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Pakistan avalanche: Six trapped climbers rescued from mountain

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 13:32
related countries: Italy Italy

Four Italian and two Pakistani mountaineers are airlifted to safety after being hit by an avalanche.
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Cat filter accidentally used in Pakistani minister’s live press conference

Monday, June 17th 2019, 12:44

Much mirth ensues after a politician's press conference is accidentally live-streamed with a cat filter.
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India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma's 140 sets up victory for Virat Kohli's side

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 18:48
related countries: India India

Rohit Sharma hits his second century of the World Cup as India thrash Pakistan by 86 runs at Old Trafford.
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Pakistan ad 'mocking' India pilot ups ante ahead of World Cup clash

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 6:08
related countries: India India

The ad features an actor playing an Indian pilot who was captured by Pakistan earlier this year.
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Farishta: Outrage over Pakistan child murder

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 13:08
related places: Islamabad

The father of a girl in Islamabad who was abducted and killed says police did little to find her.
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Pakistani children worst affected in HIV outbreak

Tuesday, May 21st 2019, 15:44

More than 600 people, 75% them children, have been identified as HIV positive in less than a month.
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The Pakistani brides being trafficked to China

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 23:04
related countries: China China

Officials say gangs of Chinese criminals are trafficking Pakistani women under the guise of marriage.
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Why this US restaurant owner gives out free meals

Tuesday, May 14th 2019, 21:39
related countries: United States United States

Kazi Mannan experienced poverty growing up in Pakistan. Now he wants to help those in need.
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Asia Bibi: Christian leaves Pakistan after blasphemy acquittal

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 14:46
related countries: Canada Canada

The Christian woman who spent years on death row convicted of blasphemy has left the country.
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Pakistan Data Darbar: Bomber kills eight outside Sufi shrine in Lahore

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 11:01
related places: Lahore

At least eight people die in a bomb attack next to a major shrine in the Pakistani city of Lahore.
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Kashmir: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on the need for dialogue

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 1:34
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

The Pakistani prime minister told the BBC's John Simpson he wants a dialogue with India over Kashmir.
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Huawei wi-fi modules were pulled from Pakistan CCTV system

Monday, April 8th 2019, 20:14

BBC Panorama discovered that Huawei was told to remove the kit because of the "potential of misuse".
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The placard that caused fury in Pakistan

Friday, April 5th 2019, 23:32

The outcry over a feminist poster highlighted tensions over the position of women in Pakistani society.
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Bollywood ban may hurt Pakistan more than India

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 0:07
related countries: India India

Recent aerial hostilities between India and Pakistan have also taken a hit on Bollywood.
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Pakistan protest to ICC over India's military caps in Australia ODI

Monday, March 11th 2019, 19:08
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

The Pakistan Cricket Board protests to the ICC over India's players wearing military-style caps in the third ODI against Australia.
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India and Pakistan: How the war was fought in TV studios

Sunday, March 10th 2019, 0:35

TV news in both countries were accused of sensationalism and partiality. How far did they take it?
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Saturday, March 9th 2019, 17:17

Briton Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi last made contact from a mountain in Pakistan two weeks ago.
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Abhinandan: Indians emulate pilot's 'hero moustache'

Monday, March 4th 2019, 12:09
related countries: India India

The Indian pilot released by Pakistan appears to have inspired a trend in facial hair fashion.
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Abhinandan: Captured Indian pilot handed back by Pakistan

Friday, March 1st 2019, 22:40
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Abhinandan Varthaman's release is part of efforts by both countries to calm tensions over Kashmir.
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Abhinandan: Villagers recount dramatic capture of pilot

Friday, March 1st 2019, 17:02
related places: Kashmir

The village chief in Pakistan-administered Kashmir who found the airman reveals how he was captured.
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Abhinandan, captured Indian pilot, is freed from Pakistan

Friday, March 1st 2019, 16:52
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan has freed an Indian fighter pilot captured after his plane was shot down in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, amid rising tensions.
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Abhinandan: Crowds gather for Indian pilot's release

Friday, March 1st 2019, 15:21
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's move to return the airman from a downed jet comes amid tensions over disputed Kashmir.
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Life on each side of the Kashmir conflict

Friday, March 1st 2019, 6:32
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Tensions have been rising between Pakistan and India over the disputed region of Kashmir.
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Abhinandan: Who is the Indian pilot captured by Pakistan?

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 12:20
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

The fighter pilot who has 16 years of experience is from the southern city of Chennai.
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India demands Pakistan release pilot as Kashmir crisis intensifies

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 3:41
related places: Kashmir

Tensions rise over a fighter pilot being held following an exchange of fire over disputed Kashmir.
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India Pakistan: Footage appears to show downed Indian jet

Wednesday, February 27th 2019, 19:21
related countries: India India

The downing of aircraft marks a significant escalation of the dispute between India and Pakistan.
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India Pakistan: Kashmir fighting sees Indian aircraft downed

Wednesday, February 27th 2019, 16:09
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India says it is investigating Pakistan's claim to have captured one of its pilots.
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Balakot: India launches air strike in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 18:27

It's the first time warplanes have crossed the de-facto border in more than 40 years.
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Balakot: Pakistan vows to respond after Indian 'air strikes'

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 17:18
related countries: India India

Claims India pounded militants in Pakistani territory rock already badly strained relations.
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Balakot: Indian air strikes target militants in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 15:06
related countries: India India
related places: Balakot

The operation comes at a time of already high tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
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Viewpoint: Balakot air strikes raise stakes in India-Pakistan stand-off

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 14:19
related countries: India India

Air strikes across the border have escalated tensions but it's unclear how Pakistan will respond, writes Ajai Shukla.
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Pulwama attack: Pakistan warns India against military action

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 13:53
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Pakistan says only dialogue will resolve differences as India mourns its dead in Kashmir.
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Monday, February 18th 2019, 11:48
related countries: India India

The results are believed to be the work of Indian protesters responding to the 14 February Kashmir attack.
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Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Monday, February 18th 2019, 10:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Asian

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to shore up Saudi Arabia's Asian allies.
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Pakistan red carpet for Saudi prince

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 18:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Imran Khan needs Saudi money to stave off an economic bail-out - but this is not a one-way relationship.
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Family acquitted over Italian woman's killing

Friday, February 15th 2019, 15:39
related countries: Italy Italy

Sana Cheema, 26, died in April 2018 while visiting her family in Pakistan.
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How far might India go to 'punish' Pakistan?

Friday, February 15th 2019, 11:23
related countries: India India

India's government is talking tough after a car bombing killed 46 Indian troops. How far could tensions escalate?
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Noor Tagouri on Vogue misidentification: 'It was so upsetting'

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 0:33

Journalist Noor Tagouri was misidentified as a Pakistani actress in Vogue magazine's February issue.
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A protest Pakistan wants to hide from the world

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 0:52

A human rights movement is highlighting abuses by the military and the media isn't covering the story.
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Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal upheld by Pakistan court

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 11:26

The Pakistani Christian spent eight years on death row before her conviction was overturned.
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#JusticeforKhadija: The long road to justice for a student stabbed 23 times

Sunday, January 27th 2019, 0:07

Khadija Siddiqui's attacker was sensationally acquitted in Pakistan last year, but she didn't give up.
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Sahiwal shooting: How a Pakistani boy exposed police for killing his family

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 0:24

Police said they shot dead four violent IS-linked terrorists, but then a young boy tore holes in their story.
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Vogue sorry for misidentifying journalist Noor Tagouri

Saturday, January 19th 2019, 0:00

The magazine apologises for mistakenly identifying reporter Noor Tagouri as a Pakistani actress.
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Taliban talks: Pakistan arrest 'sends militants message'

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 0:14

Sources in the group tell the BBC the arrest of a senior member is meant to push them to peace talks.
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South Africa v Pakistan: Proteas win second Test to clinch series win

Sunday, January 6th 2019, 13:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

South Africa stroll to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan in Cape Town to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series.
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Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan's English teacher

Sunday, January 6th 2019, 1:06

Yorkshire-born Major Geoffrey Langlands arrived in Pakistan in its first days, and never left.
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The Muslim family that looks after a church

Wednesday, December 26th 2018, 0:03

St Matthew's Church is in a rural area of Pakistan where there are hardly any Christians so it's looked after by a local Muslim family.
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Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan ex-PM, sent back to jail for corruption

Monday, December 24th 2018, 14:51

The Pakistani ex-PM is given seven years after a fresh conviction for corruption.
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Hamid Ansari: 'Love-struck' Indian home after Pakistan jail ordeal

Tuesday, December 18th 2018, 13:01
related countries: India India

An Indian man accused of spying in Pakistan after illegally entering to 'pursue love' returns home.
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Pakistan's first female blind cricket team

Friday, December 14th 2018, 0:05

Pakistan is in the process of creating its first ever international female blind cricket team.
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Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 1:38

No blasphemy convict has been executed in Pakistan, but dozens have reportedly been killed by mobs.
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Katarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan?

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 8:43
related countries: India India
related places: Kartarpur

The "Kartarpur corridor" is a rare instance of co-operation between Pakistan and India.
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Fahmida Riaz: Pakistan poet who dared to talk about female desire

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 18:32

Fahmida Riaz was a feminist, progressive writer who broke taboos that have returned to modern Pakistan.
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Karachi attack: China consulate attack leaves four dead

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 17:03
related countries: China China
related places: Karachi

Two policemen were among four killed when militants attacked the building in Karachi, in Pakistan.
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India and Pakistan reach deal on new road to Sikh temple

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 17:10

The neighbours agree to build a new border entry point and road that will allow Sikhs to visit.
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Moroccan woman in UAE 'killed lover and cooked him'

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 11:35
related countries: Morocco Morocco

The Moroccan confessed to feeding his remains to Pakistani workers in the UAE in a traditional dish.
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Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

Monday, November 12th 2018, 16:54
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada is one of several nations that has offered the Pakistani Christian woman potential asylum.
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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 10:24

It was initially unclear whether she had left the country, but officials say she is still in Pakistan.
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Pakistan's Imran Khan caught in 'begging' broadcast error in China

Monday, November 5th 2018, 16:41
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A Pakistani TV channel is ridiculed after a speech broadcast from China's capital Beijing shows a typo.
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Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband pleads for asylum

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 21:27

Asia Bibi, a Christian acquitted of blasphemy, is in great danger in Pakistan, her husband says.
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Asia Bibi: Lawyer flees Pakistan in fear of his life

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 10:56

Saif Mulook left for Europe days after getting Christian Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy.
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Asia Bibi: Deal to end Pakistan protests over blasphemy case

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 7:48

Mass protests were triggered by this week's acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.
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Pakistan: Cleric known as 'Taliban's father' killed

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 18:26
related places: Taliban, There

There are fears the murder of cleric Maulana Sami ul-Haq could trigger violence in Pakistan.
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Asia Bibi: Imran Khan attacks hardliners over court case

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 17:50

Pakistan's PM sends a defiant message after a court acquitted a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.
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Asia Bibi's escape from Pakistan death row

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 12:23

A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy.
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Pakistan court clears condemned Christian

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 9:00

Asia Bibi's conviction was one of the most prominent cases of blasphemy that have polarised Pakistan.
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The mega-dam being crowdfunded by Pakistan's top judge

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 0:54

Pakistan is hoping to collect about $17bn to build the controversial Diamer Bhasha dam.
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Ko Ko Korina: A bad cover version, the angry minister and Spiderman too

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 23:01

Imagine if Ed Sheeran badly covered Bohemian Rhapsody - that's akin to what just happened in Pakistan.
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Mullah Baradar: Taliban say founder 'freed by Pakistan'

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 16:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has reportedly been freed - and may take part in peace talks in Afghanistan.
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Pakistani pop star Fakhr-e-Alam begins Asia leg of round-world flight

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 13:37
related places: Alam

Fakhr-e-Alam is attempting to be the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the globe in a small plane.
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Pakistan's war on street crime: 'The police killed our precious daughter'

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 1:29

The Umer family have lived a nightmare but they are fighting to change what they say is a culture of impunity in Pakistan.
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Aid charities ActionAid and Plan 'to be turfed out' of Pakistan

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 18:03
related places: Plan

Over a dozen international NGOs are reported to have been told to leave the country within 60 days.
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Mistaken identity as Pakistan embarrassed by wallet theft

Monday, October 1st 2018, 14:13
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Innocent man's photograph appears as civil servant is investigated over Kuwaiti delegate's missing wallet.
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India is furious - about a set of stamps

Saturday, September 29th 2018, 0:01

High-level talks with Pakistan were to be held - until a row, partly over postage stamps, broke out.
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Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 20:47

Pakistan's ex-prime minister, his daughter and son-in-law have all had their jail terms suspended.
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Pakistan bidders flock to PM Imran Khan's car auction

Monday, September 17th 2018, 20:11

Bullet-proof jeeps and helicopters drew hundreds of bidders to Pakistan's "austerity-drive" auction.
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Pompeo in Pakistan for 'reset' talks with PM Khan

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Islamabad

The US secretary of state's visits amid allegations Islamabad is supporting Afghan militants.
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US military to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over terror groups

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 7:43
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says Pakistan is failing to tackle militancy and the funds should be used elsewhere.
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