Boston University acted as a safeguard for the oral histories of former Northern Irish militants. Participants were promised their stories would remain private until their deaths. But new clues in an unsolved murder in Ireland triggered the U.S. Department of Justice to subpoena the tapes.
Syria’s second largest city of Aleppo has been at the epicenter of the conflict since intensified fighting erupted there almost a month ago, triggering a major army assault a week later. According to a top Free Syrian Army commander, rebels control almost two thirds of the city, but that’s a claim denied by a security source in Damascus. Video News by NewsLook
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ordered several high-ranking military officials to retire on Sunday. World News Videos by NewsLook
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her visit to South Africa this week to call on the nation’s leaders to join the United States in putting pressure on Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions. World News Videos by NewsLook
Well over a year since forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara overthrew Ivory Coast’s former leader Laurent Gabagbo, Ouattara is still struggling to stabilize his country. Video News by NewsLook
According to UNICEF, some 700,000 children in Bolivia work — a third of the total child-age population — earning far less than adults. The young workers have now formed a union, UNATSBO, to fight for fairer pay and official recognition. Video News by NewsLook