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Suicide attack on Pakistan police

Monday, September 6th 2010, 15:02

Nearly 20 people die as a suicide bomber rams an explosives laden pickup truck into a police station in north-west Pakistan.
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India's illegal betting syndicates

Monday, September 6th 2010, 12:31

The role of the gambling syndicates that can make millions from the outcome of a single game has been highlighted by the allegation that three Pakistani cricket players were involved in a betting scam.
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Hameed hits out at fixing 'sting'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 18:38

Pakistan's Yasir Hameed says a meeting he had with the News of the World that was secretly recorded has been "inaccurately reported" by the tabloid.
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England cruise to win in Twenty20

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 17:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

England underline their status as World Twenty20 champions as they cruise to victory in the first of two internationals against Pakistan.
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'Banish Pakistan trio if guilty'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 15:46

Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan says the three cricketers accused of spot-fixing should receive life bans from cricket if found guilty.
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Live Twenty20 - England v Pakistan

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

England beat Pakistan by five wickets with 2.5 overs to spare in the first Twenty20 international in Cardiff.
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'Sting cash' found on cricketers

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 0:36

Cash paid to an agent as part of a sting operation by the News of the World is found in the possession of the Pakistan players under suspicion of spot-fixing, the BBC's David Bond says.
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Pakistan trio keen to see row end

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 10:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A lawyer for the three Pakistan players at the centre of allegations of corruption says they are keen for a "timely and satisfactory outcome" to the affair.
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Pakistan rally bomb kills dozens

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 18:33
related places: Quetta

A bomb kills at least 50 people at a Shia Muslim rally in the south-western city of Quetta, the second attack on Pakistan's religious minority in days.
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Bowled over

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 18:09

Betting claims stun Pakistan cricket star's village
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Pakistan scandal takes new twist

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 17:47

BBC Sport understands that police investigating alleged corruption involving three Pakistani cricketers believe that video evidence crucial to the case is authentic, despite fresh claims to the contrary.
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Singer Sami urges Pakistan relief

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, billed as "Islam's biggest rock star", is donating profits from his latest single to help flood victims in Pakistan.
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Red Cross asks for more Pakistan funds

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 14:42

ICRC increases its Pakistan floods appeal by $76m as it warns that only a fraction of humanitarian needs are being met.
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Pakistan mourns as Lahore toll up

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 7:18
related places: Lahore

Three days of mourning begins in Pakistan after bomb attacks on a Shia Muslim procession in Lahore city kill 31 people.
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Pakistan flood waters 'diverted'

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 4:31

A Pakistani diplomat calls for a probe into allegations that rich landowners diverted water into unprotected villages during the floods to save their own crops.
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Deadly Lahore triple bomb blast

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 19:03
related places: Lahore

At least 25 people are killed and more than 170 are injured in three bomb blasts during a Shia religious parade in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Helping hand

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 15:15

Celebrities step in to help Pakistan floods victims
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Pakistan VIPs taken off US flight

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's military says it cancelled talks with US defence chiefs after a delegation sent to the US met "unwarranted" airport checks.
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10,000 Pakistan schools destroyed

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 11:04

More than 10,000 school buildings have also been destroyed by the flooding in Pakistan, according to the government.
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Pakistan air raids kill civilians

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 10:47

At least six civilians are among about 45 people reported killed in Pakistani military air strikes targeting militants in north-west Pakistan.
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Clegg issues Pakistan aid warning

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 10:42

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns Pakistan will need aid for years to come during a visit to the flood-hit country.
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Jolie appeals for Pakistan support

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 9:06

Actress and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie has issued an appeal for increased public support in providing help and relief for the millions of people who have been affected by the floods in Pakistan.
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Cricketer Asif dropped from movie

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 7:22
related countries: India India

Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif, who is under scrutiny for claims of spot-fixing, is dropped from an Indian film, the movie's director tells the BBC.
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Hope springs eternal

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 0:41

Pictures of Pakistan child flood refugees' triumph over adversity
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England drop Pietersen from squad

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 18:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen is omitted from England's limited overs series against Pakistan, with the England batsman announcing the news via Twitter.
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England want Pakistan player ban

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 17:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The England team believes the Pakistan players named in the betting probe that has engulfed the tourists should sit out the rest of the tour.
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Disillusioned

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 14:14

What went wrong with Pakistani cricket?
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Children hit by flood illnesses

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 10:33

Children in Pakistan are bearing the brunt of water-borne illnesses spreading because of the floods, as the waters begin to drain away to the Arabian Sea.
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Pakistan faces debris and ruin

Monday, August 30th 2010, 21:50

Emergency workers in Pakistan say flood waters in some parts of the country have started to recede, one month since torrential rain caused catastrophic flooding across Pakistan
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Pakistan anger at cricket scandal

Monday, August 30th 2010, 18:27

Coming as most of Pakistan is struggling to cope with the worst floods in decades, the betting scandal surrounding some of the country's cricket team has shaken already low national morale.
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Stumped

Monday, August 30th 2010, 15:25

Cricket betting scam claims come at bad time for national morale
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Pakistan sends cricket probe team

Monday, August 30th 2010, 14:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Investigators from Pakistan are flying to London to examine allegations that some of its cricketers were involved in a betting scam.
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Khan: 'Big blow to Pakistan cricket'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 12:50

Former Pakistan captain has said that if betting scam allegations are true, they would be 'the biggest blow to Pakistan cricket'
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Pakistan face calls for life bans

Monday, August 30th 2010, 11:52

Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan says swift action must be taken against anyone found to have been part of the alleged no-ball conspiracy at Lord's.
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Pakistan floodwaters 'receding'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 11:02

Emergency officials in Pakistan say water levels in flood-stricken southern Pakistan are beginning to recede, but warn the danger is not over.
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Cricket 'betting scam' man bailed

Monday, August 30th 2010, 10:41

The man at the centre of cricket betting scam allegations about the Pakistan team is released without charge on police bail.
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UK police quiz Pakistan players

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 22:36

Three Pakistan cricket players are questioned by UK police over allegations they were involved in a betting scam, the team manager confirms.
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Disease threat to Pakistani children

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 17:03

In Pakistan there are continued calls for urgent aid as the UN says more than 70-thousand children are at risk of dying from waterborne disease and malnutrition
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On board US aid helicopter in Pakistan

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 16:44
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Gill McGivering travels on a US military helicopter carrying aid to the Pakistani city of Kallam
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Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police question a man over an alleged cricket betting scam during the current Pakistan-England Test, with claims Pakistan players were paid to bowl no-balls.
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Floods swamp fresh Pakistan town

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 12:42
related places: Thatta

Floodwater submerges another town in southern Pakistan as officials race against time to repair levees around the threatened city of Thatta.
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England finish off tarnished Test

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 11:43

England beat Pakistan by an innings and 225 runs in the fourth and final Test to take the series 3-1 on a day overshadowed by corruption allegations.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 9:09

England beat Pakistan by an innings and 225 runs - the tourists' heaviest runs defeat - in a Test at Lord's overshadowed by allegations of corruption.
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New breaches hit Pakistani town

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 5:48
related places: Thatta

Officials race to save the town of Thatta in Pakistan, where the raging Indus river has breached more flood defences.
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Children at risk in Pakistan

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 0:12

Tens of thousands of children in Pakistan are at risk of dying from malnutrition as floods continue to devastate the country, according to the UN.
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Ruthless England close on victory

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are scenting an innings victory at Lord's after bowling out Pakistan for 74 and then reducing them to 41-4 after enforcing the follow-on.
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England v Pakistan 4th Test day three as it happened

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 9:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan are reduced to 41-4 in their second innings and trail England by 331 after being made to follow-on in the final Test at Lord's.
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New exodus in flood-hit Pakistan

Friday, August 27th 2010, 22:12

Fresh flooding in southern Pakistan has displaced almost a million people in the past 48 hours, the UN has said.
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New exodus in flood-hit Pakistan

Friday, August 27th 2010, 20:02

Fresh flooding in southern Pakistan has displaced almost a million people in the past 48 hours, the UN says.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Friday, August 27th 2010, 9:41

Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood and Eoin Morgan are out for ducks as England lose four quick wickets on an amazing second morning of the final Test against Pakistan at Lord's.
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Pakistan floods prompt evacuations

Friday, August 27th 2010, 8:22

Hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to leave their homes as flood waters threaten several cities in the south of Pakistan.
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UN review after Pakistan 'threat'

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

The UN reviews security measures for its aid workers in Pakistan, after the US says the Taliban has threatened foreign staff.
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Inland ocean

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 21:43

Flying with Pakistan's air force over the latest flood zone
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Rising water threat in Pakistan

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 17:58

Rising water levels are breaching flood defences and threatening hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan, four weeks after the crisis began.
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UK military in Yemen and Pakistan

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 13:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

British military personnel are now stationed in militant hotspots Yemen and Pakistan, official figures show.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 12:14

Bad light and rain halt play on a truncated opening day of the final Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's.
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Rain delays start of Lord's Test

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The start of the final Test between England and Pakistan is delayed because of poor weather.
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Disease fears in flood-hit Pakistan

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 9:14

Pakistan's government is "seriously concerned" about potential epidemics of water-borne diseases like cholera and diarrhoea.
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Cricketers give to flood relief

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 4:31

Pakistan's national cricketers donate $54,000 of bonuses to help the floods relief effort in the devastated country.
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Pakistan disease threat 'serious'

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 17:25

Pakistan is in danger from epidemic diseases, PM Yousuf Raza Gilani warns, as 17 million people struggle to cope with flood devastation.
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Malik left out of one-day squad

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 12:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan drop former captain Shoaib Malik for September's Twenty20 and one-day internationals against England.
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Race to protect city from Pakistan's floods

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 10:09

Emergency teams are working frantically to protect a city in southern Pakistan from flood waters which have already devastated neighbouring areas.
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Pakistan seeks IMF help on floods

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 4:07

Officials from Pakistan hold talks with the International Monetary Fund to discuss its $11bn loan package in the wake of the devastating floods.
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Deadly blast at Pakistan mosque

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 16:51

At least 24 people have died in a bombing at a mosque in the Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan, officials say.
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Painfully slow

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 15:26

Flood relief in Pakistan reaches only a fraction of those in need
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Flood survivors' long trek for food

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 15:13
related places: Taliban

The BBC's Orla Guerin meets survivors of the Pakistan floods in the Swat Valley, who are facing increasingly desperate struggle to find food and supplies, amid fears of a power vacuum in the former Taliban stronghold.
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Pakistan probes brothers' killing

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 14:08
related places: Sialkot

Pakistan's government launches an inquiry into the brutal mob killing of two teenagers in the eastern city of Sialkot.
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World 'slow to give' to Pakistan

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 11:50

A senior United Nations official urges the global community to step up its response to the floods that have struck Pakistan.
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UK 'leading on aid for Pakistan'

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The generosity of the British public in helping Pakistan's flood victims is "shaming politicians around the world", the head of the Disasters Emergency Committee says.
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Southern Punjab 'like an inland sea'

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 6:58

Hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan are still being forced to leave their homes as the devastation from the heavy monsoon rains continues.
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Flood friends

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

How US help won over a Pakistan community
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Thousands flee S Pakistan floods

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 19:00

Tens of thousands of people in southern Pakistan are fleeing a threatened flood-surge, three weeks after heavy monsoon rains first hit the country.
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Butt sounds England Ashes warning

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 10:20
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England must improve their bowling to stand a realistic chance of beating Australia in the Ashes this winter, says Pakistan captain Salman Butt.
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Biting the hand?

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan flood victims angry at their biggest donor, the US
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IMF reviews Pakistan 'challenge'

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 20:44

The IMF is to meet Pakistani officials next week to tackle the "massive economic challenge" posed by the country's flood.
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Pakistan floods force fresh exodus

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 16:32

Dozens more towns and villages in the south of Pakistan have been submerged by the swollen Indus River, adding to the misery in the already stricken nation.
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Strauss wants batting improvement

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 15:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Andrew Strauss demands a significant batting improvement following a four-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the third Test at The Oval.
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