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China Arrests Prominent Dissident

In a direct rebuke to the United States, China’s most prominent dissident, Wei Jingsheng, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of trying to overthrow the government, a crime that carries …

‘Mass Executions,’ Being Held, Official Says

A senior U.S. diplomat said Tuesday he heard credible accounts of “mass executions” by Bosnian Serb rebels who overran the eastern Bosnian enclaves of Srebrenica and Zepa last month. John …

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Released From House Arrest

Aung San Suu Kyi

Argentine Military Admits To Atrocities

The air force joined the army Saturday in acknowledging atrocities were committed during the “dirty war” of the 1970s, and a Roman Catholic bishop begged forgiveness for the church’s complicity. …

Fearful Hutus Leave Camp Government Had Cut Off Food, Water And Prevented Aid

A Hutu refugee sits in the Kibeho camp with tears streaming down his face on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press

Leaders Gather In Denmark To Sign Poverty-Fighting Agreement Protesters Marching In Copenhagen Say Summit Is ‘Anti-Social’

Hoping to add political weight to vague promises for the poor, leaders from 120 countries started pouring into Copenhagen on Friday to sign an agreement on fighting poverty. Bilateral talks …

Tibetan Refugees Begin March On Dehli

About 500 Tibetan refugees began walking from their northern India headquarters to New Delhi on Friday, hoping to step up pressure on China for Tibet’s independence. The planned 440-mile march …

`Never Again’ Is More Than 50 Years

Time to relax economic sanctions against Saddam Hussein’s regime? Both moralists and cynics are mounting fervent arguments for letting up on Iraq as the fourth anniversary of the Gulf war …