Farrah Zafar

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The 2016 GOP Presidential Race and the Power of Democracy

There is no doubt that the 2016 GOP election cycle has provided a source of entertainment that is unmatched in recent political times. From Donald Trump's blunt policy proposals to Ben Carson's outlandish comments, the Republican candidates have strongly held the attention of the American people, …

Let pupils set classroom rules and punishments, says education expert

Sean Bellamy, one of the shortlisted teachers for the $1m Global Teacher Prize, says children should be able to choose how they are educated<p>"Petty rules and uniforms" should be scrapped in schools and pupils given the opportunity to lead disciplinary decision making, an education expert has …

Social media mocks DC Comics for note saying Pakistan language is 'Pakistanian'

The US publisher’s latest Superman/Wonder Woman annual includes an editor’s note describing text as ‘translated from Pakistanian’, setting social media alight with derision<p>It’s just another job for Superman and Wonder Woman: a group of shepherds in the Shimshal region of Pakistan are being menaced …

On Wall Street Reform, Bernie Sanders Is the Democrat and Clinton is the Republican

Theodore Roosevelt once told Congress that "contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law." If you understand why Roosevelt was concerned with corporate influence in American politics, then you'll see why Clinton is the modern-day …

It’s time India stops blaming Pakistan for every terror attack on its soil

Narendra Modi’s visit to Lahore on Dec. 25 was heralded as a historic moment in India-Pakistan relations. But the deadly attacks on the Pathankot military base on Jan. 2, and the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif on Jan. 3, have emerged as major spoilers. The bonhomie achieved on …

National Security

5 Simple Book Marketing Tips For Self-Published Authors

Promote Your Book Self-Publishing<p>Updated April 8, 2018 2393 Views 6 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Stumble<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Share<p>231 Shares<p>5/5 (5)<p>Help your book sales with …

Climate crisis: seaweed, coffee and cement could save the planet

Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the UN climate summit this month, Tim Flannery argues that there are still realistic grounds for hope<p>This month’s meeting in Paris marks the 21st annual occasion on which nations have met …

China aims to blow away pollution with wind

To reduce carbon emissions and combat air pollution, China rose last year as the world's biggest single investor in renewable energy, according to a June report on renewables by consulting firm McKinsey and Co.<p>And before panel manufacturers started going bust after growing too fast, solar had been …

Why is Pakistan's army chief all over social media?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1205000/1205278_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657126_758d421295cce886f7eb6aef86698ebe<p><b>Is the army general more popular than the prime minister in Pakistan and what does that means for democracy? BBC Urdu's Amber Shamsi investigates.</b><p>Just …

Solar energy – infinite source of power generation

<b>ISLAMABAD: Energy sustainability through the solar resource seems to be the only option. The amount of energy the sun radiates in a day is more than</b> …

Renewable Energy

No European democracy has the perfect way to handle Islam

EUROPE'S democracies are standing united in the face of the nihilist terror which struck the heart of the continent on November 13th. With no fear, …

Religion

The Murders in Paris and Lebanon: Why Muslims Should Not Apologise

The murder of so many people in Paris and Lebanon over the last few days is, to say the least, outrageous and inhuman.<p>This condemnation must be …

French Mayor: “We Must Ban the Muslim Faith in France”

A French mayor, Robert Chardon, is calling for governmental legislation that will ban Islam. He said in a recent statement:<p>We must ban the Muslim …

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Mobile Charging Kiosk Runs On Solar Power, Saves Time And Energy

In Rwanda, Africa, an organization called African Renewable Energy Distributor is behind an invention known as a Mobile Solar Cell Phone Charger. The …

Democratic debate in Des Moines: 12 things we learned

The second Democratic debate is through. Here’s a summary of what we learned:<p>The debate began with a half-hour discussion of the Paris attacks and national security. Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said the US has to “bring the world together to root out [this] kind of radical jihadist …

Middle-class

Foreign policy dominates Democratic debate

Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic presidential front-runner, has come under heavy criticism in a debate for her 2003 vote backing the invasion of Iraq.<p>A day after a series of bomb and gun attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton's rival, criticised her vote …

Amber Rudd: end to pursuit of green energy at all costs

Keeping the lights on is now top priority, energy secretary to say, as she warns that households face paying over the odds for energy for years to come due to poor value green subsidies handed out by her predecessors<p>Britain will no longer pursue green energy at all costs and will instead make …

The Climate Post: Saudi Arabia Joins Climate Change Effort

Saudi Arabia--the world's biggest crude oil exporter--has become the last of the G20 countries to submit an emissions pledge in the run up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Nov. 30-Dec. 11. The desert kingdom said it will avoid up to 130 million tons of carbon dioxide …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Leading Powers to Double Renewable Energy Supply by 2030

Eight of the world’s leading economies will double their renewable energy supply by 2030 if they live up to their pledges to contribute to curbing …

#Youth4Climate: Inspiring Young People Around the World to Take Climate Action

Today’s youth are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last that can do something about it. A flotilla of partners are …

Muslim Woman Donates $1 to UNICEF for Every Hate Tweet She Receives

A Muslim professor has pledged to donate $1 to UNICEF for every hate-filled tweet and Facebook message that continues to come her way.<p>In an op-ed in …

Regional religious leaders meet in Jordan in UN-backed bid to counter hate speech, incitement

Some 30 religious leaders from the Middle East and North Africa are developing a regional strategy to counter hate speech as part of an international …

Muslim woman donates $1 to UNICEF every time she's sent an Islamophobic hate tweet

A Muslim woman has come up with a new way of dealing with trolls: turning their hate into charity.<p>Susan Carland, an Australian academic, regularly receives Islamophobic messages on social media.<p>"As a Muslim woman, people from many different quarters are eager to tell me how to dress and how to act. …