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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... Registration points and camps have been set up to deal with the influx of people in Bannu, but many prefer to travel on to stay with relatives in other areas. Thousands of people including women and children were seen travelling to Bannu by foot on Friday morning. Women were sitting along the roadsides as vehicles and passenger vans kept moving at a snail’s pace in long queues. So far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536944/pakistan-helicopters-pound-rebels-150000-civilians-flee-tribal-areas
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... to US interests. The Taliban wants to impose its version of Islamic law in Pakistan, which includes a ban on music and stricter rules for women. "At stake is the future of Pakistan," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535198/prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-vows-keep-fighting-pakistani-taliban
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani man admits killing first wife to marry bride murdered in honour killing

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... States today branded the incident “heinous”, with State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denouncing “unjustifiable acts against women around the world, especially ¡§violence that occurs ... is an overwhelmingly Muslim nation, and the majority of its citizens long have been fairly conservative. Arranged marriages are the norm among conservative Pakistanis, and hundreds of women are murdered every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521746/husband-pakistani-woman-stoned-death-honour-killing-killed-his-first-wife
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... shirt (to be humble) and begged them to save her.” In parts of Pakistan, a largely Muslim nation of 180 million people, women are expected to agree to arranged marriages and refusal can mean ... Pakistani officials. Most national media outlets gave little attention to the story. Honour killings are so common they usually only rate a paragraph or two. Women have been mutilated and killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1521362/pakistan-pm-demands-probe-honour-killing-pregnant-woman
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan's first women-only bus service gets mixed reviews

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Pakistani commuters welcome freedom from harassment, but some point to deeper problems Women-only bus service has mixed reviews At 7.15am ... this was Pakistan's first commuter bus solely for women, aimed at those sick of wandering hands and unwanted attention on regular services. Some see it as a welcome respite, but detractors warn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443900/pakistans-first-women-only-bus-service-gets-mixed-reviews
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Suicide attacker kills four women in northwest Pakistan

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:33pm by Associated Press

    ... women, police said. It was not clear if the attacker set the vest off deliberately. He had run into the home of the elder, Jan Mohammad Afridi, in the city’s Chamkani area, after local residents ... set off the explosives. Shah said half of Afridi’s house was completely destroyed in the blast and that four bodies of women were recovered from the rubble. He said five others in the house, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425922/suicide-attacker-kills-four-women-northwest-pakistan
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    At least 42 dead, 17 wounded after bus collides with truck in Pakistan

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 11:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi At least 42 dead after bus collides with truck At least 42 people were killed and 17 wounded in southern Pakistan yesterday when a bus travelling to Karachi collided with a truck, police said. The dead included 14 children and 13 women. The accident happened in the town of Sukkur, 425 kilometres north of Karachi in the southern province of Sindh. Fida ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1492256/least-42-dead-17-wounded-after-bus-collides-truck-pakistan
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Family of Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... stones. Residents maintain there was only a peaceful protest. "There were only women in the houses at daytime and they resisted this discontinuing of supply," Yasin said. "Later, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1472102/family-pakistani-baby-charged-attempted-murder-goes-hiding
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    35 killed in Pakistan vehicle pile-up as smuggled fuel catches fire

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... people died at the scene while 30 injured victims were taken out of the destroyed and burned buses. Most of the victims, including women and children, were severely burned and were transported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455040/35-killed-pakistan-vehicle-pile-smuggled-fuel-catches-fire
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi gang members kill 15 passers-by in attack outside market

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... police officer Shah Nawaz said. Nawaz said a notorious gang was behind the attack, and a major search was under way to find and arrest all those who had killed "innocent women, children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448019/karachi-gang-members-kill-15-passers-attack-outside-market

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