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Pakistan: news

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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US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 6:55
related countries: United States United States

A suspected US drone attack kills four militants in north-western Pakistan, local intelligence officials said.
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Chinese 'saw US raid helicopter'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:37
related countries: China China, United States United States

Pakistan allowed China to examine the remains of the US stealth helicopter downed in the raid on Osama Bin Laden, US officials believe.
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Lethal blast in southern Pakistan

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 13:29

A blast at a roadside restaurant in south-west Pakistan kills at least 11 people and injures 10, with others feared trapped in rubble.
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VIDEO: US man abducted by gang in Pakistan

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 20:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American consultant has been abducted in the Pakistan city of Lahore by a gang of armed men, say police.
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Seven guilty of Pakistan attack

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 13:18

A Pakistani military court convicts seven people over an attack on army headquarters in 2009, sentencing one retired soldier to death.
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American man abducted in Pakistan

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 11:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American man has been abducted by a group of gunmen from his house in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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VIDEO: Verdict in videoed Pakistan death case

Friday, August 12th 2011, 20:27
related places: Karachi

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a soldier to death for the murder of an unarmed teenager in the southern port city of Karachi.
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Pakistan shooting soldier to die

Friday, August 12th 2011, 9:49

A member of Pakistan's paramilitary force is sentenced to death for killing an unarmed man in Karachi in an incident caught on videotape.
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Indonesia nets Bali bombs suspect

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali, Jakarta

Umar Patek, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombings, arrives in Indonesia after being extradited from Pakistan, officials in Jakarta say.
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VIDEO: Bali bombing suspect extradited

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

One of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombings has arrived in Indonesia after being extradited from Pakistan, officials in Jakarta say.
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Pakistan twin blasts kill seven

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 8:29
related places: Peshawar

At least seven people are killed in twin bombings in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Pakistan pilot 'apology' accepted

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India

The daughter of a dead Indian pilot thanks a Pakistani fighter pilot for apologising after shooting down her father's craft four decades ago.
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Pakistan pilot's 1965 'remorse'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:06
related countries: India India

A Pakistani fighter pilot who shot down an Indian civilian aircraft more than 40 years ago writes to the family of the dead Indian pilot to express remorse.
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Bangladesh war tribunal adjourned

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

A special tribunal in Bangladesh which is looking into atrocities carried out during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971 is adjourned.
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India fort attack sentence upheld

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 8:30
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court upholds the death sentence of Ashfaq Arif, a Pakistani man convicted of attacking Delhi's Red Fort in 2000.
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Drone attack kills 21 in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 5:19
related countries: United States United States

A US drone attack on a vehicle and a compound kills 21 militants in north-western Pakistan, local security officials say.
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Hidden epidemic

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 1:13

Pakistan's HIV threat still widely unacknowledged
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