article 26 October 2015 World, Afghanistan
Afghanistan earthquake
Earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan, scores killed

A powerful earthquake has killed scores of people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan and officials expect the number of deaths to increase.

article 02 July 2015 World, Pakistan
The train was carrying military personnel and their families when a bridge collapsed.
Pakistan: 12 dead as train plunges into canal

The train was carrying military personnel and their families when a bridge collapsed. The army claims it was sabotage, officials said.

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
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
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
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
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
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.

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