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Rarely was there a greater outward contrast between an accused and the terrible crimes of which he was found guilty. For friends, he was a doting grandfather, a retired Ukrainian immigrant who had worked in the US car industry and tended his surburban lawn outside Cleveland, Ohio. But for a German law court, and the Nazi-hunters who pursued John Demjanjuk for three decades, he was part of the machinery of genocide at Hitler's death camps.

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A Red Cross aid convoy prepared to enter the shattered Baba Amro district of Homs today after a Syrian official declared the area "cleansed" and the opposition spoke of a massacre by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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British and US researchers are campaigning to make public a UN archive documenting 10,000 cases against accused Second World War criminals. They range from Belgian charges against Adolf Hitler to the trial of a Japanese commander for inciting rape.

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After 60-year silence, 100-year-old speaks out about the boss she will never forgive

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A hawkish fiscal and foreign policy conservative who supports nuclear power will be sworn in today as Japan's sixth prime minister in five years.

Me against Boris? It's like Churchill against Hitler, says Ken Livingstone

In Dante's Inferno, the ninth and innermost circle of hell is reserved for those who have committed vile acts of treachery against people who had reason to trust them, such as Cain, and Judas Iscariot.

A Deniable Death, By Gerald Seymour

Nothing can be more bitter (said Lytton Strachey) than to be doomed to a life of literature. Strachey was wrong - it is far worse to find oneself encountering a slew of bad thrillers.

Serbian refuses to enter plea on war crimes charges

Serbia's last major war crimes suspect refused to enter a plea on charges over the Croatian war, between 1991 and 1995, when he made his first appearance yesterday at the UN's Yugoslavia tribunal.

War crimes suspect Goran Hadzic in court

Serbia's last major war crimes suspect refused to enter a plea on charges over the 1991-1995 Croatian war when he made a brief first appearance at the UN's Yugoslavia tribunal today.

German cover-up furore after file on Nazi is deleted

Germany's intelligence service has been rocked by revelations that its staff mysteriously destroyed a 500-page file on Alois Brunner, one of the world's most wanted Nazi war criminals, amid suspicions that he worked for them as an agent after fleeing to Syria in the early 1950s.

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