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Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking....

Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing

BEIRUT (AP) -- For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's Beirut apartment....

Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing

BEIRUT (AP) -- For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's Beirut apartment....

Social challenges as Saudis draw throne's future

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- While Saudi Arabia's royals work out the succession of the throne behind closed doors, a few voices are raising the most sensitive matter of all in the kingdom, questioning the ruling Al Saud family's claim to absolute power and its unchecked rights to the country's oil wealth....

Nicaragua sees series of arrow killings of dogs

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Renato Franco Penalba awoke one morning to find his pet dog Cookie in agony, skewered by an arrow on his patio....

A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill

MOSCOW (AP) -- The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic - from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35.4 billion, according to a letter sent by President Vladimir Putin this week to 18 European leaders....

Donetsk Republic: Ukraine's one-building autonomy

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- To reach the People's Republic of Donetsk, you need to pass a few club-wielding young men in masks, wind through a narrow corridor of sand-filled sacks and enter a gray office tower standing in the heart of this eastern Ukrainian city....

Donetsk Republic: Ukraine's one-building autonomy

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- To reach the People's Republic of Donetsk, you need to pass a few club-wielding young men in masks, wind through a narrow corridor of sand-filled sacks and enter a gray office tower standing in the heart of this eastern Ukrainian city....

Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

RWAMAGNA, Rwanda (AP) -- Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi....

'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage

LONDON (AP) -- A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason....

Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

GENEVA (AP) -- Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday....

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

LONDON (AP) -- Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas....

In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

SARAI, India (AP) -- Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers swarming her northern Indian village seeking votes for their candidates....

AP Interview: Adam Schantz, US Navy plane searcher

PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Every day from the Perth airport and a nearby military base, about a dozen planes from several countries take flight to search for debris from missing Flight 370 - so far without success. The U.S. Defense Department alone committed $7.3 million to the effort in the first month of the search, much of it spent on two U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon planes that cost $4,000 per hour to fly....

AP Analysis: Japan anti-whaling ruling saves face

TOKYO (AP) -- The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given the government a convenient political out....

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