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Nazi-Era War Criminal, 97, Arrested In Budapest



BUDAPEST - Hungarian prosecutors say they have taken into custody one of the world's last living senior-level Nazi-era criminals on Wednesday and have charged him with war crimes, the Associated Press reports.

Ninety-seven year-old Laszlo Csatary was located earlier this week by reporters from British newspaper The Sun through information from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which had placed Csatary on its most-wanted list of Nazi-era war criminals in April.

Csatary, who was arrested in the Hungarian capital, was the police chief in the Slovakian city of Kosice during World War II and is accused of helping deport more than 15,000 Jews to Auschwitz and other death camps during Nazi Germany's occupation of what was then Czechoslovakia.

Agence France Press reports that Csatary has been living in Budapest under his real name for the past 17 years, after fleeing Canada in 1995 when authorities discovered his identity. At the time, he said his responsibility in the deportations was "limited."

Hungarian prosecutors, who want to place Csatary under house arrest, say he is in good mental and physical health.

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Libya Flood, A "Natural" Disaster Made Of Climate Change And Colonialism

The devastating flood in Libya is the result of the climate crisis, worsened by the country's poor infrastructure, the legacy of European colonialism. These disasters will only become more frequent.

Photo showing the aftermath of the floods in Libya

Flooding in Derna, Libya

Mario Tozzi


If we still haven't come to terms with the climate crisis and the criminal irresponsibility of the Western world, we need look no further than the harrowing images coming from Libya, a nation devastated by the Mediterranean Storm Daniel.

The death toll is still unknown, with numbers rising everyday. It seems possible that the death toll will surpass 20,000, eclipsing Morocco's earthquake (which, somehow, has better captured the public's attention).

The damage is notable. In the eastern coastal city of Derna, witnesses describe water as much as three meters high. Yet these extreme weather conditions, stemming from an increasingly severe climate crisis, are only heightened by humanity's reckless disregard for the earth.

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