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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.

Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy

Rome - A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday.

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.

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.

Curfew in Indian Kashmir as killings heighten tensions

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was largely under curfew on Friday with top separatist leaders detained to halt a planned protest march over a series of recent killings in the restive territory.

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.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over killings

Srinagar - Shops and schools shut down in parts of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday to protest against a string of apparently targeted killings that has triggered fear in the restive region.

Pakistan's struggle to rein in rogue seminaries

Islamabad - Pakistan pledged to crack down on religious seminaries suspected of fostering extremism following a Taliban school massacre in December that left more than 130 children dead, but the move faces stiff resistance from conservatives.

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence of top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's highest court Tuesday upheld the death sentence against a top Islamist leader for war crimes during the country's battle for independence, prompting his opposition party to call a general strike in protest.

Pakistan imposes one-month moratorium on executions

Islamabad - Pakistan has imposed a one-month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials said Sunday, giving a temporary reprieve to a death row prisoner whose lawyers say he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Pakistan military says 20 militants killed in air strikes

Islamabad - Pakistan's military said it killed 20 militants Saturday in air strikes on a tribal region near the Afghan border, as part of a major offensive against insurgents that began last year.

Pakistan warns aid groups after Save the Children expelled

Islamabad - Pakistan's interior minister Friday said the government was ready to throw out more foreign aid groups, a day after Save the Children were expelled for "working against the country".

Pakistani teacher accidentally shoots pupil dead

Peshawar - A teacher in northwest Pakistan accidentally shot dead a 12-year-old pupil on Thursday while cleaning his pistol in the staff room, police said.

Pakistan hangs one 'teen' killer, rejects another's appeal

Islamabad - Pakistan on Wednesday hanged a man allegedly tortured into confessing to murder as a minor and rejected an appeal from another also said to have been under-age, in the latest death row cases to draw international condemnation.

Family relief at hanging stay for Pakistan 'teen' killer

Muzaffarabad - Relatives of a Pakistani death row prisoner said Tuesday they "felt a wave of life" when his execution was halted to examine claims he was a juvenile when the crime was committed.

Pakistan 'teen' killer given stay of execution

Muzaffarabad - Relatives of a Pakistani death row prisoner said Tuesday they "felt a wave of life" when his execution was halted to examine claims he was a juvenile when the crime was committed.

Pakistan's Malala gunmen 'acquitted but still in custody'

Peshawar - Eight of the 10 men acquitted by a court over the attempted murder of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai are still being held in custody on other charges, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan acquits eight Malala shooting suspects

Peshawar - Eight of the 10 men reportedly convicted and jailed for attempting to murder Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai were actually cleared, officials said Friday.

Pakistan sees major drop in polio cases

Islamabad - Pakistan has seen a major fall in polio cases this year, officials said Thursday, as a military operation has allowed vaccinators to reach areas previously off-limits because of militant attacks.

Pakistan allows relatives to visit 'Bin Laden doctor'

Peshawar - A Pakistani high court Wednesday ordered authorities to allow family visits for a doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden.

Pakistani company accused of selling fake degrees

Karachi - Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, CEO of a company called Axact, was arrested after being accused of selling fake diplomas to people from all around the world.

At least 21 killed in Pakistan as gunmen storm buses: Officials

Quetta - Unidentified gunmen stormed two passenger coaches in southwest Pakistan and killed at least 21 people, officials said on Saturday.

Zimbabwe to continue Pakistan cricket tour despite 'suicide bomb'

Lahore - Zimbabwe on Saturday said it will continue its cricket tour of Pakistan despite an apparent suicide bombing leaving two people dead outside the stadium during a match between the two sides.

For displaced Pakistanis to return home: Fight the Taliban

Peshawar - Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis displaced by anti-Taliban military operations in tribal areas wish only to return home -- but first they have to agree to fight the extremists themselves.

German spy agency 'helped US find bin Laden': Report

Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the al-Qaeda leader, according to a German news report published Sunday.

Karachi at standstill after Shiite massacre claimed by IS

Karachi - Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi was brought to a standstill Thursday following the massacre of 44 minority Shiite Ismaili Muslims in the first attack officially claimed by the Islamic State group in the country.
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The Indus River, near Kashmor, Pakistan, on Aug. 12., overflowing onto land
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A Pakistani soldier took this photo from a cell phone showing the tanks that were being prepped to become IEDs.
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The Pearl Project found that 27 men played a part in events surrounding the 2002 crime. The investigation, which used analytical software from Palantir Technologies, was published by the Center for Public Integrity.
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A Pakistani guard refusing photos.
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After the brutal attack on their neighborhood, Christians peacefully protested in Lahore, Pakistan
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Hamid Mir, left, interviewing Osama bin Laden for Daily Pakistan in 1997. Behind them on the wall is an AKS-74U.
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Pakistan: A street scene
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People around the world observe Malala Day
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The recent flooding in Pakistan has devastated large areas of the country.
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The recent flooding in Pakistan devastated large areas of the country. The relief effort, being led by the Government of Pakistan, includes urgent search and rescue operations, emergency shelter, food, drinking water, health care, and sanitation.
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Osama Bin Laden watches television in a video released on May 7, 2011, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Pervez Musharraf. Screen-capture from ZemTV on YouTube.
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Figures on the humanitarian impact of the flooding could be no more than "best estimates" because it has not been possible to go from village to village to count the numbers affected, nor to speak to every local authority in disaster-hit areas.
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An 18 year old Pakistani women is taken to the hospital after she set herself on fire upon learning her alleged rapist had been freed by police.
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Zakia is one of the heroes of the Oscar-winning short doc "Saving Face"
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Pakistan Wins First Oscar