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Bomb kills six in northwest Pakistan

Khar - A roadside bomb killed a local government official and five policemen on Sunday in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Ex-Pakistan PM's wife on course to win his by-election seat

Lahore - The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on course to win a parliamentary by-election for her husband's seat, which became vacant when he was ousted from office, according to unofficial early results Sunday.

US drone kills three in Pakistan tribal belt

Peshawar - A US drone killed three suspected militants in an attack on a compound in Pakistan's tribal region Friday, officials said, in the first strike since President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on the country.

Pakistan says US has not issued demands over Afghanistan

Islamabad - Pakistan has not received specific requests from the US to target alleged militant sanctuaries, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Tuesday, as he vowed to tighten security along the border with Afghanistan.

Cricket: Tales of tragedy, triumph from Pakistan's Gaddafi Stadium

Lahore - Groundsmen are rolling down the pitches, welders are repairing barbed wire, and workers are splashing on a new coat of paint at Pakistan's centrepiece Gaddafi Stadium, which has witnessed both history and controversy -- and is now preparing to retake c...

Fear and sweating in Pakistan's hottest cities

Sibi - After hours toiling at construction sites in 50 degree-plus heat, Lakhmir Brahmani finds little relief from the sun other than a donkey-powered fan during the dog days of summer in one of Pakistan's hottest cities.

Musharraf says will face Bhutto murder trial in Pakistan

Islamabad - Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said he would return to Pakistan to face trial in the murder case of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Need a sacrificial goat for Eid? Pakistan has an app for that

Islamabad - Pakistan's cattle markets have been crammed for weeks as the Muslim country prepares for the sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha this weekend, but in Islamabad and Karachi crowd-weary residents are ordering animals by app instead.

Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-Pakistan PM Bhutto's murder trial

Rawalpindi - A Pakistani court Thursday branded former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder trial, but acquitted five men accused of involvement in the 2007 assassination.

Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-Pakistan PM Bhutto's murder trial

Rawalpindi - A Pakistani court Thursday branded former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder trial, but acquitted five men accused of being involved in the 2007 assassination.

Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The theories behind the murder

Karachi - A Pakistani anti-terrorism court declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder trial Thursday, nearly 10 years after the iconic political figure was gunned down in the streets of Rawalpindi.

When I'm 64: Retirement for Spaniard who climbed into record books

Islamabad - For more than 30 years Oscar Cadiach risked life and limb to conquer some of the world's most unforgiving terrain, driven by a desire to join the ranks of mountain climbing's elite.

China's top diplomat defends Pakistan in Tillerson call

Bejing - China's top diplomat has defended Pakistan's "important role" in Afghanistan in a phone call with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after President Trump accused Islamabad of harbouring militants.

Angry Pakistanis lash out after US condemnation

Islamabad - Angry and offended Pakistanis fired back Wednesday against Donald Trump's accusations that their country harbours militants, highlighting the heavy toll they have paid fighting extremism and slamming his embrace of arch-rival India.

US warns angry Pakistan on Afghan militant support

Washington - The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups.

Trump's Afghan strategy: new course or repeating history?

Kabul - President Donald Trump has opened the door to the deployment to Afghanistan of thousands more US troops, in his first speech outlining American policy after nearly 16 years of grinding war.

State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

Karachi - Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combatting leprosy in Pakistan, was buried with full state honours on Saturday, in an unprecedented service for a foreign Christian in the Muslim-majority country.

India welcomes US blacklisting Kashmiri militant group

New Delhi - India on Friday welcomed the United States' blacklisting of Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen as a terrorist organisation.

Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

Mumbai - As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of "Bend it Like Beckham".

Pakistan slams US blacklisting of Kashmir 'terror' group

Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday criticised the United States for blacklisting the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as a terrorist organisation, calling the move "unjustified".

Malala wins place at Oxford University

London - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced Thursday she has won a place to study at Oxford University."So excited to go to Oxford!!

US blacklists Kashmir 'terror' group

Washington - The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organizations on Wednesday, amid renewed protests against Indian rule in the region.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster, demands case review

Islamabad - Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, huge flag, air show

Islamabad - Pakistan Monday celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with a patriotic display including a giant flag and a show of airpower, as the military's top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast.

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

Islamabad - Pakistan Monday celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with fireworks and plans for the country's largest air display, as the military's top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast.

70 years of pain across the India-Pakistan border

Bhasin - From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily flag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal.

Partition at 70 — the numbers that divided a subcontinent

New Delhi - As India prepares to mark 70 years of independence from the British, and Pakistan the anniversary of its birth, we look at some of the numbers behind this defining event known as Partition.

Historians race to preserve dying memories of Partition

Karachi - Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

'Partition is not over': Pakistani Hindus find little refuge in India

Jodhpur - For decades, Jogdas dreamed of moving to India to escape the persecution he suffered as a Hindu in Muslim Pakistan. But the reality of life over the border is a far cry from those dreams.

Partition key battleground in India, Pakistan textbook wars

Islamabad - Pakistani high school student Noman Afzal knows "traitorous" Hindus are to blame for the bloodshed that erupted when British India split into two nations 70 years ago. His history textbook tells him so.
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