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Indonesia Retrieves Last Of Crashed AirAsia Jet Fuselage
Agencies
JAKARTA, March 1: Indonesia has retrieved the final major part of the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 people on board, officials said on Saturday.

The mangled wreckage, the largest part of the plane retrieved, was pulled from the sea Friday and loaded onto a ship, national search and rescue chief Bambang Soelistyo told AFP.
Maldives Opposition To Protest Until Ex-leader Freed
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 1: An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader.

Mohamed Nasheed, the Indian Ocean nation´s first democratically elected president, was arrested a week ago for allegedly ordering the military to detain a Criminal Court chief judge in 2012 and ignoring a Supreme Court order to release him. Nasheed, who had resigned after weeks of protests and lost the 2013 election, has been charged him under the country´s anti-terrorism law.
Singapore PM Recovering After Cancer Surgery
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SINGAPORE, March 1: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who underwent a successful surgery for prostate cancer two weeks ago, is recovering well, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has said.

“I’ve spoken to Prime Minister Lee, he’s recovering very well,” said Mr. Goh, who also had his prostate gland removed some years ago.
Mugabe Celebrates 91st Birthday With Million-dollar Bash
Associated Press
VICTORIA FALLS, March 1: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish bash attended by thousands of ruling party faithful.

Crowds of supporters clad in ZANU-PF party regalia emblazoned with the president’s image sang and danced as he arrived for the party being held at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort.
Another Hindu Temple Vandalized In United States
Agencies
WASHINGTON, March 1: First it was the Hindu temple in Bothell, and now it’s the turn of the Sanatam Dharam temple in Kent – both towns are in the suburbs of Seattle in Washington state – to be vandalized by unknown miscreants, this month.

ABC’s local affiliate Komo-TV reported that the person or miscreants used bricks to break several windows of the Kent Hindu Temple and then painted the word “fear” on the wall, late Thursday night.
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