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This column is not about baseball, although it may at first appear to be. I focus today rather on the use of English language in moments that could seem to be a little "tricky."
 
When Brigitte Bardot revealed (almost) all in the 1956 movie "And God Created Woman" she barely raised an eyebrow in France.
 
Women working in Nepal's "entertainment" sector have long been victims of exploitation. They lament that sexual abuse, police harassment, and poor and irregular pay are common.
 
Something extraordinary happened at the Philippine Supreme Court on Wednesday.
 
The bankruptcy of public pension funds is an issue worldwide.
 
Pakistan is soliciting world support for its stance on the current situation in Kashmir. Pakistan's stance is superior to India's in terms of law, human rights and the wishes of the majority in the occupied Valley of Kashmir -- which happens also to be the majority in India-held Kashmir.
 
Who said that the art of diplomacy ended at the Cliffs of Dover? That the fine art, so perfected by the British, has rubbed off very well eventually on the current progeny of the settlers of one of the largest British colonies was well demonstrated during the whirlwind tour of Bangladesh by the U.S. secretary of state.
 
Despite the state's intervention, the ordeal of Pakistani workers stranded in Saudi Arabia for many months without pay seems no closer to a solution.
 
Before the Global Financial Crisis of 2007, the market was God and master, who made the belief in a system possible. Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan walked on water.
 
The report of the Committee on Fata Reforms, which has rightly been made public via the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron) website, needs to be studied with great care because bold strokes of policy sometimes run dangerously close to rashness.
 
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