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Mass rape, cannibalism, dismemberment - UN team finds atrocities in Congo war

GENEVA (Reuters) - Rebels and government troops in Congo have committed atrocities including mass rape, cannibalism and the dismemberment of civilians, according to testimony published on Tuesday by a team of U.N. human rights experts who said the world must pay heed.

Malaysia back on US human trafficking watchlist

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been downgraded to the Tier 2 watchlist in the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for 2018.

Russia steps up legal attack against hunter of Stalin's mass graves

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's crimes angered officials was accused on Thursday by state investigators of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter, after having been cleared of similar charges in April.

U.N. says Malian forces executed 12 civilians at a market

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian forces involved in the fight against Islamist militants in the West African nation executed 12 civilians in retaliation after a soldier was killed in an attack in May, the U.N. mission in Mali said on Tuesday.

After 16 killed in Mali, France says government must act firmly

PARIS (Reuters) - Malian authorities must react strongly after at least 16 Fulani herders were killed in suspected ethnic clashes, France's foreign ministry said on Monday as its former colony gears up for elections.

At least 16 dead in central Mali ethnic clashes - government

BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least 16 Fulani herders have been killed in suspected ethnic clashes in central Mali, the government and local sources said on Sunday, underscoring the chronic instability blighting the West African nation ahead of elections next month.

'They took him' - Mexican marines accused of kidnapping, murder

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In March, Daniel Trejo, a 41-year-old car mechanic in the Mexican northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, was violently pulled from his home at night by men dressed as Marines. It was the last time his wife saw him.

Another feather in Edmund Yeo’s cap

MALAYSIAN film director Edmund Yeo has won the Best Film award at the 15th Bologna Asian Film Festival in Italy, Sin Chew Daily reported.

‘Rohingya militants killed Hindus’

BANGKOK: Myanmar’s army was not the only group that slaughtered civilians in the country’s volatile west last year, Amnesty Interna­tional said in a new report accusing ethnic Rohingya insurgents of massacring dozens of Hindus during an escalation of a long-running communal conflict in Rakhine state.

Remains of Spanish dictatorship's victims handed to families, 80 years on

GUADALAJARA, Spain (Reuters) - The remains of 22 people killed in the months following Spain's 1936-39 civil war were handed over to relatives in a ceremony in Guadalajara on Saturday after investigations into a suspected mass grave unearthed the victims.