* Pakistan: Despite initial claims that he died in January it’s now been reported that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud survived a U.S. drone attack.
* Iraq: A report by Human Rights Watch said that police routinely tortured detainees “at a secret prison outside Baghdad”.
* Asia: The leaders of India and Pakistan met on Thursday and vowed to dialogue with the goal of improving relations.
* Belgium: The lower house of parliament approved a bill that would ban women from wearing burkas.
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Online Sources- AP, BBC News, MSNBC, Reuters