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U.N. committee urges prosecution of North Korean leaders for crimes against humanity

A United Nations human rights committee on Tuesday passed a resolution recommending that North Korea's leaders be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The resolution was based on a February report describing decades of executions, torture, rape, and mass starvation. North Korea denies the atrocities, saying the accusations were cooked up to smear its leaders. China, a key Pyongyang ally, could veto the resolution when it reaches the Security Council.