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Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep their clothes on

Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu. Tourists have been posting the naked pics on blogs, prompting a statement from the cultural ministry rejecting “any disrespectful act committed by visitors” to the historical sites. “We have redoubled efforts for continuous

Acting Ukrainian president slams ‘sham’ Crimean referendum

Ukraine will not intervene militarily in the separatist peninsula of Crimea, in order to avoid exposing its eastern border, Ukraine’s acting president told AFP Tuesday in an exclusive interview. In his comments, Oleksandr Turchynov, who came to power last month after violent protests brought down the previous pro-Moscow government, also slammed an upcoming referendum

1,500 Haitian cholera victims accuse U.N. of causing outbreak in new lawsuit

Victims of Haiti’s deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization’s alleged responsibility for the outbreak. The class-action suit — representing some 1,500 victims — is the “the largest lawsuit against the UN regarding the outbreak to date,” plaintiffs’ representatives

Malaysia Airlines mystery reignites debate over use of ‘black boxes’

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has rekindled a debate over the iconic “black box” flight recorder and whether it’s time for aircraft to start live-streaming in-flight data in real time. Civil aviation industry sources agree the technology exists for commercial airliners to immediately relay via satellite vital technical information otherwise compiled by

CIA: Terrorism can’t be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet

The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency said Tuesday that terrorism could not be ruled out in the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner. CIA Director John Brennan said there had been “some claims of responsibility” over the missing jet that had “not been confirmed or corroborated,” and that he could not exclude the

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