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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 ...

Jul 28, 2015

Chadian forces in 'violent clashes' with Boko Haram on lake isles

Heavy fighting pitted the Chadian army on Monday against insurgents from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group on islands in Lake Chad, security and local sources said. “Violent clashes” were underway near Baga Sola, one of the main Chadian towns in the lake that straddles ...

Jul 28, 2015

Two suspected MERS cases being probed in northern England

Health officials were investigating two suspected cases of the Middle Eastern respiratory virus syndrome (MERS) on Monday at a hospital in northern England that briefly closed its emergency department. The two suspected patients at Manchester Royal Infirmary were placed in isolation, but there was ...