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A car accident that killed Brazil's former president, Juscelino Kubitschek, in 1976 was rigged by the country's military dictatorship, according to a new investigation.

Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, has announced a 30-day ceasefire starting on 15 December.

Despite years of intensive effort by Afghan and international rights advocates, progress in obtaining justice for abused women in Afghanistan appeared to have stalled, according to a report released Sunday by the United Nations.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the release from Zawiya on 7 December of Muhammad al-Barghuthi and three other senior members of the Social Council of the Warfallah Tribes following more than one year in detention without charge or trial.

"The 15th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum took place in Brussels on 5 and 6 December, bringing together hundreds of civil society organisations from across the globe, representatives from international and regional human rights mechanisms and from the EU institutions and Member States. The Forum is a joint venture between the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission and the Human Rights & Democracy Network( ). The Forum looked at a diverse range of issues, with the dual theme of "Fight against Impunity" and "Economic, Social & Cultural Rights".

UK will pursue international inquiry into war crimes at UNHRC if SL fails its own:Hague

The methods used in Bosnia to find wartime missing persons should be implemented in post-conflict situations all over the world, a conference in Sarajevo was told.

Hassane Laqees was a major player in the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah from its inception three decades ago to its current intervention in Syria’s civil war. Over the years, he survived several assassination attempts.

The Special Court yesterday, December 1 formally handed over its landmark courthouse and surrounding complex to the Government of Sierra Leone, as it takes the final steps towards closure.

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