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Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A massive sea search was underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board through airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said....
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Sri Lanka's largest Muslim party leaves gov't
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's largest Muslim political party on Sunday defected from President Mahinda Rajapaksa's camp to support the opposition candidate in next month's presidential election....
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Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet
An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia's second-largest city to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here is a look at the key developments....
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Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore....
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Afghan police lead insurgent fight at high cost
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- When brothers Amir and Mosha Jan joined Afghanistan's police two years ago they believed that their patriotic duty was more important than obeying their father, who did not want his only sons joining the ranks of a police force on the front lines of the war against the Taliban....
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US, NATO mark end of mission to Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks....
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Greece: Fire breaks out on ferry in choppy seas
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A ferry carrying nearly 500 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation....
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American arrested in Israel to be held until end of trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has ordered an Illinois man charged with plotting anti-Muslim violence detained until the end of court proceedings against him....
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Libya FM calls oil region clashes serious escalation
CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's foreign minister in the internationally recognized government says extremist groups are escalating their attacks in his country, including a renewed push to control oil resources, calling for concerted international efforts to stem the flow of money and weapons to them....
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N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."...
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