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Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

WASHINGTON - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse. | Video

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Accused Taliban leader said he was doing 'God's work': testimony

RICHMOND, Va. - A former American soldier testifying in the trial of Irek Hamidullin on Monday said the accused Russian Taliban leader was compliant when captured, and said he was doing "God's work."

Russia 10:41pm EDT

Sudan says Bashir plans to speak at U.N. summit in New York

UNITED NATIONS - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes and genocide charges, is planning to travel to New York in September to speak at the United Nations, Sudan's deputy U.N. envoy said on Monday.

United Nations 7:31pm EDT

Kosovo votes for new war crimes court

PRISTINA - Kosovo's parliament voted to change the constitution on Monday and create a war crimes court, which the West wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrillas for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting.

United Nations 6:29pm EDT

Immigrants in Germany swell to record high 11 million

BERLIN - The number of immigrants living in Germany rose by 3.7 percent last year to a record high of 11 million and a fifth of the population is of a migrant background, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.

Germany 3:33pm EDT

China's foreign minister to visit Ebola-affected countries

BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves this week on a visit to three of the African nations hardest hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Africa 11:11pm EDT

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