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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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For Qualcomm, China settlement may be just the beginning

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING - The settlement of China's anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung.

Tech, Media, China 28 Dec 2014

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.

World, Greece 28 Dec 2014

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.

28 Dec 2014

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. | Video

World, IMF 28 Dec 2014

In U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap, mystery surrounds the unnamed 53

HAVANA - Cuba's most prominent dissidents say they have been kept in the dark by U.S. officials over a list of 53 political prisoners who will be released from jail as part of a deal to end decades of hostility between the United States and Cuba.

World, Cuba 28 Dec 2014
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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.

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Hopes dim Egypt to release Australian Al Jazeera journalist soon

SYDNEY - Hopes are fading for the release of Australian journalist Peter Greste, who has been in jail in Egypt for a year, after Cairo sent mixed signals about his case, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.