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AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shock
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea....
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Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet
An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here's a look at the key developments:...
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Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident
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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Missing AirAsia jet Indonesia's latest air woe
The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest of many recent air incidents for Indonesia. The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of Asia's most rapidly expanding airline markets, but is struggling to provide enough qualified pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and updated airport technology to ensure safety....
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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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1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation....
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Iranian senior commander killed in Iraq
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, the Guard said Sunday....
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Egypt: Biblical epic 'Exodus' banned over errors
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt says it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings" because it gives the wrong idea about Egypt's history and presents a "racist" image of Jews....
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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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