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Missing AirAsia plane likely ‘at bottom of sea': official
A missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people is presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries in the region offered to help Jakarta...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 23:00:40 -0500)

War in Afghanistan officially over after 13 years
KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:42:04 -0500)

‘Flying dinosaur’ on the loose turns out to be injured hippo
Panicked locals in a Taiwanese city called police with an incredible claim — they had seen a “dinosaur” on the loose. But this was no Jurassic Park. Instead the dinosaur...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:09:26 -0500)

Hey GQ, can’t find any crazy Democrats? Here are 16
In a survey of the “Craziest Politicians of 2014,” GQ had difficulty locating any Democrats. Seventeen out of 20 on the list were Republicans, with the only liberals being Texas...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 06:00:20 -0500)

Could private armies fight the next major conflict?
In 2004, Sean McFate was sent to the African nation of Burundi to protect the country’s president from assassination, after word came down that a rebel group was advancing on...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 06:00:08 -0500)

Sexy city calendars on the way for 2015
Rex Ryan will likely not last the new year, but lovely Donna Marie of the Jets Flight Crew will stick around for all of 2015 — thanks to the team’s...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:11:03 -0500)

Greek ferry being evacuated after fire breaks out on board
ATHENS, Greece — A ferry carrying nearly 500 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:33:09 -0500)

Al Qaeda magazine gives bomb-making recipe for airline attacks
Al Qaeda issued the latest edition of its online magazine on Christmas Eve with a step-by-step manual on how to breach airport security and bomb passenger planes. The militant magazine,...
(Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:31:30 -0500)

John Paul II gunman lays flowers at Vatican tomb
VATICAN CITY — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican officials said....
(Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:21:59 -0500)

Moscow college launches DNA databank project
There are no biblical floods in the forecast, but Russian scientists plan to build the Noah’s Ark of modern biology — complete with DNA samples from every creature on earth....
(Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:46:04 -0500)