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19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality
Arts & Culture

19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality

The queer-immigrant-terrorist type is here to stay. It gives the US a ready justification to invest in surveillance technologies targeting Muslims and people of colour, to detain and deport, to live out its unruly visions anchored in homonationalism.

In Utah's Salt Lake City, police shoots and seriously injures autistic teenager after mother dials 911
World

In Utah's Salt Lake City, police shoots and seriously injures autistic teenager after mother dials 911

Golda Barton said her son Linden Cameron was suffering from separation anxiety and that she wanted help taking him to hospital

‘Let us wait’: MEA spokesperson refuses to comment on US president’s mediation offer on Kashmir till meeting between Narendra Modi, Donald Trump
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‘Let us wait’: MEA spokesperson refuses to comment on US president’s mediation offer on Kashmir till meeting between Narendra Modi, Donald Trump

After 'Howdy Modi' event in Houston, Trump and Modi will meet again for bilateral talks following Trump's address to UN General Debate

Pakistan committed biggest blunder by joining US' war on terror after 9/11 attack, says Imran Khan
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Pakistan committed biggest blunder by joining US' war on terror after 9/11 attack, says Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted on Monday that Pakistan committed 'one of the biggest blunders' by joining the US after the 9/11 attacks, saying the previous governments 'should not have pledged what they could not deliver.'

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Richard Drew on his 9/11 image Falling Man, and documenting history
Life

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Richard Drew on his 9/11 image Falling Man, and documenting history

The Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Richard Drew, currently in Hyderabad for the Indian Photography Festival, spoke with this correspondent about the fateful day when he shot the image now known globally as “The Falling Man”.

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France
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'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France

Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France.

Donald Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
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Donald Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban 'harder' than ever as America on Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists call off protests today in commemoration of 9/11 attacks in US, deny claims of spreading ‘massive terror'
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists call off protests today in commemoration of 9/11 attacks in US, deny claims of spreading ‘massive terror'

Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the 11 September, 2001, attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning “massive terror” in the Chinese-ruled city.

World Trade Centre Attack: US commemorates 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, mourns deaths of thousands
World

World Trade Centre Attack: US commemorates 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, mourns deaths of thousands

Some 9/11 memorials elsewhere already included sickened rescue, recovery and cleanup workers, and there is a remembrance wall entirely focused on them in Nesconset, on Long Island. But those who fell ill or were injured, and their families, say having a tribute at ground zero carries special significance.

Daily Bulletin: Congress to stage protests in Bengaluru against DK Shivakumar's arrest; 9/11 anniversary; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Congress to stage protests in Bengaluru against DK Shivakumar's arrest; 9/11 anniversary; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Karnataka Congress to stage protests in Bengaluru over show solidarity against party leader DK Shivakumar's arrest; CBI special court to summon Kalyan Singh in Babri demolition case in Lucknow today; and more

Ahead of 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, kin of victims have mixed feelings about Donald Trump's cancellation of Taliban talks
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Ahead of 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, kin of victims have mixed feelings about Donald Trump's cancellation of Taliban talks

11 September victims' relatives and first responders digested the news on Monday with mixed feelings

United States, Taliban keep door open for fresh talks on troop pullout after Donald Trump cancels secret summit
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United States, Taliban keep door open for fresh talks on troop pullout after Donald Trump cancels secret summit

Trump's dramatic about-face came weeks before Afghanistan holds presidential elections, raising fears that the Taliban will step up their campaign of violence to disrupt voting.

Mira Jacob's Good Talk is a timely, cogent and personal look at navigating race and identity in present-day America
Life

Mira Jacob's Good Talk is a timely, cogent and personal look at navigating race and identity in present-day America

Mira Jacob was prompted to write Good Talk by a series of questions posed by her son, about Michael Jackson, race and Trump. The graphic memoir employs a striking visual style – paper dolls superimposed on photographs, and uses humour and anecdotes to show what it means to be brown/mixed race in today's America

Imran Khan says he felt humiliated when Osama bin Laden was killed on Pakistani soil in daring US strike
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Imran Khan says he felt humiliated when Osama bin Laden was killed on Pakistani soil in daring US strike

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said that he felt humiliated when the US forces killed the dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden in a daring strike inside Pakistan in 2011.

Inside Al-Qaeda’s Indian homecoming: New Delhi must prepare for Ayman al-Zawahiri’s complex and dangerous war
India

Inside Al-Qaeda’s Indian homecoming: New Delhi must prepare for Ayman al-Zawahiri’s complex and dangerous war

The jihadist threat is likely to become infinitely more complex in the coming years. New Delhi would be wise to prepare itself to fight al-Zawahiri’s new war.

Islamic State's 'caliph' is alive, but killing him won't change much; such groups thrive when societies fail to mediate conflicts
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Islamic State's 'caliph' is alive, but killing him won't change much; such groups thrive when societies fail to mediate conflicts

Islamic State's caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s message will give hope to jihadists in many parts of the world, but it’s important to remember that IS has sustained itself, and expanded in new regions without hearing from him

Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar says death threats have spiked after Donald Trump's attacks on Twitter over 9/11 video
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Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar says death threats have spiked after Donald Trump's attacks on Twitter over 9/11 video

US president Donald Trump attacked Democratic US Representative Ilhan Omar as an out of control purveyor of hate speech on Monday before leaving for a visit to the state the Muslim-American represents in Congress.

American killed in Kenya hotel siege had survived 9/11 attack on World Trade Centre; Jason Spindler would have turned 41 on Monday
World

American killed in Kenya hotel siege had survived 9/11 attack on World Trade Centre; Jason Spindler would have turned 41 on Monday

The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack at a hotel in Kenya capital Nairobi had survived the 9/11 attacks. Jason Spindler specialised in emerging economies.

World Polio Day: Why the disease persists, 18 years after the WHO deadline to eradicate it
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World Polio Day: Why the disease persists, 18 years after the WHO deadline to eradicate it

In 1988, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced an ambitious campaign to rid the world of polio by 2000. It’s 2018, and polio still persists in pockets, including cases of vaccine-derived polio in India.

The 9/11 Quiz: How well do you recall the world-changing events of 11 September, 2001?
World

The 9/11 Quiz: How well do you recall the world-changing events of 11 September, 2001?

The attacks of 11 September, 2001 claimed the lives of just under 3,000 people, and set in motion events that would herald the launch of the Global War on Terror.