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Death of Sridevi, Bollywood Legend

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On Saturday, February 24th, Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness (Wire). The hotel was in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where Sridevi was to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding (Hindustan Times). While several media outlets are reporting cardiac arrest as the cause of her death, there has been no […]

U.S. Official Calls for Increased Counterterrorism in Pakistan

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H.R. McMaster, top national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday to discuss policy (Reuters). Praising Pakistan’s democratic and economic development, McMaster called for relations between the U.S. and Pakistan “to confront terrorism in all forms.” These statements followed his interview in Afghanistan on Sunday, […]

India to Host Dalai Lama despite Chinese Disputes

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The Dalai Lama will visit the disputed Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh next month and will meet with Indian federal government representatives (Reuters). The visit was initiated before recent agreements between the Chinese and Indian governments. However, the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned the Indian administration on Friday the trip would cause “serious damage” to bilateral […]

Technology Helps India Fight Human Trafficking

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Technology is playing a vital role in cracking down criminals involved in human trafficking. Actor Ashton Kutcher’s company Thorn partners with technology companies like Google, Pinterest, Facebook and others to help identify and rescue human trafficking victims and possibly catch predators. Thorn creates tech tools specifically geared to helping the authorities fight against human trafficking […]