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'A Pakistan village slowly drowning'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 17:43

Pakistani Marines have been working round the clock to rescue villagers trapped by the region's worst deluge in 80 years.
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'Abducted' Iranian surfaces in US

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 14:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

A nuclear scientist at the centre of a US-Iran abduction row takes refuge in the Iranian section of Pakistan's US embassy.
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'Abuse rife' in tribal Pakistan

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 12:02
related places: Taliban

Millions in tribal Pakistan live in a "human rights-free zone", ignored by the government and ruled by the Taliban, Amnesty says.
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'Afghan Girl': National Geographic star denied bail

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 13:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

National Geographic's iconic Afghan refugee is denied bail in Pakistan over ID card fraud charges.
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'Air strike' kills 30 in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 21:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 30 people die in an air raid on a Pakistani village near the Afghan border, officials and locals say.
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'Al-Qaeda' claims Pakistan attack

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 9:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark

An Internet posting purportedly by the al-Qaeda says it carried out the bomb attack near the Danish embassy in Pakistan.
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'Al-Qaeda' woman appears in court

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 23:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A Pakistani woman scientist accused of links to al-Qaeda appears in a US court charged with trying to kill US soldiers.
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'America's war'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 12:10

Pakistan leader's quandary in battle against militants
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'American' arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 5:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A man thought to be a US citizen is arrested in a tribal area close to the Afghan border, police say.
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'Another US strike' hits Pakistan

Friday, September 12th 2008, 13:53

Five civilians and seven militants are killed in Pakistan in a suspected US missile attack, local officials say.
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'Australia wrong to cancel tour'

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 16:35
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia were "overly sensitive" to postpone a tour of Bangladesh over security, says the president of Pakistan's Cricket Board.
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'Ban on Bhutto' leaving Pakistan

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 16:07
related places: Bhutto

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been banned from leaving the country, her party says.
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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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'Banish Pakistan trio if guilty'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 15:46

Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan says the three cricketers accused of spot-fixing should receive life bans from cricket if found guilty.
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'Batsmen must pull fingers out'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will have to "bat very well" if they are to beat Pakistan and tie the Test series 1-1, says bowler James Anderson.
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Bin Laden doctor' appeal urged

Monday, May 28th 2012, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

The brother of a Pakistani doctor recently sentenced to 33 years in prison for helping US intelligence calls for an appeal of the verdict.
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'Bin Laden' tape denounces Obama

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

A taped message purportedly by al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden accuses Barack Obama of fuelling hatred of the US in Pakistan.
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'Bin Laden's notes'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 10:27

BBC 'obtains Osama Bin Laden writings'
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'Blasphemer' attacked in Pakistan

Friday, August 7th 2009, 11:54

An angry crowd in southern Pakistan attacks the house of a woman accused of desecrating the Koran, police say.
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'Bloodbath' hits Pakistani city

Monday, July 25th 2011, 14:51
related places: Karachi

At least 27 people are killed in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi in violence since Saturday, police and hospital sources say.
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'Bomber' killed in Pakistan city

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 5:17

Police in Pakistan say they have killed a suicide bomber after the man failed to detonate his explosives.
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'Bomber' kills Pakistan soldiers

Monday, August 20th 2007, 7:18

At least three soldiers die in an apparent suicide attack in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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'Brexit blow' for Pakistan bagpipe makers

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 23:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The economic volatility following the UK's vote to leave the EU has apparently been felt as far as Pakistan, where a bagpipe manufacturer says profits have been damaged.
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'Briton' being held in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 18:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man describing himself as British has been held illegally in Pakistan since last August, campaigners say.
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'Burka Avenger' fights for Pakistani schools

Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:14

Cartoon superhero 'kicks ass' for girls' schools
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'Cable car only way to deliver food and aid'

Monday, September 13th 2010, 12:03

It is more than a month since much of Pakistan was devastated by the worst floods in 80 years. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from the banks of the Indus river, where he says a cable car system and a helicopter is the only way to get food and aid to
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'CIA bomber' shown vowing revenge

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Jordan Jordan

Video of a suicide bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan shows him vowing revenge for a Pakistani Taliban chief's death.
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'CIA doctor' faces treason charge

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani inquiry into the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden urges treason charges against a doctor accused of working for the CIA.
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'Civilians die' in Pakistan clash

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 11:27

At least three civilians die in fighting between troops and militants in north-west Pakistan, officials and witnesses say.
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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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'Daniel Pearl detainee' is dead

Friday, May 18th 2007, 17:31
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani man detained over the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl dies weeks after being released.
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'De-escalation' agreed in Kashmir

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:18
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan agree to "de-escalate" military tensions in Kashmir after a spate of deadly shootings in the disputed territory, officials say.
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'Deadly air strike' in Pakistan

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

A suspected US missile strike in a remote area of north-west Pakistan has killed 13 people, local security officials say.
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'Deal reached' on Pakistan judges

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 14:39

One of Pakistan's ruling coalition leaders says a deal has been reached over how to deal with sacked judges.
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'Democracy deal' for Pakistan

Monday, May 15th 2006, 8:40

Former Pakistani Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif sign a "charter for democracy".
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'Different civilisations'

Friday, August 18th 2017, 0:47

Why the idea that Muslims and Hindus cannot share a nation shapes modern Pakistan.
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'Dozens dead' in Pakistan clashes

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 13:29
related places: Taliban

At least 44 people have died in clashes between troops and Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan, the military says.
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'Dozens dead' in US drone strike

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 12:22
related countries: United States United States

At least 43 people die in missile strikes by a US drone aircraft in a militant stronghold of Pakistan, a Taliban spokesman tells the BBC.
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan clashes

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 11:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 100 pro-Taleban militants die in four days of heavy fighting near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan fighting

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 15:43

Dozens of Taleban fighters die in clashes with Pakistani forces, the military says - but militants dismiss the claim.
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan fighting

Friday, March 30th 2007, 18:11

At least 52 people are said to have died in clashes between foreign militants and Pakistani tribesmen.
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'Drone attack' kills Taliban wife

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 12:40
related countries: United States United States

Two missiles suspected to have been fired by a US drone kill a wife of a leading Pakistani militant, relatives tell the BBC.
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'Drone kills eight in Pakistan'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 5:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least eight people in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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'Drone' kills three in Pakistan

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 4:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US drone attack kills at least three militants in Pakistan's tribal area near the Afghan border, local intelligence officials say.
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'Eight held' over Pakistan alerts

Friday, October 13th 2006, 17:20
related places: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Pakistan says a total of eight suspects are being held over recent security alerts in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
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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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'Facebook boy' rescued after kidnap

Monday, May 27th 2013, 11:15
related places: Karachi

A 13-year-old boy in the Pakistani city of Karachi is rescued after he was kidnapped by criminals who lured him into a friendship on Facebook, police say.
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'Fake vaccines' in Bin Laden hunt

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:18
related places: Abbottabad

The CIA ran a fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad to try to get a DNA sample from the family of Osama Bin Laden, media reports say.
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'Fatwa' on electricity thieves in Pakistan

Monday, July 13th 2009, 15:50

Senior Islamic scholars in Pakistan issue a fatwa, or religious decree, declaring the theft of electricity to be a sin.
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'Fifteen die' in Pakistan battle

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 20:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Fifteen people are killed in clashes between Pakistani tribesmen and foreign militants, officials say.
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'Five killed' in new drone attack

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 16:19

At least five suspected militants are killed in a drone attack in Pakistan, as officials link recent strikes to an alleged al-Qaeda plot to attack Europe.
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'Five killed' in Pakistan attack

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

A missile fired by a suspected US drone kills at least five people in north-western Pakistan, officials and locals say.
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'Five rebels' killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 5:54

Pakistani security forces say they have killed five suspected militants in the province of Balochistan.
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'Five' die in Pakistan explosion

Monday, June 12th 2006, 8:17
related places: Quetta

At least five people are killed and 17 wounded in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police say.
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'Foreign fighters' die in Somalia

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 13:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Islamists from Britain, Sweden and Pakistan are killed in joint US-Somali operations, Somali officials say.
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'Forty held' in Khyber operation

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 11:52
related places: Khyber

Pakistani forces arrest 40 people and destroy suspected militant bases and houses in a key offensive in the Khyber Pass.
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'Four held' over Pakistan bombing

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 14:41
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police arrest four people in connection with a bombing that killed at least 50 people, local media say.
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'Friendly fire' death in Pakistan

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 16:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan says US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have mistakenly killed one of its border soldiers.
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'Harassment' drives Afghan refugees from Pakistan

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 8:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan refugees 'driven out' after Pakistan school attack
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'Haven't told Dad'

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 2:21

Zain Hussain, eight, was helping his family at a market in Pakistan when the bomb went off.
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'Heavy fighting' in north Pakistan

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 10:40

Heavy fighting involving artillery and helicopter gunships is taking place in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, the army says.
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'Heavy fighting' on Afghan border

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 9:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kunar, There

There is heavy fighting between Afghan and Pakistani forces in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which borders Pakistan, officials say.
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'Hidden war'

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 11:13

Pakistan army takes on militants in South Waziristan
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'Hired gun'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 15:42
related countries: United States United States

Why American aid to Pakistan leaves few happy
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'Historic' Pakistan defence move

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 17:16

The Pakistani finance minister reveals defence budget details for the first time in 40 years.
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'Honour attack' on Pakistani man

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 18:07

Armed men seriously assault a Pakistani man who married a woman without the consent of her family, police say.
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'Honour killings': Pakistan closes loophole allowing killers to go free

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 17:24

Pakistan's government closes a loophole allowing those behind so-called honour killings to go free if they are forgiven by the victim's family.
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'Honour motive' probe over attack

Wednesday, April 26th 2006, 15:13

Pakistan police seek the parents of a 14-year-old girl who survived being shot in an attempted "honour killing".
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'Horror movie'

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 0:57

Muslim-Christian tensions turn violent in Pakistan
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'House without a door'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 14:12

Trying to keep security on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border
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'Hundreds held' in Bhutto raids

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 11:10
related places: Bhutto

The party of Pakistan ex-PM Benazir Bhutto says hundreds of its members have been held ahead of a mass rally.
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'Hundreds held' in Pakistan rally

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 16:20

Hundreds are arrested in Pakistan ahead of a rally in support of the ousted chief justice, activists say.
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'Hundreds' held in Swat custody

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 15:31
related places: Swat

Hundreds of militant suspects held by the military in the Pakistani region of Swat remain uncharged, research by the BBC Urdu service reveals.
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'I don't belong here'

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.
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