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Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe sets off for Hawaii where he will visit Pearl Harbor with US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

With $12.50 – half a month’s salary – in his pocket, Harold Mainer was about to go ashore to celebrate his friend’s birthday. Then, just before 8am, c(...)

Former US Navy Chief Petty Officer Don Higgins, a Pearl Harbour survivor, attends the Freedom Bell Opening Ceremony and Bell Ringing at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photograph: EPA

It has been 75 years, but US Navy veteran James Leavelle can still recall watching with horror as Japanese warplanes rained bombs down on his fellow s(...)

Many travel companies now specialise in arranging holidays that will cater for people with disabilities. Photograph: iStockphoto

Organising a holiday can be stressful enough without factoring in the many problems you might encounter while travelling with a disability. Whether yo(...)

Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero posing for a photo in Honolulu last year. They were charged with felony assault on an officer and spent three days in jail, but the charges were eventually dismissed. Photograph: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher/AP

Honolulu has agreed to pay $80,000 (€71,300) to a gay couple who said a police officer wrongfully arrested them after seeing the pair kissing in a gro(...)

Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Photograph: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaki(...)

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