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Gov. Cuomo to seize ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle under coronavirus strain

By MARINA VILLENUEVE, JOHN LEICESTER and ARITZ PARRA NEW YORK — With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed to fight the scourge. “If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
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Give This Woman A Pritzker Prize! Once Pakistan’s Starchitect, She Now Designs Mud-And-Bamboo Huts For Poor Villagers

Yasmeen Lari retired at 60 after making her career designing some of Pakistan’s glitziest modern buildings for government and corporate clients. Then, after a severe earthquake, she went to help with reconstruction — designing simple houses that survivors could build themselves, using the debris, that cost a tenth of what NGOs spent on prefab concrete homes. And she’s gone on from there, developing one innovative and inexpensive structure after another, creating jobs for impoverished women at t...
Tags: Art, Pakistan, Visual, 04.01.20, Yasmeen Lari


Pakistan Rearrests 4 Men in Daniel Pearl Case

After a provincial court overturned the men’s convictions in the American journalist’s kidnapping and death, Pakistani officials moved quickly to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Murders, Pearl, Daniel, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Sheikh, Kidnapping and Hostages, Ahmed Omar, Daniel Pearl Case


Men acquitted of Daniel Pearl murder kept in detention in Pakistan

Provincial government issues order despite court’s ruling to overturn the four’s convictionsPakistani authorities have ordered four men including a Briton convicted of the 2002 murder of the US journalist Daniel Pearl to be detained for three months despite a lower court’s ruling to overturn their convictions.The high court in the province of Sindh on Thursday acquitted the four, including Briton Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was sentenced to death in 2002 for masterminding Pearl’s murder. The ot...
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Mosques Stay Open In Pakistan As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down. Prime Minister Imran Khan is relying on restricting the size of congregations attending mosques and advice to stay at home from religious groups like the country’s Islamic Ideology Council. However, some provinces have issued their own lockdown orders to prevent Muslims from gathering for Friday praye...
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Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises

Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down. Prime Minister Imran Khan is relying on restricting the size of congregations attending mosques and advice to stay at home from religious groups like the country's Islamic Ideology Council. In eastern Punjab province, where 60% of Pakistan's 220 million people live, checkpoints have been set up in major cities stopping...
Tags: News, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Punjab Province


Pakistan worshippers clash with police trying to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Pakistani Muslims at a Karachi mosque clashed with baton-wielding police trying to enforce new curbs on gatherings to prevent Friday prayers and contain coronavirus infections, officials said. After failing to persuade worshippers to pray at home last week, the government in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, home to the financial hub of Karachi, enforced a lockdown for three hours beginning at noon on Friday, officials said. Pakistan has so far reported 2,458 coronavirus infections, fuell...
Tags: News, Pakistan, KARACHI, Tablighi Jamaat


Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike

Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent large congregations last week. Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, that could easily overwhelm its weak public health systems. The government in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, home to the country's largest city, Karachi, will enf...
Tags: News, Pakistan, South Asia, KARACHI, Pakistan Bangladesh


Pakistan court overturns convictions in killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl

A local court in Pakistan on Thursday overturned the death sentence and murder convictions of the four men involved in the killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
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Pakistani Court Overturns Conviction in 2002 Killing of Daniel Pearl

The court found there was sufficient evidence to convict Ahmed Omar Sheikh of abducting Mr. Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, but not of killing him.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Al Qaeda, Wall Street Journal, Mohammed, Pearl, Daniel, Daniel Pearl, Sheikh, Karachi (Pakistan, Khalid Shaikh, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Ahmed Omar, Ahmed Omar Sheikh


Pakistan Court Overturns Conviction In Death Of Journalist Daniel Pearl

The court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Daniel Pearl, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh


Pakistan court overturns convictions in killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl

A local court in Pakistan on Thursday overturned the death sentence and murder convictions of the four men involved in the killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
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How Southern California restaurants are giving back during the coronavirus crisis

Since the ban on dining in, Southern California restaurants have fallen on hard times. Sales dropped off the cliff. Chefs laid off staff. Managers deferred their salaries. Meanwhile, bills from landlords, vendors and utility companies were stacking up. But instead of asking for handouts, many restaurants began lending a helping hand. • James Beard award-winning chef Nancy Silverton turned Chi Spacca in Los Angeles into a relief center, dishing up free meals and giving away diapers, toilet paper,...
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Daniel Pearl murder: Pakistani court overturns death sentence of accused

British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh set to be released in coming daysA Pakistani court has commuted the death sentence of a British-born man convicted of the 2002 kidnapping and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three co-accused.At least four people were convicted in connection with Pearl’s murder, including Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh who was sentenced to death in 2002 for masterminding the killing. He has been in jail for 18 years awaiting the outcome of an ap...
Tags: World news, US news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh


Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistani court Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison.One of his lawyers, Khwaja Naveed, said he could go free unless the government chooses to challenge the court decision.Sheikh has already spent 18 years in prison in southern Hyd...
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Daniel Pearl: Pakistan overturns convicted man's death sentence

British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted of beheading the US journalist in 2002.
Tags: News, US, Pakistan, Daniel Pearl, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh


Pakistan court set to free four accused in Daniel Pearl killing

A Pakistani court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of the main person accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of an American Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three other co-accused in the matter. All four had been convicted in connection with Pearl's kidnapping and murder, including British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was sentenced to death in 2002 for masterminding the murder. Pearl, 38, was investigating Islamist militants in Karachi after the Sept. 11...
Tags: News, United States, Pakistan, KARACHI, Daniel Pearl, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, American Wall Street Journal


Mobile payments firms in India are now scrambling to make money

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and chief executive of India’s most valuable startup, Paytm, posed an existential question in a recent press conference. “What do you think of the commercial model for digital mobile payments. How do we make money?” Sharma asked Nandan Nilekani, one of the key architects of the Universal Payments Infrastructure that created a digital payments revolution in the country. It’s the multi-billion-dollar question that scores of local startups and international giant...
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Pakistan government creates WhatsApp chatbot to offer information about COVID-19

The Pakistan government has created a WhatsApp chatbot to offer its citizens information about the COVID-19 pandemic and details about testing facilities in their vicinity. The chatbot offers information in 7 languages, including English, Urdu, Punjabi and Kashmiri. The chatbot, called PK Gov Corona Helpline, can be joined by adding +923001111166 to your contacts, and […] ...
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Sajid Hussain: Fears for Pakistan journalist missing in Sweden

Sajid Hussain went into self-imposed exile in 2012 after receiving death threats connected to his work.
Tags: News, Sweden, Pakistan, Sajid Hussain


PSL Star Haider Ali says his Idol is Rohit Sharma

One of the top talents who impressed one and all in this year’s PSL T20 tournament was the young Pakistani batsmen Haider Ali. Haider Ali Read More The post PSL Star Haider Ali says his Idol is Rohit Sharma appeared first on Cricket Fever - It's All About Live Cricket. Related posts: India vs Pakistan Airtel Series 2012-13 Full Schedule & Fixtures Cricket Fever Founder Maverick’s Interview with BettingRunner Real Reasons behind India’s Loss to Pakistan in the Asia Cup
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Exiled Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden

Sajid Hussain, who wrote about rights abuses in Balochistan, had been granted Swedish asylumA prominent Pakistani journalist who fled the country after receiving death threats has gone missing in Sweden where he had been granted political asylum.Sajid Hussain, 39, went into self-imposed exile in 2012 after his reporting on forced disappearances and human rights abuses in the turbulent region of Balochistan had led to death threats. He had continued to run an online newspaper, the Balochistan Tim...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Sweden, Media, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Journalist safety, Balochistan, Sajid Hussain, Balochistan Times


India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster

India and Pakistan sealed off centers belonging to a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and began investigating how many coronavirus cases were linked to its activities. Tablighi Jamaat is a Deobandi Sunni Muslim missionary movement that preaches worldwide. India has so far registered 32 deaths from 1,251 confirmed infections, and Pakistan 20 from 1,914.
Tags: News, India, Pakistan, Tablighi Jamaat


IPL Cancellation will be a great loss for the Young Players

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, India’s biggest Cricket sporting event of this year 2020 – the IPL is on the verge of getting cancelled.  Read More The post IPL Cancellation will be a great loss for the Young Players appeared first on Cricket Fever - It's All About Live Cricket. Related posts: ICL Foreign Players Can Switch to IPL – BCCI IPL 2010 Auction Review Pakistan Players Ignored Readers Poll -Were The IPL Franchises Right By Not Selecting Pakistani Players For IPL 201...
Tags: Sex, India, Pakistan, Ipl, David Warner, ICL, Jasprit Bumrah, IPL T20, Indian Premier League (IPL, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Chahar


Late-breaking news: there's been a pandemic while you were away

A full-scale disaster unfolded as we switched our phones back on after nine days of Colombian beaches and junglesYou can learn a lot about yourself in times of crisis, but you learn a hell of a lot more about the person you weather said crisis with. Best to strap in and bite your tongue. A lifetime of three weeks ago, my clever, rational other half and I went on a holiday to Colombia. He’s a man who rarely travels without a first aid kit, gaffer tape and a multi-tool thing allegedly essential fo...
Tags: Family, Americas, Life and style, UK News, World news, Best, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Parents and parenting, Caribbean, Cartagena, Coronavirus outbreak


China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak

China sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to aid Pakistan in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in one of the world's most populous nations, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the region. Iranian state TV raised Saturday that the virus death toll by another 139 people, pushing the total fatalities to 2,517 amid 35,408 confirmed cases.
Tags: News, China, Iran, Pakistan, Foreign Ministry


Coronavirus: Fear as son, 7, 'stuck in' Pakistani orphanage

Ashar had to be left behind in Pakistan while his parents sought medical help for his brother.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Ashar


Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi

A religious and nationalist agenda has replaced the promise of development and left India ill-equipped to manage the pandemic The post Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, India, Narendra Modi, Iran, Article, Pakistan, Bangladesh, World Health Organisation, Islamophobia, Wuhan, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, Coronavirus Latest


Mosques remain open in Pakistan despite virus threats

The country's leading religious scholars have only advised that the old and sick avoid prayers and instructed clerics to keep sermons brief. Tiktok videos garnering hundreds of thousands of likes on social media in Pakistan have called for Muslims to attend mosques despite public health warnings. "Most of the people are terrified," said Islamabad resident Syed Ashfaq Ahmed after visiting a mosque this week.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Islamabad, Syed Ashfaq Ahmed


Pakistan coronavirus: 'We can't see it, but everyone is terrified'

Fighting the virus is hampered by crowded living conditions and a struggling healthcare system.
Tags: News, Pakistan