Aashita Bhatia

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The strange way I stick to my most difficult goal

Over the past four years, I've discovered many incredible ways to hack my habits and improve my life. I have taught myself to love running, dramatically improved my diet, and found the focus to write a bestselling book.<p>Understanding how the mind works and using it to affect my daily behaviors has …

Self-improvement

With backing of ISI, Jaish-e-Muhammad rises like a phoenix in Pakistan

The Jaish’s new Usman-o-Ali seminary in Bahawalpur.<p>Hundreds gathered this New Year’s Eve at a seminary in Dera Ismail Khan, on the west bank of the …

Pakistan

The Five Emerging Backpacker Hotspots for 2016

New year, new adventures. If you're looking for somewhere exciting and different to go in 2016, take a look at 5 of the emerging backpacking hotspots …

The best read travel stories of 2015

The stories that you loved the most this year showed that you’re keen to explore all corners of the globe, from Scotland to Alaska – and to skip the obvious<p>Going to Greece: a guide to the country, its islands and the best deals<p>Despite the economic storm, the sun shines on in Greece, and the …

Sunday story: Rise of the European jihadi

Residents of the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek are searched by police before taking part in a memorial gathering to honour the victims of the recent …

European History

Love in the Time of Civil War

For Syrian refugees, marriage celebrates life and beginnings—when both are sorely missed.<p>ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan—During almost four years of civil war, more than 3.8 million Syrians have fled their country. Over 600,000 Syrians have resettled in neighboring Jordan. The country’s Zaatari …

Middle East

China and Turkey fall behind in global corruption index

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey and China’s rating on perceived corruption has fallen steeply, according to Transparency International (TI), and the global watchdog called for closer international cooperation to root out graft and abuses of power.<p>Transparency International issues an annual report …

New UK anti-terrorism measures outlined in response to raised threat level

LONDON — A number of new counter-terrorism measures have been announced today by the Home Secretary as part of a bill to be introduced to parliament …