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  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media - and tackling the scourge of misinformation - using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia...

    Wikitribune will rely on a broad online community of journalists and readers as fact checkers, a crowdsourcing model pioneered in the “wiki” system behind Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog (BTK) said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security...

    an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over ‘terror’ claims

    Turkey’s Information and Com­munication Tech­nologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia...

    Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    Author Jonathon Penney, a fellow at the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Citizen Lab, examined monthly...

  • Wikipedia 'protects' Maryam Nawaz's page after vandalism attempts

    The protection level of the Wikipedia page of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an accountability court on Friday in the Avenfield properties reference, was changed to semi-protected on Saturday following repeated attempts to vandalise the page...

    The revision history of Maryam's page shows that users on Friday attempted to add words like criminal and 'chor' [thief] to her information and also tried...

  • Afghanistan's Shia community under attack as IS seeks to stir up sectarian violence

    The massacre at a Kabul mosque last week highlighted the vulnerability of the country's Shia minority, increasingly the target of the militant Islamic State (IS) group that is trying to stir up sectarian violence...

    ”Afghanistan has largely escaped the sectarian violence that has ripped apart other Muslim countries such as Iraq and Syria, but IS attacks have been increasing in the past year and experts worry the Shia community might...

  • Saeed sees foreign hand in sectarian violence

    SAHIWAL: If Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is behind spreading sectarian violence and terrorist attacks in Pakistan, it must be countered with the same force...

    Prof Hafiz Saeed, the emir of Jammatud Dawa, said this while addressing a gathering under ‘Faroogh-i-Pakistan Conference’ at Pakpattan on Wednesday...

  • Sindh leads in number of casualties from sectarian violence in three months: report

    KARACHI: A study of the first three months of the current year has shown that Sindh dominates the national scene in sectarian violence with 93 of the total 101 people having fallen prey to the menace across the country...

    “The province had the highest number of casualties from sectarian violence during this period [Jan-March] followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Punjab,” said the first quarterly report prepared by the...

  • 20 killed in sectarian violence in CAR

    BANGUI: At least 20 people were killed and many others injured in days of sectarian clashes in the Central African Republic, sparked by the death of a young Muslim, police sources said on Tuesday...

    By the following day, continuing violence had killed 10 people and injured another five, before erupting again on Sunday...

  • Pakistan cannot exist without sectarian harmony, warn experts

    WASHINGTON: “Pakistan cannot exist without coexistence between Sunni and Shia Muslims,” warns a group of senior diplomats and scholars...

    The group which met in US capital also warned that time was running out for Pakistan to wake up to its present predicament and begin a serious reassessment of the fundamental challenges it faced...

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