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War crimes court hands Liberia's Charles Taylor 50 years in jail


A UN-backed war crimes court handed Liberia's former president Charles Taylor a 50-year jail term on Wednesday for arming rebels in Sierra Leone in return for "blood diamonds".

Taylor, 64, was convic

Tamil Tigers still active in Europe


When Tamil Tigers were routed on the battlefield two years ago, the Sri Lankan government believed it had crushed the 25-year rebellion for a separate Tamil homeland.

But evidence surfacing in a

International judge rules against lawyers' wigs

A judge has asked lawyers to shed their wigs next time they appear before her at the International Criminal Court.

A handful of attorneys appeared on Monday in traditional black gowns and white horse

Ex-agent says Campbell knew gift was diamonds

Model Bekah Jenkins attends the premiere of The Tillman Story in New York City on Monday.

Naomi Campbell’s former agent fended off defence accusations on Tuesday that she lied to the war crimes court to further her own lawsuit against Campbell, insisting the model knew she was receiving di

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.