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Afghanistan's president on Tuesday endorsed a "code of conduct" issued by an influential council of clerics that activists say represents a giant step backward for women's rights in the country.
India has decided to buy 126 fighter jets from France, taken delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine from Russia and prepared for its first aircraft carrier in recent weeks as it modernizes its military to match China's.
Police fired guns and used batons on crowds of stone-throwing opposition activists in several Bangladeshi towns Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100, a news report and doctors at two hospitals said.
One Kenyan had to pay a $24 bribe to a traffic cop for speeding _ but then successfully argued that $8 of it should be returned so he could have something left to pay bribes farther down the road.
Qatar is bidding to become the negotiating venue for an end to the 10-year war in Afghanistan.A small peninsular nation the size of Connecticut that juts out of Saudi Ara- bia on the Persian Gulf, Qatar keeps punching above its weight on the international scene. It has a per-capita income nearly double America's ($84,000 vs. $47,200), and its 350,000 native-born citizens employ about 1.7 million workers, mostly from India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Deep in jungles far from the international spotlight, Myanmar's army continues to torture and kill civilians in campaigns to stamp out some of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
Four Himalayan nations facing the threat of weather changes have agreed to collaborate on ways to adapt to climate change. The deal was struck at a summit in Bhutan.
Haiti has the highest rate of cholera in the world a mere year after the disease first arrived in the Caribbean nation, a leading health expert said Tuesday.