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  • Differences between MH370 and AirAsia incidents

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The disappearance of an AirAsia passenger jet soon after takeoff inevitably brings back memories of the mystery behind Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that is still missing after it disappeared nine months ago.…

  • Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, and was…

  • Scaffold collapse at Beijing school kills 10

    BEIJING (AP) — A scaffolding collapse at a Beijing high school Monday morning killed 10 people and injured four, Chinese state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said the accident occurred at Tsinghua High…

  • Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region’s latest…

  • Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

    An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here’s a look at the key developments: __ Air Asia Flight 8501 took…

  • Asian stocks up as oil price rebounds

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday after a report China will change banking rules in an apparent effort to boost lending and economic growth as oil prices rebounded. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s…

  • S. Korea offers talks with N. Korea over unification

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday proposed talks with North Korea to discuss what it calls a range of issues needed to prepare for the unification of the divided countries. It’s unclear…

  • Indonesian official says search resumes for passenger jet that went missing 24 hours ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian official says search resumes for passenger jet that went missing 24 hours ago.

  • US, NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the…

  • Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here’s a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest…

  • Missing AirAsia jet Indonesia’s latest air woe

    The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest of many recent air incidents for Indonesia. The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of…

  • Indonesia: Air search for missing AirAsia jet suspended for night; some boats still looking

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia: Air search for missing AirAsia jet suspended for night; some boats still looking.

  • Sri Lanka’s largest Muslim party leaves gov’t

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s largest Muslim political party on Sunday defected from President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s camp to support the opposition candidate in next month’s presidential election. With Sunday’s announcement Sri Lanka Muslim…

  • Pakistan: Gunmen kill man from targeted minority sect

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police officer says unknown gunmen have shot dead a young man from a targeted religious minority community in eastern Pakistan. Rifaqat Hussain says gunmen killed Luqman Shahzad on Sunday as…

  • Afghan police lead insurgent fight at high cost

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When brothers Amir and Mosha Jan joined Afghanistan’s police two years ago they believed that their patriotic duty was more important than obeying their father, who did not want his only…