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Dozens of ships and aircraft have failed to find any piece of the missing Boeing 777 jet that vanished more than two days ago above waters south of Vietnam as investigators pursued "every angle" to explain its disappearance, including hijacking, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Monday.
The Taliban warned Afghans on Monday against taking part in the upcoming presidential election and ordered their fighters to "use all force" possible to disrupt the vote.
Tens of thousands of people on Japan's northeastern coast who were left homeless in the March 2011 tsunami are shivering their way through yet another winter in cramped temporary housing, with perhaps several more to go.
People in the western Venezuelan city of San Cristobal say National Guard troops have attacked and dismantled barricades that protesters had raised at key intersections.
A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck late Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.
Police say two 16-year-old boys have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of their 17-year-old schoolmate in North Texas.
Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez had two lives.
Some Venezuelans took time off for Carnival last week despite continued nationwide anti-government protests that have claimed 21 lives since they started Feb. 12, while the government marked the one-year anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death. Salvadorans went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president after a campaign in which gang violence was one of the main issues, and Colombia held congressional elections under heightened security. Boys gathered for a pickup game of soccer in a Rio de Janeiro slum, while Mexico hosted the FIA WRC Mexico Rally. It was time for the annual Tattoo Show in Argentina, one of the largest events in Latin America dedicated to that art. Brazilians ended their Carnival celebration with exuberant parades at the Sambadrome in Rio, while a Roman Catholic priest in Colombia walked through his church's neighborhood to offer blessings to commuters on Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lent season of prayer and fasting before Easter.
The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought new attention to an old problem affecting colleges across the country: How to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities.
El Salvador's too-close-to-call presidential runoff election has raised competing claims of victory from a former fighter for leftist guerrillas and the once long-ruling conservative party that fought a civil war from 1980 to 1992.
The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks rwas set to resume with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.
Asian stock markets sank Monday, battered by weak Chinese trade and a reduced estimate for Japan's economic growth. European markets were mostly higher.
Public safety officials are getting ready to release more details about enhanced security for this year's Boston Marathon.
Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal's capital and detained the protesters on Monday's anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.
A Minnesota legislator's tweet about the NBA has prompted hundreds of responses, with many on social media calling it racist.
Former President Alvaro Uribe is back in elected office, and his winning of a Senate seat could potentially complicate efforts by Colombia's government to make peace with leftist rebels.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year.
New Zealanders will go to the polls Sept. 20 for a general election, Prime Minister John Key announced Monday.
Peru's government says that once Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot completes his murder conviction in 2038, he will be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded the mother of a young American woman for whose disappearance he is the chief suspect.
A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face.