Osama bin Laden Details Revealed, Walmart to Train South Asian Women | Apr. 2 – Apr. 6, 2012
Life moves fast. News moves faster. Greg Mortenson retains control after paying damages, the $10 million suspected Mumbai ringleader wants the bounty money, and Pakistan and India’s leaders will meet in New Delhi.
Baby Daddy Over the course of nine years in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden fathered four children and lived in nine houses. This is according to his widow, the youngest of his wives, Amal Ahmed Abdel-Fateh al-Sada, who revealed these details in her Jan. 19 interrogation. (TIME NewsFeed)
Sweet Tea Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea”, will remain the face of his foundation, its Executive Director announced this week. Mortenson was found guilty of misspending funds from and mismanaging his charity, the Central Asia Institute, for which he was required to repay $1 million. (New York Times)
Bounty Hunter The suspected ringleader of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and Lakshar-e-Taiba founder, Hafiz Mohamed Saeed, is now worth a $10 million bounty, per the United States government. The bounty has been met with surprise since Saeed lives openly in Pakistan. He now says he wants the reward money for himself. (Foreign Policy)
Pit Stop Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is ostensibly in India to visit a Muslim shrine, but will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for lunch on his way. Pressure from groups in both countries prevents the leaders from openly embracing the evolving relationship. This is the first indication, though, that relations are on the mend. (AP)
Big Business Walmart is training 60,000 women in India, Bangladesh and China as part of its “Women in Factories” program. The five-year venture works with local NGOs to provide training in “critical life skills” such as communication, hygiene, reproductive health, occupational health and safety, and gender sensitivity. (Economic Times)
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