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The Rundown -- April 25


A woman reading the paper in Tatarstan.

A woman reading the paper in Tatarstan.

Afternoon Update

Russia

# A new record....
# "Russia's Dyatlov Pass Incident, the Strangest Unsolved Mystery of the Last Century" -- Derek Mead, "Vice"

Iran
# Inside Iran's private Internet

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Millions of women may not be able to vote in upcoming elections in Pakistan
# Another arrest warrant for Pervez Musharraf
# The NDN is apparently a good drug-smuggling route

Of Interest
# Pew polling data on Muslims' views of religious extremism
# How important is the Roghun Dam?
# Milos Zeman may get a methonal detector (in Czech)

U.S. Politics
# Internet surveillance continues to expand

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Morning Edition

RFE/RL In The Media

# "The Washington Post" quotes RFE/RL's Aslan Doukaev on militant groups in the North Caucasus
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's trip to Russia

International Press Review

Russia

# "Foreign Policy" profiles Degi Dudayev
# Aleksei Navalny is not the next president of Russia
# HRW on civil society in Russia
# "The Courage Required to Come Out in Putin's Russia" -- Piotr Smolar, "LeMonde"
# "The Seven Faces of Putin" -- Ivan Krastev, "Prospect"

Iran
# Million of barrels of oil are parked in Iranian tankers
# Iran's unlikely Al-Qaeda ties
# Why Iran has seen a spike in cases of MS
# Modesty propaganda in Iran

Pakistan
# The Taliban is squeezing Pakistan's liberal politicians
# Polio isn't the only disease affecting Pakistani children

Afghanistan
# The booming kidnapping business in Herat
# Afghanistan's female cops are asking for their own bathrooms
# Kabul gets an "Apple store" -- a bit different than an Apple Store

Of Interest
# The hunting trp that doomed Moldova's government
# Debate: Is the hijab worth fighting over?
# "Inside Merkel's Bet on the Euro's Failure" -- Marcus Walker, "The Wall St. Journal"

Boston Bombing
# The CIA wanted Tsarnaev put on a terrorist watch list
# Russia had asked the U.S. to investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev
# "CNN" talks to Tsarnaev's former brother-in-law

Science & Tech
# Mapping Internet connection speeds around the world
# Twitter's problem with hacked accounts
# Is Apple really in decline?
# The struggle that is dark matter
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