News Round-Up 4/15/14: Boston Strong & The New America

We’re having an incredibly damp Tuesday here in the District. I hope you’ve all stayed warm and dry, because you know who hasn’t? Me. 

flickr / hansel5569
flickr / hansel5569

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

  • Pakistani feminism: Making history, the Awami National Party (ANP) elected its first female vice-president, Nargis Tori. She is the first woman to hold the position.
  • The CIA’s drone program in Pakistan is being carried out by the US air force.
  • Police in Karachi may have manipulated an investigation into the murder of a philanthropist, according to a new report.
  • Two people were injured in an attack on a NATO supply convoy in KP.
  • In Afghanistan, leaky borders are becoming quite the problem. Meanwhile the country’s deputy minister of public works was kidnapped in Kabul, officials are reporting.
  • U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner visted U.S. troops in Afghanistan  on Sunday and Monday.
  • In India, voters are being lured by more than just the opportunity to participate in democracy: officials have seized some $36 million in cash from cars and elsewhere intended to buy off voters and “pay for expenses above and beyond the spending limit.”  Expats are also flying home in large numbers, determined to take part in the historical election.
  • Indian-born poet Vijay Seshadri was one of many Pulitzer Prize recipients yesterday.
  • Muslims are understandably worried about the rise of Modi, a Hindu nationalist and hardliner.
  • The Congress Party is having a rough time and a bad day.

Southeast & East Asia:

Eurasia & Europe:

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:



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