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Malaysia Airlines Jet Makes Safe Emergency Landing

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard landed safely early Monday after turning back to Kuala Lumpur due to a landing gear problem, the carrier said.

"The aircraft's right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and was forced to turn back to Kuala Lumpur," said the airline, which is still reeling from the loss and presumed crash of flight MH370.

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Nigeria Gunmen Raze Teachers Residence at Girls School

Gunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to a staff residential building at a girls' secondary school on Sunday but the 195 students sleeping in their nearby dormitories were unharmed, police and a teacher said.

The attack in Bauchi state came less than a week after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped 129 teenage schoolgirls from the Chibok area of Borno state in the northeast. Forty-four of those girls have since escaped.

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Ukraine PM Says Russia Undermining Global Stability

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned in an interview that aired Sunday that Russia is undermining global stability and nuclear nonproliferation efforts amid an ongoing crisis between Kiev and the Kremlin.

Ahead of a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, he also called for financial and economic support and help modernizing Ukraine's military -- while stopping short of asking for weapons.

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Four Confirmed Dead as Spain Finds Missing Helicopter

A military helicopter that crashed into the sea near the Canary Islands was found Sunday with the bodies of its four missing crew members inside, the Spanish government said.

The Super Puma helicopter, which crashed while practicing a routine rescue operation, was found by a deep-diving robot in the early hours of the morning at a depth of more than 2,300 meters (7,500 feet), Spain's defense ministry said in a statement.

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Central African Republic on 'Brink of Genocide', Warns Tutu

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu warned Sunday that the Central African Republic was "on the brink of genocide," as he urged warring sides to reconcile their differences and "re-learn to live together."

"Over the past 13 months, the nation's seemingly incessant struggles for political power and resources have degenerated into anarchy, hatred and ethnic cleansing -- the country stands on the brink of genocide; some would say it has already commenced," Archbishop Emeritus Tutu said in a statement released by his peace foundation. 

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Pakistan Commission to Probe Attack on Prominent TV Anchor

Pakistan's government Sunday announced a special commission to investigate an attack on a prominent television anchor which his brother blamed on the country's powerful spy agency.

Hamid Mir, who hosts a popular talk show on Pakistan's Geo News channel, came under fire on Saturday while traveling in a car to his office in Karachi.

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British Charity Watchdog Warns of Islamist Threat

Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" problem faced by British charities, the head of the sector's watchdog said Sunday.

William Shawcross, the chairman of the Charity Commission, said the regulatory body was trying to take action against charities "sending cash to extremist groups in Syria," in an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper.

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Kremlin Calls Claims of U.S. Sanctions against Putin 'Absurd'

A Kremlin spokesman on Sunday dismissed as "absurd" claims that Washington could target President Vladimir Putin directly if it imposes further sanctions against Russia.

Quoting anonymous sources, The Times said in an article published Friday that the United States was looking at imposing sanctions on Putin, who is estimated to hold some $40 billion in Swiss accounts.

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Azerbaijan Arrests Journalist on Espionage Charges

A prominent newspaper journalist from Azerbaijan has been arrested on suspicion of espionage after being deported from Turkey, his lawyer told Agence France Presse on Sunday.

Rauf Mirkadyrov was detained in Baku, the capital of the ex-Soviet country, and is now being investigated for espionage, his lawyer Fuad Agayev said.

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Two U.N. Staff Members Go Missing in Pakistan

Two local employees working for the United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF have gone missing in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi and police said Sunday they are thought to have been kidnapped.

Both disappeared on Thursday, said Vittorio Cammarota, a U.N. spokesperson, in a statement. 

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