Mongolia has suspended the death penalty and is moving toward a permanent ban, Al Jazeera.
An election commission overseeing Iraq’s national elections on March 7 has barred 500 candidates from the elections. Most had ties to Saddam Hussein’s Baath party, BBC News.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced yesterday that he will seek additional taxes on banks which received federal bailout money and have since recovered, CNN.
Google’s created a public spreadsheet for reports from Haiti, Haiti Situation Tracking Form. Powerful photos of the earthquake aftermath in Haiti, The Big Picture.
Over 40 are dead after an attack at a mosque during Friday prayers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The mosque is near Pakistan’s military headquarters and is frequented by military personnel, Reuters. 4 of the gunmen were reportedly killed; a search is underway for 4 others, Al Jazeera.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani says that Osama bin Laden is not in Pakistan, CNN.
Bank of America is prepared to repay $45 billion in bailout funds that the company received from the U.S. government during the height of the financial crisis, New York Times.