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Facebook Safety Check turned on after Lahore explosion

The site appears to have avoided previous criticism of being slow or selective in when the feature gets turned on – but this time sent the notifications across the world, to many people who have never been to Pakistan

India demands justice from Pakistan over death of convicted spy

The body of an Indian man convicted more than 20 years ago in Pakistan on terrorism and spying charges, is being flown back to India after he died following an attack in a jail in Lahore. The incident has the potential to fuel the opinions of hardliners on both side of the border.

Pakistan welcomes back a flamboyant Japanese hero of the ring

A motorized glider circled the stadium, dropping shiny shards of confetti. Male dancers from the fearsome Mehsud tribe whipped their long black hair to-and-fro in a celebratory frenzy. Boy Scouts released a balloon-bedecked "Wrestling for Peace" banner into the sky.

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My Mother's Lover, By Urs Widmer, trans. Donal McLaughlin
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When looking for an excellent translation of a work of fiction from Switzerland or Germany, a volume of philosophy from France, or narratives from the languages of the African continent, do your thoughts turn to Kolkata? Perhaps they should. Long regarded as a city of literature and learning, the metropolis by the Hooghly has another string to its erudite bow, still too well-kept a secret in Britain: Seagull Books.