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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

All told, the cost of nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan will amount to more than $2 trillion. read more

The war in Afghanistan would end in few weeks if Pakistan denied the Taliban safe haven in its territory, a top U.S. Senator said. Senator Lindsey Graham said the United States should negotiate with Pakistan instead of the Taliban to see an end to the war in Afghanistan. Mr. Graham also said that he wants to change the behaviour of Pakistan. "So, I want to try to get Pakistan to change their behaviour through a free trade agreement tied to security performances, then talk to the Taliban. I want as much leverage over the Taliban as possible to end this war," he added. read more

Monday, December 09, 2019

An Instagram photoshoot of a Hindu-Muslim same-sex couple, hailing from India and Pakistan, had gone viral on social media and users are going gaga over the pictures. The pictures showed Anjali Chakra from India and Sundas Malik from Pakistan laughing and kissing under a rain-splattered umbrella in traditional outfits. The same-sex couple then shared a video of the two dancing on video-sharing app TikTok and.... read more

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Uber Executive Summary Report: Sexual violence is all too common in our society. In the US, nearly 44% of women and almost 25% of men will be the victim of sexual violence in their lifetime. For 2017 and 2018 combined -- Non-Consensual Kissing of a Non-Sexual Body Part was reported to occur in about 1 in every 2,000,000 completed trips. Attempted Non-Consensual Sexual Penetration was reported to occur in about 1 in 4,000,000 completed trips. This category covers a wide range of reports and includes attempted clothing removal and incident reports that are fragmented or incomplete due to memory loss or lack of event recall. Instances of Non-Consensual Touching of a Sexual Body Part were reported to occur in about 1 in every 800,000
trips. Non-Consensual Kissing of a Sexual Body Part was reported to occur in 1 in every 3,000,000 completed US trips. Non-Consensual Sexual Penetration -- the most serious sexual assault category -- was reported to occur in about 1
in 5,000,000 US trips, or on approximately 0.00002%33 of US trips. Across these 5 categories of sexual assault, riders account for nearly half (45%) of accused parties. From 2017 to 2018, Uber saw approximately a 16% decrease in the average incident rate of the 5 most serious sexual assault categories reported. read more

The move was bananas ... or maybe the work was just too appealing. A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it. read more


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