Vietnam says it may have found missing jet's door
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports....
In China, brutality yields confessions of graft
LILING, China (AP) -- The local Chinese official remembers the panic he felt in Room 109. He had refused to confess to bribery he says he didn't commit, and his Communist Party interrogators were forcing his legs apart....
Putin defends separatist drive in Crimea as legal
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the separatist drive in the disputed Crimean Peninsula as in keeping with international law, but Ukraine's prime minister vowed not to relinquish "a single centimeter" of his country's territory....
Behind jet's passenger list is rich human tapestry
BANGKOK (AP) -- Numbered 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is an outwardly unremarkable document....
Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared
NEW YORK (AP) -- The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth....
Syrian rebels release nuns held since December
MASNA, Lebanon (AP) -- Rebels in Syria freed more than a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns on Monday, ending their four-month captivity in exchange for Syrian authorities releasing dozens of female prisoners....
AP Interview: Jihadi head says Gaza groups growing
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A leader of one of Gaza's secretive jihadi groups says the al-Qaida-inspired movement now has several thousand armed fighters in the seaside strip, posing a formidable threat to both Israel and the area's Hamas rulers....
Lack of passport checks expose air security flaw
PARIS (AP) -- When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there's a good chance that no one's checking whether you're using someone's lost or stolen passport....
Biden says Venezuela 'concocting' bogus stories
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden calls Venezuela's situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using "armed vigilantes" against peaceful protesters and accusing it of "concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories" about the United States....
Libya says its forces now near oil tanker
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan government forces and loyal militia fighters besieged a North Korea-flagged tanker Sunday that a rival militia hoped to use to export oil in defiance of central authorities, officials said....
Pope Francis is "immensely popular" among American Catholics, one year after his election. According to a Pew Research Center Poll, among Catholics, 68 percent thought he represented "a major change for the better." The poll also found that the pope's popularity did not translate into greater lay participation in the church.
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