WORLD: India celebrates its independence
Sixty-four years ago, India declared its independence from the British Raj. The anniversary will be marked by parades, fireworks and kite flying around the country. Pictured above, women sew Indian flags in preparation of the day’s celebrations.
WORLD: Nepal prime minister resigns
After six months as prime minister, Jhalnath Khanal, resigned Sunday, unable to make any progress toward adopting a constitution. Though the country ended its decades-long civil war in 2006, the government has been unable to reach an agreement on how the new democracy will work.
TECH: BART hacked for phone service shutdown
San Francisco’s mass transit service, BART, cut cell phone service to avert a potential protest on Thursday. The hacker group Anonymous cut service to the BART Web site on Sunday in retaliation, and leaked thousands of names and email addresses of BART customers.
POLITICS: Warren Buffett writes: ‘Raise my taxes’
In a New York Times op-ed, the president of Berkshire Hathaway says the legislature needs to start taxing the mega-rich, himself included. “While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks,” he writes. Read the piece here.
WORLD: Mubarak back on trial
Outside the Egyptian courtroom, supporters and critics of former president Hosni Mubarak clashed. Inside, a judge ruled the trial would no longer be televised.