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The pictures were supposedly taken by a Chinese passenger on board an MAS flight from Beijing which landed safely in Kuala Lumpur Sunday morning.
Colombians head to the polls Sunday to elect new legislators in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May's presidential election. Peace talks that President Jose Manuel Santos has held with the Marxist rebels have dominated political life in Colombia since they opened in late 2012 in Cuba. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Latin America's oldest insurgency, have been at war with the Colombian state for 50 years. That is essential for the peace process, which most Colombians support.
Russian forces took control of a Ukrainian border guard post in western Crimea on Sunday, trapping about 30 personnel inside, a border guard spokesman said. The spokesman, Oleh Slobodyan, said Russian forces now controlled 11 border guard posts in Crimea. Russian forces' seizure of the southern Ukrainian region, which began 11 days ago, has been bloodless.
Britain was set to enjoy the warmest day of the year on Sunday, with temperatures hotter than in parts of Greece or Turkey, the Met Office said. Temperatures were forecast to hit 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) in parts of England, making it "exceptionally mild" for early March, the national weather service said. "Across much of England and Wales, it will be a really nice day with plenty of sunshine," said Met Office meteorologist Calum MacColl. "In the area north of London and up towards Lincolnshire, we could see temperatures around 17 C (63 F) to 18 C (64 F), which would be the warmest day this year and exceptionally mild for the time of the year.
Fire Dept.: 30-40 people suffer mainly minor injuries as stage collapses at S. Calif. school.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says there is "no guarantee" world powers will reach a final deal with Iran.
By Drazen Jorgic and Philippa Croome KAMPALA (Reuters) - With a World Bank scholarship and top grades in the first year of her masters degree in agriculture, 27-year-old Cleo Kambugu should be well on the road to her goal of an academic career in Uganda. Instead, she's working out how to leave after the passing of a law that toughens prison sentences for homosexuality and a tabloid campaign to "out" gays. "There is totally no hope right now," said Kambugu, still legally a man despite a sex change in the last year that is not recognised by Uganda, a nation that now has some of the toughest anti-gay laws on a continent where 37 states ban homosexuality. The bill, signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on February 24 has forced embattled gays deeper into the shadows, by threatening life in jail for "aggravated homosexuality" and a seven-year term for "aiding and abetting homosexuality".
At least four people killed in a car bomb blast near a market in northern Baghdad. Paul Chapman reports
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Sunday there is "no guarantee" that talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme will lead to a comprehensive agreement. "This interim agreement is really important but not as important as a comprehensive agreement (which is)... difficult, challenging, and there is no guarantee that we will succeed," Ashton told a joint news conference in Tehran with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The Kiev authorities should block the presidential bid of the leader of Pravy Sektor, or Right Sector, movement, Dmytro Yarosh, the Russian foreign ministry's rights envoy said Sunday. "The de facto authorities in Kiev and their Western protectors must close the road to power for the neo-fascist Yarosh and his supporters," foreign ministry rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov wrote on Twitter. "The violent mayhem committed by ultranationalists, taking advantage of lawlessness, has completely discredited the Maidan movement," Dolgov added, referring to Kiev's Independence Square protest hub. The ultra-nationalist group was at the frontline of clashes with police in Kiev.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Fatah activists say troops from the rival Palestinian movement Hamas broke up a Fatah gathering in the Gaza Strip, beating participants.