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    Hague Finds Charles Taylor Guilty

    Israelis hold a two-minute silence in the coastal city of Netanya as sirens wail across Israel on April 24, 2012 to mark Remembrance Day for the fallen of Israel's wars. Israel marked Remembrance Day in honor of soldiers and civilians killed since Jews first settled outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City in 1860. As soon as Remembrance Day ceremonies finish on April 25, the nation begins the festivities of Independence Day, marking 64 years since Israel was created. AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Hague has found former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor guilty of aiding rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in a bloody civil war that left 50,000 dead. The judge said that the warlord provided arms and communications equipment to the rebels in return for blood diamonds. Taylor, the court ruled, is is guilty of aiding and abetting terrorism, murder, rape, sexual slavery, cruelty, and conscripting child soldiers. However prosecutors failed to prove he had command of the rebels, and he was acquitted of commanding the militias. He's the first former head of state to be convicted of war crimes by an international court since the Nuremberg trials.

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