- Newsmaker: Suicide Bombing in Pakistan
A car bomb has killed at least 14 people and wounded 23 others outside an upscale hotel in Karachi, Pakistan. At least 12 of the dead were French nationals working on a French-Pakistani submarine project. Asim Mughal, Chief Editor of the online Pakistan News Service, considers the political and economic impact of Pakistan's first suicide bombing.
- Reporter's Notebook: A Dogfight over a Cockfight
Cockfighting is often associated with Central America, but it's big business for small-town residents of rural America. In Oregon, one of 47 states where cockfight is illegal, there's a proliferation of fighting cock breeders. Phil Busse, Managing Editor of the weekly Portland Mercury, examines the brutal billion-dollar sport that goes back to the Roman Forum.
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