti remain grim, following an autumn of punishing rains that have killed scores of people and that threaten to cause even more hunger across the nation.

    The situation across much of Haiti remained grim on Tuesday following an autumn of punishing rains that have killed scores of people.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
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