Pakistan

Pakistan’s ‘monsoons on steroids’ show the world that extreme weather is never far away | Globalnews.ca

In Pakistan, a flood crisis of unimaginable proportions is unfolding in real time. The water came so fast and with such ferocity that entire communities were swallowed up by the water. Helicopters are still racing to bring stranded residents to safety. Others were hoisted out of their homes using pulley systems and makeshift bed frames. …

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Why was poliomyelitis discovered in New York, London and Jerusalem?

For years, global health officials have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign to eliminate polio in its last remaining strongholds – typically, the poor and politically unstable corners of the world. Now, in a surprising twist to the decades-long effort to eradicate the virus, authorities in Jerusalem, New …

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Shia Muslims in the Middle East celebrate the solemn holy day of Ashura

Tehran, Iran (AP) — Millions of Shia Muslims — from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan — marked the holiday of Ashura on Monday, one of the most moving occasions in their religious calendar, commemorating the martyrdom in the 7th century from the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad Hussein. Security forces, particularly in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, were …

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