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Pakistan: 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists escape from jail

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:16PM UTC

MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world’s tallest mountains have escaped from jail. Senior police officer Ishaq Hussain says four Pakistanis held at a

Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:10PM UTC

AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002.

5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:05PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The military says five soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a communist rebel ambush in the northern Philippines. Capt. Mark Anthony Ruelos of the 7th Infantry Division says the soldiers were traveling in a convoy with police late Thursday when they were fired

China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:00PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an “aggressive” effort to assert sovereignty.

India predicts growth over 8 percent, set for ‘big bang’ reforms

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:53PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — A government report says India’s economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have shaken off its persistent problems of high inflation, rising budget deficits and poor domestic demand.