News Round-Up 3/26/14: Mudslides, Malaysian Mysteries, & Moscow Mayhem

 

 

flickr / kruegerpictures / local pakistanis unload supplies in khyber pakhtunkhwa
flickr / kruegerpictures / local pakistanis unload supplies in khyber pakhtunkhwa

Assorted Stand-Outs:

 

South Asia:

Afghanistan

Pakistan

According to the report, almost seven million children are out of primary schools in the country. “The quality of education across multiple levels is also lagging by most standards,” the report states. Some provinces fare relatively better than others in the education sector, with a ‘survival rate’ – the percentage of students completing primary school education – of 96% in Islamabad Capital Territory and a robust 95% in Gilgit-Baltistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa clocks in at 64%. The number is lowest in Balochistan and Sindh – 43% each. Survival rates in Punjab stand at 56%, 48% in Fata.

  • Dozens were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Balochistan en route to Karachi. A bus collided with an oil tanker (driven by smugglers) only to be hit by a second bus. The majority of passengers were killed in the ensuing fire.

Bangladesh

Sri Lanka

India

Middle East & North Africa:

Israel & Palestine

Egypt

Syria

Saudi Arabia

Iraq

  • The Iraq electoral commission has resigned en masse in protest against “political interference” with only a few weeks left leading up to the election.

Europe & Eurasia:

Russia

Ukraine

  • Opinion: The war of words over Ukraine plays into Putin’s hands (Anne Marie Slaughter).
  • Tymoshenko is denying her “wipe out the Russians” comment.

Turkey

Britain

France

  • France’s anti-immigrant and hard-leaning far-right party is soaring in popularity as Hollande’s Socialists take a beating.

East Africa:

Kenya

Uganda

Northeast Africa:

South Sudan

  • The U.S. is set to give South Sudan $83 million in aid.

Southeast Asia:

Thailand

East Asia:

North Korea

China

Latin America:

Venezuela

North America:

United States

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