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Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

JAKARTA - Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore. | Video

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Hamas bars Gaza youths bereaved in war from visiting Israel

ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip prevented on Sunday a group of Palestinian children who lost parents in the July-August war with Israel from making a rare goodwill visit to the Jewish state, organizers of the trip said.

Israel 8:12am EST

Anti-Arab group poses legal, political dilemma for Israel

JERUSALEM - A far-right Israeli group that agitates against Arabs in the name of religion and national security is forcing the Jewish state into a legal and political balancing act as it tries to contain sectarian violence.

Israel 4:46am EST

South Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

SEOUL - South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack.

One dead, two missing after merchant ships collide off Italy

ROME - One person drowned and two were missing at sea after two merchant ships collided in rough seas off the Italian Adriatic coast on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said.

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Egypt reduces sentences for 23 young activists for protesting: sources

CAIRO - An Egyptian appeals court reduced the jail terms on Sunday for 23 young activists convicted of violating a law banning protests without a permit, judicial sources said.

Egypt 9:03am EST

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