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Extremist leader to be freed as Pakistan mulls new terror steps

Islamabad - The leader of a banned Pakistani sectarian militant group is set to walk free from jail, officials said Tuesday, even as the government considers "radical changes" to tackle militancy after a Taliban school massacre.

Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials

Islamabad - Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Peshawar - Thousands of Pakistanis Sunday mourned the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban, as the government executed four more militants on death row despite an outcry by rights groups.

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Peshawar - Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday to mourn the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban and demand action against militants.

Boy survives Peshawar school attack due to a faulty alarm clock

A ninth-grader who attended the school in Peshawar that was the scene of a brutal Taliban attack earlier this week survived because of the faulty alarm clock used by his family, it has emerged.

Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre

Islamabad - Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

Pakistan cleric says anti-Taliban fight 'un-Islamic'

Islamabad - The head of a hardline Islamabad mosque Friday called an army offensive against the Taliban "un-Islamic" and said the militants' massacre of 133 children was in retaliation for air strikes against them.

Two convicted militants executed as Pakistan strikes back after school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan hung two convicted militants in the first executions in six years and security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants Friday as the country's leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people d...

Pakistan massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban

Peshawar - Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible.

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Everyone knows a teacher or an aspiring teacher. What would they possibly like to receive for Christmas, this year? A Christmas card? A chocolate box? A gift card? A colourful scarf for this winter?

Silent classes, bloody notebooks: after the Pakistan school massacre

Peshawar - An eerie silence hung over the shattered, blood-spattered corridors and classrooms of the Army Public School on Wednesday -- the silence of 132 dead Pakistani children, their lives cut short by Taliban gunmen.

Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan on Wednesday mourned 148 people -- mostly children -- killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

Leader of the 'Pakistani Taliban' was released by U.S. in 2005

As the world reels from the brutal attack upon schoolchildren in Pakistan by the group known as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, unclassified CIA documents show that a key former leader of the group was in U.S. custody and released from Guantanamo in 2004.

Taliban attack on Pakistan school draws global revulsion

Washington - World leaders Tuesday condemned the Taliban massacre of Pakistani schoolchildren as "heinous" and "an act of horror" in an outpouring of global revulsion at the attack which killed 141 people.

Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school slayings

London - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, said she was "heartbroken" by "the senseless and cold blooded" killing of scores of children by Taliban militants Tuesday in Pakistan.

'I saw death so close': student recalls Pakistan school carnage

Peshawar - A teenage survivor of Tuesday's Taliban attack on a Pakistan school described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill.

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 130

Peshawar - Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan on Tuesday in one of the country's bloodiest attacks in recent years.

Three injured in new U.S. school shooting

Los Angeles - Three teenagers were shot and injured outside a high school in the northwestern U.S. state of Oregon, in a suspected gang-related incident.

Fourth victim of U.S. school shooting in Washington state dies

Washington - A fourth teen victim died, two weeks after being gunned down by a fellow high school student who went on a shooting rampage in Washington state, hospital officials said.

School accidentally texts that all 717 students were missing

Corona - Shane Reichardt was at a city council meeting in Banning, Calif., when he received a text message that his second grade son was missing from school. He said later that began the "longest eight minutes of my life."

Third victim of U.S. school shooting dies: Hospital

Washington - A 14-year-old U.S. girl has died after being critically injured when a fellow high school student went on a shooting rampage last week, hospital officials said Friday.

Teen kills teacher in Estonia's first school shooting

Tallinn - A 56-year-old female teacher was shot dead on Monday by a teenage male pupil in a high school in Estonia, the first case of its kind in the Baltic state.

U.S. teen dies from wounds inflicted by school shooter

Marysville - A U.S. teen who had been fighting for her life after a fellow high school student shot her in the head in a Friday rampage has died, the hospital caring for her said.

Three teens fight for life after US school shooting

Los Angeles - Three teenagers were fighting for their lives Saturday after a fellow student shot each in the head, as it emerged that a staff member attempted to stop the attack at a US high school.

Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

Los Angeles - A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.

Nebraska students permitted to pose with firearms

Omaha - Graduating seniors from one Nebraska high school will be permitted to prominently display firearms in their senior pictures, following a unanimous vote from the board of education.

US school shooting leaves gunman, student dead

Los Angeles - A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.

Woman stabs teen to death in rampage at Czech school

Prague - A woman stabbed a student to death and wounded two girls and a police negotiator in a rampage at a secondary school in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, according to police.

Teacher captures stunning photo of great white shark

Swiftly spreading across the Web is this photo of a hungry great white shark taken by New Jersey elementary school teacher Amanda Brewer. “I wasn’t even a little bit frightened,” she said in an interview.

Bloody back-to-school for Donetsk schoolchildren

Donetsk - "Everything was ready for a nice back-to-school day," said Zoya, the watch woman of Donetsk school number 57. Instead the festive morning of balloons and flowers ended with a shell that took the lives of four people.
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