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Hundreds trapped as ferry burns off Greece

ATHENS -- Hundreds of passengers were trapped on a burning car ferry off Greece on Sunday, pleading to be rescued by a flotilla of nearby ships that battled storm conditions in open water to try to reach them.Full article

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AirAsia vows support for kin of passengers

As of 12/29/2014 1:17 AM
MANILA - AirAsia Indonesia assured assistance to the families of those on board its plane which went missing in bad weather en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday. Full article

Eroplano ng AirAsia Indonesia biglang nawala

As of 12/28/2014 8:18 PM
Isang commercial plane ng AirAsia Indonesia ang naiulat na nawawala. Bigla na lang nawalan ng kontak ang Jakarta Air Traffic matapos humiling ang piloto ng AirAsia Indonesia ng kakaibang ruta. May lulan na 155 pasahero ang eroplano. Full article

Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer

As of 12/28/2014 8:51 AM
NEW YORK - Tens of thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday for the funeral of one of two policemen shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police. Full article

China, Vietnam to address disputes without using 'megaphone diplomacy'

As of 12/28/2014 3:00 AM
SHANGHAI - Senior Chinese and Vietnamese officials have agreed to settle their maritime disputes without resorting to ''megaphone diplomacy'', the official Xinhua news service said on Saturday. Full article

After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer

As of 12/28/2014 2:55 AM
NEW YORK - From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. Full article

Would-be assassin lays flowers on tomb of Pope John Paul II

As of 12/28/2014 2:46 AM
VATICAN CITY -- Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish former extremist who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II, on Saturday laid flowers on the late pontiff's tomb. Full article

LGBTs in Aceh go underground due to Sharia law

As of 12/27/2014 7:27 PM
JAKARTA - After a new anti-homosexuality law passed in Indonesia's province of Aceh in late October, LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) groups say they are being being forced deeper underground. Full article

160,000 Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods

As of 12/27/2014 6:53 PM
KUALA LUMPUR - The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the U.S. Full article

China to list legal places of worship - Xinhua

As of 12/27/2014 5:57 PM
SHANGHAI - China is to publish online details of legal religious venues, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, apparently in an effort to identify unsanctioned groups as part of an effort to "root out illegal religious activities." Full article

Kiev, rebels exchange POWs

As of 12/27/2014 3:00 PM
KIEV - Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists on Friday exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war while Kiev said it would suspend all train and bus service to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region. Full article