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Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, ... Full Story

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  • Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade
    Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.

  • Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 4 dead
    Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 4 dead

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens.

  • Argentina buries prosecutor who accused gov't of cover-up
    Argentina buries prosecutor who accused gov't of cover-up

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Family and friends paid final respects Thursday to the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead after alleging that President Cristina Fernandez agreed to protect those responsible for a 1994 bombing, the worst terrorist attack in the country's history.

  • As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary
    As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

    ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows.

  • Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist
    Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.

  • News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis
    News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis

    A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis.

  • Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas

    JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was uable to see if anyone was hurt.

  • Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation
    Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence of the plane's fae.

  • Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east
    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military has acknowledged that Russia-backed separatists have overrun another town in their onslaught against government troops in the east of the country.

  • Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot
    Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

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