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NSA urged to open its files on 1961 death of UN chief Dag Hammarskjold

America’s National Security Agency may hold crucial evidence about the cause of the plane crash in 1961 that killed the United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the Cold War, an independent commission which reviewed the case said on Monday.

Andy McSmith's Diary: Oh Lords! Disgraced peer trousers £5,500 in one

It seems that nothing will ever shame the ermine troughers out of claiming from the public purse. Paul White, aka Lord Hanningfield, an ex-Tory peer, has not spoken in the House of Lords, nor tabled any written questions since he was sent to jail for fiddling his expenses, but figures reveal that in November he had his best month yet for pocketing the £300 daily allowance to which he is entitled just for turning up. He signed in on 17 separate days, which entitled him to £5,100. He also claimed £407 travel costs. That means that in the first eight months since his return after his prison spell, Lord Hanningfield trousered a total of £21,000 in daily attendance allowances, plus £1,736 costs.

Congolese war criminal Bosco 'The Terminator' Ntaganda unexpectedly

One of Africa's most wanted war criminals walked into the United States embassy in Rwanda today and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court at The Hague. The US said it was “considering his request” after Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed the “Terminator” appeared on their doorstep in Rwanda's capital, Kigali.

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Ex-Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj cleared of war crimes

A UN war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands has acquitted the former prime minister of Kosovo and two of his former Kosovo Liberation Army comrades for the second time on charges of murdering and torturing Serbs and their supporters in Kosovo's war for independence.

Gbagbo's wife becomes first woman to face ICC charges

The International Criminal Court yesterday indicted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, Simone, on charges including murder, rape and persecution. It was the first time in the court’s 10-year history it has charged a woman.