Pakistan: Suicide bomber targeting police kills 10
Myanmar government panel recommends security boost
Collapsed building owner may face 7 years jail
Israel: Iran has not crossed nuclear ‘red line’

Pakistan: Suicide bomber targeting police kills 10
A suicide bomber targeting police killed at least 10 people in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, including the son and nephew of an Afghan official involved in peace negotiations with the Taliban.

Myanmar government panel recommends security boost
A government-appointed commission investigating sectarian violence in western Myanmar last year has issued proposals to ease tensions there — including doubling the number of security forces in the volatile region and introducing family planning programs to stem population growth among minority Muslims.

Collapsed building owner may face 7 years jail
A Bangladesh court on Monday allowed police 15 days to interrogate the owner of a building that collapsed last week and killed 382 people, as rescuers used heavy machinery to cut through the destroyed structure after giving up hopes of finding any more survivors.

Israel: Iran has not crossed nuclear ‘red line’
Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said that Iran is steadily edging closer to nuclear weapons capability but has not yet reached the “red line” he drew in a speech to the United Nations last fall.

Italy’s new leader promises to ease taxes
Italy’s new premier on Monday made immediate concessions to his uneasy coalition allies, promising to ease part of a slate of austerity measures that have weighed on Italians impatient at the slow pace of economic recovery.

Obama hints at potential military action in Syria
President Barack Obama signaled Tuesday he would consider U.S. military action against Syria if “hard, effective evidence” is found to bolster intelligence that chemical weapons have been used in the 2-year-old civil war.

Online poker back: legal website launches in Nev.
A Las Vegas-based casino subsidiary launched the first fully legal poker website in the United States on Tuesday morning. The site, run by Ultimate Gaming, is only accepting wagers from players in Nevada for now, but likely represents the next chapter in gambling nationwide.

Amnesty: Sri Lanka gov’t acting harsher on critics

The Sri Lankan government is intensifying a crackdown on critics by sanctioning abuses often committed by security forces or their proxies, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

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