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Pakistan forgiveness laws: The price of getting away with murder 6.1.2020 BBC: World
Thanks to forgiveness laws, murder doesn't always result in a jail sentence - or even a trial.
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WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry 28.12.2019
WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry
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Typhoid vaccine 'works fantastically well' 5.12.2019 BBC: Health
The jab is being given to nine million children in Pakistan at risk of a dangerous form of the infection.
Jordan farm fire: Pakistanis die as blaze sweeps through makeshift homes 2.12.2019 BBC: World
Eight children are among those killed after a blaze tore through iron sheds housing migrants workers.
Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views 30.11.2019 BBC: Technology
Websites that copy news stories from legitimate sites are making money from Google and Amazon ads.
Buttigieg’s rise positions him as top target at 5th debate 21.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the Democratic presidential primary makes him a prime target at Wednesday’s debate as the four candidates now bunched at the top seek to distinguish themselves with less than three months until voting begins.
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Taliban release two Western hostages in Afghanistan 20.11.2019 Raw Story
The Taliban handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, three years after they were abducted, in a swap for three high-ranking insurgent prisoners that could boost peace talks. The exchange of American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks for the militants — including Anas Haqqani, brother to the Taliban’s deputy […]
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Decades neglecting an ancient disease has triggered a health emergency around the world 30.10.2019 Raw Story
New extensively drug-resistant variants of an ancient and deadly disease – typhoid fever – are spreading across international borders. Cases have been reported in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Iraq, Guatemala, UK, US, and Germany, as well as more recently in Australia and Canada. In recent years, drug resistant and travel-associated typhoid variants have also […]
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XQs XVIII – A Conversation with Mubbashir Rizvi 27.10.2019 Chapati Mystery
[The XQs (Ten Questions) series is a conversation with the authors of new and exciting works in South Asian Studies, whose aim is not to “review” but to contextualize, historicize, and promote new scholarship. We thank Madhuri Karak for conducting this interview. Previously: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, …
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Democracy Shouldn’t Be About Celebrating Military Overlords 24.10.2019
Democracy Shouldn’t Be About Celebrating Military Overlords
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BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year? 16.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our most inspiring and influential women of 2019 give us their vision of a female-led future.
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Qandeel Baloch: Brother of murdered social media star jailed 27.9.2019 BBC: World
Pakistan's first social media star was strangled by her brother Waseem three years ago.
'Toilet trouble' for Narendra Modi and Bill Gates 24.9.2019 BBC: World
Why has an award honouring India's PM for building toilets for the poor become controversial?
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'Deficit of trust': At U.N., leaders of a warming world gather 23.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance.
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Vaccines: Trends, mistrust and consequences 12.9.2019 Raw Story
Vaccines have saved tens of millions of lives but immunization rates have stagnated in recent years due in part to fake news stories claiming vaccinations can cause measles, autism or sterility. Here are some key facts about vaccinations: – Trends – Immunization prevents two to three million deaths every year, and could prevent another 1.5 […]
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How anti-vaxxers are helping polio make a comeback in Pakistan 5.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Much like measles is spreading in the U.S., polio is resurgent in the last region of the world where it hasn't been eradicated.

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Assam NRC: What next for 1.9 million 'stateless' Indians? 31.8.2019 BBC: World
The latest version of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, strips 1.9 million of citizenship.
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Arun Jaitley: Former India finance minister dies 24.8.2019 BBC: World
Jaitley, 66, oversaw the most significant tax reform in India since independence.
South Africa release head coach Gibson 4.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ottis Gibson, who has been linked with replacing Trevor Bayliss as England coach, is released from his role with South Africa.
Dasha AI is calling so you don’t have to 2.8.2019 techCrunch
While you’d be hard pressed to find any startup not brimming with confidence over the disruptive idea they’re chasing, it’s not often you come across a young company as calmly convinced it’s engineering the future as Dasha AI. The team is building a platform for designing human-like voice interactions to automate business processes. Put simply, […]
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