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  • Customers buy local weekly journals at a roadside shop in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Myanmar's government said Monday it was abolishing the harsh practice of directly censoring the country's media, the most dramatic move yet toward allowing freedom of expression in the long-repressed nation. Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication as they for almost half a century.

    It is the most dramatic move toward allowing freedom of expression.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:26 AM EDT
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  • Many Pakistanis do this, not to avoid paying zakat, but to make sure the money doesn't go to the government, which is viewed by most people as incompetent and corrupt.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT
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  • It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT
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