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article 24 June 2015 World, Pakistan
Man with heatstroke on stretcher (Getty)
Pakistan: extreme heatwave kills over 800 people

Over 800 people die in Karachi as the worst heatwave for a decade sends temperatures in Pakistan's Sindh province soaring to 45 degrees Celsius at the same time as many are fasting for Ramadan.

article 12 May 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Osama bin Laden's death: claim and counter-claim

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is panned for trashing the official version of the Osama bin Laden assassination - so should we start believing other outlandish theories about the killing?

article 30 April 2015 World, Pakistan
Malala Yousafzai
Ten jailed for Pakistan Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai

Ten men are jailed for 25 years each for their role in 2012 Pakistan Taliban shooting attack on education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai.

article 25 April 2015 World, Pakistan
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Pakistan activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead in Karachi

Sabeen Mahmud, one of Pakistan's most outspoken human rights campaigners, has been killed by armed men after giving a talk in Karachi, writes Saira Jaffer.

article 01 April 2015 World, Iraq
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Death sentence: alarming global rise in capital punishment

A mentally-ill British grandfather is among more than 19,000 people on death row in Pakistan, according to human rights group Amnesty International.

article 15 March 2015 World, Pakistan
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Bomb blasts kill 14 people at churches in Lahore

Fourteen people are killed and nearly 80 wounded after bombs explode outside two churches in Lahore, Pakistan. A Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility.

article 09 March 2015 World, Pakistan
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Meet the Justin Bibis: the Pakistani girls singing Bieber

Two teenage girls from Pakistan, who became internet sensations when their rendition of Justin Bieber's song Baby was posted online, say they sounded out the lyrics before transcribing them into Urdu.

article 13 February 2015 Pakistan
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At least 19 dead in Pakistan Taliban mosque attack

The Pakistan Taliban claim a suicide attack inside a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, which has killed 19 people and injured dozens more.

article 30 January 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic State's new global tactics
by Islamic State's 'exceedingly dangerous' new tactics

The killing of at least 30 security personnel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula could be more than just jihadist violence - but an indication of new and dangerous tactics from the Islamic State group.

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'This is like a cancer. It just keeps spreading.'