It's been just two years since some resemblance of peace returned to the island nation of Sri Lanka, with its 25-year civil war drawing to a close. But now, Britain's Independent Television News charges that government forces herded thousands of…
War Crimes Accusations Emerge Over Civil War in Sri Lanka…
Sudden flooding and mudslides killed at least 400 people in Brazil, and many more are still missing. In Tunisia, President Ben Ali offered concessions to try to quell growing protests that have left at least 23 people dead.
In other news, Wall Street rebounded after a losing streak last week and the Sri Lankan government announced that it had defeated the rebel Tamil Tigers group after decades of conflict.
By PBS NewsHour
Sri Lanka declared Monday that its 26-year war against the Tamil Tigers had ended in a climactic, bloody firefight that reportedly left rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran dead along with some 250 of his fighters.
In Sri Lanka, government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels engaged in a new round of deadly fighting in a civil war conflict that has left thousands dead or displaced. Ravi Nessman, the Associated Press bureau chief in Colombo, offers insight…
An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on his comrades, killing five and injuring three others, and volunteers in Sri Lanka dug mass graves after two days of deadly shelling in which up to 1,000 civilians were killed.
In other news, General Motors announced plans to cut another 21,000 jobs and Chrysler reached a deal with United Auto Workers that may help the automaker avoid bankruptcy.
In other news, Taliban militants in a strategically significant district of Pakistan left after the military threatened to use force against them and fighting continued between government troops and rebels in Sri Lanka's civil war.
Clashes between Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger separatist fighters and the Sri Lankan military have intensified in recent days, with new accusations of hundreds of civilian deaths surfacing in the long-running dispute.
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