Pakistan


Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves - UN

2015-07-01 18:44

The UN has urged countries to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change.

Pakistan morgues run out of space as heat wave kills 1 000

2015-06-25 13:11

The worst heat wave to hit Pakistan's southern city of Karachi for nearly 35 years has killed more than 1 000 people, a charity says, as morgues ran out of space and public hospitals struggled to cope.

Deadly Pakistan heatwave shows signs of easing

2015-06-24 16:14

A deadly heatwave that has killed nearly 700 people in southern Pakistan has showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.

Death toll from Pakistan heat wave rises to over 450

2015-06-23 10:50

More than 450 people have now died from a three-day heat wave in southern Pakistan, officials say, as medics battle to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

English city stunned by family's flight to ISIS

2015-06-19 20:23

Zahoor Ahmed shakes his head in disbelief as he surveys the back of a terraced house belonging to the family of the three Dawood sisters, believed to have travelled to Syria to join ISIS.

Pakistan lifts ban on Save the Children charity

2015-06-14 18:08

Pakistan has allowed international charity Save the Children to resume operations, officials, days after its offices were sealed for working against the "national interest".

Pakistan hangs man who was 15 when convicted

2015-06-10 09:55

Pakistan has executed a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for murder and whose lawyers say was tortured into confessing, in a case that has prompted concern among rights groups and the United Nations.

19 militants, 7 Pakistani soldiers killed in combat

2015-06-08 13:26

At least 19 Islamist rebels and seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in combat near the Afghan border, the military says, in the deadliest incident for the army in months.

Bangladesh, India sign border agreement

2015-06-06 23:00

India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to simplify their 4 000km border and clarify the identities of 52 000 living in enclaves.

Pakistan frees 8 of 10 Malala 'attackers'

2015-06-05 19:30

A Pakistani court has freed eight out of 10 people charged with organising the shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai.

 

Morgues run out of space as heat wave in Pakistan kills over 1,000

2015-06-26 08:48

An influx of dead body bags have stacked up on the floor of morgues after the worst heat wave hit Pakistan's southern city of Karachi in nearly 35 years.

UK finds 300 child sex abuse suspects

2015-06-24 21:58

Roughly 300 possible suspects have been identified in an investigation into large-scale child sex abuse in a northern English city.

Pakistan declares state of emergency after heatwave kills over 700

2015-06-24 13:00

The government has declared a state of emergency in Karachi, Pakistan's largest southern city, after a heatwave killed more than 700 people there and left thousands fighting for their lives at hospitals.

Heat wave kills over 120 in Pakistan's Karachi

2015-06-22 08:49

An intense heat wave killed more than 120 people over the weekend in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi, officials say.

Pakistan Ramadan reprieve for death row inmates

2015-06-18 18:15

Pakistan's proposed ban on executions during the holy month of Ramadan is set to come into force after the hanging of nearly 170 death row inmates so far this year.

Brothers in NYC terror plot get max sentences

2015-06-11 19:06

Maximum prison sentences for two Pakistani-born brothers in Florida-based NYC terror plot.

Depressed dad kills 4 daughters

2015-06-08 21:11

A Pakistani man, who was on anti-depressants, has murdered his four young daughters in the central province of Punjab.

5 killed in sectarian attack in Pakistan

2015-06-07 19:40

Gunmen have killed five people after storming two tea shops belonging to the Hazara Shi’ite Muslim community in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta.

Eight Malala 'suspects' still in custody

2015-06-06 16:11

Eight of the 10 men acquitted by a court over the attempted murder of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai are still being held in custody on other charges.

Pakistan wants snow leopard back from US zoo

2015-06-04 14:31

Pakistan wants a Himalayan snow leopard back from New York's Bronx Zoo, a minister says, almost a decade after the orphaned cub was sent to the United States for better care.

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