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#Pakistan

# pakistan - Monday 27 May, 2013

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

Teen rescued after kidnappers lured him through Facebook

May 27th 2013, 2:15 PM 16,092 Views 9 Comments

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

# pakistan - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Amazing rearguard action saves Pakistan after Irish battle at Clontarf
# Agonising
From The42
# Agonising

Amazing rearguard action saves Pakistan after Irish battle at Clontarf

May 26th 2013, 6:46 PM 3,551 Views 12 Comments

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

# pakistan - Saturday 25 May, 2013

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

16 children die in Pakistan school bus fire

May 25th 2013, 8:43 AM 2,389 Views 13 Comments

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

# pakistan - Thursday 23 May, 2013

A 4 off the final ball earns Ireland a thrilling tie with Pakistan
# Drawing Comfort
From The42
# Drawing Comfort

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

May 23rd 2013, 8:22 PM 2,395 Views 11 Comments

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

# pakistan - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Ireland ready for visit of cricket heavyweights Pakistan to Clontarf
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

Ireland ready for visit of cricket heavyweights Pakistan to Clontarf

May 22nd 2013, 3:00 PM 1,034 Views 0 Comments

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

# pakistan - Sunday 12 May, 2013

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

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

May 12th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,491 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.

# pakistan - Saturday 11 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added 114-year-old Mexican
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

May 11th 2013, 8:05 PM 13,519 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Irish journalist Declan Walsh ordered to leave Pakistan

May 11th 2013, 3:51 PM 12,210 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
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

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

May 11th 2013, 9:18 AM 3,624 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.

# pakistan - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

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

Video: Imran Khan falls on campaign trail in Pakistan

May 8th 2013, 8:53 AM 5,191 Views 4 Comments

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

# pakistan - Friday 3 May, 2013

# pakistan - Monday 29 April, 2013

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

Malala to become honorary member of DIT students' union

Apr 29th 2013, 2:00 PM 6,134 Views 31 Comments

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

# pakistan - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

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

Powerful quake strikes Afghanistan, tremors felt in Pakistan

Apr 24th 2013, 11:27 AM 2,769 Views 6 Comments

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

# pakistan - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Musharraf in Pakistan court over Bhutto killing
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Musharraf in Pakistan court over Bhutto killing

Apr 23rd 2013, 2:00 PM 3,838 Views 2 Comments

He appeared before an anti-terrorism court for the first time over the murder of the former prime minister.

# pakistan - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Pakistan court extends Musharraf custody
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan court extends Musharraf custody

Apr 20th 2013, 12:18 PM 3,177 Views 5 Comments

He was arrested yesterday ahead of key elections – the arrest was due to Musharraf’s decision to sack judges when he imposed emergency rule in November 2007.

# pakistan - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Pakistan's Musharraf flees court to avoid arrest
# Musharraf
# Musharraf

Pakistan's Musharraf flees court to avoid arrest

Apr 18th 2013, 3:18 PM 5,657 Views 8 Comments

A court in Peshawar disqualified Musharraf from running in the parliamentary election scheduled for 11 May.

# pakistan - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Suicide attack kills eight at Pakistan election rally
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Suicide attack kills eight at Pakistan election rally

Apr 16th 2013, 5:58 PM 3,253 Views 14 Comments

It was the fourth deadly attack on politicians or political parties in three days as the country prepares to hold historic polls on 11 May.

Musharraf disqualified from next month's election in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Musharraf disqualified from next month's election in Pakistan

Apr 16th 2013, 1:48 PM 3,561 Views 2 Comments

The retired general is on bail over the 2007 killing of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and the 2006 death of a rebel leader from the region of Baluchistan, and for sacking judges when he imposed emergency rule in 2007.

At least 40 killed in 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

At least 40 killed in 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Iran

Apr 16th 2013, 1:16 PM 5,003 Views 11 Comments

The massive earthquake, close to the Pakistani border, was felt as far away as Abu Dhabi and New Delhi.

Pakistani Taliban say they are not responsible for Boston bombing
# Boston Marathon
# Boston Marathon

Pakistani Taliban say they are not responsible for Boston bombing

Apr 16th 2013, 9:57 AM 15,667 Views 124 Comments

“We believe in attacking [the] US and its allies but we are not involved in this attack.”

# pakistan - Sunday 7 April, 2013

NATO strike kills 10 children in Afghanistan: officials
# War
# War

NATO strike kills 10 children in Afghanistan: officials

Apr 7th 2013, 2:15 PM 4,992 Views 45 Comments

Eight militants also died in the attack and six women were injured.

# pakistan - Friday 29 March, 2013

Video: Pakistani lawyer throws shoe at Musharraf in court
# Protest
# Protest

Video: Pakistani lawyer throws shoe at Musharraf in court

Mar 29th 2013, 10:06 AM 4,845 Views 19 Comments

The shoe was thrown at the ex-dictator as he walked to a courtroom to extend his bail on charges of conspiracy to murder and sacking judges.

# pakistan - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Former president Musharraf returns to Pakistan, vows to ‘save’ country
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Former president Musharraf returns to Pakistan, vows to ‘save’ country

Mar 24th 2013, 4:30 PM 3,474 Views 5 Comments

A crowd of hundreds turned out to welcome the former military ruler at Karachi Airport as he ended his four years of exile ahead of elections in May.

# pakistan - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Convictions for acid attacks triple in Pakistan under tough new laws
# Attacks
# Attacks

Convictions for acid attacks triple in Pakistan under tough new laws

Mar 9th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,460 Views 6 Comments

The Pakistani government brought in tough new penalties in a bid to stop the dozens of acid attacks which take place every year.

# pakistan - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report
# WARFARE
# WARFARE

US senator says 4,700 killed in drone strikes: report

Feb 20th 2013, 9:35 PM 8,163 Views 56 Comments

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of drone use, has openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the total death toll.

# pakistan - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Bomb in Pakistan kills 47, injures 200
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Bomb in Pakistan kills 47, injures 200

Feb 16th 2013, 4:05 PM 3,318 Views 52 Comments

The bomb exploded in Hazara town, an area dominated by Shiites on the outskirts of Quetta.

# pakistan - Monday 4 February, 2013

Video: Malala says she has been given a "second life" to keep campaigning
# Malala
# Malala

Video: Malala says she has been given a "second life" to keep campaigning

Feb 4th 2013, 8:43 PM 6,344 Views 11 Comments

The 15-year-old schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban said she is “getting better day by day”.

# pakistan - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Suicide attack at Pakistan checkpost leaves 24 dead
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Suicide attack at Pakistan checkpost leaves 24 dead

Feb 2nd 2013, 4:56 PM 37 Views 0 Comments

Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan’s troubled northwest today, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians.

# pakistan - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Pakistan court orders PM arrest as protesters defiant
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan court orders PM arrest as protesters defiant

Jan 15th 2013, 1:30 PM 3,239 Views 4 Comments

Police fired tear gas in clashes with protesters throwing stones and brandishing sticks.

# pakistan - Friday 11 January, 2013

Fears for Pakistan's future as blasts kill 115
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Fears for Pakistan's future as blasts kill 115

Jan 11th 2013, 9:33 AM 3,754 Views 20 Comments

An Sunni extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack – one of the most deadly in Pakistan’s history and the worst single attack ever against Shiites in the country.

# pakistan - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Suicide bombers kill 81 people at Quetta snooker hall
# Suicide Bombs
# Suicide Bombs

Suicide bombers kill 81 people at Quetta snooker hall

Jan 10th 2013, 8:43 PM 7,269 Views 22 Comments

An earlier attack saw 11 people lose their lives.

Bomb placed under security vehicle kills 11 in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Bomb placed under security vehicle kills 11 in Pakistan

Jan 10th 2013, 12:37 PM 1,657 Views 0 Comments

Paramilitary personnel were targeted in the attack, which killed 11 people and injured a further 27.

# pakistan - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Pakistani and Indian troops exchange fire in Kashmir
# Kashmir
# Kashmir

Pakistani and Indian troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Jan 6th 2013, 11:30 AM 4,490 Views 10 Comments

Each side has blamed the other for the flare-up and Pakistan has said one of its soldiers was killed in the exchange.

# pakistan - Friday 4 January, 2013

VIDEO: Malala discharged from hospital
# Hero
# Hero

VIDEO: Malala discharged from hospital

Jan 4th 2013, 8:40 PM 8,547 Views 25 Comments

The teenage activist is recovering after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

# pakistan - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Pakistan says US drones killed senior Taliban figure
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan says US drones killed senior Taliban figure

Jan 3rd 2013, 2:33 PM 4,101 Views 41 Comments

Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir was among nine people killed in the drone strike.

# pakistan - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK
# Malala
# Malala

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK

Jan 2nd 2013, 8:18 PM 7,522 Views 15 Comments

Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham and her father has now been offered a role as Pakistan’s education attache in the city.

# pakistan - Monday 31 December, 2012

Bangladesh pull out of landmark tour of Pakistan
# Safety Concerns
From The42
# Safety Concerns

Bangladesh pull out of landmark tour of Pakistan

Dec 31st 2012, 4:55 PM 474 Views 0 Comments

Pakistan have not hosted an official international cricket tour since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in March 2009.

# pakistan - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan

Dec 29th 2012, 6:46 PM 9,402 Views 6 Comments

The deaths have all come in the last four days, with most of the fatalities thought to be drug addicts seeking a fix.