Michigan wants 50,000 visas to bring immigrants to Detroit

By Joseph Lichterman

DETROIT, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Thursday called for the U.S. government to set aside 50,000 special visas over the next five years to attract highly skilled immigrants to live and work in the bankrupt city of Detroit.

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Pakistan: ‘Blasphemy’ – A crime unlike any other

By NAZIHA SYED ALI

Last week, a 65-year-old British man of Pakistani origin, Mohammad Asghar, who is said have a history of mental illness, was sentenced to death for blasphemy by a court in Rawalpindi. He had been arrested in 2010 after writing letters to several individuals in which he claimed to be a prophet.

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