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Banter keeps up morale among Flight 370 searchers

PERTH, Australia (AP) -- After more than four hours flying over the vast, featureless Indian Ocean, the quick-fire banter of a New Zealand crew searching for signs of Flight 370 turns philosophical....

Prospect of spy release latest twist in legal saga

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and those who contend the damage he caused was incalculable....

Pollard talks latest twist in long legal US saga

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and those who contend the damage he caused was incalculable....

Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said....

Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said....

Obama: US to provide loan guarantees for Tunisia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is providing $500 million in new assistance to Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring movement, to help the North African nation revive its faltering economy as it continues its march toward democracy and financial and political stability after a period of unrest....

Wounded AP correspondent chronicles Afghan unrest

Associated Press correspondent Kathy Gannon, wounded Friday in a shooting that killed an AP photographer, has reported on Afghanistan for nearly three decades, chronicling the country from the Soviet occupation to the fall of the Taliban to the current presidential election and the coming withdrawal of foreign troops....

Priest touches off anger after toy complaints

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest has touched off a controversy in Poland after news media quoted him describing toys like LEGO's Monster Fighters as tools of Satan that lead children to the "dark side."...

Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond....

AP Exclusive: EU to set up court for Kosovo crimes

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- The European Union plans to set up an international tribunal focusing exclusively on crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during their war with Serbia, The Associated Press has learned....

Labor protest sparks clashes in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian police used water cannon and pepper spray on protesters who had showered them with oranges and cobblestones during a demonstration Friday by labor unions demanding a better deal for Europe's working men and women....

AP PHOTOS: From the eye of Anja Niedringhaus

Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday....

Young voters have numbers to set India on new path

BANGALORE, India (AP) -- What do India's youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women's safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads, more investment and above all, more jobs....

Young voters have numbers to set India on new path

BANGALORE, India (AP) -- What do India's youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women's safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads, more investment and above all, more jobs....

Militant group frees abducted Iran border guards

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A semi-official Iranian news agency is reporting that an al-Qaida-affiliated militant group operating in a lawless frontier area along the Pakistan-Iran border has released Iranian border guards abducted two months ago....

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