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Nigerian army ‘killed hundreds’

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Nigeria’s army killed some 600 people after a recent attack by Boko Haram militants on a barracks, Amnesty International says.

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Syrian crisis: where the US stands on Assad, the rebels and the refugees

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As the fourth year of conflict begins, the US prepares to reassess its policy with a Senate foreign relations committee this weekVladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula have dominated US foreign policy in the last few weeks, and President Barack Obama, at a European summit, lambasted the Russian leader for being a menace to the international system built over decades. But this Middle East returns to the agenda as the Senate foreign relations committee held a hearing Wednesday on “what’s next” for US policy in Syria after the latest round of failed peace talks in Geneva.Syria entered its fourth year of conflict in mid-March, with no signs it will abate soon. The regional nature of the conflict has alarmed many countries and international groups, as desperate refugees have fled abroad and armed clashes erupted along borders with neighboring countries.The situation and our options may have grown more complicated, but we believe there is still strong, bipartisan support in the Senate for developing and implementing a comprehensive Syria strategy, one that will break the stalemate on the ground and enable a political solution that paves the way for Assads exit.The Syrian government’s massive and indiscriminate use of violence is the single most important factor driving the humanitarian crisis The report is very clear on this and in pointing to the government’s failure to implement the resolution’s provisions.

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Burial service held for Ariel Sharon

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Israel holds the burial service for former PM Ariel Sharon, earlier lauded at a state memorial as an “indomitable” defender of his people.

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A Lost Boy Grows Up

Jacob Mach survived lions and crocodiles and bombs and 10 years in a refugee camp. Then he came to the United States, and things got really hard.

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New photo shows missing Erika, 13

Detectives searching for a 13-year-old girl missing from her home for nearly a week, release a new picture of her and renew their plea for information.

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Syria ballistic missiles killing hundreds including children, watchdog says

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Ballistic missiles used by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad are killing many civilians, including children, an international rights group said on Monday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Myanmar’s Thein Sein to free all political prisoners as Cameron presses on human rights

<!– google_ad_section_start –> British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday urged Myanmese President Thein Sein to defend human rights as the former junta general made his first official visit to London. Cameron said he was particularly concerned by violence targeting members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority in which hundreds of people have been killed. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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War games in Jordan send a signal to Syria

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Under the watchful eye of stern-faced American advisers, hundreds of US-trained Jordanian commandos fanned across the dusty desert plain, holding war games that could eventually form the basis of an assault in Syria. With the recent deployment of Patriot missiles near the Syrian border, and the mock Syrian accents of those playing the enemy, the message was clear: there is fear of spillover from the Syrian war in this US-allied kingdom, and the potential for a Jordanian role in securing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles should Bashar al-Assad’s regime lose control. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Amnesty International launches Chinese-language website

<!– google_ad_section_start –> International human rights advocacy group Amnesty International has launched a Chinese-language website as part of its efforts to reach out to a Chinese-speaking audience, even though the site remains inaccessible to most on the mainland.  “This is a benchmark in the organisation’s ongoing efforts to engage Chinese-speaking human rights activists and supporters around the world,” Amnesty’s East Asia head Roseann Rife said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hezbollah’s Gonna Hate This

In a big reversal, the United Nations says it wants to open 12 refugee camps in Lebanon for Syrian refugees. Jamie Dettmer reports on the repercussions—and why Hezbollah is opposed.

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The Saturday Profile: Kilian Kleinschmidt: Calm Boss at Center of a Syrian Refugee Camp’s Chaos

Kilian Kleinschmidt, who runs an overcrowded Syrian refugee camp in Jordan for the United Nations, is a ruddy-faced German who thrives in international disasters.

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Friday, May 31

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Today is Friday, May 31, the 151st day of 2013. There are 214 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1043 – Lady Godiva rides naked through the market square in Coventry, England. 1520 – After being a hostage in Denmark, young nobleman Gustav Vasa slips back into Sweden to start a rebellion against the Danes that will establish Swedish independence. 1790 – The U.S. copyright law is enacted

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Refugees and migrants face rising dangers

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Amnesty International said on Thursday millions of people who have fled conflict or persecution, and migrants who have left home in search of work, have suffered abuses at the hands of state authorities or employers. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Litvinenko inquest future in doubt

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The inquest into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko could be replaced by a form of public inquiry to allow evidence about Russia’s alleged role in the killing to be heard in secret.

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Relief as Cyclone Mahasen veers west and weakens

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Cyclone Mahasen weakened late yesterday into a tropical storm, causing far less damage than had been feared as it passed over coastal Bangladesh and spared Myanmar almost entirely. At least 18 deaths related to Mahasen were reported in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, but officials had prepared for a far greater storm. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Cyclone Mahasen batters Bangladesh as one million flee

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The outer bands of Cyclone Mahasen struck the southern coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, lashing remote fishing villages with heavy rain and fierce winds that flattened mud and straw huts and forced the evacuation of more than one million people. The eye of the storm was expected to reach land Thursday evening, but at least 18 deaths related to Mahasen already have been reported in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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