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Bombs Across Pakistan Kill 85

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A series of bombs detonated on Friday across several areas in Pakistan killed up to 85 people and injured at least 140. The first explosion was a suicide car bomb in the city of Quetta, in the Southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing 13 people on-site and wounding 19 others. Later that day, across the country […]

Truck Bomb in Kabul Kills 90

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A bomb exploded near Kabul’s city center on Wednesday morning, killing at least 90 people and injuring hundreds more, according to city police (AP). The bomb was contained in a sewage tanker and detonated during rush hour traffic, killing mostly civilians. This comes just after the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and […]

Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa’ Abdul Sattar Edhi Dies

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Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, revered as a “living saint” in the South Asian nation, was buried on the outskirts of Karachi last week (Reuters). Edhi, 88, died from kidney failure, diabetes and high blood pressure on Friday (NewsWorldPost). His death triggered an outpouring of grief in the impoverished nation of 190 million for a […]

Coral Bleaching Hits the Maldives

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The once pristine coral reefs of the Maldives have been left devastated by one of the biggest coral bleaching events in history (Telegraph). The Indian Ocean archipelago is revered for its colorful coral gardens. However, some of the country’s most treasured reefs are now barely recognizable. The Ocean Agency, in partnership with Google, the University […]

India Puts Gujarat Lions on Trial

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Officials in India have “arrested” 18 lions as they try to locate a man-eater suspected of killing three people (BBC). Gujarati forest officials will test the lions’ prints and excrement in an attempt to identify the killer (GlobalTimes). The “guilty lion” will be sentenced to “zoo for life” while the others are released into the […]