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Court deadlock

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 14:24

Slow case against 'Mumbai planners' in Pakistan
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Mumbai gunman convicted in India

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 9:27
related countries: India India

The sole survivng gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 174 people died is convicted by an Indian court.
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Video shows Taliban chief 'alive'

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 8:18
related places: Taliban

Videos emerge which appear to show a top Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, reportedly killed in January, alive.
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Fluent Aussies overpower Pakistan

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 20:40

Australia begin their World Twenty20 campaign with a 34-run victory against defending champions Pakistan in St Lucia.
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ICC World Twenty20 day three as it happened

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 13:10
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, South Africa South Africa

Australia beat Pakistan by 34 runs to win their ICC World Twenty20 group match, after India beat South Africa by 14 runs earlier in St Lucia.
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Classy Pakistan edge past Tigers

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 21:00
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Defending champions Pakistan put their off-field problems to one side with a 21-run win against Bangladesh.
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Pakistan campaigner killed

Friday, April 30th 2010, 13:16

A Pakistani campaigner reportedly captured by the Taliban is found dead in the North Waziristan region, officials say.
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Acid attack on Pakistan sisters

Friday, April 30th 2010, 8:38

Three sisters suffer serious burns after unidentified men on a motorbike throw acid at them in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
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Taliban 'reappear' in Swat valley

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 12:00
related places: Swat

Pakistani Taliban militants resume targeted killings of local leaders in the troubled Swat valley, officials tell the BBC.
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South Asian rival PMs hold talks

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 9:54
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan, India India

The Indian PM is due to meet his Pakistani counterpart in a few hours at a regional summit in Bhutan, India says.
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Top Taliban leader 'still alive'

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud survived an American drone attack in January, intelligence sources say.
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High alert on India's water borders

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 8:51
related countries: India India

The BBC's Soutik Biswas travelled to the disputed Sir Creek on India's western borders with Pakistani to check out the security preparedness of troops.
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In pictures

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 23:42

The moveable feast of Pakistani vehicle art
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South Asia rivals are due to meet

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 11:18
related countries: India India

The prime ministers of India and Pakistan are due to meet on the sidelines of a regional summit in Bhutan.
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Pakistan bomber kills four police

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 9:33
related places: Peshawar

At least four policemen are killed in a suicide car bomb at a checkpoint in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Year of offensives

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 15:51
related places: Taliban

Have anti-Taliban assaults in Pakistan been a success?
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India holds diplomat for 'spying'

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 14:26
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad

India arrests one of its diplomats on charges of spying for Pakistan as the two countries' leaders prepare for a regional summit.
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Army officer to face Bhutto panel

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 13:34
related places: Bhutto

A committee of Pakistani civilians is to question a senior officer over the 2007 murder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
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Drone hits Pakistan 'militants'

Monday, April 26th 2010, 8:28
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired from a US drone kill four suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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Street anger

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 23:33

Fury over moves to rename Pakistan's northern province
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Pakistan troops killed in ambush

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 10:34

At least seven soldiers are killed in an ambush by militants in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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US 'questions top Taliban leader'

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 15:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

Pakistan eases restrictions for US investigators to interrogate arrested Taliban leader Mullah Baradar, security officials say.
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Pakistan to tackle energy crisis

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 14:11

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani launches a national energy plan to tackle the country's massive power crisis.
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Gunmen kill Pakistan politician

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 9:24
related places: Charsadda

Gunmen kill a former member of parliament and three others in northern Pakistan's volatile Charsadda district.
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Many dead in Peshawar blast

Monday, April 19th 2010, 21:59
related places: Peshawar

A suicide bombing at a market in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 23 people, police say.
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Car bomb kills seven in Pakistan

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 5:23

A car bomb attack in north-western Pakistan kills seven people a day after an attack on a displaced people camp.
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Blasts kill dozens of Pakistan displaced

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 16:00

Some 40 people die in a twin suicide bombing at a registration point for the displaced in north-west Pakistan.
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Pakistan admits civilian deaths

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 14:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's army chief apologises for the deaths of dozens of civilians killed near the Afghan border last week.
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'My quiet son'

Friday, April 16th 2010, 17:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Here

Father of American on Pakistan terror charges speaks out
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Bhutto murder 'avoidable' - UN

Friday, April 16th 2010, 12:55

The death of Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto could have been prevented, a damning UN report into her assassination concludes.
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Sahil accused killed in Pakistan

Friday, April 16th 2010, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three men in Pakistan accused of involvement in the kidnapping of British boy Sahil Saeed are shot dead by police, officials say.
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Drone hits Pakistan 'militants'

Friday, April 16th 2010, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired from a US drone kill four suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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Pakistan suicide attack kills 10

Friday, April 16th 2010, 11:08
related places: Quetta

A bomb inside a hospital in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least eight people, police say.
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Pakistan hospital blast 'kills 4'

Friday, April 16th 2010, 6:17
related places: Quetta

At least four people are killed in bomb explosion inside a hospital in Pakistan's south-west city of Quetta, local TV says.
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Pakistan limits president powers

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 16:08

Pakistan's upper house votes unanimously in favour of measures which limit key presidential powers.
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Pakistan admits civilian deaths

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 10:46

A senior security source in Pakistan tells the BBC that civilians were killed in Saturday's air strike in the north.
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India PM rules out Pakistan talks

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 6:13
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian PM Manmohan Singh rules out talks with Pakistan until it acts against the Mumbai attackers.
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'Civilians die' in Pakistan raid

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 16:49
related places: Khyber

At least 73 civilians died when an army jet bombed a village in Pakistan's tribal region, a local official tells the BBC.
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Anger over Pakistan name change

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 13:01

Moves to rename Pakistan's North West Frontier Province spark protests in which at least five people have been killed.
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Facing the future

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 7:15

Pakistan acid attack victims rebuild shattered lives
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India and Pakistan leaders meet

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 4:49
related countries: India India

The prime ministers of rivals India and Pakistan meet at a nuclear security summit in Washington.
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Sporting stars wed after South Asia cross-border romance

Monday, April 12th 2010, 16:59
related countries: India India
related places: Hyderabad

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza marries Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik after a drama which saw him divorce another woman.
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US hears India Pakistan concerns

Monday, April 12th 2010, 4:44
related countries: India India, United States United States

India's PM expresses concerns about neighbouring Pakistan to President Obama ahead of a nuclear security summit.
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Pakistan raids 'kill 12 Taliban'

Sunday, April 11th 2010, 14:29
related places: Taliban

Pakistani officials say soldiers have raided three Taliban hideouts and killed 12 militants amid an ongoing operation.
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Pakistan to curb president powers

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 17:23

The parliament of Pakistan votes unanimously to approve measures which limit key presidential powers.
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Kidnapped Greek freed by Taliban

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 11:15
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Taliban

A Greek national kidnapped by the Taliban eight months ago in nothern Pakistan is released, officials say.
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Cricketer Malik 'divorces first wife' ahead of celebrity wedding

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 18:03
related countries: India India

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik 'divorces' another woman ahead of his planned marriage to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.
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'Exam cheat' cricketer arrested

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 10:56

Pakistan international cricketer Nasir Jamshed is arrested after being accused of cheating in a school exam.
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US anger at Pakistan mission raid

Monday, April 5th 2010, 21:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peshawar

The US expresses "great concern" over a deadly assault by militants on the US consulate in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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Attack on Pakistan US consulate

Monday, April 5th 2010, 17:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peshawar

Militants attack the US consulate in Peshawar, hours after another attack in north-west Pakistan kills 43 at a political rally.
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Threat to Asia celebrity wedding

Monday, April 5th 2010, 15:30
related countries: India India

Police question cricketer Shoaib Malik over claims he is already married ahead of his wedding to tennis star Sania Mirza.
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Bomber kills dozens at Pakistan rally

Monday, April 5th 2010, 12:54

At least 43 people are killed in a suspected suicide attack at a political rally in north-west Pakistan, reports say.
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Pakistani doctor uses ambulance to take home his new cow

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 15:34

A Pakistani doctor is suspended for using an ambulance to take home a cow bought from a local market, health authorities say.
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Pakistan's attorney general quits

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 1:38

Pakistan's attorney general resigns in a row with the law ministry over the reopening of high-profile corruption cases.
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Pakistan debates president powers

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 8:28

Pakistan's parliament debates a bill on constitutional amendments that would strip the president of his sweeping powers.
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Zardari faces Swiss court threat

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 15:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency says it is to ask Switzerland to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Zardari.
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Militants kill Pakistani soldiers

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 10:16
related places: Khyber

At least six Pakistani soldiers are killed when militants attack their camp in the north-western tribal region of Khyber, officials say.
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Pakistan court in corruption vow

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 7:34

Pakistan's Supreme Court says it will jail the head of the country's anti-corruption agency unless he reopens corruption cases.
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UN report on Bhutto death delayed

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 19:57

A United Nations report into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is delayed until mid-April at Pakistan's request.
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Iran diplomat 'freed in Pakistan'

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 9:18
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian diplomat taken hostage in Pakistan in 2008 is freed and returned to Iran, Iranian diplomatic sources say.
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G8 unveils Afghan-Pakistan plan

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 6:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

G8 ministers announce a plan aimed at improving the economic situation in border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Sport united - India and Pakistan stars to wed

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 5:37
related countries: India India

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is to get married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in a month's time, her family confirms.
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Death penalty for Indians in UAE

Monday, March 29th 2010, 12:27
related countries: India India, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A court in the United Arab Emirates sentences 17 Indian nationals to death for killing a Pakistani man.
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Fatal clash in Pakistan's Orakzai

Friday, March 26th 2010, 5:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five Pakistani soldiers and at least 21 suspected militants die in clashes near the Afghan border, Pakistan's military says.
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UN hails Pakistan's refugee move

Friday, March 26th 2010, 5:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN welcomes Pakistan's decision to allow nearly 1.7m Afghan refugees to remain in the country for three more years.
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Air strike in Pakistan 'kills 11'

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani military aircraft bomb areas near the Afghan border killing at least 11 people, local officials say.
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Two held over UK boy's kidnapping

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Jhelum

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping five-year-old British boy Sahil Saeed in Pakistan, police say.
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US and Pakistan vow better ties

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 0:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The US and Pakistan say they want to improve relations after years of mistrust as they hold talks in Washington.
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Five die in Pakistan drone raid

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 7:10
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least five people in north-west Pakistan's tribal region, officials say.
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Afghan Taliban name new deputy leaders

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 13:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The Taliban say Mullah Omar has named two new deputies following the arrest of his military chief in Pakistan.
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Pakistan army chief in US talks

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 5:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Pakistan's army chief meets US defence leaders in Washington, as the two countries begin a week-long strategic dialogue.
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Pakistan seeks to probe scientist

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 17:47

Pakistan seeks court permission to investigate nuclear scientist AQ Khan over claims he transferred nuclear secrets.
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills five'

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 3:43
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least five people in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Second blast hits Greek capital

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 4:34
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A bomb explodes outside the home of a Pakistani community leader in Athens - the second blast in the Greek capital in 24 hours.
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Taliban arrests halt UN contacts

Friday, March 19th 2010, 0:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Ex-UN envoy in Afghanistan says Pakistan's arrest of Taliban leaders halted a channel of secret UN communications.
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Kidnapped Sahil returns to the UK

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five-year-old Sahil Saeed returns to the family home in Oldham, as three people are charged with his kidnapping in Pakistan.
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