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Efraín Ríos Montt

Last modified 24 October 2014.

A short biography and background note on Efraín Ríos Montt. Updated 24 October 2014 to note that Ríos Montt's trial is expected to restart in January 2015 and to report the approval by the Guatemalan Congress of a resolution denying there was any attempt to commit genocide during the country's civil war.

Adolf Hitler

Last modified 23 October 2014.

A short biography and background note on Adolf Hitler. Updated 23 October 2014 to include information about Hitler's hypochondria, including his use of methamphetamine "alertness" pills.

Radovan Karadzic

Last modified 21 October 2014.

Short biography and background note on Radovan Karadzic. Updated 21 October 2014 to report on the winding-up of the trial of Karadzic at The Hague. A verdict is expected in mid-2015.

The Duvaliers

Last modified 12 October 2014.

Short biographies and background notes on François Duvalier and Jean-Claude Duvalier. Reviewed and updated 12 October 2014 with various additions, including information about Jean-Claude Duvalier's funeral.

José Ramos-Horta

Last modified 30 September 2014.

A short biography and background note on José Ramos-Horta. Updated 30 September 2014 to note that Ramos-Horta is made an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia in September 2014.

Ratko Mladic

Last modified 14 September 2014.

Short biography and background note on Ratko Mladic. Updated 14 September 2014 to note that, following the presentation of the prosecution's evidence, The Hague Tribunal finds Mladic has a case to answer and orders his trial to continue.

The Three Pashas

Last modified 12 September 2014.

Short biographies and background note on The Three Pashas. Updated 12 September 2014 to include a 'More information' link to an article titled The 1915 Armenian genocide: Finding a fit testament to a timeless crime published in 'The Independent'.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Last modified 10 September 2014.

A short biography and background note on Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Updated 10 September 2014 to provide information on various comments made by Tutu during the year, including comments on proposed anti-gay laws in Uganda, a call to boycott the fossil fuel industry, and a call for a "mind shift" on the issue of assisted death.

Heinrich Himmler

Last modified 8 September 2014.

A short biography and background note on Heinrich Himmler. Updated 8 September 2014 to note Himmler's marriage to Margarete in July 1928 and the birth of their only child, Gudrun, on 8 August 1929.

Elie Hobeika

Last modified 10 August 2014.

A short biography and background note on Elie Hobeika. Updated 10 August 2014 with new image of Elie Hobeika sourced from Wikimedia Commons.

Raoul Wallenberg

Last modified 29 July 2014.

A short biography and background note on Raoul Wallenberg. Updated 29 July 2014 to mention the influence of his grandfather, to note that Wallenberg was declared the first ever honorary citizen of Australia in May 2013, and to provide a link to a ABC Radio National program on Wallenberg.

Ho Chi Minh

Last modified 11 May 2014.

A short biography and background note on Ho Chi Minh. Edited 11 May 2014 to clarify a reference to the number killed in Cambodia and Laos after the conflict in Vietman spread into those countries.

Pol Pot

Last modified 11 May 2014.

A short biography and background note on Pol Pot. Edited 11 May 2014 to remove a reference to the number of Cambodians killed by US bombing raids on Vietnamese communist sanctuaries inside Cambodia.

The Assads

Last modified 2 April 2014.

A short biography and background note on the Assads. Includes information on Hafez al-Assad, Rifaat al-Assad and Bashar al-Assad. Reviewed and updated 2 April 2014 to include information about major events in Syria's civil war during 2013 and early 2014.

Augusto Pinochet

Last modified 22 February 2014.

A short biography and background note on Augusto Pinochet. Corrected 22 February 2014 to note that foreign-controlled copper mines were fully nationalised by the Allende government in 1971, and to note that Isabel Allende is not the niece of Salvador Allende but a more distant relative.

Ne Win

Last modified 29 January 2014.

Short biography and background note on Ne Win. Includes information on Than Shwe. Reviewed and updated 29 January 2014 with extra biographical information on Than Shwe, some background information on Thein Sein and to expand the comment at the end of the article.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Last modified 23 January 2014.

A short biography and background note on Aung San Suu Kyi. Reviewed and updated 23 January 2014 with details of some of Suu Kyi's activities during 2013, including her statement that she wants to become president of Burma and her call for amendments to the Burmese constitution.

Nelson Mandela

Last modified 14 January 2014.

A short biography and background note on Nelson Mandela. Reviewed and updated 14 January 2014 with further biographical details and more information about Nelson Mandela's death and funeral.

Yitzhak Rabin

Last modified 11 January 2014.

A short biography and background note on Yitzhak Rabin. Updated 11 January 2014 to note the naming by 'Time' magazine of Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat as persons of the year for 1993.

Winston Churchill

Last modified 8 October 2013.

A short biography and background note on Winston Churchill. Updated 8 October 2013 with some minor edits.