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.

article 13 February 2015 Pakistan
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.

video 11 January 2015 World, Pakistan

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Scores killed in Pakistan bus collision - video

Distraught relatives await to receive news, after a crash between a passenger bus and a petrol tanker near Karachi, in southern Pakistan, killed at least 57 people.

post 30 December 2014
How 2014 unfolded - in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.

article 17 December 2014 World, Central African Republic
Children in arms of man
Jonathan Miller by Children: victims of war

The deliberate targeting of so many children has caused outrage across the world. And it's part of an increasing - and horrifying - trend.

article 17 December 2014 World, Pakistan
Grieving relatives beside a coffin of a victim of the Peshawar school massacre (Reuters)
'Does Islam allow this?' Peshawar massacre: a father's story

We spent much of yesterday at Channel 4 News trying to get hold of our friend and former colleague Mushtaq Yusufzai in Peshawar. Late last night he finally posted the following on Facebook:

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