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Pakistani lawyers protest court bombing that killed 7

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Lawyers in northwestern Pakistan boycotted court hearings in protest on Wednesday, a day after a suicide bombing killed seven people outside a courthouse in the region, officials said.

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February 22, 2016
- Floods inundate thousands of homes in Indonesian capital
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Torrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes. More >>>

February 21, 2016
- India proposes Kathmandu to Delhi, Kolkata rail links
Nepal (The Kathmandu Post) -- India has expressed interest to link Kathmandu with two Indian cities, New Delhi and Kolkata, using direct railway lines in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries. More >>>

February 20, 2016
- Indonesia to declare battle against marine plastic debris
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post) -- Indonesia will declare its commitment to combat plastic debris in marines on February 23. Studies indicate that the country may be the second-biggest contributor to marine plastic debris worldwide....More >>>

February 16, 2016
- New Zealand wildfires prompt hundreds of evacuations
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Hundreds of people in the New Zealand city of Christchurch were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as wildfires threatened some suburbs. More >>>

February 15, 2016
- Xi orders leading officials to fight special privilege
BEIJING (China Daily/Xinhua) - President Xi Jinping on Monday told leading officials to practice strict self-discipline and eliminate special privileges. More >>>

February 14, 2016
- Rights group says Pakistan forcing Afghan refugees home
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- In a scathing indictment of Pakistan's treatment of Afghan refugees, a human rights group charged Monday that the country is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees back to their homeland, which is still beset by war and crushing poverty. It also said that a US$400 stipend the United Nations refugee agency gives to refugees who return to Afghanistan is tantamount to a bribe to convince reluctant Afghans to leave Pakistan. More >>>

February 13, 2016
- More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news on Sunday after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another 17 whales at high tide. More >>>

February 11, 2016
- New Zealanders race to save whales after 400 stranded
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was the sound of soft sighs and cries in the half-light that first struck Cheree Morrison, and then as the dawn broke she began to see the extent of the carnage more than 400 whales had swum aground along a remote New Zealand beach. More >>>

February 10, 2016
- Malaysian ship with aid for Rohingya arrives in Yangon
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A Malaysian ship carrying 2,300 tonnes of food and medicine to help members of Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority arrived in Yangon on Thursday as rights groups accuse the army of mass killings, rapes and other crimes targeting the ethnic group. More >>>

February 9, 2016
- Malaysia seizes pig-hair brushes after Muslims complain
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities have seized thousands of paint brushes suspected of containing pig bristles after consumers in this Muslim-majority nation demanded a crackdown, officials said Wednesday. More >>>

February 8, 2016
- S. Korea prosecutors expect to question impeached leader soon
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors said Tuesday they expect to interview President Park Geun-hye this week over her alleged involvement in a political scandal that toppled her from power. More >>>

February 7, 2016
- Fire at China massage parlour kills 18
TIANTAI, Zhejiang (China Daily, ANN) -- Sunday's fire at a foot massage parlor in east China's Zhejiang province killed 18 people and injured 18 others, police confirmed early Monday. More >>>

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