Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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A 7-year-old Pakistani girl was raped and killed — and the country is demanding #JusticeForZainab
 Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the third day Friday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing. According to an autopsy report, Zainab  was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who did...

Posted: a day ago

Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the third day Friday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing. According to an autopsy report, Zainab was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who did...
Pakistani girl, 7, was raped and killed — and the country seeks #JusticeForZainab
 Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the second day Thursday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing. According to an autopsy report, Zainab was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who...

Posted: 3 days ago

Protesters in the Pakistani city of Kasur took to the streets for the second day Thursday over the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was uncovered on a pile of garbage this week, days after she was reported missing. According to an autopsy report, Zainab was sodomized and strangled to death. Dr. Quratulain Atique, who...
Killer herpes from Florida monkeys could pass to humans, scientists warn
 More than a quarter of the rhesus macaque monkeys at a Florida state park carry the deadly herpes B virus, according to new research published in Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal, “Emerging Infectious Diseases.” » RELATED: Woman sues Sephora, says lipstick gave her herpes...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than a quarter of the rhesus macaque monkeys at a Florida state park carry the deadly herpes B virus, according to new research published in Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal, “Emerging Infectious Diseases.” » RELATED: Woman sues Sephora, says lipstick gave her herpes...
US issues highest ‘Do Not Travel’ warning for 5 Mexican states
 The U.S. State Department is warning Americans against traveling to five Mexican states marred by “violent crime,” putting the regions at the same level as the war-stricken areas of Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen. » RELATED: Trump says Congress must fund border wall to get deal on immigrant Dreamers The “do...

Posted: 4 days ago

The U.S. State Department is warning Americans against traveling to five Mexican states marred by “violent crime,” putting the regions at the same level as the war-stricken areas of Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen. » RELATED: Trump says Congress must fund border wall to get deal on immigrant Dreamers The “do...
Are people really eating Tide Pods? Doctors warn parents about dangerous ‘Tide Pod Challenge’
 A bizarre new trend dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge” is gaining popularity among teens on social media — and doctors say it could land them in the emergency room. The challenge involves people popping the small laundry detergent pacs and posting videos of themselves chewing and gagging on the oozing product online. A...

Posted: 4 days ago

A bizarre new trend dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge” is gaining popularity among teens on social media — and doctors say it could land them in the emergency room. The challenge involves people popping the small laundry detergent pacs and posting videos of themselves chewing and gagging on the oozing product online. A...
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018
 Approximately 4.5 million low wage workers in 18 states saw a boost in their paychecks starting New Year’s Day as wage hikes took effect.  » RELATED: Walmart to raise starting wages, expand benefits: 6 things to know That’s $5 billion in additional wages. All 18 states already had wages higher than the federal...

Posted: 5 days ago

Approximately 4.5 million low wage workers in 18 states saw a boost in their paychecks starting New Year’s Day as wage hikes took effect.  » RELATED: Walmart to raise starting wages, expand benefits: 6 things to know That’s $5 billion in additional wages. All 18 states already had wages higher than the federal...
Kroger recalls biscuits, ice cream products in Georgia over possible listeria
 Popular supermarket Kroger issued two recalls on two separate products at multiple stores this week, citing concerns over possible listeria contamination. » RELATED: Ice cream bars recalled over listeria sold at Aldi, Kroger and Meijer According to the company’s Recall Alerts page, multiple varieties of Mary B’s frozen...

Posted: 5 days ago

Popular supermarket Kroger issued two recalls on two separate products at multiple stores this week, citing concerns over possible listeria contamination. » RELATED: Ice cream bars recalled over listeria sold at Aldi, Kroger and Meijer According to the company’s Recall Alerts page, multiple varieties of Mary B’s frozen...
These are the 25 highest-paying jobs of 2018
 Want to snag one of the best paying jobs of 2018? Try a career in medicine. » RELATED: These metro Atlanta companies are making big hires this January U.S. News & World Report recently released its Best Jobs 2018 ranking, which is composed of 12 sub-rankings, including best business jobs, best tech jobs and highest-paying...

Posted: 5 days ago

Want to snag one of the best paying jobs of 2018? Try a career in medicine. » RELATED: These metro Atlanta companies are making big hires this January U.S. News & World Report recently released its Best Jobs 2018 ranking, which is composed of 12 sub-rankings, including best business jobs, best tech jobs and highest-paying...
Ibuprofen use linked to male infertility, study finds
 Ibuprofen is one of the most common over-the-counter pain relievers used worldwide, and researchers have long warned against its risk of heart attack and stroke. But scientists now believe the drug, commonly sold under brand names such as Motrin or Advil, could potentially result in male infertility. » RELATED: Common...

Posted: 7 days ago

Ibuprofen is one of the most common over-the-counter pain relievers used worldwide, and researchers have long warned against its risk of heart attack and stroke. But scientists now believe the drug, commonly sold under brand names such as Motrin or Advil, could potentially result in male infertility. » RELATED: Common...
Climate change is turning nearly all of these baby sea turtles female — Here’s why
 Thanks to rising temperatures and warming seas, nearly all of the green sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean’s largest and most important sea turtle population are turning female. » RELATED: Worst global warming predictions likely the most accurate, study finds That’s according to new research published Monday...

Posted: 7 days ago

Thanks to rising temperatures and warming seas, nearly all of the green sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean’s largest and most important sea turtle population are turning female. » RELATED: Worst global warming predictions likely the most accurate, study finds That’s according to new research published Monday...