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Rights group: Change needed for free election in Maldives

Aug. 16, 2018 3:56 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group said Thursday that the Maldives government is intimidating the political opposition and the media and that threatens the prospects for a fair presidential election next month. New-York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report that the...

Malaysia's civil aviation chief quits over Flight 370 lapses

Jul. 31, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance four years ago. The report released...

Investigators can't rule out 'interference' in loss of MH370

Jul. 30, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government's response and raised the possibility of "intervention by a third party." The report, prepared by a...

The Latest: 'Serious' signs of arson seen in Greece fire

Jul. 26, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's forest fires (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Greek authorities say they have "serious indications" a wildfire near Athens that killed at least 82 people was set deliberately. Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas said satellite image analysis and ground inspections...