News Round-Up 5/8/14: Partisan Politics & The Problems They Pose

reuters / a surfer in new south wales
reuters / a surfer in new south wales
reuters / orthodox jewish men pose for a photo in israel
reuters / orthodox jewish men pose for a photo in israel

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

  • Following harsh WHO restrictions and panic in the face of polio, Pakistan‘s most troubled provinces are still struggling the most — KP has a serious shortage of polio vaccine.
  • Human rights lawyer Rashid Rehman has been shot dead.
  • Twelve security personnel were killed in a blast in northern Waziristan.
  • The FBI agent taken into custody in Karachi has now been freed on bail. The incident was reportedly a mistake on the part of the agent.
  • The Afghan Taliban are set to begin their “annual spring offensive.” That’s not comic relief, apparently it’s too cold to really fight in the winter?
  • Indian election updates: Protests erupted in Varanasi following a decision to not allow PM candidate Modi to hold a rally.
  • 44 Indians have made the shortlist of individuals chosen to go and inhabit Mars in the year 2024. I’d never heard of this mission, I admit.

Southeast & East Asia:

Eurasia & Europe:

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:

Americas:

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