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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    I’m going nowhere, defiant PM Nawaz Sharif tells Pakistanis demanding he quit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani prime minister is adamant that his government will stay the course despite protests Resignation out of the question, says defiant Sharif Pakistan's embattled prime minister said he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since a political crisis erupted two weeks ago. ...

  2. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 23, 2012

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Suicide bomber kills 23 in Pakistan ISLAMABAD- A Taliban suicide bomber struck a Shiite Muslim procession near Pakistan's capital, killing 23 people in the latest of a series of bombings targeting Shiites during the holiest month of the year for the sect. The bomber attacked the procession around midnight on Wednesday in the city of Rawalpindi, located next to the capital, ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Slaughter in a Baghdad brothel: suspected Shiite gunmen kill 25 women

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Baghdad Suspected Shiite gunmen kill women in attack recalling darkest days of sectarian strife in Iraq 25 slaughtered at Baghdad brothel Gunmen killed 25 women and wounded ... and found bodies everywhere, some lying on the sofa, some on the ground, and one woman who apparently had tried to hide in a cupboard in the kitchen, shot to death there." Shiite militias have ...

  4. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Malala of Pakistan, Satyarthi of India win Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Oslo 17-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai shares prestigious award with Indian anti-child slavery campaigner Kailash Satyarthi Children's champions win Nobel Peace Prize Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for risking their lives to fight ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... Kurdish politicians formally withdrew from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government. The moves escalated a feud between the Shiite-led central government and the autonomous Kurdish region ... the Baghdad government yesterday. Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said the Kurds would still attend parliament. The bitter political accusations prompted the country's top Shiite cleric to urge ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Lawmakers able to leave by a back entrance as demonstrators continue call for Sharif to resign Thousands of protesters try to block parliament Pakistani ministers ... insurgency, a crippling power crisis and a sluggish economy. Before the talks, thousands of Pakistani protesters had tried to blockade parliament after Qadri told them not to allow anyone in or out. ...

  7. News - World - FILM

    ‘Leviathan’ named best picture at London Film Festival

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... for her performance as a British-Pakistani teenager on the run from her family in “Catch Me Daddy.” The documentary prize went to “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait,” a searing look at war’s ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Campaign by former cricketer alienates other opposition parties and fails to get mass support Khan isolated by call for civil disobedience Lawmakers from Pakistan's third-largest party will resign from parliament to tr ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy protests bring acceptance for ethnic minority youngsters

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... detached due to being ostracised. "But for us, we are passionate, because these polices will affect us, and our children as well," he said. Ansah Malik, of Pakistani descent, said she ... [this sentiment] will change. Finally people will acknowledge that we are Hongkongers." Khan, 24, who is of Pakistani origin but declined to give his full name, said: "We are also ...

  10. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sakharov human rights award for 'Dr Miracle' leading Congo's war on mass rape

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... year, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai won the Sakharov Prize for her campaign to ensure the right of all girls to an education. She was joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize this month. ...




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