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Memories of 'Pinky's' Smile

Schoolmate, ex- Time editor recalls Harvard undergrad Bhutto's warmth, intensity

(Newser) - What former Time editor Walter Isaacson remembers best about fellow Harvard student Benazir Bhutto is her warm smile—and how it contrasted with the intensity of her eyes. Her nickname, "Pinky," often seemed at odds with her serious personality and driving passion for politics at Harvard and later... More »

Protesters Fail to Stop Debate

Students chant "Nazi Scum" at attendees of Oxford debate

(Newser) - An Oxford Union debate is underway despite 30 students who rushed inside and delayed proceedings with a sit-down protest, BBC reports. Five hundred more are picketing outside and blocked about half of attendees from entering. Students chanted "Keep Oxford fascist-free! Shame on you!” in opposition to right-wing leader... More »

Holocaust Denier Roils Oxford Union

Invitation to debate prompts flurry of protests; MP resigns

(Newser) - A British MP tendered his resignation to the Oxford Union yesterday in protest of the debating society’s invitation to Holocaust denier David Irving and anti-immigration leader Nick Griffin to speak tonight, reports the Telegraph. Julian Lewis, the Conservative Party’s shadow defense minister, said he was “ashamed” of... More »

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