Hello, this is David Austin with the BBC News.
In the past few minutes, the International CriminalCourt has found the former Congolese militiacommander Bosco Ntaganda, guilty of war crimesand crimes against humanity. The judges at theHague found him guilty of offenses including rapeand murder during fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The court heardthat some of the civilians who were murdered were hospital patients. The former child soldierhad denied the charges. The judge Robert Fremr said Ntaganda bore responsibility for crimescommitted by his troops.
In addition to direct orders to target and kill enemy, including civilians, Mr. Ntaganda endorsedcriminal conduct of his soldiers by way of his own conduct. Moreover, which is on actions, heshowed his troops how the orders were to be implemented with regard to the treatment ofLendu civilians.
The Prime Minister-elect of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called for unity after his center-rightNew Democracy party decisively won the snap general election. It comfortably beat the left-wing Syriza, which had been in power since 2015. Commentators say Syriza appears to havebeen punished by voters for accepting tough international fiscal measures, having promised toresist further austerity. Here's our correspondent in Athens, Mark Lowen.
The stars have aligned for Kyriakos Mitsotakis. His father was prime minister, his sister was aforeign minister. Here, his nephew is the current mayor of Athens. So in many ways to critics, he kind of represents the old guard, the kind of nepotistic, family run politics that Greece hasbecome known for over many decades. But despite that, he has managed to reinvent himself asa new face of that party.
Amnesty International has described the violent crackdown on drugs in the Philippines as alarge-scale murdering enterprise and has called for a UN investigation. In a new report, Amnesty warned that a program of killings begun by President Rodrigo Duterte had continuedunabated. The head of Amnesty International in the Philippines is Butch Olano.
There have been 6600 killings from July, 2016 to May 2019. That's the total of around sixkillings per day. But if you add the 23,000 killings under the so called "that's underinvestigation", or you should add another 21 killings, or a total of about 27 killings per day. Thegovernment has dismissed Amnesty's findings.
That's the latest BBC news.