India economy flounders after ‘monsoon washout’
A total impasse in India’s parliament is not only
undermining the world’s biggest democracy but also deepening its
economic woes as long-awaited reforms fall by the wayside. A now
familiar chorus of recriminations echoed around the grandiose
circular chamber on Friday as the second of the three annual
sessions ended in paralysis.
Christian girl freed in Pakistan blasphemy case
Blasphemy laws are too often abused to settle
personal vendettas - rights group:
A Christian girl accused of blasphemy was
released on bail in Pakistan Saturday after spending more than three
weeks in jail, in a case that has sparked an international outcry.
Rimsha Masih, dressed in a traditional baggy green shirt and
dark-green trousers, was seen stepping out of an armoured vehicle
before being whisked to a waiting helicopter to be reunited with her