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Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including …

HRW: Satellite reveals big destruction in Rohingya villages

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday that high-definition satellite images show 820 newly identified structures destroyed this month in five Rohingya Muslim villages in the Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state where the military is carrying out counter-insurgency operations. In a statement, the U.S.-based group urged the government to …

Digital X-rays give look inside holy reliquaries in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — High-definition digital X-ray technology is giving researchers in Mexico their first glimpse inside centuries-old reliquaries in the capital’s Metropolitan Cathedral. The reliquaries — containers for holy relics — are life-size, wax body representations of Roman Catholic saints. According to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, …