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Pakistani gas pipeline blown up

Saturday, February 4th 2006, 11:18

Tribesmen attack a gas pipeline and an army base in Pakistan's Balochistan province, officials say.
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Musharraf in cartoon condemnation

Friday, February 3rd 2006, 12:06

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf strongly condemns the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet.
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Cricket: Pakistan stun India

Wednesday, February 1st 2006, 11:38
related countries: India India
related places: Karachi

Pakistan beat India by 341 runs in Karachi for their first Test series win over their neighbours since 1987.
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Pakistan pile on misery for India

Tuesday, January 31st 2006, 12:45
related countries: India India

Pakistan amass a second-innings lead of 518 after ending day three of the final Test against India on 511-5.
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Zawahiri video blasts US strike

Monday, January 30th 2006, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri taunts the US about an air raid in Pakistan which failed to kill him.
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Cricket: Pakistan open gap

Monday, January 30th 2006, 12:35
related countries: India India
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's new opening pair shares a century stand to take a 180-run lead over India on day two of the third Test.
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'Sabotage' caused Pakistan crash

Monday, January 30th 2006, 8:22

Pakistani authorities say they suspect Sunday's train crash was the result of sabotage.
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Three die in Pakistan train crash

Sunday, January 29th 2006, 22:50

At least three people are killed and dozens injured after a Pakistani passenger train derails, officials say.
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Cricket: Pakistan end day on top

Sunday, January 29th 2006, 12:37
related countries: India India

India end day one of the final Test on 74-4 after Kamran Akmal's 113 and Irfan Pathan's hat-trick in Pakistan's 245.
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Pakistani women race peacefully

Sunday, January 29th 2006, 12:34
related places: Lahore

Hundreds of women take part in races in the Pakistani city of Lahore, despite threats from Islamic activists.
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Tight security at Lahore marathon

Sunday, January 29th 2006, 5:33
related places: Lahore

Some 6,000 police are being deployed in Pakistan's city of Lahore to stop Islamists disrupting a mixed-sex race.
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Pakistan seeks arrest of Bhutto

Thursday, January 26th 2006, 16:14
related places: Bhutto

Interpol issues notices for the arrest of ex-Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari.
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Cricket: India bat out draw

Wednesday, January 25th 2006, 12:11
related countries: India India
related places: Faisalabad

India and Pakistan still have all to play for after the second Test ends in a high-scoring draw in Faisalabad.
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Pakistan to show Bollywood film

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 12:41
related countries: India India

A Bollywood film is set to be screened in Pakistan, despite a decades-long ban on Indian films.
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Cricket: India out of danger

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 12:24
related countries: India India

Mahendra Dhoni hits a maiden Test century as India close day three of the second Test against Pakistan on 441-5.
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Many 'die' in Balochistan clashes

Sunday, January 22nd 2006, 13:05

At least 16 people are feared dead in fighting between Pakistani soldiers and militiamen in the Balochistan province.
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Cricket: India chase tough total

Sunday, January 22nd 2006, 12:14
related countries: India India

India reach 110-1 replying to Pakistan's 588 in the second Test after tons by Shahid Afridi and Inzamam-ul-Haq.
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Earthquake aid helicopter missing

Sunday, January 22nd 2006, 8:46

A Red Cross helicopter helping with earthquake relief in Pakistan goes missing.
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Cricket: Pakistan eye huge total

Saturday, January 21st 2006, 12:09
related countries: India India

Four batsmen hit half-centuries as Pakistan set about building another big score against India in the second Test.
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Friday, January 20th 2006, 10:43

India and Pakistan launch a new bus service which links divided Punjab for the first time since partition.
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Pakistan probes 'al-Qaeda' deaths

Thursday, January 19th 2006, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says it is trying to establish the identity of a number of foreign militants reported killed in a US air strike.
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Nuclear foes skirt Kashmir issue

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 18:07
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir, Top

India and Pakistan reaffirm their commitment to peace, but make no apparent progress on Kashmir.
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Pakistan confirms militant deaths

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 8:02
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani officials say for the first time that five foreign militants died in last week's US air strike on a village.
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UN resumes Pakistan aid flights

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 7:26

The UN resumes aid flights to Pakistan's earthquake-hit areas after weather improves.
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Pakistan warns US over air strike

Tuesday, January 17th 2006, 23:54
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's PM says he cannot accept actions like the recent US air strike on a village that killed at least 18 people.
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US defends Pakistan terror drive

Monday, January 16th 2006, 16:08
related countries: United States United States

The US defends its tactics against al-Qaeda amid protests in Pakistan over an apparent US missile strike.
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Cricket: India near batting record

Monday, January 16th 2006, 11:19
related countries: India India

India's Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid close in on a world record in the first Test against Pakistan.
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Bad light holds up Indian reply

Sunday, January 15th 2006, 6:07
related countries: India India
related places: Lahore

Play is under way after bad light delays the start of play between Pakistan and India in Lahore.
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'Zawahiri' strike sparks protest

Saturday, January 14th 2006, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan protests to the US after a missile attack targeting al-Qaeda's deputy leader kills 18 people.
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Zawahiri 'not hit by US missile'

Saturday, January 14th 2006, 13:59
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda's deputy leader was not in a Pakistani village hit in an apparent missile attack, officials say.
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Pakistan raid 'targets al-Qaeda'

Saturday, January 14th 2006, 10:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An airstrike by US forces on a village in Pakistan may have targeted al-Qaeda's deputy leader, reports say.
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Cricket: Pakistan dominate India

Friday, January 13th 2006, 11:57
related countries: India India

Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf share an unbroken 190 as Pakistan hit 326-2 after day one of the first Test.
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Cricket: India starts brightly

Sunday, January 8th 2006, 11:14
related countries: India India

Opener Imran Farhat strikes a century as Pakistan A launch a recovery in their tour match against India in Lahore.
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Cricket: India starts brightly

Saturday, January 7th 2006, 11:57
related countries: India India
related places: Lahore

Sachin Tendulkar top scores with 74 as India reach 298-4 on the opening day against Pakistan A in Lahore.
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Many dead in Waziristan violence

Saturday, January 7th 2006, 11:04
related places: Waziristan

Eight soldiers and eight other people are killed in violence in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, reports say.
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Squash pioneer Roshan Khan dies

Saturday, January 7th 2006, 8:38
related places: Karachi

Roshan Khan, one of the pioneers of squash in Pakistan, has died in Karachi at the age of 78.
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UN suspends Pakistan aid flights

Saturday, January 7th 2006, 3:45
related places: Kashmir

The UN stops aid flights to some Pakistan earthquake victims after two of its helicopters are attacked.
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Friday, January 6th 2006, 14:16
related countries: India India

India and Pakistan agree the date for the reopening of a rail link suspended more than 40 years ago.
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Quake survivors die in tent fire

Friday, January 6th 2006, 8:04
related places: Kashmir

Three children are killed in Pakistani-administered Kashmir by fire in a tent housing quake survivors.
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Chappell excited by Pakistan tour

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 10:16
related countries: India India

Greg Chappell is relishing the challenge of coaching India in a series against Pakistan.
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Thursday, January 5th 2006, 7:13
related countries: India India

India and Pakistan begin talks on reopening a rail link shut down 40 years ago after they went to war.
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Aid flights resume in quake zone

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 10:10

Helicopter relief flights resume in Pakistan's quake zone after being grounded for three days by poor weather.
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Ganguly finds form ahead of tour

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 9:18
related countries: India India

Sourav Ganguly hits a fluent fifty in his last match ahead of India's tour of Pakistan.
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Pakistan denies new reactor plan

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 14:15
related countries: China China

Pakistan denies a newspaper report it is in talks to buy between six and eight new nuclear reactors from China.
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Pakistan tells India to back off

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 17:56
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Pakistan tells India to mind its own business after Delhi voices concern at unrest in Balochistan province.
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Ganguly reflects on 'worst year'

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 11:53

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is determined to revive his faltering fortunes in Pakistan.
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Bridge blown up in Balochistan

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 11:02

Suspected tribal militants blow up a railway bridge in Pakistan's troubled province of Balochistan, officials say.
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Many killed in Pakistan avalanche

Friday, December 30th 2005, 13:07

At least 24 people are killed in an avalanche in north-west Pakistan while digging for gemstones, officials say.
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Protest in Pakistan against dam

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 18:37

Thousands take part in a protest rally against the construction of Kalabagh Dam in Pakistan.
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Fugitive Taleban leader sentenced

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 10:49

A Pakistani court sentences a top Taleban commander to life in prison for trying to kill a member of parliament.
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Madrassas refuse to expel pupils

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 13:16

Pakistan's religious schools refuse to meet the president's 31 December deadline to expel foreign students.
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Pakistan star Razzaq in hospital

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 10:00
related countries: India India
related places: Razzaq

Pakistan's Abdul Razzaq could miss the start of the Test series against India because of a chest infection.
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Greek MPs press 'abductions' case

Tuesday, December 27th 2005, 23:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Opposition MPs in Greece seek more information over claims Pakistani migrants were abducted by agents.
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Selector queries Ganguly decision

Monday, December 26th 2005, 8:23
related countries: India India

India selector Kiran More denounces Sourav Ganguly for skipping domestic cricket ahead of the Pakistan tour.
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Ganguly recalled to face Pakistan

Saturday, December 24th 2005, 7:58

India recall former captain Sourav Ganguly to the squad to tour Pakistan next month.
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Quake road bus plunge 'kills 24'

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 16:12
related places: Kashmir

Police say at least 24 people have died after a bus plunged off a road in quake-hit Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.
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Cheney visits quake-hit Pakistan

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 7:33
related countries: United States United States

US Vice President Dick Cheney is in Pakistan to tour areas affected by the October earthquake.
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Pakistan hang on to clinch series

Monday, December 19th 2005, 14:10
related places: Rawalpindi

Pakistan beat England by 13 runs to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the one-day series.
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Cricket: Flintoff hopeful for finish

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Flintoff says England are determined to end their tour of Pakistan and the year on a high note.
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Cricket: England in record defeat

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England equal their heaviest defeat ever, with a 165-run loss to Pakistan in the third one-day international.
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Pakistan general hurt in attack

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 13:00

Pakistan's Frontier Corps head and his deputy are hurt after shots are fired at their helicopter in Balochistan.
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Rockets hit south-west Pakistan

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 12:31

Rockets land near military camps in Pakistan's Baluchistan province during a visit by President Pervez Musharraf.
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Greece to probe abduction claims

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 21:57
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Athens

Greek police are to investigate allegations that seven Pakistani men in Athens were illegally held by British agents.
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Cricket: Trescothick rejects fears

Monday, December 12th 2005, 15:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Marcus Trescothick plays down Geoff Boycott's accusation that sleep deprivation cost them defeat in Pakistan.
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Funerals for Pakistan blaze dead

Monday, December 12th 2005, 12:32

Funerals are held in Pakistan for more than 40 wedding guests killed in a blaze on a bus started by fireworks.
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Pakistan wedding inferno kills 40

Sunday, December 11th 2005, 19:35

At least 40 people are killed after firecrackers set a bus full of wedding guests ablaze in Pakistan.
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Cricket: England beat Pakistan

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 13:47
related places: Lahore

England make 327-4, their highest one-day score on foreign soil, to beat Pakistan by 42 runs in Lahore.
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Several killed in Pakistan blast

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 13:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A bomb explosion in Pakistan's tribal area bordering Afghanistan kills 12 people, officials say.
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'Bandits killed' in Taleban clash

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 16:57
related places: Waziristan

At least 15 die as suspected Taleban fighters and bandits clash in North Waziristan in Pakistan, eyewitnesses say.
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Tent fire kills quake survivors

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 9:42

A fire in a tent housing earthquake survivors in Pakistan kills seven, four of them children, police say.
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Lakes 'threaten' quake survivors

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 5:04

Huge lakes created by the October earthquake threaten more than 10,000 people, Pakistan's military says.
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Cricket: Pakistan Test ranking up

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 9:09

Pakistan climb up to fourth in the ICC rankings, while Inzamam-ul-Haq and Shoaib Akhtar also enjoy rises.
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UN wants more Pakistan funds

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 20:26

The UN says it needs more money to maintain Pakistani quake relief operations throughout the winter.
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Blast 'kills al-Qaeda commander'

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 13:16

A senior al-Qaeda commander, Abu Hamza Rabia, has been killed near the Afghan border, Pakistan says.
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Brilliant Pakistan crush England

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 8:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England collapse to an innings and 100-run defeat in the final Test to lose the series in Pakistan 2-0.
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England dig deep in hunt for draw

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood give England hope of avoiding defeat in the third Test against Pakistan.
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Key Afghan border crossing shut

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 11:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

One of the two main border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan is closed down after a clash.
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