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25 min ago | The Independent

At least 17 drowned after boat carrying wedding party hits flood debris in Pakistan

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies At least 17 people were killed in Pakistan after a boat carrying a wedding party hit debris from a dyke that has been blown up to save a town from severe flooding.


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4 hrs ago | The China Post

Militant attack on army fort kills three in northwest Pakistan

Three paramilitary soldiers were killed when a group of militants launched a rocket attack on a mountain fort in Pakistan's troubled northwest early Sunday, security officials said. The midnight attack took place in the Spinwam area of North Waziristan tribal district on the Afghan border, where the military launched a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents in June.


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8 hrs ago | ABC News

Pakistan Flood Sinks Boat Carrying Wedding Party

Members of an Islamic charity group Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation, load relief goods on to a truck going to flood affected areas, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.


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12 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

13, 2014. . A Kashmiri carries items salvaged from his damaged house and he walks on a ladder to reach his neighbor's house in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sept.


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17 hrs ago | NWAonline

Talks in Pakistan halted after arrests

Pakistani police apprehend opposition leaders Saturday who were trying to block a prison van full of anti-government activists in Islamabad. Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weeks-long sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014


Pakistan Diverts Rivers to Save Cities from Floods

Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan, a city famous for its Sufi saints.

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Scores of Villages Swamped by Floods in Central Pakistan

Islamabad, Dhu-AlQa'dah 18, 1435, Sep 13, 2014, SPA - Authorities were struggling Saturday to rescue thousands of people stranded by floods in more than 100 villages in central Pakistan, dpa quoted officials as saying.


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Big News

Delhi Exhibition Fosters India-Pakistan Trade Ties

Indian and Pakistani business owners this week descended on an exhibition in New Delhi aimed at improving trade linkages between the countries. In 2011, when India and Pakistan resumed a bilateral discourse, commerce was billed as a key confidence-building measure to reducing distrust and lowering barriers.

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Brandon Sun

Pakistan police arrest anti-government activists amid lingering political turmoil

Women supporters Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri offer Friday prayers camping outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 12, 2014.


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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Death toll climbs in India, Pakistan floods

Najeeb, 60, woke to warnings that a flood was imminent in the Gogjibagh locality of Srinagar, Kashmir, where she and her husband live. Residents were advised to leave and move to safer areas.


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ABC News

Pakistan Arrests Scores of Opposition Activists

Pakistan's opposition says police have arrested scores of activists in an effort to stop them from participating in weekslong sit-ins in the capital, Islamabad. Jehanghir Tareen, a leader of the party of famed cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, said a large number of party activists were captured during overnight raids which started Friday and continued Saturday.


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The Star Online

Bomb kills three, wounds 16 in southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan: A bomb explosion on a busy road in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Saturday killed three people, including a paramilitary soldier, and wounded at least 16 other people, security officials said. The bomb, planted in a car parked by the side of the road on a crowded crossroads in Quetta city, apparently targeted a paramilitary vehicle passing the area.


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News9 Oklahoma City

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

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India seeking Pakistan response on missing Indian engineer

India said Friday that it has written to Pakistan more than 15 times but received no reply so far on the whereabouts of a 27-year-old engineer, Nihal Hamid Ansari, who has been untraceable since he crossed over to Pakistan from Afghanistan in November 2012. According to external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, the man's mother moved the Peshawar High Court and the matter is with it at present.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Nation

226 Pakistanis released from Libyan jails

Islamabad- A total of 226 Pakistanis have been released from Libyan jails since March this year. According to Foreign Office, due attention is being paid for release of detained Pakistani nationals in Libya and since March this year, 226 detainees have been released out of total 300.


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Daily Times

Chinese president wants to visit Pakistan - as early as possible' : September 13, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: The Chinese president has expressed his desire to visit Pakistan "as early as possible," Foreign Office said on Friday. As per the details, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met the Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit at Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday.


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Daily Times

Pakistan offers one of world's best investment regimes: envoy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Ambassador to Germany Syed Hasan Javed on Thursday urged the German medium and small enterprises to invest in Pakistan as it offers one of the best investment regimes in the world on foreign investment. He was addressing the participants of a "Pakistan Business Day" conference organised by the embassy under the aegis of Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin, according to a message received here from Pakistan's Embassy in Berlin, Germany.


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The Washington Post

Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

Pakistan's army announced Friday that it had arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women. Army spokesman Gen.


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The Star Online

Pakistan schoolgirl Malala's attackers arrested

ISLAMABAD: The Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country's restive northwest two years ago have been arrested, the army said Friday. Militants boarded the teenage activist's school bus and shot her in the head in October 2012 for her outspoken views on girls' education, in an attack that also wounded two of her friends.


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South China Morning Post

Floods threaten Pakistan's cotton fields, Srinagar - drowned completely'

The main city in Indian Kashmir has "drowned completely" under water, a senior official said yesterday, with the floods now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its cotton industry. The floods began in Kashmir after heavy monsoon rains and are now progressing downstream through Pakistan, washing away thousands of villages and large areas of important farmland.


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