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Bolshoi Ballet Director Will See Again After Acid Attack

Ballet believes Filin was attacked because of his work

(Newser) - Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Ballet director attacked with what police have now determined was sulfuric acid, has a long recovery ahead of him but he will not be fully blinded, ballet officials say. A masked attacker threw acid in Filin's face last week and while police say they are... More »

Acid Thrown in Face of Bolshoi Ballet Director

Sergei Filin may lose his eyesight

(Newser) - The artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater's ballet troupe was splashed with acid and may lose his eyesight in an attack that the Bolshoi said appeared to be linked to struggles for influence at one of the world's most famous ballet companies. Sergei Filin, a 42-year-old former ballet... More »

Indian Women Told: Cover Up or Face Acid Attack

Pro-al-Qaeda group posts warnings in Kashmir

(Newser) - A radical Islamic group in India has promised to kill or maim women who go unveiled or use cell phones in the open, the Telegraph reports. A note posted on mosques in the state of Kashmir warned that "if we spot any woman without purdah [head and face covering]... More »

Pakistan Outrage Erupts After Acid Victim Suicide

Fakhra Younas' plight shone light on terrible Pakistani problem

(Newser) - After 38 surgeries in 10 years as doctors battled to rebuild Fakhra Younas' face after an acid attack by a Pakistani man, Younas committed suicide in Rome last month. Her death has ignited a new outrage in a nation simmering with anger over one of Pakistan's most horrid social... More »

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