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Stories with subject: Massacres
  • Judge to rule later on extradition for Salvadoran ex-colonel 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:46 pm

    GREENVILLE, North Carolina - A defense attorney questioned Spain's basis for charging a former Salvadoran colonel with the slayings of several priests during El Salvador's civil war, drawing a skeptical response Wednesday from the judge overseeing his extradition hearing.

  • Investigation: Bales showed signs of potential violence story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 5:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - A soldier convicted two years ago of one of the worst American atrocities of the war in Afghanistan had exhibited warning signs of unwarranted violent behavior, but none that indicated he was capable of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, and burning some of their bodies, according to a military investigation report released Tuesday.

  • Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:05 pm

    BERLIN - Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds.

  • Guinea: Riot police break up rally for ex-military leader 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 4:59 pm

    CONAKRY, Guinea - Riot police in Guinea used tear gas to break up a rally on Saturday demanding the return of a former military ruler who wants to run for president despite facing charges related to a 2009 massacre.