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Stories with subject: Massacres
  • Main suspect in 2009 Philippine massacre dies in hospital 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 3:46 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Andal Ampatuan Sr., a former Philippine governor and one of the main suspects accused of ordering the killings of 58 people in the Philippines' worst massacre, has died of a heart attack in a government hospital, his lawyer said Saturday.

  • Italy's La Scala performs a concert for peace in Bosnia 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 7:59 pm

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Milan's La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra performed a concert Sunday in Sarajevo, bringing a message of reconciliation a day after the 20th anniversary commemorations of the Srebrenica massacre were marred by an attack on Serbia's prime minister.

  • Srebrenica ceremonies marred by attack on Serbia's premier story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-11-15 3:28 pm

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A crowd of furious Bosnian Muslims jumped over fences and attacked Serbia's prime minister with stones and water bottles on Saturday, marring the 20th anniversary commemorations of the Srebrenica massacre.

  • Germany moves toward calling Namibian massacre genocide 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:27 am

    BERLIN - German authorities are moving toward officially recognizing as "genocide" the colonial-era crackdown in Namibia by German troops more than a century ago in which over 65,000 ethnic Hereros were killed.

  • The Latest: Confederate flag is removed in South Carolina story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:20 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on the Confederate flag in South Carolina (all times local):

  • Bosnian Muslims pay tribute to Srebrenica victims story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-09-15 2:48 pm

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Thousands lined Sarajevo's main street on Thursday as a huge truck bearing 136 coffins passed on its way to Srebrenica, where newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 20th anniversary of the crime.

  • Srebrenica women tell tale of loss through objects of memory story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 6:04 am

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Twenty years ago Saturday, Bosnian Serb troops led by Gen. Ratko Mladic carried out Europe's worst carnage since the end of World War II - a massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys that a United Nations court calls a genocide. As Dutch peacekeepers stood helplessly by, the Serbs stormed the Srebrenica safe haven, separating men and boys from women. They drove the males away in trucks and massacred 2,000 on the spot. About 15,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys fled into the woods; the Serbs hunted 6,000 of them down and killed them one by one - some 8,000 in all. The bodies were dumped in mass graves that were bulldozed to hide the evidence, causing remains to be jumbled up into a jigsaw puzzle that has yet to be fully solved. About 1,000 victims remain to be found. Many families have reburied a few bones identified as belonging to their loved-ones through DNA testing.

  • Bill Clinton to lead US delegation to Srebrenica anniversary 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 6:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has picked former President Bill Clinton to lead the U.S. delegation to the commemoration marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

  • Russia vetoes UN resolution calling Srebrenica a genocide story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:34 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the 1995 massacre of Muslims at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as a "crime of genocide," saying that singling out the Bosnian Serbs for a war crime would create greater division in the Balkans.

  • Srebrenica massacre survivor speaks out after 20 years 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:10 am

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Nedzad Avdic felt the blood of the previous victims sticking to his bare feet as he walked with his hands tied behind his back toward the exit of a school to be shot.

  • Dutch peacekeepers still suffer stigma after Srebrenica 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 2:29 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Rob Zomer has heard the comments many times over: You're cowards, killers. How could you stand there and do nothing?

  • Service held in UK to remember Srebrenica massacre victims 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 11:38 am

    LONDON - Days before the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, hundreds of Bosnians and Britons attended a memorial service at Westminster Abbey on Monday to remember the more than 8,000 male Muslim victims.

  • Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:19 am

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones.

  • Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.