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The democracy movement of the Nobel Peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is negotiating with Myanmar’s military over the composition of the next government, including a possible deal that would allow her to be president, two senior members of her party said on Friday.

As they put on their new dresses and checked their make-up, Nang Kyan Khan and Nang Htwe Yin were excited about the festival ahead. At 7pm on December 28 the two pre-school teachers said goodbye to their families in remote Mong Paine village and left in a taxi – a rare treat – which the fun-loving 20-year-olds had hired to take them over the rough tracks of northern Shan and into neighbouring Nant Onn. They never made the celebrations.

A European Parliament resolution criticised Serbia for staging an official welcomes for a released war criminals and urged Belgrade to do more to find missing persons from the 1990s conflicts.

Mourners gathered to mark the 22nd anniversary of the shelling of Sarajevo’s Markale marketplace and to remember the 68 people who were killed in the blast in 1994.

The parliamentary presidency voted to reintroduce sponsorship of an event in Bleiburg in Austria commemorating the deaths of tens of thousands of Nazi-allied Croatian troops and civilians.

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will ask President Obama to help implement a peace accord that his government expects to sign with the Farc rebel group next month.

The Bosnian Serb proposal to reform Bosnia's Constitutional Court caused a stir in the House of Representatives of parliament on Wednesday after the Constitutional Commission - in charge of examining the constitutionality of draft laws before they are submitted to the chamber - rejected it.

A Serbian court sentenced Brano Gojkovic to ten years in prison on Thursday after he admitted he was part of a group of troops who killed hundreds of Bosniak civilians in July 1995 in the aftermath of Bosnian Serb forces seizing the town of Srebrenica.

The month before he was executed, in April 1952, Guo Ching wrote letters to his mother, wife and children to say goodbye. The letters had only 140 miles to travel, but they would take 60 years to be delivered.

The Khmer Rouge tribunal heard testimony on Tuesday from a mil­itary commander involved in Pol Pot’s capture of Phnom Penh in 1975 who later commanded naval units patrolling Cambodian waters off Koh Kong province.

The ongoing case against Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Sam­phan and Nuon Chea is currently fo­cusing on charges of genocide of Cham and Vietnamese populations during Democratic Kampuchea.

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