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  • Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 11:52 pm
    Polish officials are trying to prove to the members of an international human rights commission that recent changes to the Constitutional Tribunal are in line with the Polish constitution and European Union standards.
  • Russia's central bank revokes licenses of 2 banks
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 11:44 pm
    Russia's Central Bank has withdrawn the licenses from two of the country's banks as part of a larger effort to consolidate the banking sector.
  • American says he visited Mumbai 7 times before 2008 attack
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 11:20 pm
    A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub Monday told a court in India that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based group.
  • Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 11:20 pm
    The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.
  • Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 11:00 pm
    Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.
  • Asian stock markets inch higher in holiday-thinned trading
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 10:44 pm
    Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.
  • Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 10:36 pm
    The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.
  • Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 10:32 pm
    At least three Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack Monday morning on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province, an official said.
  • Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 9:40 pm
    Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.
  • Tattoos on the rebound in Cuba after years underground
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 9:04 pm
    Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm.
  • Murder suspect of dismembered Spaniard arrested in Cambodia
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 8:52 pm
    A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was arrested in Cambodia, where he is believed to have fled after the victim's dismembered body was recovered piece by piece from Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, police said Monday.
  • Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 8:49 pm
    Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake that killed at least 36.
  • UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 8:44 pm
    The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.
  • The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 8:33 pm
    The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):
  • Asia stocks flat as investors fret over global economy
    Associated Press | February 07, 2016 8:25 pm
    Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.