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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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Pakistan’s mansions of heartache

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 23:49
related places: But

In small towns across Pakistan, migrant families have been building mansions for decades. But behind every mansion lies heartache.
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Imran Khan mocked for helicopter home-to-work commute

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 14:15

People are unimpressed the Pakistan prime minister takes a helicopter to work despite his austerity policies.
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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 6:00

The former cricket star has taken office after more than 20 years on the political sidelines.
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The political influence of Pakistan's powerful army

Friday, August 17th 2018, 23:07

BBC Reality Check looks at the political and economic influence of Pakistan's powerful army.
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Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan prime minister

Friday, August 17th 2018, 15:12

After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star is elected as PM.
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Nasir Jamshed: Ex-Pakistan opener banned for 10 years over spot-fixing

Friday, August 17th 2018, 7:19

Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed is banned for 10 years for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League in 2017.
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Imran Khan: Pakistani women's views on their incoming PM

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 23:16

Imran Khan has made controversial remarks about women. So what do they think of him?
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Stranded Russian climber 'hallucinated' during Pakistan ordeal

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Alexander Gukov battled avalanches on a Pakistani peak as he waited for six days to be rescued.
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Stranded Russian climber rescued after six-day ordeal in Pakistan

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 11:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Alexander Gukov is airlifted by Pakistani helicopter pilots after being stranded in the Karakorams.
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Imran Khan: Can former cricket star change Pakistan?

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 14:54

The ex-cricketer ran a campaign promising a new future for the country, but how will he achieve it?
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Pakistan election: Imran Khan leads in early counting

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 10:17
related places: Khan

Imran Khan is on course to win, but with counting delays it is unclear if he will secure a majority.
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Pakistan election: Five things to know about Imran Khan

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 10:09

Early election results suggest the ex-cricketer is on course to become Pakistan's prime minister.
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Raza Khan: Pakistani activist missing for seven months returns home

Friday, July 20th 2018, 14:32
related places: Raza Khan

Raza Khan, who disappeared last December after criticising the military, is back with his family.
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The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 23:27

Nayyab Ali is one of four transgender women standing in Pakistan's general elections on 25 July.
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Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif returns to face 'jail cell'

Friday, July 13th 2018, 12:17

Ousted leader Nawaz Sharif is due to arrive home in Pakistan, despite facing a 10-year prison sentence.
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Pakistan election: Bhutto outlines 'peaceful, progressive' vision

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 5:30
related places: Bhutto

The son of the assassinated former Pakistani PM is standing for parliament for the first time.
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Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term

Friday, July 6th 2018, 16:46

A Pakistani court sentences Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges related to four London flats.
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The assault on Pakistan media ahead of vote

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 0:22

Journalists blame the military for censorship, abductions and arrests as parliamentary elections near.
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Shujhaat Bukhari: Pakistan militants blamed for journalist death

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 13:24
related places: Lashkar

Police said the suspects are alleged members of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group.
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'We're about to get deported'

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 3:17

Teenage brothers Areeb and Somer Hameed are facing deportation back to Pakistan.
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Benazir Bhutto assassination: 'Most wanted' in murder resurfaces

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 2:43

The alleged back-up killer makes his first public statement in the former Pakistani PM's murder.
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‘How a bus saved my life’: Life as a widow in Pakistan

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 23:09

Asia, a widow in Pakistan, broke gender stereotypes by becoming female bus driver.
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Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

Friday, June 15th 2018, 14:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Mullah Fazlullah - who ordered the shooting of Malala Yousafzai - was killed in Afghanistan, reports say.
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Tayyaba abuse case shines light on Pakistan's child maids

Saturday, June 9th 2018, 0:09

The case of 10-year-old Tayyaba exposes Pakistan's problem with child hired helps.
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Pakistan relief after abducted journalist Gul Bukhari is freed

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 10:49

Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari had openly criticised the military before she was kidnapped.
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Pakistan investigates Bahria College exam groping allegations

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 16:19

Teenagers at a top school in Pakistan say they were harassed while completing their final year exams.
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The story of Pakistan's 'disappeared' Shias

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 0:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Activists say they are detained without due process over suspected links to a secretive militia in Syria.
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A war of nerves between Pakistan's military and Sharif

Monday, May 28th 2018, 0:52
related places: Sharif

A media crackdown suggests a war of nerves between the deposed PM and the military.
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Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'

Saturday, May 26th 2018, 6:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Embassy sources in Pakistan tell the BBC that staff members received warnings from Google this month.
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Italy student flies home from Pakistan after forced abortion

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 11:22
related countries: Italy Italy

The woman named Farah was rescued after accusing her family of luring her from Italy to Pakistan.
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Texas school shooting: Pakistani girl's body returned home

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 20:49

Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh was killed in the Texas school shooting.
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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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