Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, December 13, 2012
- Syrian troops have been accused of using Scud missiles in populated areas, according to a US official and Human Rights Watch.
- The United Kingdom has announced its intent to legalize same-sex marriage in the coming year.
- Trial Chamber II of the ICTY convicted Bosnian Serb commander Zdravko Tolimir for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced him to life in prison.
- The European Parliament adopted legislation to create a single European patent, taking effect in 2014.
- Human Rights Watch has released a report (.pdf) about indiscriminate bombings and abuses in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
- With the help of Facebook, the FBI has foiled an international cyber crime ring and made arrests in seven countries.
- A Palestinian teenager was shot dead in the West Bank city of Hebron by Israeli forces.
- The United Nations has condemned North Korea’s rocket launch yesterday stating that it is a violation of the resolution “banning any launch using ballistic missile technology.”
- Japan has protested after Chinese planes flew over the contested Diaoyu/Senkaku islands.