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THE HAGUE 27 Mar 2012 Ratko Mladic trial date set, but could be delayed
The trial of Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY

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THE HAGUE 27 Mar 2012 Ratko Mladic trial date set, but could be delayed
The trial of Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is set for Mar 27, but will be postponed until October if his lawyer prevails. Mladic is accused of 11 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes that killed some 100,000 people. His lawyer, Branko Lukic, wants the trial postponed. He argues that it will take at least until October to read through “hundreds of thousands of pages” of documents.

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UNITED STATES 21 Mar 2013 “The Rock” closed 50 years ago
America’s best-known prison, on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, California, closed on 21 Mar 1963. Fifty years on, it is remembered for i

March 21, 2012 - NULL

UNITED STATES 21 Mar 2013 “The Rock” closed 50 years ago
America’s best-known prison, on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, California, closed on 21 Mar 1963. Fifty years on, it is remembered for infamous prisoners who included Al Capone, George (“Machine Gun”) Kelly and Robert Stroud, the “Birdman of Alcatraz,” and for an ill-fated Native American protest staged on the island from Nov 1969 to Jun 1971. One question on the landmark Alcatraz anniversary is whether Native Americans saw eventual benefits from their protest over “broken treaties, broken promises and the termination of tribal areas,” which attracted

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WASHINGTON DC 20 Mar 2012 Hearing to consider design for Eisenhower memorial
A United States Congressional hearing will consider arguments surrounding the design for the official memorial to Dwight D.

March 20, 2012 - NULL

WASHINGTON DC 20 Mar 2012 Hearing to consider design for Eisenhower memorial
A United States Congressional hearing will consider arguments surrounding the design for the official memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the late 34th US president and commanding general of US WWII forces in Europe. Critics, who include Eisenhower family members, say the design by noted architect Frank Gehry does not adequately represent Eisenhower’s legacy. The dispute could delay the groundbreaking for the memorial, to be built just off the National Mall in Washington, putting at risk the planned unveiling on Memorial Day 2015.

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