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Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags - Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

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Indonesia stocks jolted by reality as tax amnesty optimism fades

JAKARTA: As Indonesia’s tax amnesty delivers only a fraction of the hoped-for revenue, a dose of reality is worsening the nation’s growth outlook and eroding this year’s stocks rally.

Business

Singapore banks report tax amnesty Indonesians to police

SINGAPORE: Private banks in Singapore are sharing with local police the names of clients embracing an Indonesian tax amnesty, three banking sources told Reuters, a move that could undermine the amnesty and damage the banks' business with their biggest client pool.

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Thai amnesty bill sparks street protests

BANGKOK: Anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Thailand's capital Thursday as parliament debated a political amnesty which opponents fear will "whitewash" past abuses and allow ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return.

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Syria carried out mass hangings at military prison - Amnesty International

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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Berlusconi govt under fire over fraud amnesty plan

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's opposition and the largest union attacked Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government on Wednesday over an amnesty that would wipe the slate clean on offences including accounting fraud for money hidden abroad.

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Q+A - Why is so much attention focused on Pakistan amnesty?

REUTERS - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday began hearing challenges to an amnesty decree in a case that will determine whether politicians including close allies of President Asi Ali Zardari face revived corruption charges.

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Hizbollah guilty of war crimes, Amnesty says

It said around a quarter of the nearly 4,000 rockets that Hizbollah launched into Israel during the 34-day war were fired directly into urban areas.

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Hizbollah guilty of war crimes, Amnesty says

It said around a quarter of the nearly 4,000 rockets that Hizbollah launched into Israel during the 34-day war were fired directly into urban areas.

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Russia's business amnesty kicks off with a handful freed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An amnesty for Russia's jailed entrepreneurs, ordered by President Vladimir Putin, has begun with 13 people freed so far, the country's business ombudsman said on Tuesday.