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Suspected Flight 370 wing flap being taken to French site
BALMA, France (AP) -- Representatives of the world's media gathered Saturday outside a French defense site in Balma in southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370....

Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
LONDON (AP) -- Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead....

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader....

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds....

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday....

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdish Workers Party to 'withdraw'
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government called on the Kurdish Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group....

Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) -- The 4 1/2-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form....

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, with the two countries swapping more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them....

Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges
BEIJING (AP) -- Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate....

Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions....

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