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Pakistan News

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.

Global 'terror' deaths up by 61 percent: study

London - The number of people killed globally in terrorist attacks jumped by 61 percent in 2013, reflecting the rise of Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists, the Institute for Economics and Peace said Tuesday.

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.

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.

Bangladesh court upholds top Islamist's death sentence

Dhaka - Violence broke out in Bangladesh on Monday after the country's highest court upheld the death sentence of an Islamist party leader convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.

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.

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, a long-awaited verdict that triggered violent protests by his supporters.

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.

Pakistan's Malala receives US Liberty Medal

Philadelphia - Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.

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.

German aid worker freed in Kabul after two-year ordeal

Kabul - A German aid worker who was taken hostage by masked gunmen in Pakistan over two years ago was released in neighbouring Afghanistan this week, Berlin said on Friday.

Kashmir strikes ease after days of heavy fighting

Srinagar - Fighting in the disputed Kashmir region eased on Friday after days of cross-border strikes by Indian and Pakistani forces left at least 20 civilians dead and forced thousands more from their homes.

India warns Pakistan over Kashmir strikes as toll hits 17

New Delhi - India told Pakistan on Thursday to stop shelling disputed Kashmir, warning it will make such attacks "unaffordable" for Islamabad as the death toll from this week's cross-border violence rose to 17.

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.

Grenade attack 'kills three, wounds 10 in SW Pakistan'

Quetta - A hand grenade exploded in a crowded barbershop in southwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 10 others in what police said was probably an ethnically-targeted attack.

23 militants, seven civilians killed in NW Pakistan unrest

Peshawar - At least 23 militants and seven civilians have been killed in northwest Pakistan in attacks on rebel hideouts, a checkpoint clash and a motorcycle bombing, officials said Sunday.

Suicide attack kills four in NW Pakistan

Peshawar - A car bomb suicide attack by the Taliban that targeted a senior military officer rocked Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding 24, officials said.

Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Srinagar - Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar.

Pakistan protest talks deadlocked after arrests

Islamabad - Talks to end a month long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked Saturday after authorities arrested dozens of demonstrators, some of whom were accused of storming a TV station.

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan arrests Malala's attackers

Islamabad - The Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country's restive northwest two years ago have been arrested, the army said on Friday.

Pakistan rushes to protect more cities from floods

Multan - Pakistani authorities Thursday moved to protect two major cities from raging floodwaters, readying explosives to divert swollen rivers, in a crisis which has hit nearly two million people.

Anger boils over in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay

Srinagar - Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as authorities said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale of deadly flooding that has left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in India and Pakistan.

Death toll in Pakistan mosque collapse rises to 24

Lahore - The death toll from a mosque collapse in eastern Pakistan has risen to 24, rescuers said Wednesday, after pulling more bodies from the rubble.
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Pakistan: A street scene
The Hazara people are urging for the halt to  systemic genocides of Hazaras.
The Hazara people are urging for the halt to "systemic genocides of Hazaras."
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Rimsha Masih, Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
Amnesty USA
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An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
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FBI list of most wanted terrorists.
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Pakistan Wins First Oscar
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Nawaz Sharif - Former Prime Minister and Head of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N)
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Mechanized troops patrolling outside the cordoned area in North Wazirastan Agency
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The video seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Seals last week.
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Azra, 68, looks at her pet bird, which died in its cage after her home was burned by a mob in the Pakistani city of Lahore
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Pervez Musharraf. Screen-capture from ZemTV on YouTube.
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