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Arab leaders unveil joint force, vow strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region....

Pastor in co-pilot's German hometown says co-pilot, family 'belong to our community'
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France....

After deliberate plane crash in France, experts struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot
LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside....

Spain: 3 generations of same family, all named Emma, die in jet crash in French Alps
SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain (AP) -- From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan....

Officials: Iran nuclear talks progress on enrichment, other issues remain as deadline nears
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday....

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in retrial on corruption charges
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians....

Morocco's plans to reform law on abortion could set example for North Africa
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- It was just 7 a.m. and Hoda was walking alone to a clinic in the Moroccan coastal city of Agadir. She skipped breakfast: the Senegalese doctor had told her that the abortion would be better done on an empty stomach....

Air Canada plane makes hard landing short of Halifax airport runway; 25 taken to hospitals
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An Air Canada plane made a hard landing short of the runway at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm, crashing into a bank of antennas and shearing off its main landing gear, nose cone, and an engine as it skidded on its belly, officials said. The airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries....

Teen libertarian is parlaying YouTube videos into role as face of Brazil's anti-left protests
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him....

Nigerians vote Sunday, after technical hitches and despite extremist violence, protests
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call....

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Africa
Nigerians vote Sunday, after technical hitches and despite extremist violence, protests

Asia
Asian stocks mostly higher after Fed chief outlines gradual approach to rate rise

Europe
Spain: 3 generations of same family, all named Emma, die in jet crash in French Alps

Latin America/Caribbean
Evo Morales' party suffers its most serious electoral setbackolivia

Middle East
Morocco's plans to reform law on abortion could set example for North Africa


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