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Jul 28, 2015

China 'not planning' to build military bases in Maldives

China is not planning to build military bases in the Maldives, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the Maldives allowed foreigners to own land despite opposition concern the reform could be used for military expansion by China. The Indian Ocean island nation passed legislation ...

Jul 28, 2015

U.S. working to identify remains of victims in Pearl Harbor attack

The U.S. military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred five coffins from four grave sites at the National Memorial Cemetery of ...

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

Jul 28, 2015

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

A British judge investigating the death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute. Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun had been due to appear at judge Robert ...

Jul 28, 2015

Ireland to hand adoptees birth records for first time

Ireland will allow tens of thousands of adopted people access to their birth certificates for the first time under proposed legislation that some advocacy groups say could still deprive many of their identities. International laws say all children should be able to establish their ...

Boston ends candidacy for 2024 Olympics; USOC left with LA

Jul 28, 2015

Boston ends candidacy for 2024 Olympics; USOC left with LA

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision ...

Jul 28, 2015

39 people freed from 'Shining Path troop-making camps' in Peru

Authorities in Peru rescued 39 people, including 26 children, whom Maoist Shining Path rebels were raising in bondage as future rebel troops, the government said Monday. The so-called VRAEM area of largely untouched jungle — connecting Huancayo, Ayacucho, Apurimac and Cusco — serves as ...