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Santa Fe school shooting: Pakistan exchange student among victims

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 10:59

Sabika Sheikh and teacher Cynthia Tisdale are among the first named school shooting victims.
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Pakistan activists targeted in Facebook attacks

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 7:11

A human rights activist says Pakistan targeted her with repeated malware attacks to try to spy on her.
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Students killed as bridge collapses

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 17:07
related places: Kashmir

At least five university students lose their lives in an accident at a tourist site in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.
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Gunman injures Pakistan interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in Punjab

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 19:38

Ahsan Iqbal was taken to hospital after being shot in the arm after a meeting, local media report.
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Imran Khan in 'new Pakistan' vote pitch

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 15:17

What are the former cricketer's election chances and who are the "electables" he hopes will help him?
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Manzoor Pashteen: The young tribesman rattling Pakistan's army

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 9:52

Manzoor Pashteen has become a leading voice against killings and abductions by Pakistan's army.
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Samira Sindhu: Pregnant singer shot at celebration in Pakistan

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 15:31

A man denies firing at Samira Sindhu because she would not stand to sing at an event in Pakistan.
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Malala's brief but revealing homecoming to Pakistan

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 14:13

Malala's brief visit raised questions about the security and political situations in Pakistan.
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Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 10:42

The Nobel Peace Prize winner visits the Pakistani area where Taliban militants tried to kill her.
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Breaking Pakistan's period taboo

Friday, March 30th 2018, 23:53

Wasma Imran and Mahin Khan founded the Recircle Cup, to help those who cannot afford sanitary towels in Pakistan.
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Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 13:37
related places: Taliban

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for girls' education.
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Unethical request?

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 12:42

A filmmaker touched off a debate in Pakistan revolving around one question - can a Facebook friend request be considered harassment?
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Man arrested in Hungary over contract murder claims

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 14:10
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Man

Man known as 'Pakistani Butcher' and wanted by Interpol in over 70 murders is arrested in Hungary.
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Salvage superstar

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 23:03

Meet the Pakistani girl whose recycled bags are proving a big hit
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Pakistan is building a barrier on its border with Afghanistan, despite objections.

Friday, October 20th 2017, 13:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan is building a barrier on its border with Afghanistan, despite objections from Kabul.
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Pakistan militant leader 'killed by drone' in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 18:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Omar Khalid Khorasani led Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction behind bomb attacks inside Pakistan.
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Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 21:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

A North American family of five are released from Afghan Taliban captivity by Pakistani troops.
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Electric honeycomb

Monday, October 9th 2017, 3:16

Shaheer Niazi, 17, is being internationally recognised for his work on the electric honeycomb.
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The fishermen saving Pakistan's island dogs

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 23:00
related places: Karachi

Dozens of stray dogs live on an uninhabited island off Karachi, where fishermen help keep them alive.
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Why are Pakistan's pirated DVDs dying out?

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 0:09

What was a multi-million dollar business has fallen on hard time. Secunder Kermani finds out why.
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Security tight as foreign cricketers return to Pakistan

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 4:59

Pakistan hosts its first big international cricket event on home soil since 2009 amid tight security.
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Sri Lanka set for return to Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack

Sunday, September 10th 2017, 7:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka are set to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in the country in 2009.
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Children of Karachi: From the streets to education

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 23:17

Pakistan's "street children" get food, clothes and money to allow them to attend a unique school.
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Unwanted guests

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 23:30
related countries: China China

The killing of two young Chinese Christians in Pakistan draws attention to an overlooked phenomenon.
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Benazir Bhutto: Five cleared of ex-Pakistan PM murder

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 16:54

The men suspected of links with the Taliban were on trial for conspiracy to murder ex-Pakistani PM.
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Sharjeel Khan: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after match-fixing inquiry

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 9:23

Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan is banned for five years for his part in a match-fixing ring following a Pakistan Cricket Board corruption inquiry.
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'Housing terrorists'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 16:08
related countries: India India, United States United States

The US is threatening Pakistan and praising India, but the relationship between the three nations is complicated.
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Wife of ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif diagnosed with cancer

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 8:48

Kulsoom Nawaz is diagnosed weeks before contesting the seat her husband vacated in a corruption row.
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US Afghanistan: Tillerson ups pressure on Pakistan

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 7:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

The US urges Pakistan to stop sheltering Taliban forces amid a new US pledge to support Afghanistan.
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Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 11:30

Ruth Pfau dedicated her life to treating tens of thousands of leprosy patients across Pakistan.
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'Different civilisations'

Friday, August 18th 2017, 0:47

Why the idea that Muslims and Hindus cannot share a nation shapes modern Pakistan.
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Mash-up combines Pakistan and India's anthems to make a viral hit

Monday, August 14th 2017, 1:55
related countries: India India

The "Peace Anthem" features both nations' songs, to celebrate their 70th Independence Days.
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Sri Lanka board president wants Pakistan tour for first time since 2009

Sunday, August 13th 2017, 18:47
related places: Lahore

Sri Lanka Cricket's president wants his team to tour Pakistan for the first time since their bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009.
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Ruth Pfau: Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' dies aged 87

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 12:57
related countries: Germany Germany

The German-born doctor and nun devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan.
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Viral Indian song makes political waves in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 5:56
related countries: India India

The parody by Karachi Vynz refers to the resignation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after Panama Papers verdict

Friday, July 28th 2017, 15:18
related places: Sharif

The Supreme Court had earlier disqualified him from office over corruption allegations.
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Partition at 70

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 6:09
related countries: India India

Seventy years after India and Pakistan won their independence, why are relations still tense?
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Meet Pakistan's female cricket star

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 21:22

Pakistan's Sana Mir reflects on changing perceptions towards female cricketers in her home country.
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Pakistan's 'fontgate'

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 11:14

Doubt has been cast on a document at the centre of a corruption inquiry in Pakistan - and Twitter is going crazy over a typeface.
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A father's grief

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 18:27
related places: Muhammad

Muhammad has been looking for his family since an oil tanker blaze killed 150 people in Pakistan.
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Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Monday, June 26th 2017, 5:52
related countries: India India

India's PM says his country "proved its power" in its strikes on militant bases in Pakistan.
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Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 17:32
related places: Bahawalpur

At least 150 people die, many of them as they gathered to collect fuel from the overturned lorry.
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Pakistan oil tanker blaze kills dozens

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 6:47

Dozens of people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in Pakistan.
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India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 16:17

Police tell reporters that the Muslim men from Madhya Pradesh state have been charged with sedition.
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Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese in Pakistan

Friday, June 9th 2017, 1:35
related countries: China China
related places: Quetta

The couple were studying Urdu at a language centre in the city of Quetta when they were abducted.
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Ramadan anger

Monday, June 5th 2017, 17:53

Activists in Pakistan boycotted fruit for three days in protest at soaring Ramadan prices.
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Kabul bomb: Pakistan says Afghan claim 'baseless'

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 13:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says Afghan allegations of involvement in Wednesday's deadly attack are "baseless".
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Skin fade

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 23:28

When BBC correspondent Secunder Kermani wanted a haircut in Pakistan he decided to head for the city known as Little England.
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Indian woman 'forced to marry Pakistani' returns

Thursday, May 25th 2017, 12:14
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad

Uzma crossed the border into India after a court in Islamabad granted her request to leave.
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Islamabad to London

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 23:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Pakistani officials investigate two incidents in which the drug was found on London-bound planes.
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India 'bombs Pakistan army posts' in Kashmir

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 12:43
related places: Kashmir

India says the strikes are to stop Pakistan's army from helping militants cross the Kashmir border.
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UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian 'spy'

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 13:34
related countries: India India

Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan in March 2016 and convicted last month.
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Two selves

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 23:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Who was Mohammad Amin, or Meeno, the transgender Pakistani who died under arrest in Saudi Arabia?
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Heroin found at London Heathrow on plane from Pakistan

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistani reports say the drugs were distributed in bundles around the aircraft.
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Turning goats into water: A solution for the desert

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 1:06

How an entrepreneur is bringing water to the deserts of Pakistan by using goats as currency.
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Pakistan bomb attack: Balochistan blast kills 25

Friday, May 12th 2017, 13:57

The blast appeared to target a convoy carrying the deputy chairman of Pakistan's upper house.
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Clash erupts on Afghan-Pakistan border

Friday, May 5th 2017, 10:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Troops exchanged fire as a Pakistani census team visited villages along the disputed border.
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Indian anger over soldiers' bodies 'mutilated by Pakistan'

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 9:04
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Calls for revenge came after Pakistan denied killing two Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir.
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Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 9:45

Competition creates awareness about "the importance of breeding this beautiful animal".
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Pakistan student killed over 'blasphemy' on university campus

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 18:53

The student was brutally murdered by a mob at a university campus in northern Pakistan, police say.
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Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 10:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peace, New York

Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been made the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace at a ceremony in New York, USA.
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Death penalty: Global executions fall 37% since 2015 - Amnesty

Monday, April 10th 2017, 23:14
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: There

There were at least 1,032 executions in 2016, a drop driven by fewer deaths in Iran and Pakistan.
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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Death penalty for 'Indian spy' in Pakistan

Monday, April 10th 2017, 12:44
related countries: India India

Pakistan accuses him of espionage and sabotage, but India has condemned the claims as "farcical".
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Sharif's next move

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 23:23
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Raheel Sharif is to head a Saudi-led alliance, but benefits to Pakistan are not clear, writes Ahmed Rashid.
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IS in Afghanistan: US special forces soldier is killed

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 22:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The special forces soldier dies in fighting in restive Nangarhar province adjoining Pakistan.
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Pakistan blast: Parachinar bomb leaves at least 24 dead

Friday, March 31st 2017, 14:44
related places: Parachinar

At least 24 people are killed and 70 injured in a bombing in the mainly Shia town of Parachinar.
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Indian red faces over tallest flag at Pakistan border

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 15:56
related countries: India India

The flag on the Pakistan border is to be replaced for a fourth time after being torn by the wind.
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Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Friday, March 17th 2017, 7:49

Pakistan says Facebook will send a team to discuss its concerns about "blasphemous content".
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National champion had to dress as boy

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 23:08

Maria Toorpakai rose the ranks of Pakistani squash while pretending to be a boy.
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Stranded Afghans queue to leave Pakistan

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 18:19

Border crossings reopened after being shut after a wave of deadly attacks by militants.
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Major fixture

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 0:39
related places: Lahore

All the major questions answered ahead of Pakistan's much awaited Super League final in Lahore.
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Pakistan blast: At least eight dead in Lahore

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 17:12

Police are investigating the cause of the blast, which ripped through a shopping area.
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Suicide bombers killed after targeting Pakistan court

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 11:07
related places: Charsadda

At least five other people are also killed in Charsadda in the latest suicide attack to hit Pakistan.
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Is terror returning to Pakistan?

Friday, February 17th 2017, 21:00

After a spate of attacks, Pakistanis are again living in fear.
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Blame game

Friday, February 17th 2017, 15:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India

The Pakistani military points the finger at Afghanistan and India, but some believe the answer is more complex.
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Pakistan: IS attack on Sufi shrine in Sindh kills dozens

Friday, February 17th 2017, 1:53

At least 72 people are killed in a blast at a Sufi shrine in one of the worst attacks in the past year.
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Valentine's Day celebrations banned in Islamabad

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 12:13
related places: Islamabad

A court in Pakistan has banned public celebrations of Valentine's Day in the capital, Islamabad, on the grounds that it is not part of Muslim culture.
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