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Dozens feared killed in Karachi heatwave: charity

Karachi - Dozens of people are feared to have died in a heatwave gripping Pakistan's largest city Karachi this week, a charity in the sprawling metropolis said Tuesday, as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Funeral set for Pakistani girl killed in Texas

Santa Fe - Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral Sunday in Texas of Sabika Sheikh, the young Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting Friday at a high school, organizers told AFP.

Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals

Vatican City - Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan.

Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice in Pakistan

Karachi - Asma Nawab spent two decades in jail, wrongfully accused of murdering her family. Finally acquitted, she is seeking a new life, free from whispers and memories, as her plight draws fresh questions over Pakistan's woeful justice system.

'Nightmare': Pakistan family mourns daughter killed in Texas shooting

Karachi - Abdul Aziz learned about the US school shooting in which his 17-year-old daughter was killed from CNN, with the story airing live as he broke his Ramadan fast thousands of miles away in Pakistan.

India halts Kashmir military operations for Ramadan

New Delhi - Indian military operations against rebels in the disputed Kashmir territory were suspended Wednesday in a rare gesture for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

- Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people.

Pakistan's top judge orders probe into deadliest terror attack

Peshawar - Pakistan's top judge has ordered the first official investigation into the country's deadliest terror attack, a massacre at a school that killed more than 150 people in 2014, authorities said Thursday.

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, creating tremors felt as far away as Pakistan's capital Islamabad and Tajikistan's Dushanbe.

Pakistan police say Italian woman 'strangled to death'

Islamabad - Pakistani police Wednesday said an Italian woman who died under suspicious circumstances last month was strangled to death, in a case that made headlines in Italy over claims she was murdered in a so-called honour killing.

Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

Lahore - Pakistan's interior minister was recovering in hospital Monday after being shot in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as an ominous sign for security ahead of nationwide elections.

Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

Lahore - Pakistan's interior minister was recovering in hospital Monday after being shot in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as a "bad omen" for nationwide elections.

Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

Lahore - Pakistan's interior minister was recovering in hospital Monday after being shot in a suspected assassination possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as a "bad omen" for nationwide elections.

Pakistan interior minister shot, wounded in suspected assassination bid

Islamabad - Pakistan's interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has been shot in a suspected assassination attempt ahead of nationwide elections due this year, but will survive, officials said Sunday.

Pakistan interior minister shot, wounded in suspected assassination bid: aide

Islamabad - Pakistan's interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has been shot in the arm in a suspected assassination attempt at a public meeting in Punjab province but will survive, his aide said Sunday.

Rebel professor among 10 killed in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered violent protests in which five civilians were killed.

Pakistan moves Bin Laden doctor to safer location

Peshawar - The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden has been moved by authorities from a prison in the country's northwest to an unknown safer location, an official and family member said Friday.

Pakistan police exhume Italian's remains over honour killing reports

Islamabad - Pakistan police Wednesday exhumed the body of an Italian national over claims she had been murdered by relatives in a so-called honour killing, in a case that has made headlines across Italy.

At least six police dead in Pakistan triple suicide blasts

Quetta - At least six policemen were killed and 15 security personnel were wounded Tuesday when three suicide bombers blew themselves up in quick succession in southwest Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military

Peshawar - Pakistan's powerful military, long accused by outsiders of backing Islamist militant groups, is facing an unexpected challenge -- a charismatic young Pashtun man who won't keep quiet.

Pakistani-American brings politics to NY's Met rooftop

New York - A Pakistani-American sculptor brings dark times, science fiction and a desire to provoke to New York's famed Metropolitan Museum of Art for this year's rooftop installation overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

Pakistan supreme court hands former PM Sharif lifetime ban

Islamabad - Pakistan's supreme court Friday banned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in elections for life, as his embattled ruling party prepares for nationwide polls due later this year.

Pakistani woman acquitted after 20 years on death row

Karachi - A Pakistani woman infamously put on death row for killing her family in 1998 has been acquitted and walked free after 20 years in prison, her lawyer said Friday.

Dozens injured, blinded after bloody day in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian authorities Monday shut schools and blocked internet services in disputed Kashmir, after a weekend of protests and gunbattles left 20 dead and 200 injured -- including many civilians with damaged eyesight.

Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

Islamabad - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials said.

20 killed as fighting rages across Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Twenty people have been killed in Indian Kashmir in some of the fiercest fighting this year in the restive Himalayan region, police said Sunday, as authorities braced for more violence.

'Back with eyes open': Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

Mingora - Malala Yousafzai visited the Swat valley Saturday for her first trip back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban more than five years ago.

Malala lands in Swat, Pakistani district where she was shot

Mingora - Malala Yousafzai landed in the Swat valley Saturday for her first visit back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban more than five years ago.
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An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
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Background photo: Central Jail in Peshawar. — Inset Photo: Dr Shakil Afridi, a government surgeon who helped the CIA uncover Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts. Pakistani authorities have sentenced Pakistani doctor to 33 years in jail on charges of treason
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Pakistani side of the Wagah border
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14-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai
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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 explosions were heard and at least two policemen injured. – File photo
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Rimsha Masih, Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
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Mechanized troops patrolling outside the cordoned area in North Wazirastan Agency
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