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#Pakistan

From TheJournal.ie Man entering Ireland for sham marriage caught after his texts were checked by immigration officials Dublin Airport
From TheJournal.ie Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests? Blasphemy

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi Blasphemy

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi

The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.

From The42 Ireland still seeking first win at Women's World T20 following 38-run loss to Pakistan Cricket

Ireland still seeking first win at Women's World T20 following 38-run loss to Pakistan

Ireland lost out to Australia in their ICC Women’s World Twenty20 opener.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Ireland should, as a matter of urgency, offer asylum to Asia Bibi' Blasphemy

Opinion: 'Ireland should, as a matter of urgency, offer asylum to Asia Bibi'

If the referendum was not just about a pointless change, the government should demonstrate its commitment to freedom, equality and modernity by offering Asia Bibi and her family asylum and safety here, writes Paddy Manning.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail

The country’s highest court last week overturned Bibi’s conviction and ordered her release

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't believe it': Woman released as Pakistan Supreme Court overrules death row blasphemy conviction Asia Bibi

'I can't believe it': Woman released as Pakistan Supreme Court overrules death row blasphemy conviction

Blasphemy is an incendiary charge in Pakistan, where even unproven allegations of insulting Islam can lead to violence

From TheJournal.ie The US military is cancelling $300 million in aid to Pakistan Pentagon

The US military is cancelling $300 million in aid to Pakistan

It’s not happy with how Pakistan is tackling armed groups in the country.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review Direct Provision

Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review

Vicky Khokhar spent three years in a direct provision centre and during that time volunteered five days a week at a local nursing home.

From TheJournal.ie Cricket hero Khan claims victory as Pakistan election marred by rigging allegations Acrimony

Cricket hero Khan claims victory as Pakistan election marred by rigging allegations

International observers are due to give their observations on the voting process tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Over €1 million worth of heroin labelled as household goods seized at Dublin Airport Seized
From TheJournal.ie Pakistan minister shot and wounded in suspected assassination bid Shooting
From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

From TheJournal.ie Malala has returned to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by a Taliban gunman Going Home

Malala has returned to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by a Taliban gunman

The 20-year-old wiped away tears as she gave a speech today.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan officials arrest gang in spinal fluid scam Spinal Fluid

Pakistan officials arrest gang in spinal fluid scam

Many women were left with disabilities following the surgery.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday Kabul

Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday

The Afghan government the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing.

From TheJournal.ie Two people killed in protest against rape and murder of eight-year-old girl Pakistan

Two people killed in protest against rape and murder of eight-year-old girl

Hundreds of people attended the protest in Kasur, which turned violent.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet Safe Havens

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.

From TheJournal.ie Trump: 'Pakistan has given nothing but lies and deceit in return for billions in funding' Islamabad

Trump: 'Pakistan has given nothing but lies and deceit in return for billions in funding'

He said Pakistan thinks of US leaders as ‘fools’.

From TheJournal.ie Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college Taliban

Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college

The Taliban militants targeted students in today’s raid.

From The42 The venue has been confirmed for Ireland's historic first Test match next May Capital Gains

The venue has been confirmed for Ireland's historic first Test match next May

Malahide will host Ireland’s meeting with Pakistan.

From TheJournal.ie Airline says sorry for forgetting two corpses in New York Apology

Airline says sorry for forgetting two corpses in New York

Pakistan International Airlines apologised for the error, saying it was “caused due to negligence”.

From TheJournal.ie North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare' Kidnapped

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

From The42 Ireland to face Pakistan on home soil in historic first Test next year CONFIRMED

Ireland to face Pakistan on home soil in historic first Test next year

After being given full Test status in June, they’ll make their Test cricket debut next May.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century Global Warming

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.

From TheJournal.ie The leading candidate to replace Pakistani PM ousted for corruption? His brother Emperor's New Clothes

The leading candidate to replace Pakistani PM ousted for corruption? His brother

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is also in the running.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rules Pakistani Prime Minister is barred from holding office Panama Papers

Supreme Court rules Pakistani Prime Minister is barred from holding office

The ruling is linked to last year’s Panama Paper leaks, which implicated Nawaz Sharif’s family.

From TheJournal.ie Arrests made after Pakistani village council ordered 'revenge rape' of girl Sexual Assault

Arrests made after Pakistani village council ordered 'revenge rape' of girl

The village council ordered the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother.

From TheJournal.ie Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House Indian Pm

Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House

Both men won power by portraying themselves as establishment outsiders.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll rises above 150 in Pakistan oil tanker explosion Punjab

Death toll rises above 150 in Pakistan oil tanker explosion

The tanker burst into flames after it flipped over on the national highway in Punjab province.

From TheJournal.ie As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff Brain Drain

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan censored a New York Times article which criticised the Pakistani army Silenced

Pakistan censored a New York Times article which criticised the Pakistani army

“We regret and condemn any censorship of our journalism,” a spokesperson for the New York Times said.

From TheJournal.ie Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy Pakistan

Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy

The mob attacked a police station in Balochistan, Pakistan where the Hindu man was being detained.

From TheJournal.ie India accuses Pakistan after two soldiers 'killed and mutilated' Kashmir

India accuses Pakistan after two soldiers 'killed and mutilated'

In another incident, five policemen were shot dead in a bank raid.

From TheJournal.ie IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq Terror Attacks

IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq

A Pakistani shrine was targeted, and a car bomb exploded in Baghdad today.

From TheJournal.ie Trial delayed because witness was afraid Trump's travel ban would keep him in Ireland Courts

Trial delayed because witness was afraid Trump's travel ban would keep him in Ireland

The man is from Pakistan, which is not on the list of seven countries announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie Mother sentenced to death for burning daughter alive because she didn't like her husband Pakistan

Mother sentenced to death for burning daughter alive because she didn't like her husband

Zeenat Bibi, 16, was doused with kerosene and set alight in June last year in Pakistan’s cultural capital Lahore.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan sets execution date for mentally ill man Death Warrant

Pakistan sets execution date for mentally ill man

The United Nations has previously called on Pakistan to protect mentally ill inmates.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect held after mass-alcohol poisoning kills 34 on Christmas Eve in Pakistan Toxic Brew

Suspect held after mass-alcohol poisoning kills 34 on Christmas Eve in Pakistan

He is said to have confessed to preparing the brew by mixing it with 20 litres of aftershave.

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