â€œMy mother has been in trauma since the last floods, although we have been consoling her all this time. But today I too felt weak: I had no words of comfort forÂ my mother. We might be able to rebuild our lives once after the devastation; I donâ€t think we can do it twice.â€
Less than eight months after floods wrought havoc in Kashmir, the punishing rains have returned. Rifat Mohidin writes about the physical and emotional tollÂ the watery devastation is exacting on her family.
The Al-Shabaab attack on Garissa University College in Kenya yesterday shocked us all. Currently 147 peopleÂ â€“ most of them students â€“ have been killed. Most sobering is that this isnâ€t the first time the university town has been attacked by East Africaâ€s resident Islamic militants.
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