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VIDEO: Largest lock in the world?

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:29

A Pakistani man has built a giant lock that he hopes will be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest in the world.
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Kaneria handed international ban

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:42
related countries: Denmark Denmark

International cricket-playing nations agree in principle to enforce a life ban for Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria for corruption.
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India renews free Sarabjit appeal

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 8:50
related countries: India India

India welcomes Pakistan's decision to release Surjeet Singh and makes a fresh appeal for the release of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh.
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VIDEO: Fight to save ancient Pakistan city

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 23:05

Aleem Maqbool looks around the archaeological site at Mohenjo Daro in southern Pakistan which experts fear could soon be lost.
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Taliban attack Pakistan's Aaj TV

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 6:33
related places: Karachi

The Pakistani Taliban says it was behind Monday's attack on a private television station in the southern city of Karachi.
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Seized Pakistan soldiers beheaded

Monday, June 25th 2012, 17:57
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants behead seven Pakistani soldiers captured by insurgents in a cross-border attack on Sunday, security officials say.
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Ashraf elected new Pakistan PM

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 15:42

Pakistan's ruling party candidate is elected prime minister, three days after the Supreme Court forced former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani from office.
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Pakistan's ruinous political farce

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 15:02

Constitutional cat and mouse as Pakistan's crisis deepens
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PM candidate switch in Pakistan

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 14:22

Pakistan's ruling party replaces its nominee for prime minister a day after a judge ordered the arrest of President Zardari's preferred candidate.
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Pakistan 'impairing' US diplomats

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 1:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rising

Rising obstruction of the work of US envoys by officials in Pakistan is "impairing" the work of US diplomats there, a state department report says.
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VIDEO: Arrest ordered of Pakistan PM nominee

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 17:02

A judge in Pakistan has ordered the arrest of President Asif Ali Zardari's preferred candidate for prime minister, just a day after he was nominated.
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Pakistan PM nominee arrest sought

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 12:55

A Pakistani judge orders the arrest of prime ministerial candidate Makhdoom Shahabuddin, a day after President Zardari nominated him.
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Pakistan meeting on new PM ends

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 15:07

A Pakistan People's Party meeting to discuss a new PM ends without any announcement, a day after Yousuf Raza Gilani was disqualified by the top court.
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Pakistan holds 'key al-Qaeda man'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:31
related countries: France France

A French man who is suspected of being a key militant working for al-Qaeda has been arrested in Pakistan, officials say.
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Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 12:11
related places: Peshawar

Popular Pakistani singer, Ghazala Javed, is shot dead in the north-western city of Peshawar.
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Deadly blast hits Pakistan bus

Monday, June 18th 2012, 10:03

At least four students are killed and many injured by a bomb blast which hit a university bus in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, officials say.
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Deadly bus bombing in Pakistan

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 10:45
related places: Landi Kotal

A car bomb near a marketplace in the north-western Pakistani town of Landi Kotal leaves at least 22 dead, officials say.
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Pregnant woman denies smuggling

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:33

A pregnant woman from Birmingham has appeared in court in Pakistan after being arrested last month with heroin worth £3.2m in several suitcases.
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Pakistan singer Mehdi Hassan dies

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 15:29
related places: Karachi

Pakistani singing legend Mehdi Hassan, known as the "king of ghazal" music, dies of multiple organ failure at the age of 84 in Karachi.
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US talks with Pakistan on hold

Monday, June 11th 2012, 20:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Nato

The US temporarily pulls out of talks with Pakistan over re-opening vital supply routes to the Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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Bike bomb kills six in Pakistan

Monday, June 11th 2012, 10:55

A bomb planted on a motorbike kills six bus passengers and injured 40 others in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan, officials say.
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S Asia rivals hold glacier talks

Monday, June 11th 2012, 8:36
related countries: India India
related places: Rawalpindi, Top

Top defence officials from India and Pakistan hold talks in Rawalpindi on the contested Siachen glacier.
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Fatal bomb attack on Pakistan bus

Friday, June 8th 2012, 10:33

At least 18 people are killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying government employees in north west Pakistan, police say.
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Drone strikes 'raise questions'

Friday, June 8th 2012, 8:28
related countries: United States United States

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says during a visit to Pakistan that US drone strikes inside the country raise serious legal questions.
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Pakistan blast toll climbs to 15

Friday, June 8th 2012, 6:59
related places: Quetta

The death toll from a blast in the Pakistani city of Quetta rose to 15 on Friday, after some of those injured died in hospital, police say.
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Pakistan religious school blast

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 12:09
related places: Quetta

At least eight people are killed, including children, in a blast outside a religious school in Quetta, Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan wedding women 'alive'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 11:41

Pakistani campaigners say they have made contact with two out of five women previously feared murdered for singing in a wedding video.
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US defends Pakistan drone strikes

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 14:12
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary backs the use of drones to kill militants in Pakistan, two days after a missile strike reportedly kills an al-Qaeda leader.
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Pakistan 'honour killings' probed

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 12:01

Officials in Pakistan investigate whether four women who apparently sang and watched as two men danced have been murdered in a so-called 'honour' killing.
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Top Pakistan judge's son in court

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 10:46

Pakistan's Chief Justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry, is presiding over a court hearing of corruption allegations against his own son, Arsalan.
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Strike 'killed top al-Qaeda man'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 22:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senior

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi died in a drone strike in a volatile tribal area of Pakistan, a US official tells the BBC.
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US pulls Pakistan Sesame St aid

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 20:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Funding for the Pakistani version of the children's television series Sesame Street is being withdrawn, US officials in Islamabad say.
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Pakistan angered by drone strike

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan summons a US envoy to protest against a surge in drone attacks, the latest of which targeted al-Qaeda's second in command.
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US drone 'targets al-Qaeda chief'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 14:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

A US drone strike on Monday in Pakistan targeted al-Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi, US officials confirm.
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Warsi apology over Pakistan trip

Monday, June 4th 2012, 18:45

Conservative Party co-chairman Lady Warsi apologises to Prime Minister David Cameron over a ministerial trip to Pakistan with her business partner.
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US drone 'kills 15' in Pakistan

Monday, June 4th 2012, 16:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A strike by a US drone aircraft kills 15 suspected militants near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.
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Twist in 'Bin Laden doctor' case

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 15:57

The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama Bin Laden was jailed last week for alleged links to militants, the court judgement shows.
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Siachen buried are declared dead

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 7:36
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan declares 129 soldiers and 11 civilians dead, seven weeks after a massive avalanche in the disputed Kashmir region buried an army camp.
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'Bin Laden doctor' appeal urged

Monday, May 28th 2012, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

The brother of a Pakistani doctor recently sentenced to 33 years in prison for helping US intelligence calls for an appeal of the verdict.
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Four die in Pakistan drone strike

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 10:10
related countries: United States United States

Four die in a US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of Waziristan, with officials claiming the dead were militants.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden, the doctor and $33m in aid

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:27
related countries: United States United States

A US Senate panel cuts $33m (£21m) in aid to Pakistan in response to the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden.
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US cuts Pakistan aid over jailing

Friday, May 25th 2012, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

A US Senate panel says it is cutting $33m in aid to Pakistan after the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden.
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VIDEO: Trying to fight polio in Pakistan

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 17:31

Polio has been declared a "global emergency" by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative after "explosive" outbreaks in countries previously free of the disease
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US drone 'kills 8' in Pakistan

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 7:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

The second US drone strike in 24 hours kills eight people in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan, security officials say.
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Pakistan jails 'Bin Laden' doctor

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 18:03

A Pakistani doctor is sentenced to at least 30 years in jail for a false vaccination programme which helped the US find and kill Osama Bin Laden.
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Acid victims seek to block film

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 17:24

Acid attack survivors whose plight featured in an Oscar-winning film, Saving Face, threaten to go to court to stop it being shown in Pakistan.
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US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 6:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: North

Four suspected militants are killed by a US drone in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Karachi gunmen kill 10 protesters

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 17:49
related places: Karachi

At least 10 people are killed after gunmen open fire on a political rally in Pakistan's volatile southern port city of Karachi, police say.
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Pakistan restores Twitter access

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 19:27

Pakistani authorities restore access to the social media website Twitter after a brief ban for what officials called "offensive" content".
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VIDEO: Twitter banned in Pakistan

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 14:39

Pakistan's government has imposed a countrywide ban on the social media website Twitter.
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High stakes of Pakistan's Nato drivers

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 17:35
related places: Nato

Pakistanis who risk all to drive for Nato
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Four dead in Pakistan air crash

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 8:10
related places: Islamabad

Two Pakistan Air Force light aircraft collide on a training mission north-west of Islamabad, killing two trainee pilots and two instructors.
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VIDEO: Pakistan set to lift Nato Afghan blockade

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 3:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

The Pakistani government appears to be on the verge of lifting its six-month blockade on the transport of Nato goods through Pakistan to Afghanistan.
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Pakistan to open Nato supply line

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 17:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan's cabinet orders officials to finalise a deal as quickly as possible to bring an end to a six-month blockade on overland Nato supplies into Afghanistan.
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Pakistan 'to attend' Nato summit

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 8:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to attend Nato's Chicago summit on Afghanistan amid signs a crisis in relations may be easing.
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Bangladesh indicts Islamist chief

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 11:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Islamist leader Ghulam Azam is charged by a special tribunal with alleged war crimes during the 1971 independence war with Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Pakistan crisis over power cuts

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 0:59

People across Pakistan have begun to protest in the streets as they continue to be affected by power cuts of up to 18 hours a day.
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ICRC suspends Pakistan city work

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:16
related places: Karachi, Peshawar

The International Committee of the Red Cross suspends humanitarian activities in two of Pakistan's largest cities, Peshawar and Karachi.
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Pakistan's Shias fear sectarian attacks

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:10

Pakistan's Shias yearn for safety after attacks
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Clinton pushes Pakistan on terror

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 8:38
related countries: India India, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militancy, at the close of a two-day trip to India.
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Top Pakistan policeman shot dead

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 5:51

A senior police officer in the restive south-western Pakistani province of Balochistan is shot dead by unidentified gunmen, officials say.
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US hostage video plea released

Monday, May 7th 2012, 18:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

US hostage Warren Weinstein, seized in Pakistan in 2011, pleads for his life in a video posted to Islamist sites, a US monitoring group says.
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US drone 'kills nine' in Pakistan

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 11:46
related countries: United States United States

Nine suspected militants have been killed by a US drone in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan market bomb 'kills 20'

Friday, May 4th 2012, 12:51

A bomb targeting security forces near a marketplace in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 20 people, local officials say.
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Bin Laden 'frustrated at the end'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 22:11
related countries: United States United States

Newly released papers from Osama Bin Laden's hideout reveal a frustrated al-Qaeda leader struggling to master an unruly network, the US military says.
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Fixing scam cricketer Asif freed

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 12:04

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif has been released after serving half of a 12-month sentence for a fixing scam, his lawyer says.
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Pakistan bus accident 'kills 17'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 9:55
related places: Kohistan

At least 17 people are killed and 19 injured in a bus accident in the northern Pakistani region of Kohistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Military 'did not hide Bin Laden'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 16:38

The Pakistani Army was not involved in hiding Bin Laden, according to Pakistan's former ambassador to Washington, Husain Haqqani.
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VIDEO: Peshawar - the birthplace of al-Qaeda?

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 16:28
related places: Peshawar, University Town

The University Town area in the north-west Pakistani city of Peshawar is thought by many to remain a haven for militant groups.
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Lahore 'blood money' murder hunt

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 18:13

Pakistani police launch a murder hunt after the widow and mother-in-law of a man shot dead by CIA contractor Raymond Davis last year are killed.
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Pakistan bomb attack 'kills two'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 13:50
related places: Quetta

At least two people are killed and several others wounded in a bomb attack in the volatile city of Quetta in south-west Pakistan.
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Residents flee Karachi 'war zone'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 15:35
related places: Karachi

Hundreds of families begin fleeing a district in the Pakistani city of Karachi as a stand-off between police and gunmen enters its fourth day.
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Kidnapped UK aid worker murdered

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 20:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan has been found dead, with a note saying he was killed by the Taliban, local police say.
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Defiant Pakistan PM will not quit

Friday, April 27th 2012, 13:13

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani challenges the opposition to unseat him after being found guilty of contempt of court.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden's family deported

Friday, April 27th 2012, 1:45

Pakistan has deported the wives and children of Osama Bin laden.
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Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 22:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Islamabad

The three widows and children of Osama Bin Laden are deported to Saudi Arabia following a year in Pakistani custody since the al-Qaeda leader was killed.
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Pakistani PM guilty of contempt

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 16:35

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is set to hear a Supreme Court verdict in a contempt of court case that could see him jailed.
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