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  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday. As the...

  • Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island. It came...

  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

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    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and...

  • Al-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security

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    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians. In an audio interview with al-Qaida media arm as-Sahab posted early Saturday on a militant website, al-Zawahri...

  • Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader

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    DUBLIN (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner. Police said Saturday the 26-year-old man was being questioned about the shooting of Tommy Crossan. Local residents say that gunmen escorted...

  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois,...

  • Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by government forces on Saturday, killing at least ten people as opposition forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials and activists reported. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for...

  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about possible...

  • Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Semiofficial Fars news agency also quoted Gen....

  • Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32. Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three days after the ferry sank. The updated...

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