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Turkish Airlines jet skids off on runway in Nepal, passengers safe

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:32PM UTC Turkish Airlines jet skids off on runway in Nepal, passengers safe

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say a Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital has skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries.

Afghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing north

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 6:39PM UTC Afghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing north

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul.

Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 1:14PM UTC Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association says human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak.

Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 10:35AM UTC Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is expected to confirm an increase in troop numbers to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.

Bangladesh arrests suspect in killing of American blogger

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 8:24PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh security officials say they have arrested a leading suspect in the hacking death of an American blogger who wrote against religious extremism.