World News: October 15, 2012

As Malala Yousafzai continues her recovery (insofar as you can call it that) Pakistanis and Afghans are rising up against the Taliban. Their reaction? Complaints of a “bias” in coverage. Where have we heard those words before?

In a move that some have anticipated and others dreaded, the UK has taken steps to begin a process that could end over 300 years of British rule over Scotland. While success is by no means certain, and consequences unclear, this is a huge step forward.

Pakistani Taliban

Pakistani Taliban Declare War on Media
As Malala Yousafzai lands in Britain, still fighting for her life, militants complain that coverage of the schoolgirl’s shooting has been “biased” against them. Sami Yousafzai reports. (The Daily Beast):
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/16/pakistani-taliban-declare-war-on-media.html

Scottish Independence

Agreement Signed on Scottish Independence Vote (The New York Times):
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/world/europe/scottish-independence-vote-agreement.html

Britain, Scotland sign deal to allow independence vote (The Washington Post):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/britain-scotland-sign-deal-to-allow-independence-vote/2012/10/15/3ca72b5c-16c7-11e2-a346-f24efc680b8d_story.html

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