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Japanese PM visits Pearl Harbor ... Russians find flight recorder ... 29 on trial for Turkey's coup



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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Today, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) visits Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona Memorial, where American sailors and Marines were killed when Japan attacked the U.S. in 1941, touching World War II. Abe will be the first Japanese leader to visit the memorial, and he'll be joined by President Barack Obama, who's been vacationing in Hawaii with his family. A government spokesman says Abe will not apologize for Japan's attack when he visits.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Workers have found a flight recorder from the Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday. The plane was flying from Sochi, Russia to Syria, and was carrying dozens of singers from Russia's world-famous military choir. The plane crashed just two minutes after taking off. There were 92 people on board.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twelve passengers were injured during the emergency evacuation of a plane that veered off a runway on a domestic flight in western India. India's Jet Airways plane was carrying 154 passengers and seven crew, and was trying to take off from an airport in Goa, headed for Mumbai. The airline says none of the injuries are serious.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') says a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements in territory that Palestinians claim "paves the way" for an international peace conference. France is hosting the conference on Jan. 15 where countries may endorse a framework for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

ISTANBUL (AP) — Twenty-nine former police officers in Turkey are on trial for allegedly aiding the failed military coup in July. The trial in Istanbul is the first over the attempt that led to some 270 deaths. Renegade officers in Turkey's military used tanks, fighter jets and helicopters in their July 15 attempt to unseat the government, attacking the parliament and other key buildings.

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