US declares Pakistan’s Karachi and Lahore Urdu baraz piracy free

NEW YORK: US Trade Representative Michael Froman has announced to remove two Pakistani Urdu bazaars from the annual list of “notorious” marketplaces, online and physical marketplaces that “reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial piracy and counterfeiting.”

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… And we thought Sochi 2014 was “gay-free”

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen of Finland. (Daniel Mihailescu/Getty Images)

On Sunday the world gained another openly gay Olympic athlete: Ari-Pekka Liukkonen of Finland.

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The idealist utopia, crushing Asian children

Bollywood’s biggest international success, after many expensive and absurd attempts to break through abroad, was the 2009 film “3 Idiots.” Based on a novel by the Indian writer Chetan Bhagat, the movie follows three engineering students struggling to realize their deepest desires against the punitive strictures of teachers and parents.

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China’s cyber attack on Australia’s spy headquarters

Despite sophisticated cyber defences, the layout and location of computer networks inside Canberra’s spy agency are now reportedly in the hands of hackers.

The cyber attack on one of the construction contractors of the Australia Security Intelligence Organisation building came from a server traced to China, Australian media reported Monday.

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The time for rationing water

The right to water and sanitation is recognised in international law, but it is often left up to each local community’s initiative to secure that right. And a village in the Thar Desert of western India has recently been singled out by The Hindu newspaper for its exemplary water rationing system:

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Billy Bob’s got to move out

By Fred Reed

TSA I bet this won’t surprise you.

The United States is the most hated country in the world, followed closely by Israel, and then by nobody. Wny? Why not Ecuador? China? Russia? East Timor? The hostility puzzles many Americans, who genuinely believe their country to be a force for good, a pillar of democracy, . . . → Read More: Billy Bob’s got to move out

Who will provide affirmative action in India?

Consumed with weapon purchases, maritime capabilities and external threats from China and Pakistan, India has it seems neglected to peek at the state of affairs within its own boundaries. In the past few months, multiple incidents infringing the right of freedom of speech have occurred which has prompted writer Salman Rushdie to smear India with . . . → Read More: Who will provide affirmative action in India?

Paki hacker hits over 400 Chinese websites

A member from a Pakistani hacking group has breached and defaced more than 400 government sites in Xuchang City, China.

According to a report Thursday on IT security news site Hack Read, the hacker who goes by the name “Code Cracker” and is part of hacking group Pakistan Cyber Army, posted his groups’ signature defacement image . . . → Read More: Paki hacker hits over 400 Chinese websites

China’s Panda Diplomacy

This is a real Panda! China has this “Panda Diplomacy” and this one will be sent to Japan as an friendship envoy. For safety reason, he sits as a passenger with his feeder, not in a cage. Fastening the seat belt, wearing a diaper, eating bamboos.

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Small things travelers have gotten busted for from around the World

A couple was detained for taking Kinder Surprise eggs into the U.S. Here are 10 other strange contraband items around the world

A couple has been detained crossing into the United States from Canada after trying to enter with … candies of non-nutritive quality.

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