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Buddy Bolden, the first king of jazz: 1 of 300 | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing</i> <i>300 for 300</i> <i>project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people</i> …

New Orleans

The C.I.A.’s Maddening Relationship with Pakistan

Thirteen years ago, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Pakistan with a list. He pulled it from his shirt pocket during a meeting with President Pervez Musharraf, and told the general how, during a recent Oval Office gathering, President George W. Bush had expressed bewilderment and …

Edward Snowden Tweeted That The People Behind India's Controversial Biometric System Should Be Arrested

The US NSA whistleblower came out in support of the Indian journalist who exposed a huge breach in Aadhaar, India's controversial biometric ID program, last week.<p>Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, has come out in support of the Indian journalist who …

Making China Great Again

As Donald Trump surrenders America’s global commitments, Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>When the Chinese action movie “Wolf Warrior II” arrived in theatres, in July, it looked like a …

In 2017, Pakistan’s Army Proved It Still Has a Firm Grip on the Civilian Administration

Within Pakistan, a quasi-democratic government structure is expected to continue, though very much under the army’s heel.<p>In 2017, Pakistan took a …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Political Writing

<i>We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in political</b> …

‘There isn’t going to be a war between India and China today’, says Bertil Lintner

<i>Swedish journalist and strategic analyst Bertil Lintner has spent most of his career in Asia, writing about India and China and mapping the</i> …

Benazir Bhutto assassination: How Pakistan covered up killing

<b>Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country. The decade since an assassin killed her has revealed more about how Pakistan works than it has about who actually ordered her death.</b><p>Bhutto was murdered on 27 December 2007 by a 15-year-old suicide bomber called Bilal. She had just …

Pakistan

Trump Has Started a Brain Drain Back to India

In 2005, two years after Sameer Sahay arrived in the United States from India to pursue an MBA, he was thrilled when an Oregon health care company …

India Does Not Need Boots on Afghan Ground

NEW DELHI — President Trump has pivoted toward India and away from Pakistan. Calling upon India to help in Afghanistan, “especially in the area of economic assistance and development,” Mr. Trump was holding up the prospect of a major Indian presence to goad Pakistan to crack down on the Taliban and …

India

China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India

File photo shows a Chinese soldier next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim …

Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

More than a million were killed and many millions more displaced by Indian partition. Authors consider its bloody legacy and the crises now facing their countries<p>Pankaj Mishra<p>To think about partition on its 70th anniversary is to think, unavoidably, about the extraordinary crisis in India today. …

India’s partition: ‘People in their final years are desperate to open up’

Long-hidden drawings and letters recalling a dark and fearful period are coming to light at last in India<p>Sardari Lal Parasher recorded what he witnessed during partition in hundreds of feverish sketches. Then he buried the images in a trunk for the rest of his life.<p>The artist, from western Punjab, …

Why Pakistan and India remain in denial 70 years on from partition

The division of British India was poorly planned and brutally carried out, as fear and revenge attacks led to a bloody sectarian ‘cleansing’<p>On 3 June 1947, only six weeks before British India was carved up, a group of eight men sat around a table in New Delhi and agreed to partition the south Asian …

China and India may be on a path to war

In mid-June, a remote area called the Dolam plateau in the Himalayas where the boundaries of China, India and Bhutan meet made headlines when Indian and Chinese troops began a standoff over a road construction project. China conducted a live-fire exercise in the area, and there have been false …

War

Doklam standoff: China warns India of military operation within 2 weeks

An article in the Global Times has said that China will not let the Doklam standoff go on for too long and could take up a small military operation …

Chinese media thinks PLA can annihilate Indian Army. Can they? A fact check

Highlights<p><i>1</i><p>Including reserve components, India has more troops than China.<p><i>2</i><p>India and China are equal in terms of fighter aircrafts.<p><i>3</i><p>China cannot …

Road to Doklam: When will China and India start talking about the 1962 war honestly? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

As the Doklam military standoff in the China-India-Bhutan tri-junction enters its second month, the memories of a border war in 1962 have been …

'But what about the railways ...?' ​​The myth of Britain's gifts to India

Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental?<p>Many modern apologists for British colonial rule in …

Presidential election debate: All our best material in one place

<b>The first US presidential debate is over after a frenetic 90 minutes - now it's time to get your breath back.</b><p>We had teams all across the US, including the venue in Hofstra University, New York, on the night.<p>Here's a one-stop shop for all our best material from the debate, including all the latest …

Clinton Won The Debate, Which Means She’s Likely To Gain In The Polls

If she doesn’t, Trump could be tough to beat.<p>Democrats woke up on Monday to a spate of bad polls for Hillary Clinton, which brought Donald Trump to …

Donald Trump lost Monday’s debate. So did Trumpism.

Donald Trump got his start in politics peddling the idea that Barack Obama was born abroad. He built his successful Republican primary campaign on a similar form of white identity politics, married to a deep and hard-line skepticism of immigration. That’s been his biggest single issue — deriding …

Government

Rosie O'Donnell responds to Donald Trump debate attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Donald Trump-Rosie O'Donnell feud is back in the 2016 spotlight.<p>O'Donnell slammed Trump on Twitter Monday night after he resurrected their longtime feud during the first presidential debate, saying that comments he made about the comedian and TV host in the past — including …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Brings Out the Real Donald Trump

“Words matter when you run for President,” Hillary Clinton said toward the end of Monday night's happening at Hofstra University, on Long Island. Clinton was criticizing Donald Trump for his loose language regarding America's allies in Asia, but she could have been summing up the lopsided debate, …

The First Debate of the Twitter Election

The first Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton officially started a few minutes after 9 <i>P.M.</i> last night, but on Twitter the festivities began hours—or was it months?—earlier. As the platform of choice for pile-ons of partisans, defiant nonpartisans, and self-appointed …