In Australia, they were sometimes called “the stolen generations”: the tens of thousands of half-white, half-aboriginal children who, by government fiat, were forcibly separated from their parents and assimilated into white society.
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FORT MEADE, Md. — Lawyers for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants alleged Monday that two FBI agents recently approached a court-appointed member of the defense team, seeking confidential information regarding their cases.
SEOUL, South Korea — Nearly 300 people were missing and four confirmed dead after a passenger ferry sank Wednesday off the southern coast of South Korea as rescue workers said the chances of finding any more survivors were slim.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s crackdown on drugs and corruption intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal gang.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of this month’s generally successful presidential election and renewed concerns about safety in Kabul.
BEIJING — Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off searches for surface debris. Now, it’s all up to a little yellow robotic submarine to find the missing Boeing 777 in an area bigger than the city of Los Angeles.
MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below.
MOSCOW — Ukraine’s effort to retake government facilities from pro-Russian separatists faltered on Wednesday as gunmen seized a column of six armored vehicles from Ukrainian soldiers and narrowly failed to grab three more.
KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban militants said they were ending a cease-fire with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government, a blow to efforts to end more than a decade of violence in the nuclear-armed nation.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a “regional power” in remarks that were interpreted as not only a jab at leader Vladimir Putin’s ego but also justification for the administration’s reluctance to wade deeper into a conflict that’s worsening by the day.