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Hospital of last resort in Pakistan faces closure

02/24/2014 12:20am
Mohammed Aqeel spent weeks at home in Pakistan waiting for death after suffering a debilitating spinal cord injury in a car crash before friends suggested he come to St. Joseph's Hospice on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad.

Bridge collapse kills 7 in northern Vietnam

02/24/2014 1:40am
At least seven mourners were killed and 37 others were injured when a suspension bridge broke as they were transporting a coffin to a graveyard in northern Vietnam, police said Monday.

Honda taps woman to board, promotes foreigner

02/24/2014 3:44am
Honda appointed a woman to its board for the first time and gave a major promotion to a foreigner in signs the automaker wants to change perceptions of a hidebound corporate culture.

India won't use tough law against Italian marines

02/24/2014 4:03am
In a reversal, India's government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will not use a severe anti-piracy law when it tries two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.

Japan distances itself from right-wing statements

02/24/2014 5:43am
Japan's foreign minister is trying to distance his government from recent right-wing comments on World War II, calling them "regrettable" and saying they don't represent the government's views.

Indian army says 7 rebels killed in Kashmir

02/24/2014 8:33am
Indian soldiers killed seven rebels in a gunbattle Monday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, the army said.

Japan plan keeps nuclear as key energy source

02/24/2014 11:06pm
Japan unveiled its first draft energy policy since the Fukushima meltdowns three years ago, saying nuclear power remains an important source of electricity for the country.