A song that describes “atrocities” in Indian-administered Kashmir has been released in Pakistan, causing controversy. BBC Monitoring’s Tulika Bhatnagar traces its origins and impact.
The Kashmir Anthem Song is dedicated to separatist militant Burhan Wani, whose death in July sparked the worst violence the region has seen for years.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Kashmir 'freedom anthem' released to controversy
Donald Trump on Friday announced Vice President-elect Mike Pence would take over transition planning from Chris Christie, a move that sources say reflect a diminished role for the New Jersey governor.
Sources tell NBC News that the controversy surrounding two former Christie aides being convicted in the closure of George Washington Bridge lanes was an issue, but more significant was Christie’s failure to vocally defend Trump at key moments throughout the campaign.
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Newly discovered emails found on a computer seized during an investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner thrust the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server back into the presidential campaign less than two weeks before the election.
Officials said the discovery prompted a surprise announcement Friday by FBI Director James B. Comey that the agency would once again be examining emails related to Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
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4chan is an imageboard Internet site that allows users to post anonymously.
Milo Yiannopoulos, an alt-right hero known for his banishment from Twitter, is preparing a bid to acquire his own social media firm: 4chan.
Launched in 2003, 4chan is an imageboard Internet site that allows users to post anonymously. Its roots were in anime and manga, though it has evolved into much more and has facilitated some controversy, including allegations that it allows for cyberbullying.
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The Muslim Brotherhood won seats in Tuesday’s Jordanian parliamentary elections, a mostly symbolic victory that revives the movement’s presence in the country’s legislature for the first time in nearly a decade.
Results of the of the vote were disclosed on Thursday.
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Time For Truth: (Wall Street Journal) – Muslim Brotherhood Regains Foothold in Jordan’s Parliament