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Part of Wright brothers' 1st airplane on NASA's Mars chopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars. NASA’s experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Fly...

Indonesia's Widodo tells AP he'll push economy, labor reform

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says he is freed from political constraints in his final term and vows to push sweeping economic reforms. Widodo told The ...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The two flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have gotten him police warnings but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the poli...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects accumulated distrust ...

Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and Eng...

Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the p...

Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zeala...

Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years was freed Thursday after serving nearly...

Indonesian presidential campaign heats up with first debate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Echoing the campaign tactics of Donald Trump, former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says his country, the world's third-largest democracy, is in dire shape and he is the le...

Acrimonious Pacific summit underscores China-US tensions

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders at a key Asian summit failed to reach agreement on a joint declaration on world trade for the first time in nearly three decades, highlighting...

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global pow...

Papua New Guinea's betel high defies control, convention

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A ubiquitous sight in Papua New Guinea's capital is men, women and children chewing betel nut combined with slaked lime and mustard bean, turning lips, teeth and ...

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in the ...

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual le...

US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctione...