Earthquake in Pakistan
From the New York Times (Oct 8):
A powerful earthquake centered in the Hindu Kush mountains of Pakistan on Saturday morning sent tremors across South Asia, flattening villages in remote northern Pakistan, killing hundreds across both sides of disputed Kashmir and shaking houses and high-rises throughout the region.Olorin asked an interesting question (which I'm sure he won't mind me repeating here): "Wondering if all that quake affected Al-Qaeda operations and hideouts..."
No firm numbers of casualties were available, but the Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz of Pakistan said that the death toll "could cross 1,000." Details are not expected to emerge until the military reaches the far-flung villages in the North West Frontier Province, where the quake was centered. Three schools collapsed in the province, killing an estimated 650 children.