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Associated Press/Photo by Irum Asim

Pakistani court finds Asia Bibi ‘more sinned against than sinning’

International | Ruling implies additional protection for non-Muslims in the country
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/31/18, 01:25 pm

PAKISTAN: The Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five held on death row since 2010 on blasphemy charges, and ordered her freed. In its judgment overturning lower court convictions, the court said Bibi “appears to be a person, in the words of Shakespeare’s King Leare [sic], ‘more sinned against than sinning.’”

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Associated Press/Photo by Tatan Syuflana

Tsunami death toll could reach thousands in Indonesia

International | Government sends floating power station to hard-hit Central Sulawesi
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/01/18, 02:39 pm

INDONESIA: Mobile phone footage shows a powerful tsunami hitting Central Sulawesi after a 7.7 magnitude quake on Friday (more here).

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Associated Press/Photo by Nabil al-Jurani

Violent protests rock Basra

International | Complaints over poor public services could trigger more instability in the Iraqi city
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/18, 03:39 pm

At least 15 people have died and dozens more sustained injuries in the latest escalation of protests in the Iraqi city of Basra over poor public services.

The unrest comes amid the country’s failure to form a new government after elections in May.

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