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VIDEO: 'A battle between two brothers'

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 21:50
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

More than 60,000 spectators watched India and Pakistan take on each other at Kolkata's (Calcutta) Eden Gardens, in a key cricket match in the T20 World Cup.
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India easily defeat rivals Pakistan

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 18:16

Hosts India revive their World Twenty20 hopes by beating fierce rivals Pakistan by six wickets in Kolkata.
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Former ruler Musharraf leaves Pakistan

Friday, March 18th 2016, 10:16

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has arrived in Dubai for medical treatment, days after a court ordered the government to lift a three-year travel ban.
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VIDEO: Karachi's first female police inspector

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 23:31
related places: Karachi

Syeda Ghazala is one of the few female police inspectors in Pakistan - when she was appointed she was the first in the capital, Karachi.
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Court clears Musharraf to travel abroad

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 14:50

Pakistan's Supreme Court lifts a travel ban on former President Pervez Musharraf who is awaiting trial on charges including treason.
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India Pakistan fans spar over T20 loss

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 7:41
related countries: India India, New Zealand New Zealand

India's defeat to New Zealand in their World Twenty20 game sparks off a social media battle with Pakistan Twitter users.
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Pakistan bus bomb kills 15 in Peshawar

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 5:44
related places: Peshawar

At least 15 people on a bus are killed by a bomb in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Joy over Pakistani hostage's release

Friday, March 11th 2016, 12:01

The sister of Shahbaz Taseer, the Pakistani governor's son freed by kidnappers after five years, tells the BBC of her relief.
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Why was murdered governor's son freed?

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 18:19

Questions over release of murdered Pakistan governor's son
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India-Pakistan World T20 venue changed

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 14:47
related countries: India India

The International Cricket Council changes the venue of the India-Pakistan World T20 group match to Kolkata for security reasons.
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Son of murdered Pakistan governor found

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 18:06

The kidnapped son of a Pakistani governor assassinated in 2011 is recovered by police, just over a week after his father's killer was hanged.
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Pakistan 'revenge' bombing kills 14

Monday, March 7th 2016, 15:02

At least 14 people are killed in a Pakistan bombing which militants say was in revenge for the execution of a policeman turned assassin.
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Marriage of Pakistani girl, 10, halted

Friday, March 4th 2016, 13:38

Pakistani police say they have halted the marriage of a 10-year-old girl, who was due to wed a 14-year-old boy to end a family dispute.
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Why did Pakistan admit to hosting the Afghan Taliban?

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 18:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why did Pakistan say it is hosting Afghan Taliban leaders?
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Pakistan killer's funeral draws crowds

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 17:47

Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of a former bodyguard executed for killing a Pakistani politician who sought reform of blasphemy laws.
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The Pakistani woman with two Oscars

Monday, February 29th 2016, 16:24

The first Pakistani to win two Oscars - and she's female
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The Christians who flee Pakistan and get locked up in Thailand

Friday, February 26th 2016, 0:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Christians locked up in Thailand after fleeing Pakistan
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VIDEO: The story of a fire-eater in Pakistan

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:12

The story of a fire-eater in Pakistan
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Sindh recognises Hindu marriage

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 16:06

Pakistan's Sindh province becomes the first in the majority Muslim country to give Hindus the right to register their marriage officially.
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VIDEO: Racing against men in Pakistan desert rally

Monday, February 15th 2016, 18:50

Tushna Patel is one of a few women who participate in Pakistan's Cholistan desert rally.
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VIDEO: Pakistan desert rally draws huge crowds

Monday, February 15th 2016, 5:08

Tens of thousands of people have attended Pakistan's biggest car racing event in the Cholistan Desert in Punjab province., as Shahzeb Jillani reports.
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Pakistan denounces Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 17:22

Pakistan's president denounces St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided.
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Pakistan district bans Valentine's Day

Friday, February 12th 2016, 12:42

A district in Pakistan bans Valentine's Day celebrations, calling it un-Islamic and ordering police to stop shops from selling Valentine's cards.
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Pakistan 'foils plot to free Pearl killer'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 12:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan's military says it has foiled a plot to free the British-born killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from jail.
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Pakistan's Yasir given doping ban

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 12:50

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is given a three-month ban after admitting to a doping offence.
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Clashes at Karachi airport 'kill two'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 13:36
related places: Karachi

Pakistani security forces and protesters have clashed at Karachi airport, leaving at least two dead, officials say.
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Pakistan attack university reopens

Monday, January 25th 2016, 7:17

Pakistan's Bacha Khan University reopens days after more than 20 people were killed on campus in a deadly attack by suspected militants.
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Pakistan lifts hunting ban on rare bird

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 11:53

The supreme court in Pakistan lifts a ban on the hunting of the Houbara bustard, a rare migratory bird prized by hunters from the Gulf states.
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Vigils held as Pakistan mourns students

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 7:25
related places: Charsadda, Peshawar

Vigils are held in Peshawar and elsewhere in Pakistan after at least 21 people were killed in an assault on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.
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VIDEO: Meet Pakistan's Women on Wheels

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 1:04

The government in Pakistan's biggest province of Punjab has launched a campaign to encourage women to motorcycle.
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Deadly attack on Pakistan university

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 17:57
related places: Charsadda

Security forces end an attack by four gunmen on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people are killed and 17 injured.
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VIDEO: 'I do not regret chopping off my hand'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 17:53

A Pakistani boy who cut off his own hand, believing he had committed blasphemy, says he does not regret his action.
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Deadly bombing in Pakistan's Peshawar

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 8:10
related places: Peshawar

At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack close to a police checkpoint in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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Peshawar massacre video game pulled

Monday, January 18th 2016, 21:56
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

A video game based on a Taliban school massacre in Pakistan's city of Peshawar in December 2014 is removed following a barrage of criticism.
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Musharraf cleared over rebel killing

Monday, January 18th 2016, 14:33
related places: Baloch

A Pakistani court acquits former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the killing of a Baloch rebel leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti, in 2006.
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Pakistan raids militant group's schools

Friday, January 15th 2016, 12:45

Pakistan shuts down several religious schools run by the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group, officials say.
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Gun battle near Pakistan Afghan mission

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 12:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Jalalabad

At least seven Afghan security personnel are killed in a gun battle near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, the interior ministry says.
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Deadly bomb near Pakistan polio centre

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 10:56
related places: Quetta

At least 15 people are killed in a suspected suicide bombing outside a polio vaccination centre in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.
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Four-way Afghanistan peace talks begin

Monday, January 11th 2016, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China, United States United States
related places: Taliban

Key Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials meet for talks aimed at establishing a roadmap for peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
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India says talks only if Pakistan acts

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 14:50
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad, Pathankot

India says planned talks with Pakistan will go ahead only if Islamabad acts against militants behind the Pathankot air base attack.
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VIDEO: Life as a 13-year-old maid in Pakistan

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 13:52
related places: Karachi

Teenager Farzana, 13, lives in Ibrahim Hyderi near Karachi, Pakistan, and shares a room with up to 15 members of her extended family.
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Bangladesh to execute leading Islamist

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 7:30

Bangladesh's highest court upholds the death sentence for the head of the largest Islamist party over war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan.
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US expects Pakistan to act on attackers

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 5:07
related countries: India India, United States United States

The US state department says it "expects" Pakistan to act against perpetrators of a deadly attack on an Indian air force base.
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Kashmir militants claim airbase attack

Monday, January 4th 2016, 21:23
related countries: India India

A Kashmir-based militant coalition, the United Jihad Council, says it carried out the deadly attack on an Indian air force base.
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VIDEO: India military base on high alert

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 13:13
related countries: India India
related places: Pathankot

Fresh gunfire and an explosion have been heard at an Indian air force base at Pathankot near the Pakistani border.
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Pakistan-Afghanistan hotline set up

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 23:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan establish a hotline between their respective military commanders to reduce frequent cross-border tensions.
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Pakistan bombing kills 'at least 26'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 22:36
related places: Peshawar

At least 22 people are killed in a suspected suicide blast in north-west Pakistan, one of the worst attacks since a major security crackdown.
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VIDEO: Suicide attack in Pakistan 'kills 22'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 15:42

A suspected suicide bomber on a motorbike has killed at least 22 people in north west Pakistan, and injured at least 30 others.
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VIDEO: 'I'm not afraid of any threats'

Monday, December 28th 2015, 0:20
related places: Swat

In a remote part of Pakistan, one woman is trying to end centuries of discrimination. Tabassum Adnan has set up an all-women assembly known as a Jirga in Swat valley - challenging the dominant male one.
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Yasir suspended after failed test

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 10:19

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is provisionally suspended by the ICC after failing a drugs test last month.
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Northern Afghanistan hit by earthquake

Friday, December 25th 2015, 22:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India

A powerful earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan and is felt as far away as India, with damage reported in northern Pakistan.
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India PM in surprise Pakistan visit

Friday, December 25th 2015, 16:33
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after landing in Lahore on a surprise visit.
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Dying man's family get Australia visas

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 3:52
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australian's immigration minister confirms that visas for the family of dying Pakistani student Hassan Asif are approved.
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Pakistan market bombing kills 15

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 12:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kurram

At least 15 people are killed in a bomb blast in a crowded marketplace in a town in Pakistan's Kurram tribal agency, near the Afghan border.
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Viewpoint: How Peshawar massacre changed Pakistan

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 0:26

How Peshawar massacre changed Pakistan
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South Asia rivals to resume peace talks

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 19:02
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan agree to resume high-level peace talks which will take in security and territorial issues, including disputed Kashmir.
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Indian minister in Pakistan for talks

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 17:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Islamabad

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Islamabad for a security conference on Afghanistan and talks with Pakistani officials.
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High-level India-Pakistan talks held

Monday, December 7th 2015, 3:51
related countries: India India, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

India and Pakistan describe their high-level talks in Bangkok as 'candid, cordial and constructive'.
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Lawyer files for return of Koh-i-Noor

Friday, December 4th 2015, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A petition demanding the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the British Royal Family's Crown Jewels, has been filed in a Pakistan court, reports say.
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Taliban leader 'wounded in gunfight'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 18:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Quetta

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been seriously wounded in shooting at a meeting of militants in Pakistan, Taliban sources say.
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Four hanged over Peshawar attack

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 12:51
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan hangs four men linked to last year's massacre at an army school which killed more than 150 people, the first executions in relation to the attack.
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Pakistani female fighter pilot mourned

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 4:09
related places: Karachi

The first Pakistani female fighter pilot to die on operational service is laid to rest after a funeral at a Karachi air force base.
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VIDEO: When Anwar met Malala

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 0:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Malala

A terminally ill teenage boy from Pakistan has been flown to the UK to fulfil his dying wish to meet the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.
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International bomb plotter jailed in US

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 18:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US is sentenced to 40 years in jail for plotting attacks in Manchester, New York and Copenhagen.
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Pakistani female fighter pilot killed

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 15:45

Pakistani fighter pilot Marium Mukhtiar dies in a training crash, the country's first combat-ready female pilot to be killed in service.
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VIDEO: Muslim comedians denounce Paris attacks

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 9:59
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Muslim comedy trio from Pakistan has taken a stand against the stance of those who carried out the attacks in Paris.
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Bangladesh hangs chiefs over war crimes

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 22:01

Two Bangladesh opposition leaders are executed for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Divorcees are 'not criminals'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:16

The former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan speaks out about the stigma associated with divorce within the South-Asian culture.
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Why is Pakistan's army chief all over social media?

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 2:40

Why an army chief is suddenly all over social media
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Pakistan cafe accused of misogyny

Friday, November 13th 2015, 16:10
related places: Islamabad

A cafe in Islamabad, Pakistan, is accused of misogyny for a string of Facebook jokes playing on the anti-feminist "make me a sandwich" meme.
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Younus to retire from one-day format

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan batsman Younus Khan will retire from one-day cricket after his side's limited-over game against England on Wednesday.
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Morgan backs Buttler to find form

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Jos Buttler can put his Test woes behind him in the ODI series against Pakistan, says captain Eoin Morgan.
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Hopes dim for Lahore factory survivors

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:26
related places: Lahore

A clear-up operation is under way at the site of a collapsed factory in the Pakistani city of Lahore as hopes fade that more survivors can be found.
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England collapse to Pakistan defeat

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 9:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England subside to a 127-run defeat in the third and final Test against Pakistan and a 2-0 series loss.
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VIDEO: Man pulled from rubble in Lahore

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 8:11
related places: Lahore

A major rescue operation is under way to save dozens of people thought to be trapped in rubble after a factory collapsed in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Pakistan factory collapse 'kills 16'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 19:14
related places: Lahore

At least 16 people have been killed in the Pakistani city of Lahore after an factory under construction collapsed, officials say.
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'Batsmen must pull fingers out'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will have to "bat very well" if they are to beat Pakistan and tie the Test series 1-1, says bowler James Anderson.
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