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PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.The search coordination center said Wednesday evening that police secured the m ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout the country is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants.The Ministry of Land and Resources said in an annual ...more

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army has filed a complaint asking the government to shut down the country's leading private Geo News TV channel over what the military calls "false" reports, an official said Wednesday.The development comes amid a ...more

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PARIS (AP) — French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war.The measures announced Wednesday by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve include encouraging parents to a ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and the Philippines have reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demand for an apology for the deaths of eight tourists in a bungled rescue attempt during a 2010 hostage-taking in Manila that soured relations.In a statem ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Broth ...more

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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has not been seen since early Tuesday.Stella Khorosheva, a spokeswoman for the ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring in more powerfu ...more

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benef ...more

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MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged fr ...more