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VIDEO: Mumtaz Qadri sentenced to death

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 15:38

A Pakistani court has found guilty and sentenced to death the police bodyguard who killed Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in January.
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Taseer killer sentenced to death

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 9:54

The bodyguard who murdered Punjab Governor Salman Taseer because of his opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy laws is sentenced to death.
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Karzai gives up on Taliban talks

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 0:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the way to bring peace to his country, after the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani, is to talk to Pakistan rather than the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Pakistan denies terrorist 'safe haven'

Friday, September 30th 2011, 22:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: America

Pakistan is refusing to bow to US pressure to step up its fight against militancy after America accused it of supporting the Haqqani network - one of the most dangerous insurgent groups in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan PM rejects US pressure

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan's prime minister hits back in a row with the US, refusing to bow to pressure to step up the fight against militants active in Afghanistan.
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US to decide Haqqani group status

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 7:31
related countries: United States United States

The United States says it is close to deciding whether to label the Pakistan-based Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organisation.
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Pakistan bus crash kills children

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 11:49

At least 26 people, mostly children, die after a bus plunges into a ravine in Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan mine collapse kills six

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 11:32

At least six miners are killed following a marble mine collapse in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police tell the BBC.
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Pakistan court website is hacked

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 8:17

The official website of Pakistan's Supreme Court has been hacked with derogatory remarks about the court and Pakistan's chief justice left by the hacker.
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Khan urges UK to cut Pakistan aid

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan, the former cricketer, urges the UK to its aid to his country, saying it fuels corruption.
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Friday, September 23rd 2011, 17:30
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's foreign minister has warned that the US could lose Pakistan as an ally if it continues to publicly accuse Islamabad of supporting militants.
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Pakistan warns US on Kabul charge

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

Pakistan's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar warns the US may lose Pakistan as an ally if it continues to publicly accuse Islamabad of backing militants.
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Mullen mauling shows patience wearing thin with Pakistan

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 23:25
related countries: United States United States

US patience is wearing thin with its ally Pakistan
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VIDEO: Pakistan's tobacco chewing habit

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 17:18
related places: Khyber

The chewing tobacco mixture naswar remains popular in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, despite gum cancer warnings.
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Abandoned in flood-hit Pakistan

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:33

World still to come to rescue of Pakistan flood victims
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Pakistan 'supported' Kabul attack

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

The most senior US military officer accuses Pakistan's spy agency of supporting the Haqqani group in last week's Kabul US embassy attack.
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Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

A US Senate committee votes to make aid to Pakistan conditional on action against groups such as the Haqqani network, as US disquiet grows at Pakistan's willingness to take on militants on its soil.
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Pakistan in flood aid 'struggle'

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 11:03

Pakistan is struggling to reach those worst affected by floods, weeks after heavy monsoon rains devastated swathes of southern Sindh province, officials say.
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Pakistani man executed in China

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 13:06
related countries: China China

China has executed Zahid Husain Shah, a Pakistani man convicted of drug smuggling, despite last-ditch appeals for clemency, family says.
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Pakistan group admits bus attack

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 7:11
related places: Lashkar

The sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi says it was behind Tuesday's gun attacks in western Pakistan in which 29 people died.
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Pakistan killers sentenced to die

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 6:48

A court in Pakistan passes the death penalty to seven people caught on camera beating two teenaged brothers to death last year.
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Polio outbreak in China confirmed

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 21:30
related countries: China China

Polio has been found in China for the first time since 1999 after spreading from Pakistan, the World Health Organization confirms.
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Flying over Pakistan's flood zone

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 18:41

Flying vital aid to Pakistan's flood-hit Sindh province
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Deadly gun attack on Pakistan bus

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 18:07

At least 26 Shia Muslim pilgrims are killed as unidentified gunmen open fire on a bus in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Chinese urged to spare Pakistani

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 17:00
related countries: China China

Human rights groups urge China to stop the execution of Pakistani national Zahid Husain Shah, who has been convicted of drug smuggling.
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AUDIO: 'Pakistan must not fight US wars'

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

Imran Khan has told the BBC that Pakistan should distance itself from the US and 'stand on its own feet'.
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VIDEO: Eight die in Karachi bomb attack

Monday, September 19th 2011, 20:24
related places: Karachi

Eight people have been killed in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Karachi aimed at a top security official.
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Fatal Karachi bomb targets police

Monday, September 19th 2011, 11:14
related places: Karachi

At least eight people are killed when a car packed with explosives is blown up outside the house of a senior police officer in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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VIDEO: Eight die in bomb attack in Karachi

Monday, September 19th 2011, 10:27
related places: Karachi

At least eight people were killed when a car packed with explosives was blown up outside the house of a senior police officer in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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VIDEO: PM quizzed on Pakistan flood tour

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 17:07

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has toured the flood ravaged areas of the country, and faced criticism for the government's response.
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Drone crash sparks Pakistan fight

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 13:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

Pakistani soldiers exchange fire with Taliban gunmen for the debris of a US drone which crashed in the north-west tribal area of South Waziristan.
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Saturday, September 17th 2011, 17:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad, There

There is evidence linking the Haqqani militant network to the Pakistani government, the US ambassador to Islamabad says in a radio interview.
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VIDEO: Millions suffering in Pakistan floods

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 14:09

At least six million people have been affected in Pakistan's latest flood with half a million having lost everything.
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VIDEO: Slow response to Pakistan's floods

Friday, September 16th 2011, 21:36
related places: There

There has been a slow response to the massive flooding in Pakistan which has affected up to six million people, according to international aid agencies and local officials.
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Floods halt PM Gilani's US trip

Friday, September 16th 2011, 15:20

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani cancels a trip to next week's UN General Assembly in New York because of floods sweeping Sindh province.
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VIDEO: Taking refuge from Pakistan flood

Friday, September 16th 2011, 9:49
related places: Mirpur Khas

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from Mirpur Khas in Pakistan, one of the areas worst affected by the floods.
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Al-Qaeda 'Pakistan leader killed'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 17:55
related countries: United States United States

A senior al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, has been killed in Waziristan, says a senior US official.
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods: A city submerged

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 17:25

More than two million people in Pakistan are suffering from flood-related diseases following torrential rain in Sindh province, officials say.
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Bomb attack hits Pakistan funeral

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 17:12

Anti-Taliban tribesmen are among at least 20 people killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Disease hits Sindh flood victims

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 12:21

More than two million people in Pakistan are suffering from flood-related diseases following torrential rain in Sindh province, officials say.
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Oxfam in Pakistan flooding plea

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 17:37

Immediate relief must be provided to millions of people hit by floods in southern Pakistan or more lives will be lost, aid agency Oxfam warns.
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VIDEO: Floods swamp villages in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 13:22

More than 200 people have died and over a million homes destroyed by severe flooding in southern Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Access hampers Pakistan flood aid

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 10:04

Aid workers in Pakistan say the floods affecting Sindh province are more devastating than those which affected the region last year.
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Torrential rains cripple Karachi

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 16:04
related places: Hyderabad, Karachi

Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi is paralysed by floods as heavy rain lashes southern Sindh province, bringing misery to millions in rural areas.
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Gunmen ambush Pakistan school bus

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 14:31
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen ambush a school bus on the outskirts of the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least five children, police say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods displace millions

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 5:36

Pakistan has appealed to the UN for international humanitarian aid for millions of flood victims in the south of the country.
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Dying art

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 0:44
related places: Swat

Dancing girls in Pakistan's Swat valley fall on hard times
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Musharraf vows return to Pakistan

Friday, September 9th 2011, 21:35

Former Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf tells the BBC he will risk arrest to return to Pakistan and make a bid for a leadership role.
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VIDEO: Thousands homeless in Pakistan floods

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 17:11

Pakistan has appealed to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for international humanitarian aid for hundreds of thousands of flood victims in the south of the country.
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Bomb threats target Pakistan jets

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Pakistan International Airlines jets, bound for the UK and Malaysia, are forced to make emergency landings due to bomb threats, officials say.
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Suicide attack on Pakistan troops

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 9:43
related places: Quetta

At least 20 people die in a double suicide attack on the residence of a senior military official in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
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Senior al-Qaeda leader 'arrested'

Monday, September 5th 2011, 17:18

Pakistan's army says it has arrested a senior al-Qaeda leader who was personally ordered by Osama Bin Laden to attack targets in the West.
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Pakistan schools to teach Chinese

Monday, September 5th 2011, 11:14
related countries: China China

The government of the Pakistani province of Sindh announces plans to make learning Chinese compulsory in schools from 2013.
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Pakistan kidnap 'to punish tribe'

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 18:49

The Pakistani Taliban say 25 boys they abducted were kidnapped as a punishment for pro-government tribesmen who have been fighting the militants.
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Militants 'kidnap Pakistani boys'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 11:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants kidnap about 30 Pakistani boys who mistakenly crossed the Afghan border on Thursday, local officials say.
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Border deaths prompt Kashmir row

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 11:19
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan blames India for the deaths of three of its soldiers in firing across the Line of Control in Kashmir, a charge India denies.
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Bomb attack kills 11 in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 9:25
related places: Quetta

A suspected suicide car bomber has killed at least 11 people in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, hospital officials say.
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Karachi killings inquiry begins

Monday, August 29th 2011, 15:33
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's Supreme Court opens an inquiry into the political and ethnic violence which has left hundreds dead this year in the nation's financial capital, Karachi.
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Top al-Qaeda man killed, says US

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 19:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rahman

Al-Qaeda's suspected operations chief, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, a senior US official says.
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VIDEO: Killed Lahore leader's son seized

Friday, August 26th 2011, 21:38

The son of Pakistan Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who was killed in January for opposing the blasphemy law, is abducted, police say.
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Kashmir cleric killer a 'traitor'

Friday, August 26th 2011, 17:36
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir, Lashkar

The Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) says a rebel from another militant outfit was behind the killing of a prominent cleric in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Killed Lahore leader's son seized

Friday, August 26th 2011, 8:17

The son of Pakistan Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who was killed in January for opposing the blasphemy law, is abducted, police say.
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Nine dead in Pakistan hotel blast

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 17:32
related places: Nowshera

At least nine people are killed and 12 injured in a bomb blast at a hotel in the north-western Pakistani city of Risalpur, police say.
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Confusion over US-Pakistan rescue

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

Confusion surrounds the reported release of a US citizen in Pakistan after a senior policeman retracts an earlier statement saying he had been freed.
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Protest strike shuts down Karachi

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 12:42
related places: Karachi

The Pakistani city of Karachi is at a standstill after a "day of mourning" strike is called by a political party to protest against an ongoing wave of violence.
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VIDEO: Drums for Ramadan in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 11:11
related places: Rawalpindi

In some parts of Pakistan - such as Rawalpindi - drums are used to wake up those who are fasting.
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Husband 'arranged wife's murder'

Friday, August 19th 2011, 23:21
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani-American who told police his wife had been gunned down by men calling them terrorists is accused with another women of plotting the murder.
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VIDEO: Pakistan blast kills dozens

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:43

At least 40 people are reported to have died in a suspected suicide attack at a mosque in Pakistan.
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Dozens killed at Pakistani mosque

Friday, August 19th 2011, 13:18
related places: Khyber

At least 40 people are killed in an explosion at a mosque in north-western Pakistan's Khyber tribal region, reports say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan rains cause severe flooding

Friday, August 19th 2011, 1:15

Torrential rain has caused severe flooding in southern Pakistan with nearly one million people affected by the rising waters.
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VIDEO: Karachi violence: At least 39 dead

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 17:07
related places: Karachi

At least 39 people have been killed in political and gang violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi in the past two days.
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Violence escalates across Karachi

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 15:05
related places: Karachi

At least 39 people are killed in two days of political and gang violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, as bloodshed continues following the killing of a former MP.
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VIDEO: Pakistan attacks leave 13 dead

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 23:39
related places: Karachi

At least 13 people, including a former parliamentarian, have been killed in ongoing politically-motivated violence in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi.
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Pakistan ex-MP killed in shooting

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 19:42
related places: Karachi

At least 13 people, including a former parliamentarian, are killed in politically-motivated violence in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi.
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China denies seeing US helicopter

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 6:40
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: May

China denies a report that Pakistan gave it access to the wreckage of a US "stealth" helicopter used in the covert raid to kill Osama Bin Laden in May.
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