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Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

CIA Director John Brennan, center, departs after a closed briefing with the Senate Intelligence Committee and its chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP

The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former US officials.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 35 militants

A Pakistani youth, center, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, cools off under a hand pump, during a heat wave on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pakistanis are facing a shortage of clean drinking water due to the low level of water in the country's dams. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan’s military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Raging floods kill over 400 in Pakistan, India

Pakistani volunteers help villagers rescued from flooded villages in Chiniot, 160 kilometers (99 miles) northwest of Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India increased on Tuesday as armies in both countries scrambled to help the victims and authorities in Islamabad warned hundreds of thousands to be prepared to flee more flooding in the days ahead. AP

Raging monsoon floods sweeping across India and Pakistan have killed more than 400 people, authorities said Tuesday, warning hundreds of thousands more to be prepared to flee their homes as helicopters and boats raced to save marooned victims.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

With teachers in school, students will come

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PHINMA president Ramon del Rosario (center, in barong) and TCF officials, with representatives of Phinma Education Network partners

When The Citizens Foundation (TCF) set out on its campaign to help reduce illiteracy in Pakistan, which has the second largest out-of-school population in the world, the founders realized a key issue they had to address was “getting teachers to school.”

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

India Kashmir Flooding

Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by Indian Kashmir’s worst flooding for half a century which has killed at least 150 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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