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Royal Australian Air Force Loadmasters Sgt. Adam Roberts, left, and Flight Sgt. John Mancey, launch a Self Locating Data Marker Buoy from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the Australian Defence Force's assistance to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (AP Photo/Australian Defence Department, Justin Brown, File)

Latest information on search for missing jet

Australia announced Friday that the search area for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared March 8 has shifted to a new Indian Ocean region, 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast of where planes and […]

03/28/2014

United Nations seal (AP Photo)

UN General Assembly votes ‘yes’ on Ukraine unity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a sweeping rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal. […]

03/27/2014

In this Thursday, March 13, 2014 photo, Pakistani Christians walk by tents where they took shelter after their homes were damaged by an angry Muslim mob in a Christian neighborhood, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan’s blasphemy law has become a potent weapon in the arsenal of Muslim extremists, who use it against adherents of minority religions. (AP Photo/Nathalie Bardou)

Pakistani Christian gets death in blasphemy case

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A court convicted a Pakistani Christian man and sentenced him to death Thursday in a blasphemy case that sparked a riot last year in the eastern city of Lahore, according to […]

03/27/2014

July 27, 2013 photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s distinctive hairstyle is the ‘do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now […]

03/27/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Pope Francis welcomes President Obama to the Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican today. The president considers Francis a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Phil and Penny discussed the details on the visit with AP White House Correspondent Mark […]

03/27/2014

In this imagery taken by the Thaichote satellite on March 24, 2014 and released March 27, 2014 by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), a part of about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner are shown. Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand's space technology development agency, said the images showed "300 objects of various sizes" in the southern Indian Ocean about 2,700 kilometers (1,675 miles) southwest of Perth, Australia. (AP Photo/Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency)

Jet search cut short; more satellites spot objects

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the hunt for possible debris fields from the […]

03/27/2014

President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to commit more forces to NATO efforts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States plans to join with other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the […]

03/26/2014

In this June 17, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Despite chill, cooperation between US and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Cold War ended two decades ago, Washington has considered Moscow mostly as an unreliable ally — and, at times, a stubborn adversary, in efforts to boost the global economy, curb […]

03/26/2014

Ukraine flash mob posted on YouTube.

Ukrainian flash mob performs ‘Ode to Joy’ in marketplace (Video)

The Privoz Fish Market in Odessa, Ukraine was the site of a special experience on Saturday, March 22nd when the Odessa Philharmonic and Odessa Opera Chorus staged an “Ode to Joy” flash mob performance in […]

03/26/2014

In this photo taken Monday, March 24, 2014, a Ukrainian border guard, right, and Russian border guards, background, stand at the border crossing between Ukraine and Russia in the village of Vyselki, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Fear grips village divided between Russia, Ukraine

VYSELKI, Ukraine (AP) — The prospect of Russian troops marching into eastern Ukraine is accomplishing what a national border could not: dividing the villagers of Vyselki. Ever since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union, […]

03/26/2014

Suwarni the mother of Sugianto Lo, who was onboard the Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 with his wife Vinny, weeps as an unidentified relative makes a phone call at her residence in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country's officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a "heartbreaking" conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Lloyd’s of London paying airline claims

LONDON (AP) — Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, says it has already begun to pay out claims for the loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, even as searchers continue to scour the […]

03/26/2014