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new delhi» In­dian po­lice said Mon­day that they ar­rested four men on sus­pi­cion of rap­ing an Amer­i­can tourist who went to New Delhi alone this year, mark­ing another in­ci­dent of sex­ual vi­o­lence to stir out­rage.

Po­lice Of­fi­cer Rakesh Ku­mar said the sus­pects — a tour guide and his as­so­ciate, a car driver and a ho­tel worker — were ar­rested Mon­day.

The woman said in her po­lice com­plaint that the four men raped her after she was drugged in a New Delhi ho­tel room in April. They de­nied the ac­cu­sa­tions.

She also said the four men had shot a video of the at­tack and had threat­ened to make it public if she re­ported the mat­ter to any­one, po­lice said.

Krem­lin plays down ter­ror at­tack pos­si­bil­ity in jet crash B

sochi, rus­sia» The Krem­lin on Mon­day played down the pos­si­bil­ity that a ter­ror at­tack might have downed a Syria-bound Rus­sian plane, killing all 92 peo­ple on board, as the na­tion ob­served a day of mourn­ing for the vic­tims, in­clud­ing most mem­bers of a world fa­mous mil­i­tary choir.

The Tu-154 owned by the Rus­sian De­fense Min­istry crashed into the Black Sea early Sun­day two min­utes after tak­ing off in good weather from the city of Sochi. The plane was car­ry­ing mem­bers of the Alexan­drov Ensem­ble, of­ten re­ferred to as the Red Army Choir, to a New Year’s con­cert at a Rus­sian mil­i­tary base in Syria.

Of­fi­cials sought to squelch spec­u­la­tion that the crash might have been caused by a bomb planted on board or a por­ta­ble air de­fense mis­sile. But some avi­a­tion ex­perts pointed that the crew’s fail­ure to com­mu­ni­cate any tech­ni­cal prob­lem and a large area over which frag­ments of the plane were scat­tered point at a pos­si­ble explosion on board.

Ja­panese prime min­is­ter ar­rives in Hawaii for memo­rial visit B

pearl har­bor, hawaii» Ja­panese Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe ar­rived Mon­day to rec­og­nize the Ja­panese at­tacks on Pearl Har­bor. Abe landed at Joint Base Pearl Har­bor-Hickam for the his­toric visit. He will be the first Ja­panese prime min­is­ter to visit the memo­rial that hon­ors sailors and Marines killed in the 1941 at­tack.

Ja­pan’s for­mer leader Shigeru Yoshida went to Pearl Har­bor six years after the coun­try’s World War II sur­ren­der, but that was be­fore the USS Ari­zona Memo­rial was built. Yoshida ar­rived at Pearl Har­bor in 1951, shortly after re­quest­ing a cour­tesy visit to the of­fice of Adm. Arthur W.R. Radford, com­man­der of the U.S. Pa­cific fleet.

Trump pick for am­bas­sador to Is­rael sparks hot de­bate B If

new york» Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump wanted to show he planned to oblit­er­ate Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s ap­proach to Is­rael, he might have found his man to de­liver that mes­sage in David Fried­man, his pick for U.S. am­bas­sador. The bank­ruptcy lawyer and son of an Or­tho­dox rabbi is ev­ery­thing Obama is not: a fer­vent sup­porter of Is­raeli set­tle­ments, op­po­nent of Pales­tinian state­hood and un­re­lent­ing de­fender of Is­rael’s gov­ern­ment. So far to the right is Fried­man that many Is­rael sup­port­ers worry he could push Is­rael’s hawk­ish Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu to be more ex­treme.

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