Global Week in Review: Chad Sees Huge Spike in Malaria Cases

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  • Chilean Judges Apologize for Inaction During Pinochet Regime
  • British Teachers to Walk Out of School
  • Indian Who Wrote About Escaping Taliban Shot Dead
  • New Food Crisis Looms in Zimbabwe
  • UN: Syria Refugees Top 2 Million Mark
  • Strike Starts in South Africa
  • Brazil, Mexico Question U.S. Over Espionage Reports
  • Japan Pledges Millions to Clean Up Fukushima
  • Sierra Leone Publishes First-Ever Status of Youth Study
  • Youssou Ndour Dropped from Senegal Government
  • NBA Comes to African TV
  • Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Makes History
  • Malala Yousafzai Opens Europe’s Largest Library
  • Kenya to Vote on World Court Pullout
  • An Unlikely Friendship Grows
  • Chad Sees a Tenfold Rise in Malaria
  • Egypt Minister Survives Bomb Attack
  • New Mali President Sworn In to Office

Indian Who Wrote About Escaping Taliban Shot Dead

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee was fatally shot outside of her Afghanistan home by suspected militants, according to the police. The popular writer had penned a best-selling book about her escape from the Taliban in 1995. Banerjee was the subject of the 2003 Bollywood film, Escape From Taliban.

(Photo: SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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