Cricket security officials will gather in Bangladesh later this week to decide whether it is safe to stage the World Twenty20 there. They may decide on a last-ditch switch to another country, possibly Sri Lanka, if there are enough concerns that it will be dangerous to run a tournament in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong, where there has been severe civil unrest recently.
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Friday 14 December 2012
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.
Monday 03 December 2012
You need a rope and crampons to scale the stats mountain he compiled
Monday 26 November 2012
Police officer Multan Khan said the dead were all drug addicts
Friday 09 November 2012
Students at a school torched by religious fanatics are back in lessons – on the pavement outside
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Lahore is following cities as diverse as London, Tehran and Moscow in introducing women-only facilities. But do 'gender ghettos' make women more or less free?
Wednesday 29 August 2012
From master of the universe to Islamist: a fresh view on war on terror
Thursday 23 August 2012
Woman takes 18-hour, 12,000 kilometre round trip after falling asleep on plane
Thursday 12 July 2012
At least half a dozen Taliban gunmen opened fire on a compound housing policemen in eastern Pakistan today, killing nine of them, officials said.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Foreign aid agency ends theatre group deal amid allegations money is not being used appropriately
Wednesday 02 May 2012
A former CIA contractor who caused an international incident when he shot dead two men in Pakistan last year has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a man in a dispute over a parking spot outside a bagel shop in Colorado.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
His name is Vinod ... Agent Vinod. He can shoot two pistols simultaneously while diving through the air, disarm nuclear weapons and drive sports cars at terrifying speeds through narrow streets without breaking sweat.
Sunday 22 January 2012
Dwindling crowds have put five-day game in crisis but Pakistan's revival offers some hope
Tuesday 20 December 2011
The former cricketing legend Imran Khan took another stride closer to his ambition of becoming Pakistan's next leader after a fresh slew of prominent politicians joined his Movement for Justice Party.
My Mother's Lover, By Urs Widmer, trans. Donal McLaughlin<br />The Shadow-Boxing Woman, By Inka Parei, trans. Katy Derbyshire<br />Summer Resort, By Esther Kinsky, trans. Martin Chalmers
Friday 09 December 2011
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.
Friday 28 October 2011
Begum Nusrat Bhutto was the wife of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan between 1973 and 1977. She suffered not only his loss, when he was hanged in April 1979 by General Zia ul Haq, but the early deaths of both her sons and of her daughter Benazir, leaving only one child, a daughter, to survive her. The beautiful Iranian-born matriarch became a focus for Bhutto's supporters during his trial and after, and petitioned the country's Supreme Court against the imposition of martial law, but lived to see her children and grandchildren bitterly divided.
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