Benazir Bhutto killed in a bomb blast

Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated at a political rally, along with at least 15 others. I have nothing interesting or original to say on the topic, so I won't strain for something. However, I'm surprised at how harsh BBC World News has been. For now, BBC America has suspended regular programming for the news broadcast, and the interviewee they just had on isn't waiting for the body to get cold.

If you're looking for some background on Pakistan, you can't do better than our October article, and the follow-up web-only interview. The Economist also has a short backgrounder with links to articles.