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Pakistan: news

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:22
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's Supreme Court says ruling coalition parties - especially the MQM - are involved in murdering civilians in the port city of Karachi.
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'CIA doctor' faces treason charge

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani inquiry into the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden urges treason charges against a doctor accused of working for the CIA.
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Players named in 'cricket scam'

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 14:33

A further three Pakistan cricketers are named in court as being allegedly involved in a betting scam as the trial of two players for match fixing continues.
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Cricket 'corruption' trial starts

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 16:20

The trial of two Pakistan cricketers accused of being involved in a betting scam shows the "rampant corruption at the heart of international cricket", prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Donkey-driven fan cools flood victims

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 14:22

Families displaced by floods in Pakistan's Balochistan province use indigenous donkey-driven fans to provide relief from soaring temperatures.
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Karzai olive branch to Pakistan

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 9:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Delhi

Afghan President Hamid Karzai seeks to reassure Pakistan about a strategic partnership agreement he signed with India in Delhi on Tuesday.
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Karzai agrees alliance with India

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 22:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India

The leaders of Afghanistan and India agree a strategic partnership aimed at boosting security and cooperation, on a visit by President Karzai to Delhi.
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Pakistan Taliban play down talks

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 17:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Islamabad

A senior Pakistan Taliban leader says talks with the government in Islamabad cannot succeed until after US forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.
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Attack on Pakistan bus kills 13

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 13:42

Gunmen attack a bus carrying Shia Muslims in south-western Pakistan, killing 13 people and injuring six others, police say.
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Karzai: Pakistan in 'double game'

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 20:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Pakistan is playing a "double game" on militants but that talks with Islamabad must continue.
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Monday, October 3rd 2011, 16:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why feared Afghan group is playing down Pakistan ties
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Bahrain jails 14 over same murder

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 12:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A special security court in Bahrain sentences 14 people to 25 years in jail each for the killing of a Pakistani man during unrest.
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War crimes charges in Bangladesh

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 11:22
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A senior leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party is the first suspect charged by a tribunal investigating war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.
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Pakistan-row CIA worker arrested

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

A CIA contractor whose murder acquittal in Pakistan sparked a furore is arrested near his US home after a fight over a parking space.
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VIDEO: Haqqani leader denies acting for Pakistan

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 3:44

The man believed to be the leader of the Haqqani Network has answered a series of questions put to him by the BBC's Pashto service.
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Ten years of meltdown in Pakistan

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 23:34

How the decade since 9/11 has destroyed Pakistan
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'Pakistani' killed Afghan envoy

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 17:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The killer of the Afghan government's negotiator with the Taliban, Burhanuddin Rabbani, was a Pakistani, an Afghan presidential statement says.
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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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