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World Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

World Briefing

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BRITAIN: BELARUSSIAN CONVICTED OF WAR CRIMES

LONDON -- A Belarussian man was convicted for the murders of two Jewish women in 1942 and sentenced to life in prison yesterday in Britain's first war crimes prosecution.

Anthony Sawoniuk, 78, had denied killing the women while serving in the local police in his hometown of Domachevo, Belarus, during the German occupation.

Sawoniuk, a retired British Rail employee, was accused of killing a woman who was among at least 15 people mowed down with a submachine gun as they stood naked by a pit in Domachevo.

The jury also found him guilty of shooting an unidentified woman who was one of three Jews executed and pushed into an open grave.

SWITZERLAND: BALLOON CAPSULE COMING TO U.S.

GRENCHEN -- The balloon capsule that made history last month by circling the globe non-stop will be housed at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, its sponsors said yesterday.

The watch company Breitling said the red, 16-foot Orbiter 3 capsule would taken to Washington after being displayed in a Swiss museum until July. …

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