-- REVIEW --
A mighty tribute
By Harsha Mishra in
BAREILLY, Uttar Pradesh, India --
If you are looking forward for a heart-throbbing,
eye-opening movie, then watching A Mighty Heart, starring
Angelina Jolie, is a great choice.
film, based on a book by Marianne Pearl, showcases the real, tragic
kidnapping and murder of her husband, journalist Daniel Pearl, in
February 2002. While working in Pakistan, Daniel Pearl, a reporter for
The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped and killed by terrorists.
Nothing much can be written about the story of the movie as it is
non-fiction but the direction, screenplay, cinematography and the acting
has certainly made the movie a must-watch.
When Hurricane Katrina smashed ashore
four years ago, in
2005, Louisiana teen Samantha Perez started writing about the
storm that washed away much of her old life. Her journal,
chronicled in the pages of The Tattoo, is all online at
Read it for an eye-opening and intensely personal look into the
eye of the worst storm in recent history.
-- PHOTOS --
Above and below are photos of the refugee camps on the outskirts of Peshawar
where those who fled the fighting in Pakistan's Swat Valley wound up in
makeshift tent homes.
They were taken by Mirwais Kakar for Youth Journalism International.
-- NEWS --
head to the polls
By Edrees Kakar in KABUL, Afghanistan --
Jamil sits in the middle of the road in front of a government
ministry in Kabul every day hoping that people walking by will
show him some charity.
“I have suffered a lot,” said Jamil, who is in his early 20s.
Disabled by war and unable to work, he said, “I need protection
and care from the government.”
So when voters head to the polls Thursday for Afghanistan’s
second presidential election, Jamil has as much at stake as
anyone in the outcome.
“I would definitely use my power to vote for the candidate of my
choice,” Jamil said.
The estimated 17 million eligible voters in the country would
have a long list of candidates to choose from, with 32
contenders on the ballot for the post of presidency of a country
that is still struggling to find peace.
Read whole story
A wall in Kabul plastered with campaign
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