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Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes
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Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 5,721 Views 56 Comments

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

"I am a daughter of Pakistan" - Malala says she has the support of her homeland
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"I am a daughter of Pakistan" - Malala says she has the support of her homeland

Oct 13th 2013, 5:08 PM 5,429 Views 45 Comments

The 16-year-old was asked in a BBC television interview broadcast on Sunday about some people in Pakistan thinking she was a “figure of the West”.

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless
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Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless

Oct 10th 2013, 1:30 PM 19,249 Views 47 Comments

Listen to the 16 year old’s answer to how she felt when she learned she was on a Taliban hitlist.

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize
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Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

Oct 10th 2013, 11:14 AM 3,419 Views 26 Comments

The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

Car bomb rips through Pakistani market killing at least 39 people
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Car bomb rips through Pakistani market killing at least 39 people

Sep 29th 2013, 7:06 PM 3,639 Views 58 Comments

The bomb caused carnage in the busy market in city of Peshawar, a gateway to tribal regions which are a stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers
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Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers

Sep 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,834 Views 1 Comment

Plus: How many €50 notes were discovered in developer Tom McFeely’s former home on Ailesbury Road?

This is a new island created by the massive earthquake in Pakistan
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This is a new island created by the massive earthquake in Pakistan

Sep 25th 2013, 2:49 PM 28,688 Views 88 Comments

People have already started exploring the land which emerged out of the Arabian Sea yesterday.

Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan
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Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan

Sep 24th 2013, 10:04 PM 4,379 Views 9 Comments

Up to a third of buildings in the Baluchistan province may have been destroyed in the largest earthquake anywhere in the world this year.

Suicide bombers kill 60 people in Pakistan
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Suicide bombers kill 60 people in Pakistan

Sep 22nd 2013, 12:14 PM 5,574 Views 73 Comments

A further 120 people have been injured in the blast that happened at a historic church.

Taliban suicide bomb leads to three-hour shootout
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Taliban suicide bomb leads to three-hour shootout

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:19 AM 2,690 Views 2 Comments

The incident occurred near the Pakistani border.

Pakistan's former president charged with Benazir Bhutto murder
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Pakistan's former president charged with Benazir Bhutto murder

Aug 20th 2013, 10:14 AM 4,826 Views 17 Comments

The former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been charged with the 2007 killing of Bhutto who was twice elected Pakistan prime minister.

US evacuates staff from Pakistan over "specific threats"
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US evacuates staff from Pakistan over "specific threats"

Aug 9th 2013, 8:11 AM 3,881 Views 15 Comments

All non-emergency staff have been ordered out of the US embassy in Lahore because of the threat.

Column: If we want to see the end of nuclear weapons then we need to ban nuclear testing
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Column: If we want to see the end of nuclear weapons then we need to ban nuclear testing

Aug 6th 2013, 7:00 AM 42 Views 58 Comments

The treaty banning nuclear testing is yet to ratified by the US and other countries, but it is key to the steps to the path of nuclear disarmament, writes Jason Douglas.

Preacher defends giving away a baby on prime-time television
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Preacher defends giving away a baby on prime-time television

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:19 AM 13,138 Views 34 Comments

Aamir Liaqat Hussain is one of Pakistan’s biggest stars, but has been criticised for giving a baby away on a Ramadan broadcast.

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail
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Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail

Jul 30th 2013, 9:14 AM 3,704 Views 10 Comments

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

This is the condom ad banned in Pakistan for being "too racy"
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This is the condom ad banned in Pakistan for being "too racy"

Jul 25th 2013, 3:58 PM 20,332 Views 35 Comments

Strawberry flavoured is a no-no.

Legendary Irish cricketer Trent Johnston to retire
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Legendary Irish cricketer Trent Johnston to retire

Jul 15th 2013, 1:58 PM 1,538 Views 5 Comments

The Australian-born player will bow out following the ICC InterContinental Cup final in Dubai

Column: They shot her at point blank range in the head – but it made her stronger
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Column: They shot her at point blank range in the head – but it made her stronger

Jul 12th 2013, 1:00 PM 57 Views 18 Comments

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year. Today, on her 16th birthday, she will lead the first ever youth takeover of the UN in New York to speak about the importance education, writes Kelley Farrell.

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?
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Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?

Jul 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 71 Views 27 Comments

Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.

Car bomb kills 15 as British PM visits Pakistan
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Car bomb kills 15 as British PM visits Pakistan

Jun 30th 2013, 11:10 AM 3,566 Views 2 Comments

The car bomb was parked in a market filled with people, officials said.

Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas
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Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas

Jun 23rd 2013, 12:07 PM 9,697 Views 65 Comments

The attackers struck at the foot of one of the world’s highest mountains, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers.

Pakistan tries to smash taboos with its own version of Glee
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Pakistan tries to smash taboos with its own version of Glee

Jun 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 6,478 Views 8 Comments

Gay romance, Islamic extremism, and classic love songs – Pakistan’s answer to Glee has got a lot to live up to.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 2nd 2013, 10:00 AM 13,985 Views 5 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head
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US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head

May 29th 2013, 6:48 PM 6,929 Views 89 Comments

Waliur Rehman the number two in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction died along with at least five others.

Teen rescued after kidnappers lured him through Facebook
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Teen rescued after kidnappers lured him through Facebook

May 27th 2013, 2:15 PM 16,085 Views 9 Comments

The culprits started chatting to the 13-year-old six months ago.

Amazing rearguard action saves Pakistan after Irish battle at Clontarf
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Amazing rearguard action saves Pakistan after Irish battle at Clontarf

May 26th 2013, 6:46 PM 3,524 Views 12 Comments

Ed Joyce cracked a century for the underdog Irish against the former One Day world champions.

16 children die in Pakistan school bus fire
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16 children die in Pakistan school bus fire

May 25th 2013, 8:43 AM 2,383 Views 13 Comments

The blaze was apparently caused by a spark when the driver of the dual-fuel van switched from gas to petrol.

A 4 off the final ball earns Ireland a thrilling tie with Pakistan
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A 4 off the final ball earns Ireland a thrilling tie with Pakistan

May 23rd 2013, 8:22 PM 2,391 Views 11 Comments

Stirling and O’Brien were the heroes for the home team.

Ireland ready for visit of cricket heavyweights Pakistan to Clontarf
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Ireland ready for visit of cricket heavyweights Pakistan to Clontarf

May 22nd 2013, 3:00 PM 1,018 Views 0 Comments

In their last result against a Full Member nation, Ireland lost to Australia by seven wickets at the T20 World Cup.

14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections
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14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections

May 12th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,479 Views 1 Comment

Nawaz Sharif’s party is set to dominate Pakistan’s assembly but it will have no overall majority following a campaign dominated by the economy and US policy in the region.

The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican
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The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican

May 11th 2013, 8:05 PM 13,491 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Irish journalist Declan Walsh ordered to leave Pakistan
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Irish journalist Declan Walsh ordered to leave Pakistan

May 11th 2013, 3:51 PM 12,190 Views 8 Comments

The former Sunday Business Post journalist has been Pakistan bureau chief for the New York Times since January 2012.

11 dead in Karachi bomb blast as voting takes place in Pakistan
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11 dead in Karachi bomb blast as voting takes place in Pakistan

May 11th 2013, 9:18 AM 3,609 Views 5 Comments

More than 86 million people are eligible to vote as the elections marks the first transition from one civilian government to another in the country’s 66 year history.

Video: Imran Khan falls on campaign trail in Pakistan
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Video: Imran Khan falls on campaign trail in Pakistan

May 8th 2013, 8:53 AM 5,173 Views 4 Comments

The former cricketer took a tumble from platform in the city of Lahore just days before the election.

Malala to become honorary member of DIT students' union
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Malala to become honorary member of DIT students' union

Apr 29th 2013, 2:00 PM 6,123 Views 31 Comments

Malala Yousufzai grabbed worldwide headlines last year when she survived an attempted assassination in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

Powerful quake strikes Afghanistan, tremors felt in Pakistan
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Powerful quake strikes Afghanistan, tremors felt in Pakistan

Apr 24th 2013, 11:27 AM 2,758 Views 6 Comments

The 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 65 kilometres, close to the Pakistani border.