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23 dead in Pakistan after eating poisoned sweets

Lahore - At least 23 people have died and dozens of others fell ill in central Pakistan after eating sweets which police suspect were tainted with pesticides, officials said Monday.

Gunmen kill seven police guarding polio team in Pakistan: officials 

Karachi - Motorcycle gunmen on Wednesday shot dead seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi, officials said, a brazen attack in the country's economic hub.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

Pakistan's Kalash fight for their identity with UNESCO bid

Chitral - Pakistan's smallest religious minority, the Kalash speak their own language and celebrate their gods through music, dance -- and alcohol, which they brew themselves in Chitral's plunging verdant valleys.

Grenade explodes during Pakistan court demonstration, injures two

Karachi - The detonator of a hand grenade exploded during a demonstration requested by a judge in a Pakistani anti-terror court on Monday, injuring two people and throwing the judge off his chair.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Kabul - South-western Asia was hit by a 6,6 magnitude earthquake today that was felt in a number of cities. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Pakistan ends search for 23 people trapped by landslide

Peshawar - Pakistan on Saturday ended the search for 23 people buried by a landslide in the north, after last week's heavy rains that authorities said killed 117 people.The 23 were buried in their homes by a landslide in Kohistan district on Monday.

Pakistan hangs brothers for murdering six people

Multan - Pakistan on Saturday hanged two brothers convicted of murdering six people from the same family, just days after Amnesty International criticised the country for becoming the world's third most prolific executioner after China and Iran.

Panama Papers: UAE president leads London property holdings

London - The president of the United Arab Emirates owns London properties worth more than £1.2 billion ($1.7 billion, 1.5 billion euros) through offshore companies revealed in the so-called Panama Papers, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan rains death toll rises to 71

Peshawar - The death toll after heavy rains in Pakistan's northwest and in Kashmir rose to 71 Tuesday, officials said, as rescuers sought to evacuate dozens of people still trapped by landslides.

Pakistan rescuers race to reach thousands stranded by rains

Peshawar - Rescuers were battling Monday to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan's northwest and parts of Kashmir, officials said, as the death toll rose to 55.

Rains kill 53 in NW Pakistan, Kashmir: Officials

Peshawar - At least 53 people were killed and 60 injured after heavy rain across northwest Pakistan and areas of Kashmir caused landslides and the roofs of dozens of homes to collapse, officials said Sunday.

Islamists end protest in Pakistani capital

Islamabad - Islamist protesters gathered in the Pakistani capital ended their days-long sit-in on Wednesday after claiming the government had agreed to a number of their demands including the hanging of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy.

Pakistan extends deadline for Islamabad protesters to end sit-in

Islamabad - Pakistan has extended a deadline for Islamist protesters to end a days-long sit-in on the streets of the capital after deploying thousands of police and paramilitary forces in a show of force Tuesday night.

Pakistan detains hundreds as militants taunt PM over Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan has detained more than 200 people since the Easter Sunday park bombing which killed 73 people including many children, officials said Tuesday, as the militants behind the attack taunted the prime minister.

Pakistani Taliban taunts PM after Easter attack

Lahore - Taliban militants who killed more than 70 people, many of them children, in a brutal Easter weekend bombing mocked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday with a taunting tweet that declared war had "reached his doorstep".

Pakistani pastor buries six victims of Easter blast in one day

Lahore - Shakeel Anjum spent Easter Monday burying six victims of the butchery in Pakistan's city of Lahore and says he is in pain, his head is aching. He wonders: How much further will this go? How many more bodies will he lay to rest?

Pope urges better security for religious minorities in Pakistan

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the "abhorrent" suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore.

Worst fears come true for Pakistan's Christians in Easter attack

Islamabad - The worst fears of Pakistan's Christians came true with the carnage in Lahore on Easter Sunday, said activists who had braced for a backlash since thousands took to the streets over the execution of a murderer feted as an Islamist hero.

Islamist assassin's supporters hold sit-in in Pakistan capital

Islamabad - Thousands of supporters of an executed Islamist assassin were holding a sit-in in Islamabad Monday after submitting a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

Facebook apologizes for Safety Check glitch after Pakistan blast

San Francisco - Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan.

Pakistan suicide attack kills 65 celebrating Easter in Lahore

Lahore - At least 65 people were killed and hundreds injured, many of them children, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday.
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