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Fast-growing Asian aviation confronts safety challenges

HONG KONG (AP) -- For Asia's aviation industry, the growing pains have just begun....

AP PHOTOS: Powder-covered workers toil in Egypt's quarries

MINYA, Egypt (AP) -- In the desert of southern Egypt, workers in limestone pits look as though they stepped out of a blizzard, covered in the white powder of the stones that are the economic lifeblood of this region....

Strikes proliferate in China as working class awakens

NANLANG TOWNSHIP, China (AP) -- Timid by nature, Shi Jieying took a risk last month and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbag factory, one of a surging number of such labor protests across China....

Malaysia detains 17 people suspected of plotting terror acts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's police chief said Monday that 17 suspected militants have been detained for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist acts in the country's largest city, Kuala Lumpur....

Obama defends Iran deal as 'once in a lifetime' opportunity

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama staunchly defended a framework nuclear agreement with Iran as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to prevent a bomb and bring longer-term stability to the Middle East. He insisted the U.S. would stand by Israel if it were to come under attack, but acknowledged that his pursuit of diplomacy with Tehran has caused strain with the close ally....

Afghan woman killed by mob becomes icon for justice, rights

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Poets, musicians, actors and activists packed an empty shop in a Kabul mall to commemorate the short life and violent death of a woman who has become a symbol for justice and women's rights in a country that historically elevates warlords and battlefield heroes to national icons....

After Tikrit victory, Iraq's new challenge: Win over Sunnis

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq won the battle to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, backed by a coalition of the unlikely in Iranian advisers, Shiite militias, and U.S.-led airstrikes, but the country now faces what could be its most important battle: Winning the support of the Sunnis....

AP PHOTOS: Colorful parades tell Passion of Christ in Spain

MADRID (AP) -- Holy Week is one of the biggest holiday periods in Spain but while many people flock to the beaches, many opt to see the colorful, daily religious processions that take place in towns and cities across the country....

Giant atom smasher starts up after 2-year shutdown

BERLIN (AP) -- The world's biggest particle accelerator is back in action after a two-year shutdown and upgrade, embarking on a new mission that scientists hope could give them a look into the unseen dark universe....

WWI graffiti sheds light on soldiers' experience

NAOURS, France (AP) -- A headlamp cuts through the darkness of a rough-hewn passage 100 feet underground to reveal an inscription: "James Cockburn 8th Durham L.I."...

AP PHOTOS: Christians celebrate Easter across the world

Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago....

Christians in Holy Land, across world celebrate Easter

Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago....

Egypt police raid radio station, detain rights advocate

CAIRO (AP) -- The head of an Egyptian human rights organization said Saturday he is being held in a central Cairo police station following a police raid on the group's online radio station....

Iran partially lifts ban on women attending sports matches

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities have partially lifted a ban on women attending men's sports matches, a senior sports official said Saturday....

Iran lifts ban on women attending sports matches

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior Iranian sports official says the country's authorities have partially lifted a ban on women attending men's sports matches....

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