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Indonesia searches Java Sea for missing AirAsia plane, relatives wait

JAKARTA - Indonesia searched the Java Sea on Monday for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing after its pilot failed to gain permission to alter course to avoid a storm cell during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. | Video

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U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON - U.S.-led forces on Sunday conducted eight air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and five strikes on IS targets in Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement.

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Crude bomb blast kills woman in India's high-tech capital

NEW DELHI - A crude bomb exploded outside a busy restaurant in India's high-tech capital of Bengaluru on Sunday, killing a woman and wounding a man, police said.

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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.

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Mexico calls for larger, more diverse U.N. Security Council

MEXICO CITY - Mexico on Sunday called for an overhaul of the United Nations Security Council, envisaging more member countries across a wider geographical swathe, as the government steps up efforts to raise its profile on the global stage.

No outright winner in Croatia's presidential vote, run-off on Jan 11

ZAGREB - Ivo Josipovic faces a tight run-off next month to try to win a second five-year term as Croatia's president after failing to secure a majority from voters frustrated by the country's economic malaise.

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