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Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea'

JAKARTA - A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort. | Video

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Greece faces crucial vote that could trigger election

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces a vote in parliament on Monday that will decide whether the country goes to snap elections that could bring the leftwing Syriza party to power and derail an international bailout.

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Amid hacking tensions, South Korea proposes resuming talks with North

SEOUL - South Korea proposed on Monday to resume stalled talks with North Korea, an overture that comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after Seoul's key ally the United States blamed the North for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Palestinians to submit resolution for U.N. statehood bid

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians plan to submit a final draft of a statehood resolution to the United Nations on Monday calling for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end to occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017, officials said.

Tensions with New York City police go beyond racial issues: commissioner

NEW YORK - Tensions between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police are rooted in issues that go beyond racial relations, the police commissioner said on Sunday, a day after the funeral of one of the two officers slain a week ago in their patrol car.

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Ukraine's parliament approves 2015 budget

KIEV - Ukraine's parliament backed a budget for 2015 on Monday that it had been under pressure to approve to secure the next tranche of financial aid under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan package, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Woman plans guilty plea in triple Texas murders: prosecutor

- A woman charged with helping her husband kill a Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant district attorney has reached a tentative agreement to plead guilty to murder, the special prosecutor in the case said on Sunday.

Bomber kills 11 Shi'ite pilgrims north of Baghdad: police

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi'ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said.