Published: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:41:04 UTC
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The first explosion went off on the town’s outskirts, while the second was detonated in a market [Reuters]
At least 29 people killed and dozens wounded in car bombings in Shia-dominated areas.
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 14:11 GMT
US drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas are believed to have killed thousands of people [GALLO/GETTY]
US and Pakistan ‘discuss end of aerial CIA attacks on Pakistani territory,’ senior foreign ministry official says.
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 15:17 GMT
According to WHO, Nigeria accounted for 121 of the world’s 222 polio cases in 2012 [FILE: GALLO/GETTY]
Unidentified gunmen kill nine polio immunisation workers in the city of Kano, police say.
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 14:53 GMT
Survey of 7,000 Afghans suggested that half the population had to pay at least one bribe in 2012 [GALLO/GETTY]
Survey found that $3.9bn, twice the nation’s domestic revenue, was paid in bribes in 2012.
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 05:36 GMT
Brennan was pressed on what he knew of the CIA’s abduction and torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters
CIA director nominee suggests he was misled over value of waterboarding and forcefully defends drones policy
Morris Davis: The US prosecuted Omar Khadr in Guantánamo for not being a lawful combatant. The same applies to the civilian CIA
The Washington Post this week admitted it was part of an “informal arrangement” to conceal from its readers a US drone base in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Alamy
The collective self-censorship over a US drone base in Saudi Arabia is but the latest act of government-subservient ‘journalism’