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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany; linked to 300,000 deaths
A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Tuesday accused of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in a case that will test the argument that anyone who served as a guard at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there.
Six Minnesotans have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, federal authorities said.
An American union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.
European pay-TV broadcaster Sky announced Tuesday that sales and profits climbed in the first nine months of its financial year, lifted by higher subscriber numbers.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.
'No more excuses', EU warns as another boat sinks
EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini told member states Monday they had "no more excuses" not to act on the Mediterranean migrant crisis as reports came through of another boat sinking with 300 people on board.
Al-Shabab bombs UN van, 4 UNICEF workers die
A bomb exploded Monday on a van carrying U.N. employees in northern Somalia, killing at least seven people and wounding several others, police and U.N. officials said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.
S. Africa reports 7 deaths in xenophobic violenc1
South Africa's president has postponed a key ceremony after the deaths of seven people in recent attacks on immigrants in South Africa, his office said Monday.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday denied whipping up xenophobic hatred in South Africa after he was accused of triggering violence that has left at least seven people dead and forced thousands from their homes.
Russia on Monday dismissed Norway's protests over a weekend visit to a Norwegian archipelago by a delegation that included Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
  
  
  
  
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