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The Jiaolong, China's first manned deep-sea submersible, is a source of pride for the nation. But its mother ship has been unreliable, and Chinese officials have not offered the vessel for use in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap

BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the...

BEIJING — Australian authorities coordinating the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Thursday that lab tests have shown that an oil...

SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s...

MOSCOW --  Russia may invade southeast Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

CAIRO — With a notable lack of enthusiasm, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential vote that the 77-year-old incumbent, Abdelaziz...

Ingrained cheating pervades India's education system

Ingrained cheating pervades India's education system

Under intense pressure, some students cheat in covert or bold ways to score well on all-important nationwide exams.

In Syria, a shrinking city struggles on between terrifying air raids

In Syria, a shrinking city struggles on between terrifying air raids

Syrians in rebel-held areas have borne near-daily attacks, enduring President Bashar Assad's military might with a resilience bordering on stubborn fatalism.

CRISIS IN SYRIA

Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the...

BRAZIL & SOUTH AMERICA

Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated...

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Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

Beltran Leyva cartel figure and a Michoacan mayor arrested in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command...

IAEA chief: Iran complying with nuclear scale-down commitments

IAEA chief: Iran complying with nuclear scale-down commitments

Iran is fulfilling its commitments under a November agreement with six foreign powers to convert or dilute its stockpile of medium-...

Russian economy hit by Ukraine fallout; 0% growth in 2014 possible

Russian economy hit by Ukraine fallout; 0% growth in 2014 possible

Russia's economy has been hit hard by the Ukraine crisis, prompting finance officials to cut growth forecasts for this year to near...

Afghanistan official shot, another kidnapped in Kabul

Afghanistan official shot, another kidnapped in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of...

Ingrained cheating pervades India's education system

Ingrained cheating pervades India's education system

Under intense pressure, some students in India cheat in covert or bold ways to score well on all-important nationwide exams.

Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinks

Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinks

SEOUL -- The dramatic capsizing of a ferry stunned South Korea on Wednesday as rescuers raced to save 459 people aboard the vessel off the...

Iraq closes notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of security concerns

Iraq closes notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of security concerns

Iraq’s Ministry of Justice announced Tuesday that it would close the facility formerly known as Abu Ghraib prison, the site of an...

Vigilantes to disarm in Mexico's Michoacan state

Vigilantes to disarm in Mexico's Michoacan state

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western...

Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls were loaded into vehicles by armed militants and driven off in the...

Russia condemns Ukrainian troops' move to oust armed separatists

Russia condemns Ukrainian troops' move to oust armed separatists

MOSCOW -- Ukraine's interim government on Tuesday made good on threats to move against pro-Russia separatists occupying eastern cities,&...

Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hours before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, she...

Dutch teen draws arrest, mockery for tweeting threat to American Airlines

Dutch teen draws arrest, mockery for tweeting threat to American Airlines

A 14-year-old Dutch girl, whose Twitter message to American Airlines was interpreted as a terrorist threat, has been freed after a brief...

Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to community service

Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to community service

ROME -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend a year performing community service among the elderly...

Malaysia Airlines plane search goes underwater

Malaysia Airlines plane search goes underwater

BEIJING — Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off...

U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

The United Nations human rights chief condemned widespread torture by all sides in the Syrian conflict, citing examples such as that of a...

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