Posts Categorized: Current Affairs

An act of self-sacrifice

I was very struck by a news story I’ve seen about a Pakistani teenager called Aitzaz Hasan. This is the 15 year-old boy who stopped a suicide bomber attacking his school in the Hangu region of Pakistan, but who died in the process. I don’t know many details, but what I saw on the BBC… Read more »

A man of ‘singular significance’

The BBC has found itself coming under fire for its extensive coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela and has responded by referring to him as a man of ‘singular significance’. That hits the spot. At his trial in 1964 he made a speech lasting 176 minutes which closed with the following words: “During my… Read more »

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