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A Tupolev-154M belonging to Russia in the background, with the nose of a NASA-ownedFalcon at left foreground.  The Russian aircraft's markings identify it as an "Open Skies" treaty monitoring aircraft.  <br>John Sonntag/NASA

Why a Russian surveillance plane flew unchallenged over military installations in Hawaii

The Russian overflight conducted Oct. 4-6 was sanctioned by the United States as part of the Treaty on Open Skies, which has been in effect since 2002 to verify arms control agreements and promote stability through transparency of military forces and activities.


Surgeons remove worms, other parasites from North Korean soldier

While treating wounds, surgeons found the large parasites, which may be reflective of poor nutrition and health in North Korea's military. Doctors measured the soldier as being 5.6 feet tall, but weighing just 132 pounds.


Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's death

Ikram Indama, who has links to Muslim militants, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Hospital says N. Korean soldier's condition stabilizing

While the soldier's vital signs are stabilizing, he continues to remain unconscious and relying on a breathing machine. After consecutive surgeries to repair internal organ damage and other injuries, no further surgeries are planned as of yet.

5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan and both countries claim it in its entirety. Nearly 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.


Gadson ‘should not be allowed to live,’ victim’s parents say as trial continues

The parents of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman murdered last year told a packed courtroom Friday they want the former Air Force contractor charged in her death to pay for the brutal crime with his life.


Futenma relocation necessary for dealing with N. Korean threats, Hagerty says

“Considerable progress” is being made on a controversial project to relocate a large Marine base within Okinawa, the United States’ new envoy to Japan said Friday in Tokyo.


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