Friday, 11 August 2017

Pakistan's Mother Teresa Dies

Dr Ruth Pfau, a German doctor popularly known as Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa', died on Thursday at a private hospital in Karachi. She was 87.

Dr. Pfau had dedicated her life to eradicate leprosy in Pakistan.

Dr. Pfau had originally been assigned to travel to India, but landed in Karachi for a brief stay due to some visa problems.

Guam's Governor backs Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric

The Governor of Guam, the US territory threatened with attack by North Korea, has backed Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric toward the nuclear-armed nation, saying that a President who whole-heartedly embraces forceful retaliation over attacks on US territory is "what I want".

Here are ten other reasons to avoid Guam.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Is Chloe Ayling Lying?

British glamour model Chloe Ayling claimed to have been abducted and held hostage for six days after being lured to Milan for a bogus photo shoot by a gang who intended to auction her as a sex slave.  20-year-old Chloe Ayling was only freed when her captors realised she had a baby son back home in London. Chloe claimed to have been injected with a drug and hidden in a bag in the boot of a car before later on, during her captivity, becoming aware she was being auctioned for sale on the Dark Web for £270,000.

After six days of captivity, Chloe was taken to the British consulate in Milan by one of her captors, Polish-born Lukasz Herba, 30, from Oldbury in the West Midlands. Herba was promptly arrested himself. Chloe claimed that neither Herba nor any other captor sexually assaulted her.

Now questions are being raised about the veracity of Chloe's claims since it appears that Herba took Chloe shopping during her abduction. Italian police have admitted that they are looking into the possibility that Chloe and Herba may have been collaborating, though they do not have clearcut proof.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Corrupt Zuma Survives

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote in parliament yesterday. Everybody knows that Zuma is corrupt, yet he survives. He is even popular in SA. In that, he is very similar to a number of Indian politicians who are openly corrupt, yet popular. Corruption in developing countries is a form of feudalism. The corrupt politician milks off from the nation’s coffers to feed his own constituency. Many voters expect their political leaders to be corrupt and pass on some of the spoils. This will change only when the population becomes more educated and aware. India and SA, miles to go before we get there!

Who’s helping the Taliban?

The Taliban are fanatic Sunnis and one wouldn't expect Shia Iran to help them. There are reports that Iran is actually doing just that, but that's Breitbart news, which is not very credible.


What is credible is this CNN report that Russia is helping the Taliban, its erstwhile enemy!!