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Marking People’s War, forgetting 4,000 Maoist foot soldiers


February 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Bijeta Shrestha wanted to change the world, end injustice and help establish a classless society - as a Maoist. Today she is a cooking assistant at ... Read more...

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Young jihadi’s repatriation issue divides Canada (Lead)


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) The bombing of the Air India Kanishka that killed all 329 people over the Atlantic did not exercise Canadians even for a day, but the conviction ... Read more...

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Young jihadi divides Canada


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) The bombing of the Air India Kanishka that killed all 329 people never exercised Canadians even for a day, but the conviction of a young Afghan-Canadian ... Read more...

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‘Child soldier’ Khadr gets 40-year jail at Guantanamo


November 1st, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 1 (IANS) Afghan Canadian Omar Khadr, the only child soldier and last western prisoner held at Guantanamo, has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for killing a US medic ... Read more...

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Child soldier pleads guilty to killing US medic in Afghanistan


October 26th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) Toronto-born Omar Khadr, the only child soldier and last western prisoner held at Guantanamo, Monday pleaded guilty to killing an American in Afghanistan and all ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan activists slam PM’s plan to ordain boys as ‘Buddhist monks’ over sexual abuse fears


October 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 16 (ANI): Sri Lankan child rights activists have reportedly criticised the country's Prime Minister DM Jayaratne for his plan to ordain 2,600 boys as Buddhist monks by next May to ... Read more...

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Campbell blasted for calling testimony ‘big inconvenience’


August 16th, 2010 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been urged by a former child soldier to apologise for calling her appearance at the war crimes trial of ex-Liberian President Charles ... Read more...

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UN spotlight puts Maoist child soldier in peril


July 5th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) After rubbing shoulders with top UN officials in New York and basking in limelight, former Maoist child soldier Sita Tamang has to now pay the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s only Tamil chief minister visits India


June 7th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Formerly a Tamil Tiger child soldier, Sri Lanka's only Tamil chief minister is visiting India to learn a little more about how to run ... Read more...

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Political settlement ‘very important’ in Sri Lanka: Minister (Interview)


November 13th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Now that the Tamil Tigers have been defeated, it is "very important" to have a political settlement to end Tamil grievances, a senior Sri ... Read more...

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Emma Thompson stands up for adopted son


October 24th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
British actress Emma Thompson is to return to a U.K. university to give a lecture on race relations as her adopted son suffered at the hands of bullies over there.The Oscar-winner's 22-year-old ... Read more...

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Nepal’s child soldier release plan in disarray


October 12th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 12 (IANS) The new Nepal government's plan to rehabilitate Maoist child soldiers and other ineligible fighters is heading towards an impasse with the former guerrillas refusing to free ... Read more...

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British minister in Sri Lanka to assess refugee resettlement


October 6th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 6 (DPA) A British cabinet minister began a two-day visit to Sri Lanka Tuesday to assess the government's resettlement plans for an estimated 250,000 people displaced by the country's civil ... Read more...

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Rebels free 200 child soldiers in Central Africa


July 10th, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 10, (IANS) A rebel group in the Central African Republic (CAR) has freed around 200 child soldiers, some as young as 10 years old, as part of a peace deal ... Read more...

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LTTE forced young Tamil children to fight in civil war


May 31st, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Tamil children in Sri Lanka as young as 11 years were forced at gunpoint to fight for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in civil war.Darchiga ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Navy kills 23 rebels


May 1st, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 1 (Xinhua) At least 23 Tamil Tigers were killed when the Sri Lankan Navy destroyed their boats off the coast of northeastern Mullaitivu district, an official said Friday. Navy spokesman Mahesh ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran will not surrender but fight till the death, claims former right hand man


April 26th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran will not surrender and fight till the death, despite being cornered by the Sri Lankan Army in a 10 ... Read more...

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Lubanga used child-soldiers ‘to kill, pillage and rape’: ICC


January 26th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Jan 26 (DPA) Former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo Monday pleaded not guilty before an international tribunal to charges of recruiting child soldiers for war in the Democratic Republic of ... Read more...

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Judge halts Guantanamo proceedings against Canadian


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (DPA) A US military judge suspended the proceedings Wednesday against a Canadian citizen accused of killing a US soldier in Afghanistan, in what could be the first step toward ... Read more...

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Canada, US ‘moral equivalent’ of Al-Qaeda, says senator


May 14th, 2008 - 9:49 am ICT by admin
Toronto, May 14 (IANS) The pending Nuremberg-type trial of an Afghan Canadian at Guantanamo Bay has led a senator to equate Canada and the US with Al-Qaeda for human rights violations. Appearing ... Read more...

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Burmese army abducting children to meet their recruitment shortfall: Report


November 14th, 2007 - 8:08 am ICT by admin
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