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Families ripped apart in shrine attack – 52 killed, over 105 wounded

KHUZDAR DISTRICT, Pakistan, Nov 13, (AFP): Survivors of a massive bomb attack on a shrine in southwest Pakistan that killed dozens spoke of their horror Sunday after families were ripped apart in a strike showing the expanding reach of the Islamic State group. The blast, later confirmed to be the …

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IS-claimed bombing kills at least 52 at Pakistan shrine: officials

Quetta, Pakistan, Nov 12, 2016 (AFP) -At least 52 people died and more than 100 others were injured Saturday in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, with the Islamic State group claiming the attack. The blast hit worshippers participating in a ceremony at the …

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Bomb kills 43 at Pak shrine – IS claims responsibility for blast

QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 12, (Agencies): At least 43 people died and scores of others were injured when a bomb exploded at a remote Sufishrine in southern Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Saturday, officials said. The blast hit a crowd of worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of Sufisaint …

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Pakistanis worry Trump may favour rival India – President-elect urged to stay engaged

ISLAMABAD, Nov 9, (RTRS): Donald Trump’s surprise election as US president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favour arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nucleararmed neighbours, analysts said on Wednesday. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and Washington …

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2 held over murder of singer – Shiite, Sunni leaders arrested over attacks

KARACHI, Nov 7, (Agencies): Pakistani police have arrested two militants accused of assassinating one of the country’s best known Sufi musicians, a provincial minister said Monday. Amjad Sabri, a renowned Qawwal or sufi singer was shot dead by two gunmen riding a motorcycle in Karachi in June, triggering an outpouring …

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17 dead, 50 injured as Pakistan trains collide

Karachi, Nov 3, 2016 (AFP) -At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more injured after two trains carrying hundreds of passengers collided in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi early Thursday, officials said. Witnesses described watching in horror as one train sped into the city’s Quaidabad Railway Station …

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Pakistan low breastfeeding rates lead to stunted growth ‘crisis’

Dera Murad Jamali, Pakistan, Nov 2, 2016 (AFP) -Mother-of-seven Mah Pari lives in a fertile region of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province — but her two-year-old son, Gul Mir, is crying from hunger as she cradles him in her arms. “All my babies were weak after they were born. Maybe it …

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Opposition abruptly calls off Islamabad ‘lockdown’ – Imran Khan backs off

ISLAMABAD, Nov 1, (Agencies): A Pakistani opposition party on Tuesday abruptly called off a planned “lockdown” of the capital after the Supreme Court paved the way for an investigation into allegations of corruption against the prime minister’s family. Premier Nawaz Sharif has been under growing pressure from opposition parties, mainly …

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Five dead, 40 wounded in Pakistan ship-breaking accident

Quetta, Pakistan, Nov 1, 2016 (AFP) -At least five people were killed and dozens wounded Tuesday when a gas cylinder exploded and started a fire inside an oil tanker being broken up for scrap in southern Pakistan, officials said. The accident happened at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in the southwestern …

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Taboos KO’d by Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo – Support inspires Aziz & Banu to new heights

KARACHI, Oct 31, (AFP): Slim, powerful, and with an unwavering gaze, 19-year-old Razia Banu jabs at the face of her opponent — her own mother, a widow inspired to join her daughter in smashing taboos in Pakistan’s sultry port city Karachi. Mother and daughter are both dressed in loose athletic …

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