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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Dammed if they do…Pakistan's dykes are making flooding worse, not better, experts warn

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... projected to cost US$14 billion. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, an environmental sciences professor at the University of Peshawar, said it showed a lack of long-term planning. "First we build dykes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597597/dammed-if-they-dopakistans-dykes-are-making-flooding-worse-not-better
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Scores killed in Pakistan as heavy rains trigger floods

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 07:07pm by Reuters

    ... killed after heavy rain triggered flash floods, officials there said on Thursday. Pakistan’s civilian governments have long been perceived as riddled by corruption and largely ineffective, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586070/scores-killed-pakistan-heavy-rains-trigger-flash-floods
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... cheating in the May 2013 poll, though international observers said the vote was largely free and fair. Shortly before Khan and Qadri began their protests with "long marches" from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581277/im-going-nowhere-defiant-pm-nawaz-sharif-tells-pakistanis-demanding-he
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi's thirst for water unquenched

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... and American drone strikes in the northern tribal regions, as well as natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes, have pushed people towards a city long seen as Pakistan's economic heart. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580399/karachis-thirst-water-unquenched
  5. 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 and opposition politicians met anti-government protesters yesterday in a bid to end a week-long political crisis that has rattled the restive nation. Thousands of followers of the cricketer turned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577860/pakistani-politicians-meet-protesters-try-end-crisis
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    More than 20,000 rally in Islamabad, calling for Sharif to resign as PM

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... than a metre long. Brigades of men and women in fluorescent jackets had gas masks, swimming goggles and bottles of water. "We are here to disarm the gas shells," explained one ... by the armed forces, which has a long history of mounting coups. Few people fear a coup, but many officials think the threat of unrest will increase the military's hold over the government. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574936/60000-protesters-fill-rain-soaked-streets-push-pakistan-pms-resignation
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Ten Taliban militants killed in attacks on Pakistan air force bases

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by Reuters

    ... has long been used as a base by the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban. More were killed at Khalid air force base, said provincial Inspector General Muhammad Amlish. Khalid is to the north ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574483/ten-taliban-militants-killed-attacks-pakistan-air-force-bases
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... succeed in destabilising the government is likely to depend on the stance taken by a military, which has a long history of mounting coups. While few people think there will be a coup many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574222/clashes-pakistan-after-shots-fired-opposition-leader-imran-khan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by GDN

    ... party, the Pakistan Awami Tehreek and his religious organisation, the Minhaj-ul-Quran. He has long called for revolution, claiming Pakistan's democratic structure is mired in corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571528/islamabad-braced-huge-imran-khan-led-protest-against-sharif
  10. 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

    ... increase. “The coastal area is very long and we cannot say how many people might be still missing – let’s hope the number is not very big.” Several ambulances were seen on the beach where ...

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

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