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Bollywood's Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years jail for blasphemy

Gilgit - Bollywood actress Veena Malik has expressed her anger at a 26-year jail term imposed on her by an Islamic court in Pakistan. Her "crime" was to appear on television in a mock-up wedding scene.

Op-Ed: The millions of polio sufferers who never existed

If you have heard that millions of people suffered from polio at any time in human history, you need to ask for a reliable source that could be verified on this claim.

Op-Ed: U.S. launches 500th drone strike in over a decade of the Third War

Islamabad - As Micah Zenko noted in an article in 2012, November 3 that year marked the tenth anniversary of the first drone attack by the U.S. No one took notice. The same will apply to the 500th confirmed U.S. drone attack today outside of combat zones.

Pakistan sentences four to death for honour killing of Farzana Parveen

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for bludgeoning to death a pregnant woman in the centre of the country's second-largest city for marrying against her family's wishes.

Ghani arrives on Pakistan visit with eye on Taliban talks

Islamabad - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made his first official trip to neighbouring Pakistan on Friday, seeking to improve ties crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war.

Bus crash in southern Pakistan kills 57 people: Officials

Khairpur - At least 57 people, including 18 children, were killed Tuesday when a bus collided with a goods truck loaded with coal in southern Pakistan, officials said.

Op-Ed: U.S. bombing of Al-Nusra Front has disastrous results

Damascus - The U.S. has in effect opened a new front against Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria, a move that has already created disastrous results for moderate rebels the US hopes to train and arm.

Pakistani policeman kills blasphemy suspect with axe

Lahore - A Pakistani policeman used an axe to kill a man arrested on blasphemy allegations, a day after a mob murdered a Christian couple accused of the same crime, officials said Thursday.

Christian 'blasphemy' couple detained by boss before murder

- A Pakistani Christian bonded labourer and his pregnant wife killed for alleged blasphemy were locked inside a brick-making factory before their murder to prevent them from fleeing their debts, relatives said Wednesday.

Christian couple killed for 'desecrating Koran' in Pakistan

Lahore - An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said.

Pakistan border ceremony goes ahead despite bomb carnage

Lahore - Pakistan and India went ahead Monday with a colourful military ceremony at a major border post, defying a suicide attack on the event a day earlier that killed 55 people.

Death toll in Pakistan border post bombing rises to 55: police

Lahore - At least 55 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in a suicide bombing at the main Pakistan-India border crossing on Sunday, police said.

Malala donates World Children's Prize to UNRWA for Gaza schools

Stockholm - Malala Yousafzai has donated her $50,000 award from the World Children's Prize to rebuild 83 war-torn schools in Gaza that were destroyed. She received the prize on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, making the announcement in Stockholm, Sweden.

Op-Ed: Pakistan — Polio vaccinator beaten for being insistent

Lahore - Is it socially or ethically appropriate for a vaccine administrator to argue with a parent who doesn't want to let their child get a vaccine?

Bloody day in Pakistan's Quetta leaves 11 dead

Quetta - At least 11 people were killed and 30 injured in a series of attacks in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Thursday, including a suicide bombing at a rally by a leading religious political party.

Benazir Bhutto's son vows defeat for jihadists in Pakistan

Karachi - The son of slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto launched his formal political debut in a massive rally Saturday, vowing to resist extremism and stop the Islamic State group from gaining a foothold in the country.

Despite Nobel win, Pakistan's Malala hated by many at home

Islamabad - Malala Yousafzai may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains an object of hate for many Pakistanis who view her as a Western agent on a mission to shame her country.

Polio spreads in Pakistan

While most media attention is on Ebola, polio has been spreading in Pakistan, where 200 Pakistanis have been diagnosed so far. This is greatest number of infections in more than a decade.

Bomb kills polio vaccinator in NW Pakistan

Peshawar - A roadside bomb exploded in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday killing an off-duty polio vaccinator and his relative while wounding another worker, officials said.

Michelle Obama calls for gender equality in education

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, spoke out about the inequalities that women and girls must face while giving the keynote speech at a global forum on education.
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