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  • Rights groups say new evidence suggests Sri Lanka war crimes against Tamil Tigers

    Terrorism & Security Rights groups say new evidence suggests Sri Lanka war crimes against Tamil Tigers

    Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group have each released new evidence implicating the Sri Lanka government in war crimes during its offensive against the Tamil Tigers one year ago.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/17

    Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, wearing the pink jersey of the overall leader, touches pink balloons prior to the start of the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Frosinone to Cava De Tirreni, Italy, on Monday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/18

    A supporter of new elected Turkish Cypriots leader Dervis Eroglu holds a Turkish flag in front of his face during victory celebrations, in Turkish occupied area of Nicosia, Cyprus, on April 18. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/15

    A plume of volcanic ash rises into the atmosphere from a crater under about 656 feet of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland on April 14. After the volcano's second eruption in less than a month, northern Europe turned into a no-fly zone on Thursday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers due to the huge amounts of ash.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/12

    On April 12, a 'red shirt' protester takes a photo of where a bullet hit the windshield of a vehicle during clashes on Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Sri Lanka elections buoy ruling party; Tamils sidelined

    Sri Lanka elections buoy ruling party; Tamils sidelined

    Voters in Thursday's Sri Lanka elections favored President Mahinda Rajapakse's ruling party, which prioritizes economic growth over reconciliation with the rebel Tamils after decades of civil war.

  • In Pictures World Water Day

    Argentine artist Nicolas Garcia Uriburu, accompanied by Greenpeace activists, throws a green substance in the Riachuelo River as part of a protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 22. Greenpeace dyed the river green, the most polluted in the nation's capital, to mark World Water Day.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/02

    Soldiers search for looters in a market that was already ransacked in the aftermath of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Lota, Chile, on Tuesday. After Saturday's massive earthquake, troops patrolled to quell looting and the government acknowledged that it has battled to provide aid swiftly because of crumpled highways and major power disruptions caused by the earthquake.

  • Global News Blog Restored library in Sri Lanka signals hope for Tamil minority

    In the heartland of Sri Lanka’s minority, Jaffna’s newly restored Tamil library is a potent symbol of decades of ethnic strife.

  • Sri Lanka: Long-simmering suspicions led to Fonseka's arrest

    Sri Lanka: Long-simmering suspicions led to Fonseka's arrest

    The government grew concerned about the political ambitions of former Army chief Sarath Fonseka – who was arrested on Monday – long before he ran for president last month.