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Who made it into greatest ODI XI?

Monday, February 9th 2015, 22:53
related countries: India India

There are four Australians, three West Indians, two South Africans, one Indian & one Pakistani in the greatest ODI XI.
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Pakistan trains Afghan army cadets

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six Afghan army cadets report for training in Pakistan, another sign of increased cooperation between the two neighbours.
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Pakistani star's song for unity after school attack

Friday, February 6th 2015, 7:42
related places: Taliban

A star-studded video takes a stand against the Taliban
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VIDEO: Musical tribute to Peshawar victims

Friday, February 6th 2015, 0:11
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan's most popular singer-actor, Ali Zafar, is releasing a new song to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Peshawar school massacre.
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Bomb explodes at Pakistan college

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:09
related places: Peshawar

A bomb has exploded outside a college in the Pakistan city of Peshawar, the third such incident in recent days, weeks after a school massacre.
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VIDEO: Blasphemy woman's family 'live in fear'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 2:45

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the family of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi about their lives in hiding, after she was given a death sentence for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
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Pakistan man wins stay of execution

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 12:12

A Pakistani man facing a death sentence on Tuesday is granted a last minute stay of execution.
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Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 14:11

Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.
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Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:16

A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
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Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 15:12

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country after a review of his five-year ban.
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Sarwar resigns as Punjab governor

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 10:38

Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar resigns as governor of Punjab in Pakistan two days after criticising the country's federal government.
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Pakistan's Sohail 'spooked by ghost'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 10:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sohail

Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.
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Pakistan in power supply vow

Monday, January 26th 2015, 12:21

Pakistan works to restore power after a suspected rebel attack at the weekend causes a huge blackout across the country.
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Pakistan's 'weaponised' teaching

Monday, January 26th 2015, 8:04

Pakistan's desperate measures to protect schools
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VIDEO: Meet the PE teacher who carries a gun

Monday, January 26th 2015, 7:15

Teachers at some schools in north-western Pakistan have been told they can take guns into school to protect students.
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VIDEO: FreeSpeechStories: 'A message for the Taliban'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 22:03
related places: Taliban

Young Pakistani filmmakers use Facebook to confront Taliban
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Anger over Pakistan fuel shortages

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Pakistan's leader Nawaz Sharif pulls out of the World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland amid growing anger over nationwide fuel shortages.
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Row over Pakistan armed teacher plan

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 16:32
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani teachers reject a government plan to allow them to carry weapons, weeks after a massacre at a school in Peshawar.
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Polio guard shot dead in Karachi

Monday, January 19th 2015, 11:33
related places: Karachi

Gunmen shoot dead a policeman escorting a polio vaccination team in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
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What must Pakistan do to beat polio?

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:26

What does Pakistan have to do to beat polio?
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Will the UK and Pakistan co-operate on security interests?

Friday, January 16th 2015, 22:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The divisions facing Pakistan and the UK on security issues
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Pakistan hangs two more convicts

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 13:30
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan hangs two more convicts, bringing to 18 the number executed since a death penalty moratorium was lifted after the Peshawar school massacre.
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Afghan arrests over school attack

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 14:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Peshawar

Five men suspected of involvement in the massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, are arrested across the border in Afghanistan.
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Viewpoint: Ghani needs Pakistan help with Taliban talks

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Why Kabul needs Pakistan's help for dialogue with militants
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Peshawar school reopens after attack

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 1:36
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Pupils and teachers return to a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar where more than 150 people died in a Taliban attack in December.
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VIDEO: Peshawar school reopens after attack

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:39
related places: Peshawar

Pupils and teachers return for the first time to the school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar where at least 150 people were killed last month.
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VIDEO: Students return to Peshawar school

Monday, January 12th 2015, 8:20
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Pupils and teachers have been returning to the school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar for the first time since at least 150 people were killed in a Taliban attack last month.
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The boy who died and the boy who got away

Monday, January 12th 2015, 7:47

Two mothers, two sons and the Pakistan school massacre
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VIDEO: Many die in Pakistan bus crash

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 14:07
related places: Karachi

Reports from Pakistan say at least 57 people have been killed in a crash involving a bus and an oil tanker near Karachi.
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Dozens die in Pakistan bus inferno

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 5:07
related places: Karachi

Doctors say more than 50 bus passengers have died trapped in an inferno sparked by the vehicle's collision with an oil tanker near Karachi, Pakistan.
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Army trials for Pakistan insurgents

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 11:39

Pakistan is set to try terror suspects in military courts as part of plans to tackle insurgents after last month's school massacre in Peshawar.
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Thousands flee amid Kashmir clashes

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 8:53
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Thousands of villagers flee their homes in Indian-administered Kashmir as Indian and Pakistani troops continue to exchange fire in the region.
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Pakistan man given stay of execution

Monday, January 5th 2015, 21:20

Pakistan's government halts the execution of a man who was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court when he was 14.
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Pakistan boat 'carried terrorists'

Monday, January 5th 2015, 9:57
related countries: India India

A Pakistani boat intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard on New Year's Eve was carrying "suspected terrorists", India's defence minister says.
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'US drone' kills Pakistan militants

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US drone strike near the Afghan border has killed at least six militants, security officials in Pakistan say, as they pursue their own offensive.
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Kashmir clashes kill five troops

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 7:07
related countries: India India

Four Pakistani troops die in firing by Indian border forces on New Year's Eve, after India accuses Pakistan of killing an Indian soldier.
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Musharraf plotter hanged in Pakistan

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 13:32

Pakistan hangs a man who plotted to assassinate Pervez Musharraf, the seventh execution since a moratorium was lifted.
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Mumbai attack suspect detained again

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 7:36

Police in Pakistan detain suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in a kidnapping case, days after another court gave him bail.
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VIDEO: Amir Khan: 'Pakistan's pupils must stay strong'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 0:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Amir Khan, Taliban

British boxer Amir Khan has visited a school in Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred 152 people earlier this month.
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Mumbai attack 'leader' wins appeal

Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:29

The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai militant attacks wins an appeal against his detention in Pakistan, paving the way for his release.
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Pakistan bomb hoax man gets 26 years

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 20:03

A Pakistani man is given a 26-year jail term for making hoax bomb threats in public places during the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr, prosecutors say.
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Pakistan's Ajmal to miss World Cup

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 18:44

Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal withdraws from Pakistan's World Cup squad and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez faces test.
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VIDEO: Cleric criticises arrest warrant

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 11:05

A cleric in Pakistan has criticised the government for issuing an arrest warrant for him after he refused to condemn the massacre of children at an army-run school.
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VIDEO: Arrest warrant for Red Mosque Imam

Friday, December 26th 2014, 21:57
related places: Islamabad

A judge in Pakistan issues an arrest warrant for an imam at the Red Mosque in Islamabad, radical cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz.
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Pakistan orders arrest of cleric

Friday, December 26th 2014, 21:25
related places: Peshawar

A judge in Pakistan issues an arrest warrant for a radical imam who refused to condemn the Peshawar school massacre.
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VIDEO: Boxer Khan's pledge to Pakistan school

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:56
related places: Amir Khan, Peshawar

The boxer Amir Khan has arrived in Pakistan to lend his support to the victims of the Peshawar school shooting massacre, in which 152 people, including many children, were killed.
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VIDEO: Khan 'heartbroken' at Peshawar deaths

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:50
related places: Amir Khan, Peshawar

The boxer Amir Khan has arrived in Pakistan to lend his support to the victims of the Peshawar school shooting massacre, in which 141 people, including 132 children, were killed.
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Justice at risk as Pakistan rushes convicts to the gallows

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 17:46

Is Pakistan executing victims of injustice in its rush to punish?
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VIDEO: 'My son was tortured for months'

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 15:10
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan is to set-up military courts to speed-up terrorism-related cases, following the Peshawar school tragedy but there are fears that non terror cases may also be heard.
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VIDEO: Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 5:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
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VIDEO: Pakistan army to try terror suspects

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 5:00

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says new military courts will hear terrorism-related cases after an agreement between political parties.
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Pakistan army to try terror suspects

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 21:08

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says new military courts will hear terrorism-related cases after an agreement between political parties.
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Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 18:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
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Bangladesh ex-minister death sentence

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 10:42
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A former government minister in Bangladesh is sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
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Blazers flecked with blood

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 2:28

Lyse Doucet on the prospect of change in Pakistan
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Pakistan ready to ramp up executions

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 17:51

More than 50 people convicted of terrorism in Pakistan face imminent execution after the president rejected mercy petitions, officials say.
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Pakistan arrests over school attack

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 2:45
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
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Pakistan carries out more executions

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 17:50
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'in mourning and on edge'

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 6:44
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan has announced it will execute more militant prisoners in the next few days after lifting a moratorium in response to the Peshawar school massacre.
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Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions

Friday, December 19th 2014, 18:50
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.
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Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail

Friday, December 19th 2014, 12:21

A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
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VIDEO: Mourning and rage after school attack

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 19:26

Pupils who survived a massacre at their school in Pakistan have been paying tribute to those who died.
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Is this Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:09
related places: Taliban

Has the real war on terror finally started in Pakistan?
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VIDEO: Pakistan principal 'chose to stay'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:08
related places: Taliban

The son of the principal who died in the Pakistan school attack says Taliban militants had made a number of threats against the army-run school.
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Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 13:12

A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: 'Three boys died before my eyes'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 10:42

A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.
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Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 18:32
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban killed 141 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.
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VIDEO: Can Pakistan unite against Taliban?

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:53
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

BBC reporter Nick Childs gauges the mood in Pakistan following the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and looks at the government's response.
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Pakistan cricket to donate proceeds

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 12:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan donate all proceeds from Wednesday's one-day match with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre.
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Pakistan mourns its school dead

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:39
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Funerals are being held in Peshawar after Pakistan's deadliest Taliban attack left 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.
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Taliban massacre children at school

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 18:30
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

The Pakistan Taliban launch their deadliest attack ever, leaving 132 children and nine adults dead at a school in Peshawar.
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The Pakistani women punished for love

Friday, December 12th 2014, 22:01

How Pakistan's women are punished for love
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VIDEO: Pakistan's women accused of adultery

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 6:28

The BBC's Yalda Hakim has gained rare access to a women's prison and a shelter for women fleeing their families to find out what life is like for some of Pakistan's most vulnerable
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Malala 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 10:29

As she prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC of her political ambitions - and her hopes to be Pakistan PM.
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Polio worker shot dead in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:45
related places: Faisalabad

Gunmen on a motorcycle kill a schoolteacher engaged in polio vaccination in the north-eastern Pakistani city of Faisalabad.
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A reinvigorated anti-Taliban alliance?

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Afghan-Pakistani alliance boosted by victories, says Ahmed Rashid
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