15 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Pakistani schoolgirl Malala airlifted to UK

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by Taliban, is being flown to Britain for medical treatment, military says.
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 09:06 GMT

Central & South Asia

Scotland’s independence referendum deal inked

British and Scottish leaders sign a deal to give Scotland a referendum on independence in 2014 after 300 years of union.
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 13:55 GMT


Rising sea levels threaten US coastline

East coast’s sea level is rising five times faster than global average, putting millions at risk of severe flooding.

UK hacker to learn extradition fate

Lawyers say Gary McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger’s, could be a danger to himself if sent to the US.

Taliban shooting victim sent to UK

Malala Yousafzai – shot by Taliban after campaigning for right of young females to an education – will be treated in Britain

Las Vegas group tries to level field

 Wealthy casino moguls are investing millions in Mitt Romney. But a dedicated group is mobilising to try and counter the machine

Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal Obamacare; Paul Ryan wants to replace Medicare with a voucher system. Photograph: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Obamacare gets my vote: Romney and Ryan’s alternative nearly killed me

I’m critical of Obama’s presidency, but my medical emergency convinced me that for Obamacare alone we must re-elect him

Under the influence of the painkiller Dilaudid, and dog-tired after another day of fighting for my life with my private health insurance company, I glimpsed Mitt Romney and his running-mate, Paul Ryan, entering my Los Angeles hospital room dressed in surgical gowns with scalpels in their hands ready to fatally operate on me.

It was a drug-induced hallucination, of course. But the mirage made me sit bolt upright in bed and, fully awake, start to rethink my previous, bitterly dissenting view of Barack Obama…………………..

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