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Rights activists Tuesday hailed a landmark war crimes verdict that found former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of rampant sexual abuses by his troops, saying the ruling could help stop rape as a weapon of war.
 
President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba was heavy on symbolism and light on immediate results, but the after-shocks have the ability to shift Cuba's future, analysts said Tuesday.
 
Srebrenica, Vukovar, Sarajevo: towns and cities indelibly scarred by a painful and shameful history and seared forever into Europe's collective conscience.
 
A potentially critical conflict has gone largely unnoticed in southern Libya yet could open up a gateway to sub-Saharan Africa for the Islamic State group, analysts say.
 
Former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba was a towering figure in business and politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo until a 2006 electoral defeat opened the way to a guilty verdict at a war crimes court.
 
Brazilian politics looks a lot like a dark and twisted TV series these days, complete with tales of betrayal, wire-tapped phone calls and a corruption scandal reaching into the highest halls of power.
 
Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will Thursday stand before U.N. war crimes judges to learn if, 20 years on, they find him guilty of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.
 
The Federation of Sao Paulo Industries is lit up in the green and yellow of the Brazilian flag, a giant black banner cutting across its facade with a blunt message: "Resign now."
 
American Sue Pemberton rushed to Havana to experience authentic Cuba before the communist island gets swamped by capitalism. The only problem: millions of other foreigners had exactly the same idea.
 
The arrest of Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam may be a "major blow" to jihadist networks but the four-month manhunt also highlights serious failures which need to be fixed, commentators and officials said Saturday.
 
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