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at 13:40 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Missouri spelling bee finally declares w-i-n-n-e-r; 7th-grader needed more than 90 rounds
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A marathon spelling bee finally has a conclusion — after nearly 100 rounds and two weeks of anticipation.
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at 13:32 on March 08, 2014, EST.
2 oil slicks spotted close to where Malaysian jetliner vanished with 239 aboard
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people — including two Canadians — had crashed.
at 13:07 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Egypt passes presidential election law, opening way for the date for vote to be set
CAIRO - Egypt's interim president on Saturday issued a much-anticipated decree governing an upcoming presidential election that clears the way for a vote many expect will be won by the country's military chief.
at 12:44 on March 08, 2014, EST.
2 passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines plane used passports stolen from Austrian, Italian
MILAN - Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed Saturday that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.
at 12:23 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Syrian forces wrest border town near Lebanon from rebels
BEIRUT - Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters' fluid supply lines from the country, state media and activists said.
at 11:41 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Suicide bomber uses stolen Iraq police Humvee in attack as 7 killed across country
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber in a stolen police Humvee passed through a military checkpoint in Iraq before detonating his explosives, part of a series of assaults across the country Saturday that killed seven people, authorities said.
at 11:03 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea; Moscow denounces Ukrainian authorities
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
at 09:12 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Al-Qaida-linked group issues rare apology for civilian deaths in Feb. 19 Beirut bombings
BEIRUT - A militant group issued a rare apology Saturday for a twin suicide bombing in Beirut that killed eight people and wounded dozens, including children from a nearby orphanage.
at 08:56 on March 08, 2014, EST.
A look at world's deadliest air disasters
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early Saturday morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt. A look at some of the world's deadliest air disasters:
at 08:55 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Nuclear officials see future business in Fukushima decommissioning
TOKYO - There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need.
Indian jetliner catches fire while landing at Nepal airport; no casualties reported
KATMANDU, Nepal - An Indian jetliner caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported among the 170 people on board, officials said.
at 08:49 on March 08, 2014, EST.
Military mission kept from entering Crimea; armed men fire warning shots into air
ARMIANSK, Ukraine - An Associated Press reporter says pro-Russian forces refused to let a foreign military mission enter Crimea on Saturday.
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