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Morocco suicide victim fell prey to society, laws

KHMIS SAHEL Morocco (AP) - Escape for 16-year-old Amina Filali from her marriage came in the form of a pill of rat poison she bought in the market for 60 cents. Pressured by a conservative rural Moroccan society, a judge and her own mother to marry the man she said had raped her at Full version...

Venezuela judge on trial refuses to enter court

CARACAS Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities began trying the country's most famous judge in absentia Wednesday while she refused to enter the courtroom alleging violations of her rights. Coming nearly three years after her arrest, the trial of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni started amid a scandal...

UN says Congo's army committed rapes in east

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Preliminary investigations by the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo indicate that Congolese army soldiers committed rapes, looting and other human rights violations after they retreated from the key city of Goma following its capture by M23 rebels, the United Nations said Friday...