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Mattis says Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country. These 7 photos show why it’s such a threat

"Of all the countries I've known, I consider Pakistan to be the most dangerous," Jim Mattis writes. And he's hardly alone.
Defense Secretary nominee, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis speaks during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Mattis says the most dangerous country in the world is Pakistan

The nuclear-armed country, subject to instability and historically a training ground for extremists, is at the top of Mattis' list.
The mushroom cloud from Ivy Mike rises above the Pacific Ocean over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, during the world's first test of a full scale thermonuclear device, on November 1, 1952.

These are the 9 nuclear-armed countries and the 31 allies they’ve vowed to defend

There are about 13,885 nuclear weapons in the world. Here's an overview of the world's nuclear states and their arsenal.
Kashmiri boys cycle in an empty street during restrictions in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on August 14, 2019.

Armed forces in Kashmir are detaining children and molesting women and girls amid a state-wide blackout, report claims

The report, published Wednesday, was compiled from conversations with hundreds of Kashmiris after India cancelled their political autonomy.
Kashmiri men wait before prayers on August 12.

India is controlling people in Kashmir with an elaborate maze of razor wire that changes configuration several times a day

India voted to strip the Jammu and Kashmir state of its special status, blocking phone and internet access and introducing a curfew and riot police.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

A woman told Priyanka Chopra that she was a ‘hypocrite’ because of an old tweet about India in a now-viral exchange

The woman confronted Chopra at a beauty event in Los Angeles. The actress responded that she has "many, many friends from Pakistan" and was patriotic.
BBC footage of thousands of people protesting in Srinagar, a major city in Jammu and Kashmir state, on Friday, August 9, 2019. The Indian government said this protest didn't happen.

India accused the BBC and Reuters of lying about large-scale protests in Kashmir, even though they were recorded on video

The outlets reported that thousands of people in Kashmir protested last Friday against India changing its constitution to remove Kashmir's autonomy.
Indian security personnel stand guard along a deserted street during restrictions in Jammu, on August 7, 2019.

The phone and internet blackout in Kashmir is so total that locals reportedly don’t know India rewrote their constitution

The blackout was put in place when India annulled two articles in its constitution to revoke Kashmir's autonomy and bring it fully under Indian rule.
A composite image of Imran Khan, current Prime Minister of Pakistan, in Bani Gala, Pakistan, in July 2017; and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, in May 2019.

Pakistan cuts off all trade with India after it abruptly revoked Kashmir’s quasi-independence and cut off the internet

India on Monday canceled a constitutional provision that guaranteed the autonomy of Kashmir, to which both India and Pakistan stake claims.

11 words you probably didn’t know were acronyms

We use acronyms all the time, and in some cases, we don't even realize we're using them. You may not know, for example, that Taser stands for "Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle." Other examples include "radar" and "snafu."