video 09 September 2014 World, India

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Flash floods hit India and Pakistan - video

The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reaches 400 as armies from both countries scramble to provide help to victims.

post 06 September 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Has Imran Khan lost Pakistan's latest political match?

Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri want a "popular coup" against Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif. But their experiment in democracy has encountered several basic glitches.

article 01 September 2014 World, Pakistan
Pakistan soldiers take back TV channel from protesters

The headquarters of Pakistan's state television channel are taken back by soldiers and paramilitary forces after demonstrators broke in during a wave of anti-government protests.

post 31 August 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Pakistan election crisis - is history repeating itself?

Pakistan seems to lurch from one political crisis to another and perhaps inevitably, it has got another full-blown emergency on its hands.

article 13 July 2014 World, Pakistan
Malala meets schoolgirl campaigners in Nigeria

Pakistani campaigner Malala Yousafzai visits Nigeria to campaign on behalf of the schoolgirls abducted by rebel group, Boko Haram.

article 28 June 2014 World, Pakistan
Pakistan family slits throats of couple over love marriage

A father kills young daughter and her newlywed husband for marrying without family's consent in eastern Pakistan - in the latest reported case of so-called "honour killings" in the country.

post 20 June 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog North Waziristan: fleeing before the bombardment begins

Pakistani officials say they are giving people a chance to escape before they launch a fully-fledged ground offensive.

article 15 June 2014 World, Pakistan
Pakistan retaliates to Karachi airport attack

Pakistani fighter jets bomb suspected Taliban hideouts in the tribal North Waziristan region after the attack on the country's busiest airport a week ago, according to reports.

article 10 June 2014 World, Pakistan
Pakistan Taliban attack on Karachi Airport Security Force Academy
Confusion surrounds Karachi academy 'attack'

Conflicting reports emerge over an attack on the airport security force academy in Karachi, with one senior officials saying the incident was a "misunderstanding".

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