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Violence erupts as head of Pakistan sectarian group buried

Lahore - Angry protests flared into violence at the funeral for the head of a Pakistani sectarian militant group, officials said Thursday, as at least two people were killed in an apparent reprisal attack on a police checkpost.

Pakistan says second round of Afghan-Taliban talks postponed

Islamabad - A second round of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been postponed, Pakistan's foreign office said Thursday, following the reported death of the insurgents' leader Mullah Omar.

Pakistan police kill leader of anti-Shiite militant group

Lahore - The leader of an anti-Shiite militant group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday, authorities said.

Pakistan resumes capital punishment after one month break: Officials

Multan - Pakistan on Monday resumed executions by hanging two murder convicts following a one-month break during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that ended last week.

Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan: official

Islamabad - Torrential rains and floods in Pakistan have left 36 dead and affected more than 250,000 people, disaster management officials said Saturday, with swollen rivers and water channels damaging hundreds of villages.

Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

Karachi - For years Karachi's walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction.

Afghans, Taliban 'to meet again' following Pakistan talks

Islamabad - Afghan and Taliban representatives have agreed to meet again after landmark through-the-night talks aimed at ending the militants' 13-year insurgency, Pakistan said Wednesday.

Pakistan 'Sweet Homes' children suffer food-borne illness

Islamabad - More than 180 children at a home for orphans in Pakistan were rushed to three different hospitals Sunday after becoming ill right after reportedly eating "substandard" food for breakfast.

Four Pakistani soldiers, 12 militants die in clash: officials

Peshawar - At least four soldiers and 12 militants were killed in a clash on Sunday in Pakistan's troubled tribal belt where the army is fighting a major offensive against Taliban insurgents.

Eight killed in Pakistan as train falls into canal

Lahore - At least 8 people including a senior army officer were killed on Thursday when a train carrying soldiers and military hardware fell into a canal in Pakistan following the partial collapse of a bridge, officials said.

Pakistani police kill four Taliban militants: Officials

Lahore - Pakistani police and counter-terrorism forces raided a house near the eastern city of Lahore early Monday and killed four Taliban militants, officials said.

Pakistan's anti-terror fight enters new phase despite rights fears

Islamabad - Pakistan's army is preparing for a final push in the coming weeks in its fight against militants, but there are concerns that rights are being rolled back in the name of defeating terror.

Pakistan heatwave death toll passes 1,000

Karachi - The death toll from Pakistan's killer heatwave rose past 1,000 on Thursday, with more fatalities expected, as cloud cover and lower temperatures brought some relief to the worst-hit city Karachi.

Pakistan privacy activists slam 'unethical' British hacking claims

Islamabad - Pakistani rights campaigners have urged Islamabad to take action to protect the privacy of its citizens after leaked top-secret documents appeared to show British intelligence had gained access to almost all the country's Internet users.

Deadly Pakistan heatwave shows signs of easing

Karachi - The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan rose to 750 on Wednesday, but the scorching weather showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.

Op-Ed: India/Pakistan heat waves killing thousands, pattern emerging

Sydney - Two major heat waves with consecutive days over 44C have been responsible for thousands of deaths on the subcontinent. These deaths form part of an obvious global pattern, but until now, the science of heat waves has been short on theory.

Protect migrants in Mediterranean military crackdown, UN warns EU

Peshawar - The United Nations refugee chief Tuesday warned the European Union about its planned military operation to target people-smugglers in the Mediterranean, saying migrants attempting the risky sea crossing must be protected.

Death toll from Pakistan heatwave tops 500

Karachi - More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

Over 200 dead in Pakistan heatwave: officials

Karachi - More than 200 people have died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Monday, as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi.

Pakistan claims arrest of suspects in politician's London murder

Quetta - Pakistani officials said Friday they have arrested two suspects in connection with the 2010 murder of a politician in London, including one wanted by Scotland Yard.
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