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15:01 EDT

[JURIST] A civilian committee assigned to investigate the May 31 Israeli raid [JURIST news archive] on several Turkish ships bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip on concluded that Israel did not violate international law [report, PDF]. The Turkel Commission [official website], headed by former Israeli Supreme Court [official website] Justice [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] An overwhelming 98.8 percent [SSRC materials] of voters in Southern Sudan's Independence Referendum last week voted in favor of secession according to preliminary results released Saturday by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission [official website]. The poll results are not yet final, as election officials will reportedly quarantine some results [read more]

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