The systematic torture and killing of 11,000 detainees in Syria has been compared to the holocaust by a Scottish scientist who co-authored a report claiming the Assad regime is guilty of war crimes. Professor Sue Black, a forensic anthropologist at Dundee University, described horrifying evidence that could see Syrian government officials face charges for murder on an industrial scale. Full story >>
A holocaust (with a small 'h') is a situation in which many things are destroyed and many people killed, especially because of a war or a fire. • It's said only cockroaches and scorpions would survive a nuclear holocaust. The Holocaust (usually with a capital 'h') is the killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. • Jewish groups have threatened to boycott 70th-anniversary Holocaust commemorations in Hungary.