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Shashank Bengali

Shashank Bengali isthe Los Angeles Times’ South Asia correspondent, covering a stretch of countries from Iran to Myanmar.He joined The Times in 2012 asanational securityreporter in theWashington bureau. He has reported from more than 50 countries since beginning his career with McClatchy Newspapers, where he servedas a foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East.In 2016, he shared in the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Times staff for coverage of the mass shootingin San Bernardino, Calif. Originally from Cerritos, Calif., Shashank holds degrees in journalism and French from USC and a master’s in public policy from Harvard. He lives with his wifein Mumbai, India.
63 people killed in attacks on voter registration centers in Afghanistan

As a crowd of Afghans lined up outside a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday, a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 57 people in the deadliest of a spate of attacks on Afghanistan’s upcoming elections, officials said.

The CIA closed its original 'black site' years ago. But its legacy of torture lives on in Thailand

Collaborating with the CIA ushered in an era of impunity for Thai security forces that adopted the agency’s torture methods, according to human rights groups.

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