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  • Nobel winner’s army defense blasted in Myanmar genocide case

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is ongoing genocide in Myanmar have slammed leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s armed forces, saying Thursday that the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former pro-democracy icon chose to ignore “unspeakable” crimes targeting Muslim civilians. The United Nations’ top court is...
  • Chicago-born teens among those who died in New Zealand volcano eruption

  • Two teen boys originally from Chicago were confirmed to be among the eight victims who died from Monday’s devastating volcanic eruption in New Zealand, school officials said. Matthew and Berend Hollander, 13 and 16, who had been living in Australia, died in a hospital, their school said in a Wednesday letter sent out to parents...
  • Chicago-born mom, 2 sons missing after New Zealand volcano eruption

  • Three Chicago natives — a mother and her teen sons — along with the boys’ Australian-born father are among those unaccounted for after a volcano devastated New Zealand’s White Island. Matthew and Berend Hollander, 13 and 16, and their parents Martin Hollander, 48, and Barbara Hollander, 50, were exploring the island when the volcano erupted,...
  • Child prodigy Laurent Simons drops out of college after graduation date postponed

  • A 9-year-old Belgian child prodigy who was set to become the world’s youngest college graduate has dropped out of his Dutch university — after it postponed his expected graduation date. Laurent Simons gained widespread media attention last month as he was on track to complete an electrical engineering degree at Eindhoven University of Technology in...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi begins court defense of Burma against allegations of genocide

  • As hundreds of thousands of stateless Rohingya Muslims languish in squalid camps in Bangladesh, Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sitting a world away – some 5000 miles at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague in the Netherlands – where she is willingly defending her country’s military against well-heeled accusations of genocide.

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