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Dozens dead after trains collide in southern Pakistan
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Dozens dead after trains collide in southern Pakistan

Jun 7th 2021, 9:25 AM 10,870 Views 1 Comment

One train derailed and another hit it soon afterwards.

Four killed in bomb attack at luxury Pakistan hotel where Chinese ambassador was staying
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Four killed in bomb attack at luxury Pakistan hotel where Chinese ambassador was staying

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:31 AM 9,619 Views 3 Comments

The motive behind the attack in Quetta is as yet unclear.

Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners
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Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Jan 9th 2021, 7:29 PM 11,321 Views 0 Comments

Ten miners were kidnapped and killed last week.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for chemical castration of perpetrators of sex crimes
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for chemical castration of perpetrators of sex crimes

Sep 14th 2020, 10:45 PM 30,144 Views 35 Comments

It follows public outrage after a woman was raped in front of her two children.

Pakistani police chief faces backlash for suggesting rape victim should have been accompanied by a man
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Pakistani police chief faces backlash for suggesting rape victim should have been accompanied by a man

Sep 11th 2020, 10:18 AM 27,671 Views 13 Comments

The controversy started after a woman was allegedly gang raped in Lahore.

Monsoon rain wreaks further havoc in Karachi, killing 20 more people
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Monsoon rain wreaks further havoc in Karachi, killing 20 more people

Aug 28th 2020, 1:27 PM 7,784 Views 1 Comment

About 30 inches of rain has fallen on the city since Sunday.

Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah'
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Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah'

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 10:27 PM 34,828 Views 20 Comments

We need to start training as many doctors as we can and that should not be based on the fairness of their skin or their country of origin, but on their skill and hard work, writes Dr Naveed Abbas.

'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results
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'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results

Aug 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,969 Views 3 Comments

Grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than a controversial algorithm.

Three people killed after gunmen open fire on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi
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Three people killed after gunmen open fire on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 8:52 AM 8,937 Views 0 Comments

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Survivor tells of 'turbulence' and pilot's warning before Pakistan plane crash
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Survivor tells of 'turbulence' and pilot's warning before Pakistan plane crash

May 23rd 2020, 7:07 PM 30,499 Views 12 Comments

Mohammad Zubair said the flight had been smooth until just before landing when it jolted violently and that was the last thing he remembered.

107 killed as Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi
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107 killed as Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi

May 22nd 2020, 1:26 PM 36,611 Views 7 Comments

The aircraft arriving from the eastern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew.

Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jan 13th 2020, 8:25 AM 10,798 Views 1 Comment

At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy
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Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy

Dec 21st 2019, 5:46 PM 60,024 Views 77 Comments

Junaid Hafeez was arrested in 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed online.

Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia
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Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 AM 16,134 Views 5 Comments

Musharraf seized power in 1999 by ousting the government of Nawaz Sharif.

At least 74 people killed after gas cylinders exploded on train in Pakistan
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At least 74 people killed after gas cylinders exploded on train in Pakistan

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 3:00 PM 11,967 Views 6 Comments

There are reports that some passengers were cooking when the cylinders exploded.

Pakistani man granted injunction against deportation order weeks before his wedding
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Pakistani man granted injunction against deportation order weeks before his wedding

Aug 21st 2019, 6:49 PM 18,914 Views 0 Comments

The man did not appear in court as he was signing on at the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler
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Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler

Aug 11th 2019, 6:28 PM 17,542 Views 19 Comments

New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir.

'Darkest day in Indian democracy': India abolishes Kashmir's special status with rush decree
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'Darkest day in Indian democracy': India abolishes Kashmir's special status with rush decree

Aug 5th 2019, 8:48 AM 43,528 Views 31 Comments

The government imposed a security lockdown on the Indian-administered part of Kashmir this morning.

Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area killing 18 people
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Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area killing 18 people

Jul 30th 2019, 7:58 AM 6,432 Views 4 Comments

One resident said the crash happened at around 2am.

Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup
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Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup

Jul 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 8,163 Views 5 Comments

The match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds was marred by crowd trouble.

Cat filter accidentally left on during Pakistani minister's live press conference
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Cat filter accidentally left on during Pakistani minister's live press conference

Jun 17th 2019, 10:35 PM 54,071 Views 24 Comments

“I wasn’t the only one, two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter,” the minister said.

At least one dead after three gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan
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At least one dead after three gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan

May 11th 2019, 7:14 PM 19,487 Views 1 Comment

“There are reports of a few people sustaining minor injuries,” the home minister said.

Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a long-running blasphemy row, has left Pakistan for Canada
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Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a long-running blasphemy row, has left Pakistan for Canada

May 8th 2019, 8:57 AM 29,146 Views 38 Comments

Bibi has been widely believed to have been held in protective custody by authorities as she awaited an asylum deal in a third country.

Ramadan attack at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24
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Ramadan attack at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24

May 8th 2019, 7:38 AM 9,707 Views 3 Comments

Police have said they are still investigating the nature of the blast.

Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for 'ignorant and racist' Bollywood war joke
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Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for 'ignorant and racist' Bollywood war joke

Mar 3rd 2019, 3:36 PM 35,910 Views 22 Comments

Noah was speaking about the tensions between India and Pakistan.

Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'
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Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'

Mar 1st 2019, 10:15 PM 16,146 Views 24 Comments

Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.

Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a 'peace gesture'
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Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a 'peace gesture'

Feb 28th 2019, 12:35 PM 10,645 Views 10 Comments

The move comes after clashes between the nuclear-armed powers ignited fears of a disastrous conflict.

Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation?
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Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation?

Feb 27th 2019, 4:14 PM 14,480 Views 28 Comments

The countries have been in a dispute for over 70 years in relation to the Kashmir region.

Two Indian military jets shot down by Pakistan, one Indian pilot captured
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Two Indian military jets shot down by Pakistan, one Indian pilot captured

Feb 27th 2019, 7:15 AM 24,179 Views 28 Comments

One aircraft had fallen in Pakistani-held Kashmir, while the other crashed on the Indian side.

Man entering Ireland for sham marriage caught after his texts were checked by immigration officials
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Man entering Ireland for sham marriage caught after his texts were checked by immigration officials

Dec 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 152,825 Views 111 Comments

He lost every argument he made.

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

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,711 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Nov 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 58,896 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2018, 8:11 AM 1,710 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 35,421 Views 101 Comments

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.

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

Nov 7th 2018, 9:59 PM 26,189 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Oct 31st 2018, 9:20 AM 30,380 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 11:37 AM 14,751 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 29th 2018, 6:41 PM 45,450 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2018, 6:45 PM 11,384 Views 26 Comments

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

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