Astronaut captures stunning photos of the ‘supermoon-set’ as it dips behind the Earth

An astronaut uploaded photos taken outside Earth’s orbit of a ‘supermoon‘ to Twitter Sunday. Oleg Artemyev, a Russian astronaut currently stationed inside the International Space Station, shared the photos of a ‘moonset’ – which capture the moon passing the Earth, Sky reported. The ‘supermoon’ is set to accompany this year’s Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher’s…

Pakistan ‘captures’ militant who wrote to Malala Yousafzai justifying her attack

Adnan Rasheed is best known for open letter justifying the Taliban’s assassination attempt on 15-year-old education campaigner Pakistani security forces are reported to have captured a senior Taliban commander best known for writing to Malala Yousafzai to explain why gunmen tried to shoot her dead. Adnan Rasheed currently heads a cell dedicated to breaking militant prisoners out of jail and had…

The world’s 10 riskiest sovereigns

Bosnia-Herzegovina is the world’s riskiest sovereign, according to a new model developed to calculate default probabilities, ahead of other high-risk countries such as Belarus, Ukraine and Rwanda. The model, which uses data from Euromoney’s Country Risk Survey, shows Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of the more alarming prospects with a default probability of 27.4% over 12 months. Surprisingly, the country still commands a…

Fears of extremism rise in Pakistan: Poll

WASHINGTON: Sixty-six percent of Pakistanis are concerned about religious extremism while 59 percent have no sympathies for Taliban militants, a poll released on Tuesday revealed. The findings of the Pew Research Center survey – which included interviews of more than 14,200 people in 14 countries – showed fears about extremism rising in nations with large Muslim populations from the Middle East…

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