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New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

A Chinese family member of a passenger on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, cries after praying at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans,...

Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in a...
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Israel’s Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Marc Sellem, Pool) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site...
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Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim,’ investigators say

A Russian police officer stands next to trace of the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader, at Red Square with the Kremlin Wall in the background in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Nemtsov, sharp critic of President Vladimir...
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Party of Lesotho’s prime minister ahead in election results

A woman carries grain to feed for her animals in a field near Maseru, Lesotho, Sunday March 1, 2015, as the country awaits the results of elections held Saturday. The southern African nation held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led...
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Sierra Leone’s vice president in quarantine for Ebola

In this photo taken on Sept. 25, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, center left, stands next to Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma, center, and Sierra Leone’s Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana, centre right, during the opening ceremony of the China Friendship...

AP Essay: ‘Jihadi John’ won’t have the same impact unmasked

LONDON (AP) – As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate. His...
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Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

An Assyrian man with a red cross painted on his forehead holds a banner as he walks during a protest of several hundred people in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Islamic State group, which has...
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AP PHOTOS: Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary’s border

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Afghan migrants trek their way to the Serbian border with Hungary close to Hajdukovo, 150 kilometers north of Belgrade, Serbia. Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have been flocking to Serbia"™s border with...

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the extremists. Haider al-Abadi offered no timeline for an attack on Tikrit,...