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Air Algerie flight

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Contact lost with Air Algerie plane

An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim after release

From Ibrahim's Attorneys

Woman who faced death for faith is free

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

Ibrahim "will remain in Italy for a short time and then will travel on to the United S...

General Motors

Reuters

GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.

The families of those killed and people injured in crashes involving the ignition switch can start fili...

Around the world airplane

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest for record

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. An aerial endeavor that would take 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, around the world in just 30 days and into the record books.

The journey, months in the planning, would take the pai...

Police lights file

Norway expects terrorism attempt within days

Norway says it thinks Islamist terror could strike the country within a few days but does not know what the plot is, the country announced Thursday.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Execution stirs storm over lethal injection

Joseph Wood was supposed to go quickly and painlessly, when the State of Arizona put him to death by lethal injection on Wednesday. It took nearly two hours for him to die.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Ariz. inmate's execution takes 2 hours

The state of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.

Journalists in attendance said it was hard to watch the convicted murderer die. They were...

Taiwan plane crash car rubble

Wong Yao-wen/Reuters

Taiwan plane crash kills 48, injures 10

At least 48 people were killed and 10 injured when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while attempting to land in Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.

Palestinians stand atop ruined house, Gaza City, Israel air strikes

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Death tolls mount in week 3 of Gaza conflict

In the third week of a bruising conflict between Israel and Hamas, there were some positive signs as the intensity of the fighting seemed to dip a bit even as diplomatic efforts ramped up.

Memorial flowers MH17 victims

Bas Tabbers

Netherlands to receive more MH17 victims

A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine, dozens more coffins containing remains of victims of the crash were due to arrive in the Netherlands on Thursday.

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