Global Week in Review: South African Police Lied About Marikana Shootings

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  • Egypt Forces Launch Raid on Islamist Stronghold, Officer Killed
  • Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies at 85
  • UN: “Clear and Convincing Evidence” of Syria Chemical Attack
  • 12 Years a Slave Wins Audience Award at International Film Festival
  • Navy Yard Shooting Leaves 1 Gunman, Multiple People Dead
  • Teen Girl Challenges Indian Society to Pursue Master's
  • Muslims in Montreal Protest Religious Clothing Ban
  • Major Storms Kill 53 in Mexico
  • South Korean Soldiers Fatally Shoot Man Crossing Border
  • Nigerian Community Refuses Multimillion Settlement from Shell
  • Righting the Wrecked Costa Concordia
  • Rebels and Troops Continue Deadly Fighting in Southern Philippines
  • Nigerian Police Allege Youths Retaliate, Kill Officer
  • Afghan Presidential Race Begins
  • South African Police Lied About Marikana Massacre
  • Sirleaf's Son Resigns
  • Congolese Nun Wins UN Prize for Refugee Work
  • ICC Trial Sparks More Controversy in Kenya
  • Sudan President’s Request Sparks Outrage
  • Land Conflicts Pose Major Threat to Global Businesses
  • Africa’s Richest Woman Looks to Retail

UN: “Clear and Convincing Evidence” of Syria Chemical Attack

The U.N. confirmed on Monday that there is “clear and convincing evidence” chemical weapons were used in the August 2013 attack in Syria, reported AP. It's "the most significant confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since Saddam Hussein used them in Halabja in 1988," said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon according to CNN.

(Photo: AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen)

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