Cambodian officials will appeal to the UN on Monday for more than $70 million needed to establish a tribunal to prosecute remaining members of the Khmer Rouge regime , responsible for the deaths of two million Cambodians from 1975-1979. Japan has already pledged half the court's budget, and $10 million will come from Australia, France, [...]

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The Supreme Court today declined to hear Troy Publishing v. Norton (docket 04-979), letting stand a ruling that appears to limit Constitutional protection of the press. Without comment, the Court denied the appeal of a 2004 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court holding that neither the state nor the Federal Constitution protected the so-called "neutral [...]

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Sudanese justice minister Ali Mohamed Osman Yassin announced Monday that 15 Sudanese military officials have been arrested and accused of human rights offenses including rape, burning of villages and killings in the Darfur region, marking the first arrests of government officials in connection with the Darfur violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives [...]

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Sunday and Monday saw more arrests of protestors by authorities in Nepal at planned protests against King Gyanendra's assumption of power on February 1 . Nepal's Kantipur Online is reporting that 24 Nepali Congress members were arrested Sunday in various parts of the country, and 41 more NC members were arrested Monday in the capital [...]

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US Army captain Rogelio Maynulet pleaded not-guilty to charges of murder Monday at his court-martial in Germany. Maynulet, a company commander in the 1st Armored Division , shot an Iraqi male after firing on the vehicle he was fleeing in, mortally wounding him. Maynulet is charged with shooting the man after the medic on the [...]

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Israel's Knesset is expected to vote Monday on a national referendum proposal seen as a last-ditch attempt to keep Israeli troops from forcing the withdrawal of settlements and outposts occupied by Israeli citizens in the Gaza region. The referendum on withdrawal is supported by opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan, and is [...]

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Russian prosecutors are expected to rest their case Monday against former Yukos oil company CEO president Mikhail Khodorkovsky in his trial on charges of tax evasion and fraud. Prosecutors are expected to announce sentencing recommendations as well. Khodorkovsky faces up to ten years in Siberia if convicted. Khodorkovsky and co-defendant Platon Lebedev have maintained that [...]

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The Himalayan nation of Bhutan , population 530,000, released the text of a proposed new constitution over the weekend that would transform the system of government from a Constitutional Monarchy into a two-party representative democracy. Bhutan has slowly been working towards a democratic society since the current monarch, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk , stepped down [...]

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