George Packer

New Yorker

Guest

Staff writer for the New Yorker and blogger at its 'Interesting Times' on its website; author of Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade, The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq and The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America; editor of Facing Unpleasant Facts, a two-volume edition of George Orwell's essays

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Yesterday, masked men armed with machetes hacked a blogger to death in Sylhet. Three secular or atheist bloggers have been murdered recently in Bangladesh — a majority Muslim country.

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Yesterday, masked men armed with machetes hacked a blogger to death in Sylhet. Three secular or atheist bloggers have been murdered recently in Bangladesh — a majority Muslim country.

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The two brothers who are the main suspects in the deadly shooting of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed by police this morning.

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