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Wife 'kills' husband, 12 others with poisoned lassi

2017-11-01 05:54

A Pakistani woman who gave her husband poisoned milk ended up killing him and 12 of his family when the tainted liquid was turned into a yoghurt drink and served to him and his relatives, police have said.

'Pakistani butcher' wanted for 70 murders arrested in Hungary

2017-10-26 11:32

A Pakistani man wanted by Interpol for "70 contract murders" has been arrested in Hungary among a group of migrants caught trying to reach Austria.

7 bodies recovered from collapsed mine

2017-10-21 21:39

Pakistani official says rescue workers have recovered the bodies of seven mine workers who were buried under a landslide in the country's southwest.

Abducted hostage couple, 3 kids rescued from terrorist captivity after 5 years

2017-10-13 10:08

Five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children – all three born in captivity – are free after a dramatic rescue orchestrated by the US and Pakistani governments.

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

2017-08-14 19:00

Pakistan has celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with fireworks and plans for the country's largest air display, as the military's top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast.

Study: Being outside could become deadly in South Asia

2017-08-03 13:31

A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century that it will be deadly just being outdoors

Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM ousted

2017-07-29 07:41

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.

Death toll in Lahore suicide bombing rises to 26

2017-07-25 08:19

Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has killed 26 people and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, in the eastern city of Lahore

Building in Pakistan collapses, killing at least 2 residents

2017-07-18 12:21

A dilapidated, three-story building in a poorer neighbourhood of the Pakistani port city of Karachi has collapsed as the residents slept, killing at least two people and injuring another eight.

Border attack from Pakistan kills 2 Iranians

2017-07-16 12:00

Two Iranian civilians have been killed in a cross-border attack by Pakistani insurgents, the Revolutionary Guards have said.

 

Pakistani court issues arrest warrant for ex-premier Sharif

2017-10-26 15:03

A Pakistani judge has issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear in court to face corruption charges.

Police find beheaded body of transgender person

2017-10-22 20:01

The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.

At least 6 killed, several wounded in Pakistan suicide blast

2017-10-18 10:18

At least six people have been killed and many wounded in an apparent suicide blast targeting a police vehicle during the morning rush hour in Pakistan's restive southwest, officials have said.

Bomb kills six in northwest Pakistan

2017-09-17 19:29

A roadside bomb has killed a local government official and five policemen in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

Pakistan housekeeper set alight after not repaying debt

2017-08-10 05:05

A housekeeper has died after being set alight by her employers in Pakistan's Punjab province for failing to repay a debt, police say.

Sharif loyalist Abbasi takes over as new Pakistan PM

2017-08-01 19:48

Pakistan's parliament has elected ruling party loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister.

Sharif ousted as Pakistan Prime Minister

2017-07-28 11:04

Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations.

Blast kills 15, injures 20 in Pakistan's Lahore

2017-07-24 14:32

An explosion killed at least 15 people and injured 20 in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore Monday, rescue officials said, but it was not immediately clear what caused the blast.

Pakistani soldiers drown in river after Indian attack

2017-07-16 19:37

Pakistan's army says four of its soldiers have drowned in a river in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir after their vehicle was hit by Indian gunfire.

Bomb kills police chief, 2 others in southwest Pakistan

2017-07-10 15:59

A Pakistani spokesperson says a roadside bomb has struck a vehicle carrying a police chief in the southwestern town of Chaman near the Afghan border, killing him, his guard and a civilian.

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