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At least 70 mourners killed in 'appalling' bomb blast at hospital in Pakistan
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At least 70 mourners killed in 'appalling' bomb blast at hospital in Pakistan

Aug 8th 2016, 8:10 PM 18,202 Views 89 Comments

About 200 people had gathered at the hospital to mourn the death of a senior local lawyer.

Pakistani man kills his sisters because they chose their husbands
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Pakistani man kills his sisters because they chose their husbands

Jul 30th 2016, 12:49 PM 30,379 Views 129 Comments

It is the latest “honour killing” in the country.

Brother arrested over murder of Pakistani social media star who was strangled to death
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Brother arrested over murder of Pakistani social media star who was strangled to death

Jul 17th 2016, 9:11 AM 31,567 Views 52 Comments

Muhammad Wasim told police he drugged his sister and then strangled her.

Husband murdered in rare male Pakistan 'honour killing'
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Husband murdered in rare male Pakistan 'honour killing'

Jun 18th 2016, 3:29 PM 36,307 Views 37 Comments

Hundreds of women are murdered by relatives every year, but it’s rare for the victim to be a man.

Family slit the throat of pregnant woman in Pakistan "honour killing"
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Family slit the throat of pregnant woman in Pakistan "honour killing"

Jun 17th 2016, 9:08 AM 29,637 Views 139 Comments

The woman had married a man of her own choosing.

Teenage girl burned alive in Pakistan as punishment for marrying against her family's wishes
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Teenage girl burned alive in Pakistan as punishment for marrying against her family's wishes

Jun 8th 2016, 9:58 PM 47,584 Views 153 Comments

17-year-old Zeenat Rafiq’s mother tied her to a cot and burned her alive.

'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan
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'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan

Jun 5th 2016, 2:06 PM 7,476 Views 6 Comments

The Bolton-born fighter is considering the option but the WBC is vowing to impose two-year bans on any pros who fight at the Olympics.

Teenage Pakistani girl burnt alive after she refused a suitor's marriage proposal
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Teenage Pakistani girl burnt alive after she refused a suitor's marriage proposal

Jun 1st 2016, 9:52 PM 39,874 Views 176 Comments

19-year-old Maria Sadaqat was attacked by a group of people on Monday near the country’s capital Islamabad.

33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets
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33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets

May 1st 2016, 3:35 PM 31,904 Views 34 Comments

The poisoning is thought to have been an accident.

"There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire"
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"There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire"

Mar 28th 2016, 9:52 AM 14,187 Views 42 Comments

The Taliban said that the suicide blast that hit families in a park was targeting Christians.

At least 65 dead after bomb hits Easter Sunday celebrations in park
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At least 65 dead after bomb hits Easter Sunday celebrations in park

Mar 27th 2016, 7:48 PM 31,454 Views 112 Comments

The explosion took place in a park near children’s rides, according to Pakistani officials.

Man jailed for 13 years for raping woman with Down syndrome
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Man jailed for 13 years for raping woman with Down syndrome

Mar 14th 2016, 12:15 PM 25,590 Views 77 Comments

Justice Tony Hunt called it a “frightening, appalling, disgusting and depraved” offence.

Pakistan has criminalised sexual assault against children for the first time
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Pakistan has criminalised sexual assault against children for the first time

Mar 12th 2016, 7:30 AM 14,306 Views 34 Comments

Under the revised legislation, sexual assaults will now be punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Pakistani police stop 10-year-old girl from getting married
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Pakistani police stop 10-year-old girl from getting married

Mar 4th 2016, 9:31 PM 26,208 Views 29 Comments

It is understood a number of village elders have been arrested.

Man jailed for 13 years for "religiously offensive" Facebook post
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Man jailed for 13 years for "religiously offensive" Facebook post

Mar 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 16,971 Views 62 Comments

25-year-old Rizwan Haider has been convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges after he supposedly published a post referring to the Prophet Mohammed.

Exiled Pakistani political chief faces investigation over alleged sex talk
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Exiled Pakistani political chief faces investigation over alleged sex talk

Feb 27th 2016, 9:50 PM 8,704 Views 6 Comments

Altaf Hussain was filmed allegedly talking to male and female troops about sex.

When stigma and 'loss of honour' destroy hope for child sex abuse victims
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When stigma and 'loss of honour' destroy hope for child sex abuse victims

Jan 24th 2016, 12:00 PM 11,250 Views 12 Comments

At least 20 girls and boys were filmed being abused in one Pakistani village, but victims’ families say police turned a blind eye.

'One student jumped out of the classroom through the window. We never saw him get up'
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'One student jumped out of the classroom through the window. We never saw him get up'

Jan 20th 2016, 2:50 PM 22,682 Views 66 Comments

At least 21 people have died following today’s attack on Pakistan’s Bacha Khan University.

'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store
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'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store

Jan 18th 2016, 8:05 PM 15,234 Views 11 Comments

It depicted a shooting in northwest Pakistan that left 150 people dead in 2014.

15-year-old boy cuts off his own hand after being accused of blasphemy
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15-year-old boy cuts off his own hand after being accused of blasphemy

Jan 17th 2016, 2:09 PM 33,772 Views 130 Comments

A local cleric has been arrested.

Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan
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Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan

Dec 29th 2015, 4:29 PM 4,968 Views 10 Comments

The man crashed a motorcycle into the main gate of a government office.

'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre
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'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre

Dec 20th 2015, 10:30 AM 11,501 Views 7 Comments

More than 130 students were killed in their school by Taliban gunmen.

Man (22) dies while 'trying to take selfie' with moving train
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Man (22) dies while 'trying to take selfie' with moving train

Dec 15th 2015, 3:41 PM 23,029 Views 28 Comments

Jamshaid Khan was killed after being hit by the train, according to officials.

Couple take baby boy home from hospital - find out he's been swapped with a girl
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Couple take baby boy home from hospital - find out he's been swapped with a girl

Dec 11th 2015, 11:00 PM 36,405 Views 10 Comments

There was no other complaint of any missing baby at the hospital.

Pakistani woman set on fire after refusing marriage proposal
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Pakistani woman set on fire after refusing marriage proposal

Nov 3rd 2015, 3:00 PM 21,773 Views 81 Comments

The woman died of her injuries this morning.

Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user
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Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:21 AM 21,927 Views 49 Comments

Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.

Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence
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Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence

Sep 21st 2015, 6:26 PM 24,246 Views 18 Comments

Amnesty International is calling for the scheduled hanging to be stopped.

Gardaí search for on-the-run sex offender who was last seen in Limerick
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Gardaí search for on-the-run sex offender who was last seen in Limerick

Aug 27th 2015, 9:14 PM 23,129 Views 57 Comments

The man is wanted in the UK.

Irish hockey team on course for a place at 2016 Olympics after a historic victory today
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Irish hockey team on course for a place at 2016 Olympics after a historic victory today

Jul 3rd 2015, 4:16 PM 6,454 Views 5 Comments

The Green Machine will now meet the winners of the Malaysia-France match, this weekend.

Teacher accidentally shoots dead 12-year-old student while cleaning his gun
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Teacher accidentally shoots dead 12-year-old student while cleaning his gun

Jun 12th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,363 Views 12 Comments

Teachers in northwest Pakistan were given permission to carry firearms in the classroom after Taliban militants massacred 132 students at a school in December.

Eight of 10 men reportedly jailed over Malala attack were actually acquitted
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Eight of 10 men reportedly jailed over Malala attack were actually acquitted

Jun 5th 2015, 2:31 PM 9,179 Views 14 Comments

Public prosecutor Sayed Naeem had said they were all sentenced to life in prison – now he claims he was misquoted.

Ambassadors of Norway and Philippines killed in helicopter crash
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Ambassadors of Norway and Philippines killed in helicopter crash

May 8th 2015, 9:59 AM 12,987 Views 2 Comments

The aircraft carrying them has crashed into a school in northern Pakistan.

'If Bin Laden was following me on Twitter, he may have had an early warning'
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'If Bin Laden was following me on Twitter, he may have had an early warning'

May 2nd 2015, 9:45 AM 23,499 Views 38 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to Sohaib Athar, four years after he unknowingly live-tweeted history in the making.

10 men jailed for life for shooting Malala in the head
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10 men jailed for life for shooting Malala in the head

Apr 30th 2015, 8:53 PM 12,247 Views 29 Comments

The 17-year-old was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Obama 'profoundly regrets' drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages
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Obama 'profoundly regrets' drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:38 PM 14,542 Views 61 Comments

“On behalf of the United States government, I offer our deepest apologies to the families.”

Porterfield pleads with ICC to ensure Ireland haven't played their last World Cup game
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Porterfield pleads with ICC to ensure Ireland haven't played their last World Cup game

Mar 15th 2015, 5:05 PM 6,671 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland captain said he was ‘proud’ of the team’s performances.

Ireland fall short as Pakistan defeat knocks them out of World Cup
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Ireland fall short as Pakistan defeat knocks them out of World Cup

Mar 15th 2015, 11:15 AM 64,554 Views 41 Comments

In the end, net run-rate sends Phil Simmons’ side home.

D-Day arrives for Ireland as World Cup quarter-final on the line against Pakistan
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D-Day arrives for Ireland as World Cup quarter-final on the line against Pakistan

Mar 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 7,129 Views 10 Comments

William Porterfield insists ‘it’s just another game’ but the stakes couldn’t be higher in Adelaide.

Where does today's West Indies win rank in Ireland's greatest World Cup victories?
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Where does today's West Indies win rank in Ireland's greatest World Cup victories?

Feb 16th 2015, 12:48 PM 4,529 Views 5 Comments

The Boys in Green cemented their reputation as giant-killers earlier.