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Two killed in Balochistan blast

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 11:29

An explosion in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province kills two people and injures 10 others, officials say.
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Pakistan soldier killed in attack

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 7:23

A Pakistani soldier dies and three others are wounded in a rocket attack on a military base in North Waziristan.
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Pakistan to move quake-hit city

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 3:44
related places: Balakot, Kashmir

Pakistan will rebuild Balakot, a city levelled by last year's Kashmir quake, but not on its original site, officials say.
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More doubt over Pakistan deaths

Friday, March 31st 2006, 11:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan officials tell the BBC that 16 Pakistanis were shot dead on the orders of a local commander.
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Women fighter pilots in Pakistan

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 16:16

Four Pakistani women graduate as fighter pilots for the first time, ending years of male-only tradition.
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Witness 'plotted to kill Musharraf'

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A witness in the case of an alleged bombing campaign in the UK says he plotted to kill the president of Pakistan.
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Cricket: Malik celebrates Test ton

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 11:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Shoaib Malik hits his first Test century as Pakistan draw the first Test against Sri Lanka.
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Cricket: Pakistan made to suffer

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 12:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara hits 185 as Sri Lanka leave Pakistan a target of 458 to win the Colombo Tests.
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Pakistan militant leader attacked

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 10:17

The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group is badly beaten by unidentified gunmen.
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One killed in Pakistan explosion

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 14:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peshawar

A blast kills at least one person in Peshawar in Pakistan, hours after a threat shuts the US consulate there.
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Pakistan faction clash 'kills 25'

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 11:35

Factions of rival clerics clash in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province killing at least 25 people, officials say.
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India PM call 'boost for peace'

Monday, March 27th 2006, 15:26
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian PM Manmohan Singh's overtures could boost peace moves but a Kashmir deal is essential, says Pakistan.
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Pakistan have upper hand in Test

Monday, March 27th 2006, 13:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Pakistan dismiss Sri Lanka for 185 and are 124-4 at the close on day two of the first Test.
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'Three die' in Balochistan clash

Sunday, March 26th 2006, 12:18

At least three people are killed in Pakistan's Balochistan province during clashes, officials say.
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Pakistan welcomes India overture

Friday, March 24th 2006, 14:40
related countries: India India

Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian PM Manmohan Singh's latest peace overture reflects 'many positive sentiments'.
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Commonwealth Games: Review

Friday, March 24th 2006, 12:36

England's relay sprinters crash out, Wales win two bowls silvers and Jo Pavey grabs silver in the 5,000m.
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'Many militants die' in Pakistan

Friday, March 24th 2006, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani forces say at least 15 militants have been killed in the rebellious North Waziristan region.
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Dead Pakistanis 'were innocent'

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 12:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says a group of its nationals in Afghanistan were arrested and then killed by Afghan security forces.
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Shrine bombers sentenced to death

Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 13:29
related places: Quetta

Two men are sentenced to death in Pakistan for planning and executing a series of bomb attacks in Balochistan.
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Pakistan confirms bird flu cases

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 9:04

Tests confirm Pakistan's first cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, officials say.
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Pakistan launches cruise missile

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 5:39

Pakistan says it has tested a Babur nuclear-capable cruise missile for the second time.
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Blast hits Pakistan radio station

Monday, March 20th 2006, 6:39

A bomb attack on a radio station in Pakistan's tribal region disrupts broadcasts, authorities say.
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Seven killed in Pakistani blast

Sunday, March 19th 2006, 8:54

At least seven people, including six security officers, are killed in a roadside blast in Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistani clash 'leaves 25 dead'

Saturday, March 11th 2006, 5:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

New fighting on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan leaves at least 25 suspected rebels dead, the army reports.
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Pakistan province kite-flying ban

Friday, March 10th 2006, 10:37

Pakistan's Punjab province bans the flying of kites ahead of the Basant festival after a number of recent deaths.
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Wedding guests die in mine blast

Friday, March 10th 2006, 9:05

At least 26 members of a wedding party die when their vehicle hits a landmine in Balochistan, Pakistan.
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Pakistan court rejects 'spy' plea

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 16:06
related countries: India India

Pakistan's top court rejects an Indian man's attempt to have his death sentence for spying overturned.
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Quake chopper crash in Pakistan

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 9:57
related places: Kashmir

Two people are hurt after a Red Cross helicopter crashes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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'More militants die' in Pakistan

Monday, March 6th 2006, 17:40

More than 120 militants have been killed in three days of clashes in North Waziristan, Pakistan's army says.
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Musharraf says Karzai 'oblivious'

Monday, March 6th 2006, 6:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's leader says Afghan President Hamid Karzai is unaware of security issues in his own country.
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Confusion over Pakistan clashes

Monday, March 6th 2006, 0:21
related places: There

There are conflicting reports on whether one of Pakistan's biggest battles so far with pro-Taleban militants is over.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan clashes

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani troops kill 46 pro-Taleban militants in clashes near the Afghan border, after a second day of fighting.
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Bush U-turn on Iranian pipeline

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 15:35
related countries: India India, Iran Iran, United States United States

President George W Bush says the US no longer opposes a gas pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistan.
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Bush praises Pakistan terror role

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 14:57

US President George W Bush hails Pakistan's part in the war on terror as he concludes a trip to the country.
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Pakistan blocks blogs on cartoons

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 17:39

Pakistan telecom authorities block several websites inviting people to draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Shops close for Pakistan strike

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 12:43

Shops in the cities of Pakistan's Punjab close on Friday during a strike in protest at cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Pakistan bomb kills US diplomat

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 16:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Karachi

A suicide bomber kills a US diplomat and two other people in Karachi two days before President Bush visits Pakistan.
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Pakistan raid toll 'climbs to 45'

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 13:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says its forces have killed 45 militants, most of them foreigners, in a raid near the Afghan border.
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Musharraf seeks Bush Kashmir role

Wednesday, March 1st 2006, 2:26
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's president tells the BBC he wants President Bush to throw his weight behind solving the Kashmir dispute.
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Cricket: Shoaib to undergo op

Monday, February 27th 2006, 9:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will undergo surgery on both knees in Australia on Tuesday.
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Bush visit to urge Kashmir peace

Monday, February 27th 2006, 1:40
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Kashmir

US President Bush says he will call for a resolution over Kashmir on visits to India and Pakistan this week.
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Pakistan police break up protests

Sunday, February 26th 2006, 12:41
related places: Muhammad

Police in Pakistan use force to disperse a rally against the Muhammad cartoons seen as a challenge to the authorities.
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Death penalty for 11 in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 21st 2006, 15:37

A Pakistani court sentences 11 militants to death for an attempt to kill a general which left 11 people dead.
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Islamic groups plan more protests

Monday, February 20th 2006, 16:38

Pakistan's main Islamic alliance says there will be no let up in protests against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.
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Pakistanis defy cartoon rally ban

Sunday, February 19th 2006, 17:49
related places: Islamabad, Muhammad

Pakistani police use tear gas to disperse people defying a ban on protests over the Muhammad cartoons.
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Pakistan head starts China visit

Sunday, February 19th 2006, 17:30
related countries: China China

Pakistan's President Musharraf prepares to meet China's President Hu on Monday for key bilateral talks.
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Kabul robbers hold up bank car

Sunday, February 19th 2006, 13:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A Pakistan bank operating in Kabul falls victim to a car hijacking in the Afghan capital, raising security fears.
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Pakistan test-fires new missile

Sunday, February 19th 2006, 13:25
related countries: China China

Pakistan tests the new short-range Haft-II Abdali missile, as President Musharraf starts a visit to China.
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India end one-day series in style

Sunday, February 19th 2006, 12:34
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Dhoni lead India to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the final one-day international.
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Four hurt in Pakistan cartoon row

Saturday, February 18th 2006, 12:14
related places: Muhammad

Four people are injured in Pakistan when police open fire during protests over the Muhammad cartoons.
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Saturday, February 18th 2006, 10:20
related countries: India India

A second rail link between India and Pakistan reopens 40 years after it was suspended because of hostilities.
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Denmark closes Pakistan embassy

Friday, February 17th 2006, 20:52
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Muhammad

Denmark closes its embassy in Pakistan after violent protests in the country over the Muhammad cartoon row.
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Pakistan arrests over cartoons

Friday, February 17th 2006, 16:53

Pakistan arrests a radical leader and more than 100 others to stop protests over the Muhammad cartoons.
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Kabul gives Pakistan Taleban list

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 16:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan hands Pakistan a list of 150 Taleban suspects living in Pakistan.
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Cricket: India beat Pakistan

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 12:42
related countries: India India

A five-wicket win for India over Pakistan takes them to an unassailable 3-1 lead in the one-day series.
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Fresh Pakistan cartoon protests

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 11:18

Several thousand people in southern Karachi city have protested over Western cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.
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Pakistani gas pipeline blown up

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 6:48

A gas pipeline is blown up in Pakistan's restive southern province of Balochistan, disrupting supplies.
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Karzai in Pakistan terror talks

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 19:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins a visit to Pakistan, which is expected to focus on combating militancy.
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China workers killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 18:49
related countries: China China

Three Chinese engineers are shot dead by gunmen in Pakistan's remote province of Balochistan.
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Pakistan cartoon violence spreads

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 18:17

Three more die in Pakistan as unrest spreads over Western cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.
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Two die in Pakistan cartoon clash

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 20:54

Two Pakistanis are shot dead in unrest over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad, officials say.
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Pakistanis rampage over cartoons

Monday, February 13th 2006, 16:19

Pakistani police fire tear gas at crowds demonstrating against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.
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Cricket: India hit form to win

Monday, February 13th 2006, 14:03
related places: Lahore

Pakistan finish on 288-8 in the one-day international in Lahore.
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Freed Pakistan doctor shot dead

Monday, February 13th 2006, 13:38
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani doctor who had been held on suspicion of al-Qaeda links is shot dead in Lahore, police say.
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Cricket fans cause border chaos

Sunday, February 12th 2006, 18:42
related countries: India India
related places: Wagah

Indian riot police restore order after about 3,000 cricket fans cause chaos at the Wagah border crossing with Pakistan.
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Pakistanis 'killed in US strike'

Sunday, February 12th 2006, 17:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Two nomad women were killed by suspected US artillery fire from Afghanistan, Pakistani officials say.
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Musharraf confirms 'al-Qaeda' hit

Saturday, February 11th 2006, 15:12
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's president says "a close relative" of al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri died in a US air strike last month.
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Peace returns to Pakistani town

Saturday, February 11th 2006, 13:25
related places: Hangu

Calm returns to the north-west Pakistani town of Hangu after two days of violent clashes that left 40 dead.
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Pakistan clashes claim more lives

Friday, February 10th 2006, 18:03

More people are killed in renewed Shia-Sunni violence in Pakistan a day after more than 30 people died.
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Worshippers die in Pakistan blast

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 20:51

At least 27 die in a suspected suicide attack and in subsequent violence at a Shia Muslim procession in Pakistan.
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Dravid rejects Inzamam criticism

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 9:35
related countries: India India

India's Rahul Dravid rejects criticism that he violated the spirit of the game in Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq's dismissal.
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Extra vigil follows Koran riots

Wednesday, February 8th 2006, 13:18
related places: Lahore

Extra soldiers are deployed in the Pakistani city of Lahore a day after protests over reports of Koran desecrations.
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Blast at Pakistan nuclear centre

Wednesday, February 8th 2006, 8:24

The Pakistani military says a technician has been killed in an explosion at the country's main nuclear facility.
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Australian loses terrorism appeal

Wednesday, February 8th 2006, 6:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian accused of training with militants in Pakistan has lost an appeal to have his charges dropped.
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Cricket: Pakistan win in Peshawar

Monday, February 6th 2006, 12:44
related countries: India India
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan beat India by seven runs in the opening one-day international in Peshawar.
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India fire destroys quake relief

Monday, February 6th 2006, 10:24
related countries: India India

A fire at a railway warehouse in northern India destroys millions of dollars of relief goods meant for Pakistan.
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Pakistan bus explosion kills 13

Sunday, February 5th 2006, 20:14

At least 13 people die in a bomb explosion on a bus in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan province.
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