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93 journalists killed in 2016: press watchdog

Brussels (AFP) – Ninety-three journalists & media staff were killed around the world in the course of their work in 2016, with Iraq & Afghanistan the deadliest countries, the International…

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AP Explains: Violence against Christians in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The suicide bombing in the city of Lahore on Easter underscores how Pakistan's Christian minority has become an effortless target for the country's Islamic militants, although Muslims…

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Pakistan, Iran aim to boost trade to $5 billion

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan & Iran aim to increase annual trade volumes between the two countries to $5 billion by 2021, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said…

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Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after launch of local version

By Tommy Wilkes ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan said on Monday it had removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the Google-owned video-sharing website launched a local version that allows the…

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Pakistan to host 4-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan, Pakistan, China & the United States will hold talks in Islamabad on Monday aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad…

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Pakistan contradicts Afghanistan on venue of next talks on Taliban

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani official said on Wednesday that talks on how to restart a tentative peace dialogue with Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents would be held in…

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Behind the scenes, Pakistan's military helped revive talks with India

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The quiet involvement of Pakistan's powerful military in its foreign policy this year paved the way for reviving a stalled dialogue with India, officials…

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Significant dates surrounding California massacre

Syed Rizwan Farook & his wife, Tashfeen Malik, carried out the Dec. 2 shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people. On Thursday, Enrique Marquez, 24, who grew up…

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Pakistan tests ballistic missile with intermediate range

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it's test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile — one that can carry a nuclear warhead & reach all corners of India, as well as the…

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Pakistan facing climate 'calamity' if warnings go unheeded

Karachi (AFP) – Karachi, 2050: The sprawling megacity lies crumbling, desiccated by another deadly heatwave, its millions of inhabitants suffering life-threatening water shortages & unable to buy bread that has…

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