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The Birth Of The Suspect Action

Pakistan's ace spinner Saeed Ajmal was banned from bowling in competitive cricket by the ICC after a technical review of his action found that Ajmal flexed his elbow more than double the allowed 15 degrees. Ajmal's action was reviewed in 2009 and cleared. Show More Summary

Are Kashmir's Floods India's Katrina Moment?

Last week, monsoon rains provoking landslides and severe flooding killed at least 450 people in India- administered Kashmir, the Himalayan state long at the heart of a mutual hostility between India and Pakistan. More than one million people lack basic services, electricity, food, water, and shelter. Show More Summary

News in Asia

Hello friends, and welcome back. This week’s edition is a mixed bag of natural disasters, shady politics and one or two spots of levity, so let’s get started. There’s been horrendous flooding in India and Pakistan this past week in the Kashmir region, killing an estimated 457 people and leaving thousands stranded and needing rescue. Show More Summary

Deadly flooding in India and Pakistan

Hundreds of people have died from the worst flooding in years in India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people are left homeless, with some still stranded in submerged homes. Most people in Kashmir's largest city Srinagar were affected by this disaster. Show More Summary

Ex-Marine Allegedly Attacked Pakistani Immigrants In Brooklyn

A Marine Park family was attacked last Sunday by a self-professed Marine who targeted them because they're immigrants from Pakistan. According to the Brooklyn DA, Andrew Laina, 29, approached Marine Park mom Shabana Chaudhry as she pushed a stroller with her 2-year-old son through a park at Avenue S and East 32nd Street. Show More Summary

WikiLeaks posts the software governments use to spy on dissidents

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

WikiLeaks' all-or-nothing approach to revealing shady government activity just took a new (if decidedly risky) turn. Julian Assange and crew have posted FinFisher and FinSpy PC, the intrusion software that Australia, Italy, Pakistan and other...

DEMOCRACY, OPEN IMMIGRATION, MULTICULTURALISM: PICK ANY TWO. The England That Is Forever Pakistan:…

DEMOCRACY, OPEN IMMIGRATION, MULTICULTURALISM: PICK ANY TWO. The England That Is Forever Pakistan: Multiculturalism and Rape in Rotherham. What has gone wrong in Rotherham, and what is wrong with its Pakistani community, are questions much asked in recent weeks: How could this small, run-down town in northern England have been the center of sexual abuse [...]

Pakistan police targeted in attacks

Three killed in separate incidents, including one police officer and two brothers of a police station chief.

PAKISTAN’S DAWN ON THE ROTHERHAM CHILD-RAPE SCANDAL: After similar scandals in Oxford and Rochdal…

PAKISTAN’S DAWN ON THE ROTHERHAM CHILD-RAPE SCANDAL: After similar scandals in Oxford and Rochdale, as well as the Jimmy Saville case, the Rotherham scandal has stirred up huge controversy in the United Kingdom. Not only had abuse of the worst kind taken place, but the police and the Rotherham Council ignored the victims’ pleas for [...]

Where is the religious justification for killing Shias coming from?

According to the latest news the jihad against Shia Muslims in Pakistan continues with 23 Shia pilgrims killed and a number injured in a gun and bomb attack in south-western Pakistan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed they weren't...Show More Summary

Review: 'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl

Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and government censors - seemingly everywhere.

Flooding, Anti-Vaxxers, Museums: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Flooding in Pakistan has stranded hundreds of thousands of people, an anti-vaccination movement trending in L.A.'s most affluent neighborhoods is causing a whooping cough epidemic, and one broken air conditioner could destroy Rome's most priceless art. Hope you're comfortable, this week's What's Ruining Our Cities is a doozy. Read more...

Intel Detects Al-Qaeda Intentions to Smuggle Explosives Onto U.S.-Bound Airliner Using Western Recruits

A cell of seasoned al-Qaeda fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan has joined forces with al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate to pilot innovative methods aimed at smuggling explosives onto U.S.-bound airliners, according to U.S. officials. Citing unnamed U.S. Show More Summary

Move Over ISIS, The Khorasan Are Waiting in the Wings

The Associated Press today reports that ISIS is not a danger to America, but another Islamic extremist group, Khorasan (aka Khurasan), which is affiliated with al Qaida in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the Taliban, is working with Yemeni bomb-makers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Global Quickies: Malala, Anti-gay Laws, and Terrible Hashtags

Categories: Skepticism PAKISTAN Ten militants have been taken into custody in connection with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai. The military said the attackers had been under orders of the leader of... (Read more...)

Car bomb strikes market in Pakistan's Quetta

At least one soldier and two civilians killed in car bomb attack on crowded bazaar in Quetta, police officials say.

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brendan Kiley: "I actually saw this last night, but I'd urge everybody to see The Invisible Hand at ACT—a new play by Ayad Akhtar about a financial whiz kidnapped by Islamists in Pakistan and forced to raise $10 million of his own ransom money by playing the markets. Show More Summary

Malala Yousafzai’s Taliban Attackers Arrested

Ten members of the Taliban responsible for shooting Pakistani girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai in the head in a 2012 attack have been arrested, according to the Pakistan army. [Huffington Post] A doctor who performed abortions in southern Texas explains why recent restrictions on reproductive rights will be devastating for low-income, rural women. [NPR] My [...]

Why India and Pakistan Are Always Fighting -- Explained

Israel and Palestine. India and Pakistan. Romeo and Juliet. What do all these have in common? They belong together but for some reason remain doomed to never connect. India and Pakistan in particular, having been born out of one land, have many similarities in culture, cuisine, and sports. Show More Summary

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