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APEC — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries announce an agreement on pushing ahead with a free-trade deal whose destiny was uncertain after President Donald Trump dropped it. By Tran Van Min...

Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government is facing increasing pressure to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they we...

Men report rape, torture under Sri Lankan government

LONDON (AP) — He was barely a teenager when Sri Lanka's civil war ended, spared by youth from witnessing its horrors. But last year, the brutal conflict caught up with Witness #205. ...

Dozens of men describe rape, torture by Sri Lanka government

LONDON (AP) — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. ...

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The girl was only 11 when the first peacekeeper raped her, luring her with bread and a banana as she was leaving school in her village in northeastern Congo. "It ...

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The United Nation's sexual abuse and exploitation scandal among peacekeepers is back in the spotlight with fresh calls for reform. In a yearlong investigation, Th...

UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The Congolese orphan girl haunts the U.N.'s top human rights official, even though more than a decade has passed since he heard her story. It was a big day in thi...

Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

PARIS (AP) — The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And ...

Muslims targeted by violence in wake of IS-claimed attacks

LONDON (AP) — The attack on Muslim worshippers outside a London mosque on Monday follows a rising wave of violence and harassment directed against Muslims across Britain and around the world. ...

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

LONDON (AP) — The carnage of the London Bridge attack could have been worse: One of the attackers tried to rent a larger truck that could have killed more people, but his payment was declined. The blo...

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

LONDON (AP) — The carnage of the London Bridge attack could have been worse: One of the attackers tried to rent a larger truck that could have killed more people, but his payment was declined. The blo...

Bombing puts British security officials on back foot again

LONDON (AP) — There were plenty of warning signs before Salman Abedi unleashed carnage at Manchester Arena. The concert bombing that left 22 people dead Monday night and dozens hospi...

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crim...

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a H...

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ASIA: UN PEACEKEEPERS-PERPETRATORS UNPUNISHED COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical...