By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - An alleged senior commander in the infamous Lord's Resistance Army was notorious among his fellow soldiers for enslaving and raping particularly young girls, beating those who resisted, the International Criminal Court was told on Tuesday. Addressing judges at the start of the trial, the court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the fact that Dominic Ongwen was himself a victim of LRA leader Joseph Kony's campaign of child kidnapping was at most a mitigating circumstance.
By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is planning a major overhaul of the country's much-criticised railways in a bid to improve efficiency and stop excuses for poor service like the wrong kind of snow or leaves causing delays on the line. In the biggest rail shake-up for 20 years, Transport Minister Chris Grayling said on Tuesday he will give train operators a role in managing tracks and infrastructure as well. Trains and tracks were separated when Britain's railways were privatised in 1997 under the Conservative government of John Major but passengers' groups have long claimed the division promotes buck-passing and inefficiency.