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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    23 drown at Karachi beaches as Pakistani bathers defy ban to celebrate Eid

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:32am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... and friends to swim back to the shore. My brother returned but my two friends were still swimming as the waves got bigger I lost sight of them. “I waited for around three hours but they didn’t ... and a helicopter, as well as civil authorities. Thousands of residents regularly throng Karachi’s beaches on public holidays, with few public parks for picnics. But safety standards are very low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564054/23-drown-karachi-beaches-pakistani-bathers-defy-ban-celebrate-eid
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Saidgai village ate pre-dawn Ramadan meals. "It continued for hours, targeting 11 houses," Malik Mirzal Khan, an elder who lost his daughter and brother in the strikes, said. "A ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... troops moved on the town after six hours of artillery shelling, which began at 3.30am. “They are using tanks and armoured vehicles for ground movement,” a security official said on condition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543674/pakistan-army-luanch-ground-offensive-against-taliban-north-waziristan
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan launches military campaign in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 10:09am by AP

    ... in tribal stronghold Pakistan's army launched a long-expected ground operation in the troubled North Waziristan region yesterday, hours after jets pounded militant hideouts ... as Pakistani forces deploy "Today at about 0130 hours, a number of terrorist hideouts in Dehgan, Datta Khel in North Waziristan were targeted by jet aircraft. The number of terrorists killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533191/airstrikes-kill-about-100-militants-pakistan
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban fighters who stormed Karachi airport were prepared for a drawn-out siege

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... a protracted siege. Seven of the Pakistani Taliban militants, believed to be ethnic Uzbeks aged in their early 20s, were shot dead by Pakistani forces after five hours of intense gunfire. Three more ... International Airport in the five-hour assault which ended at dawn yesterday. The assault, which a Pakistani Taliban statement suggested may have had the goal of hijacking an aircraft, started just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529000/pakistani-taliban-fighters-who-stormed-karachi-airport-were-prepared-drawn
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban attack that leaves 28 dead in Karachi shatters prospects of peace

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Airport attack shatters hopes for peace talks Watch: Dozens killed after Taliban attack Pakistan's main airport The Pakistani Taliban yesterday threatened more attacks after claiming responsibility for a brazen five-hour assault in which gunmen disguised as security guards stormed the international airport in Karachi, set off explosions and killed 18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528954/pakistani-taliban-attack-leaves-28-dead-karachi-shatters-prospects-peace
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani broadcaster Geo News ordered off air for two weeks

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... suspend the licence... for a period of 15 days," the organisation said. Geo stayed on the air for a few hours and reported the news of its own licence being pulled along with a graphic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526921/pakistani-broadcaster-geo-news-ordered-air-two-weeks
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain arrested on money-laundering charge

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by AFP

    ... to a telephone. A few hours later, the MQM announced a major protest and said they would block the city's main MA Jinnah thoroughfare until Hussain's release. "Everyone should come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524917/exiled-mqm-leader-altaf-hussain-arrested-money-laundering-charge
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... said, but his colleagues had fought them off. Later they attacked her near a police station. Officers intervened and held the attackers for an hour before releasing them without charge, he said. ...

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

    Pakistan pounds insurgent hideouts, targeting Uygur separatists

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah, Pakistan

    ... complained the army’s offensive had hit numerous civilians. Grocer Rabbani Khan, 42, said his wife was badly wounded when the shelling began in a blast in the early hours of the morning. “The army ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519233/pakistan-pounds-insurgent-hideouts-third-day-targeting-uygur-separatists

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