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NEWS
May 27, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic will be indicted on war crimes charges today by an international tribunal, well-informed sources said Wednesday, a step that will increase his isolation but could also complicate diplomatic efforts to end the war in Kosovo. The U.N. indictment will accuse Milosevic of involvement in killings, rapes and "ethnic cleansing" by Yugoslav forces that have driven most of Kosovo's 1.8 million ethnic Albanians from their homes, two of the sources said.
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OPINION
July 27, 2010 | Dorian de Wind
In his July 22 Times Op-Ed article, " Every soldier a hero? Hardly ," retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William J. Astore lists all the technical, logical and semantic reasons why our fighting men and women should not collectively be called "heroes." I am one of those misguided people who, when writing about our military men and women slugging it out in Iraq and Afghanistan — engaged in combat, just trying not to get killed or maimed by an improvised explosive device or just driving a truck with supplies across the desert — instinctively and invariably refers to them as heroes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine months after their daughter's charred remains were found outside a machine shop near Whittier, the parents of Kartrice Ann Whitfield visited the site of her gruesome death for the first time Friday. They were joined at a tree-planting ceremony by more than 100 people, many of them local residents who held weekly candlelight vigils at the site last summer. Neighbors beseeched police not to give up on the case, even as one lead after another dried up.
NEWS
January 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
For 19-year-old David Stoliar and more than 700 Jewish refugees like him, their tickets on a ship called the Struma were a golden chance to trade persecution in Europe for new lives in Palestine. Only Stoliar made it to the Holy Land. That's because the crowded transport, adrift with a faulty engine, was torpedoed to the bottom of the Black Sea in a World War II atrocity.
NEWS
January 22, 1996 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first such visit by a high-ranking Western investigator, Washington's senior human rights official Sunday toured snow-covered fields thought to hold the bodies of thousands of massacred Muslims and indicated that evidence is mounting to substantiate allegations of the deadliest atrocity in the Bosnian war.
NEWS
December 31, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The British effort to regain the Falkland Islands long has been regarded here as the stuff of military legend--an air, sea and land triumph against a greater Argentine force. But a darker side of the campaign has emerged, involving charges of war crimes that could lead to civilian prosecution of combat paratroopers. An 18-month investigation--by Scotland Yard detectives--is scheduled to be submitted to the director of public prosecutions early in the new year.
WORLD
August 11, 2004 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Rapes and atrocities are continuing in Sudan's Darfur region and the government's claim that it is acting to stop the violence is not credible, Human Rights Watch said in a report to be released today. The report is the second this week by an international rights group. On Monday, Amnesty International called on the Sudanese government to stop arrests and intimidation of people who had told foreign delegations about the violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE and DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Orange County Vietnamese refugee is under investigation by federal immigration officials for allegedly committing atrocities against fellow prisoners at a communist "re-education" camp more than two decades ago, including beating a man to death. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service began the investigation last year after several survivors of the Thanh Cam prison camp near Hanoi identified Thi Dinh Bui of Garden Grove as one of the camp's brutal enforcers.
NEWS
July 14, 1995 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the largest cases of "ethnic cleansing" in the 39-month Bosnian war, more than 14,000 Muslim refugees reached government-held territory Thursday with tales of horror, while thousands more--mostly men--were missing. The famished, weary refugees found themselves amid renewed despair as they camped along the roadside with no sanitation, little food and less hope, in what officials described as a humanitarian disaster.
NEWS
January 4, 1998 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than two years, Juozas Grabauskas has lived quietly in a 10th-floor, Soviet-style apartment here. His neighbors say he told them that he once lived in America. He never mentioned, however, that his U.S. citizenship was revoked because he lied about his Nazi past. Grabauskas kept quiet about a U.S. judge's finding that he was an officer with an infamous Lithuanian battalion that killed more than 10,000 Jews during World War II.
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