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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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New home for rescued snow leopard

Monday, December 8th 2014, 13:57

A snow leopard that has been living in a cage by a road since being rescued in Pakistan two years ago is to move to a specially designed facility.
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US 'repatriates Taliban chief'

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Bagram, Taliban

The US is reported to have repatriated to Pakistan a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, who was held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan's Hafeez handed bowling ban

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 9:55

Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez is banned from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.
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Al-Qaeda chief 'killed in Pakistan'

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, New York

Adnan el Shukrijumah, an al-Qaeda militant accused of planning to bomb trains in New York and London, is killed in Pakistan, officials say.
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PM plea over Scot jailed in Pakistan

Friday, December 5th 2014, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron raises the case of a Scottish grandfather being held on death row in Pakistan during a meeting with the country's prime minister.
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Pakistan preacher denies blasphemy

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 16:42

Police in Pakistan investigate a former pop star for blasphemy after he was caught on camera allegedly insulting one of the Prophet Muhammad's wives.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's sex advice phone-in show

Monday, December 1st 2014, 17:28

A Pakistani TV channel is breaking new ground by airing a weekly phone-in show that discusses sexual health.
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VIDEO: Living with Aids in Pakistan

Monday, December 1st 2014, 7:01

Living with Aids in Pakistan - a country where so much stigma is attached to the condition.
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Fourth fastest Test 200 for McCullum

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 14:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hits the fourth fastest double hundred in Test history against Pakistan in Sharjah.
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Fastest New Zealand ton for McCullum

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Brendon McCullum hits a century off 78 balls against Pakistan at Sharjah, the quickest ever by a New Zealander in Tests.
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India troops in Kashmir gun battle

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 16:22
related countries: India India
related places: At, Kashmir

At least 10 people are killed in a gun battle between Indian troops and suspected Pakistani militants in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
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VIDEO: Polio workers killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 16:43
related places: Quetta

Authorities in Balochistan, Pakistan, have suspended a campaign against polio after four workers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the city of Quetta.
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Gunmen kill Pakistan polio workers

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 13:45
related places: Quetta

Four polio vaccination workers are shot dead and three injured in the south-west Pakistani city of Quetta.
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VIDEO: Football first for Pakistan women

Friday, November 21st 2014, 15:43

The South Asian Football Federation Championship is taking place in Pakistan
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VIDEO: A safe haven for street children

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:08

The number of sexually abused children in Pakistan has risen in the past year according to a report released this week, and local charities are calling from more efforts to protect vulnerable children .
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Four condemned for Pakistan murder

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 15:17

Four people are sentenced to death for killing their pregnant relative in an "honour killing" case that caused widespread outrage.
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Spinner Hafeez to face bowling tests

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests after being reported for a suspect bowling action.
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Fears over Pakistan-Afghan border

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 10:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

As a major survey finds most Afghans still concerned about security, the BBC speaks to a top Pakistan security official about cross-border safety.
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VIDEO: Pakistan hails Taliban crackdown

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:04
related places: Taliban

The Pakistan army claims more than 1,200 suspected Taliban militants have been killed during its five month crackdown.
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Viewpoint: Pakistan's social services are collapsing

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 1:23

Pakistan government blamed for many problems
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Afghan president in Pakistan visit

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is to meet Pakistani leaders on his first visit to Islamabad - a trip seen as a chance to reset troubled ties.
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Pakistan 'hospital rape' arrests

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 16:51

Three men accused of drugging and gang-raping a female patient at a government hospital in Pakistan have been arrested, police say.
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Dozens die in Pakistan bus crash

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 9:03

At least 50 people are killed after a passenger bus collided with a truck in southern Pakistan.
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'Militants dead' in Khyber fighting

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Khyber

The bodies of at least 17 suspected militants are recovered in Pakistan's restive Khyber tribal agency near the Afghan border, the army says.
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Terror amongst Pakistan's Christians

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 0:53

Pakistan's Christians traumatised by mob killings
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VIDEO: Fear in 'blasphemy' murder village

Friday, November 7th 2014, 3:35

The murder of a Christian couple on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating the Koran highlights the sensitivity of the issue in Pakistan.
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Pakistan policeman kills 'blasphemer'

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 17:08

A Pakistani policeman is arrested after allegedly killing a man with an axe because he suspected him of committing blasphemy.
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Pakistan 'blasphemy' deaths arrests

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 13:05

Pakistani police arrest at least 43 suspects in connection with Tuesday's killing of a Christian couple accused of desecrating the Koran.
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Pakistan mob kills 'blasphemy' pair

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 15:29

A Christian couple in Pakistan are beaten to death and burned by a crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say.
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Clarke frustrated after whitewash

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 20:13
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Michael Clarke says Australia's whitewash by Pakistan shows lessons have not been learned from last year's defeat to India.
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VIDEO: Anguish in Lahore after Wagah attack

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 16:26
related countries: India India
related places: Lahore, Wagah

Funerals have been talking place across Punjab province for some of those killed in Sunday's suicide attack at the Wagah crossing, the only road crossing between India and Pakistan.
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Rivals hold ceremony despite attack

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 14:23
related countries: India India
related places: Wagah

India and Pakistan go ahead with a military ceremony at the Wagah border crossing, despite earlier plans to suspend it after a big suicide attack.
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VIDEO: Lahore hospital full after attack

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 13:43
related countries: India India
related places: Lahore

Shumaila Jaffery reports from Lahore hospital after a suicide bombing close to Pakistan's only border crossing with India.
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Pakistan border bombing kills dozens

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 3:10
related countries: India India
related places: Lahore, Wagah

More than 50 people in Pakistan have been killed in a suicide bombing close to the country's only border crossing with India, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'suicide' blast 'kills many'

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 22:08
related places: Lahore

At least 50 people have been killed and 70 hurt in a suspected suicide bombing at a Pakistan-India border town near the city of Lahore, officials say.
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VIDEO: Imran Khan faces decision over protests

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 0:56

Imran Khan talks to Shaimaa Khalil about his calls for political reform in Pakistan.
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Younus hits 213 as Pakistan dominate

Friday, October 31st 2014, 16:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Younus Khan records his fifth Test double century as Pakistan dominate the second and final match against Australia.
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Younus hits third successive century

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Younus Khan hits a third successive hundred as Pakistan close day one of the final Test with Australia on 304-2.
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VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 17:13

Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
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Death for Bangladesh Islamist leader

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 14:17
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan.
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The second funniest person in the world is Pakistani

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 16:30

The second funniest person in the world is Pakistani
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VIDEO: Pakistan polio plan 'a disaster'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 4:06

The polio vaccination programme in Pakistan has been described as ''a disaster'' by monitors reporting to the World Health Organization.
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Younus sets Pakistan century record

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 13:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.
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Pakistan's bewildering array of militants

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 1:13

Pakistan's here today, gone tomorrow militant factions
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Daniel Pearl murder suspect released

Friday, October 24th 2014, 12:24
related countries: United States United States

One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
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