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Detained Maldives’ ex-leader denies ordering judge’s arrest

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:01AM UTC Detained Maldives' ex-leader denies ordering judge's arrest

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A lawyer says Maldives’ former president has denied in court that he ordered the arrest of a top judge three years ago.

Bell boy, police testify at US man’s Bali murder trial

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:05AM UTC Bell boy, police testify at US man's Bali murder trial

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A hotel bell boy and two police officers have testified at the trial of an American man charged with murdering his girlfriend’s mother on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali.

Thai Airways Tokyo-Bangkok flight hits turbulence, 11 injured

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 11:28PM UTC Thai Airways Tokyo-Bangkok flight hits turbulence, 11 injured

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Airways says one of its planes hit severe turbulence over Thailand and 11 people on board were injured.

Former UN climate panel chief RK Pachauri barred from leaving India

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 10:57PM UTC Former UN climate panel chief RK Pachauri barred from leaving India

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court has barred the former chairman of the U.N. climate panel from leaving India, where he faces sexual harassment charges.

Mongolia pardons American, 2 Filipinos in tax case

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 10:47PM UTC Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s president says he has pardoned an American mining executive and two Filipinos sentenced to jail for tax evasion in a case that raised questions about the Asian nation’s reputation as an investment destination. A statement Thursday from Elbegdorj Tsakhia’s office said Justin Kapla, Hillarion