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NEW YORK - Prosecutors plan to give Osama bin Laden a starring role in the terrorism trial of the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in civilian courts, a test case in the debate over whether suspects scooped up in the war against terrorism can be prosecuted like everyone else.

CONCORD, N.H. - Beatrice Munyenyezi (moon-yehn-YEH'-zee) brought her young daughters to the United States from war-ravaged Rwanda in 1998 and focused on the American Dream: private schooling for her girls, a home with a swimming pool, a sport utility vehicle.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A court filing argues that a former Somalia military colonel who lives in Ohio can't claim immunity from allegations he ordered the torture of a human rights advocate.

NAIROBI, Kenya - Five East African nations want to collapse their borders so that foreigners will need only one visa to travel to any of the five nations, Kenya's immigration minister said Friday.

NAIROBI, Kenya - An American lawyer says the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has initiated contempt proceedings against him after he tried to postpone a trial earlier this month.
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