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No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the earth's crust....

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday....

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) -- Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York....

AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said....

One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91....

Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

MOSCOW (AP) -- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases....

Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects....

China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

BEIJING (AP) -- China on Saturday cut interest rates for the second time in three months, adding to signs that Chinese leaders are worried that the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply....

Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) -- President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites....

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth....

Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

BERLIN (AP) -- Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments....

AP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble

BERLIN (AP) -- Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in February....

5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary election

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Estonia's center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country's Russian minority. Here are five things to know about Estonia's parliamentary vote on Sunday:...

Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

MOSCOW (AP) -- Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power....

Police in German city warn of potential extremist threat

BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures....

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