Saturday, April 20, 2019

Law & Order

Report finds 50 nations guilty of carrying out torture practices

The U.S. counterterrorism practice known as extraordinary rendition, in which suspects were quietly moved to secret prisons abroad and often tortured, involved the participation of more than 50 nations, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Open Society...

Multiple attacks kill 5 people in Karachi

Five men, including a doctor and Jamaat-i-Islami worker, were killed in different acts of violence in the city, police and sources said on Sunday. The doctor was shot dead in Hussainabad on the Food Street within the remit of the...

Judges of superior courts to get 20% raise

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday, on the advice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, has approved a 20 per cent increase in the salaries as well as judicial allowances for the judges of superior courts. According to the presidential...

Hundreds of non-Muslims observe World Hijab Day

By Catrin Nye World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding? "Because I'm not very skilled I'm wearing what you could call a one-piece...

Discrimination at prestigious universities

Last Sunday, the institution I attend, the University of Chicago, sent another sobering reminder to the University community that students and communities of color are not to be seriously valued, considered, or even meaningfully respected in their full dignity...
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China seeks partners for asteroid hunting probe

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has...