Volunteers stand Saturday near the wreckage of the destroyed vehicle, in which Mullah Akhtar Mansour was allegedly traveling in the Ahmed Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan border. Abdul Malik/AP hide caption

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U.S. Drone Strike Killed Taliban Leader, White House, Afghan Government Say
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Trombonist and composer Reginald Cyntje was born in Dominica and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands on a diet of reggae, calypso, classical and jazz. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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Pakistani religious protesters march in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday, where tens of thousands demonstrated this past week. Their demands included government assurances that the country's strict blasphemy laws would not be eased. The protesters agreed to leave after saying they had received such promises. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani Christian women mourn the deaths of their family members during a funeral service at a local church in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday. B.K. Bangash/AP hide caption

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Pakistan In Mourning After Bombing At A Park Kills At Least 70
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Pakistani Christians on Monday mourn one of those killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Lahore on Easter Sunday. More than 70 people were killed. Islamist extremists continue to carry out deadly attacks despite a military crackdown that has weakened radicals over the past two years. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Following the example set in Pakistan, the government of Bangladesh is having the mobile operator Grameenphone, which is majority-owned by Telenor, fingerprint SIM card customers. This is an FAQ on the biometric program. Grameenphone hide caption

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After Terrorist Attack, A Phone Company Is Beating Google At Big Data
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Saba, 18, eloped with her fiance, which her family regarded as bringing shame upon them. So her father and uncle tried to kill her. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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She Survived An 'Honor Killing': Oscar-Winning Documentary Airs Tonight
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These guards patrol a park in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala to make sure there's no sexual harassment of women. If they have to, they'll deliver a sharp tap to an offender with that stick. From left: Mohammed Sayed, Mohammed Faisal and Amir Hussein. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Pakistani stand-up comedy pioneer Saad Haroon tests cultural sensitivities between his native country and India in his material. "When it comes to satire, I think as a culture, we kind of struggle with it," he says. Facebook hide caption

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Stand-Up Bridges Decades-Long Boundaries — By Crossing The Line
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Pakistani police stand guard as a Pakistan International Airline plane taxis on a runway in Islamabad on Feb. 8. The national carrier has struggled in recent years with a $3 billion debt. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive
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The broad avenues of Pakistan's capital empty out after dark and prove irresistible to young drag racers. Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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On The Sleepy Streets Of Islamabad, A Late-Night Need For Speed
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