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Pakistan summons top US diplomat over anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Friday summoned the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland to the foreign ministry and lodged a strong protest with him over a blasphemous video posted on ... Read more...

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9 killed in Peshawar bomb blast (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least nine people including two children were killed and over 20 others injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Friday evening, ... Read more...

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Iran asks Turkey, Qatar to help release pilgrims in Syria


August 5th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 5 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on Turkey and Qatar to help release 48 Iranian Shia pilgrims abducted in Syria, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey team completes Olympic training at Abbottabad


July 9th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Pakistan's 18-member hockey team has completed its 10-day training camp for the upcoming London Olympics in the northwestern city of Abbottabad, an official said Monday.The Green-shirts ... Read more...

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Pakistani man kills mother, brothers, himself


June 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A man in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar shot himself dead after killing his mother and two brothers following a family brawl, Geo News reported ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande: The next president of France


May 7th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande who defeated incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff in France, has never held a government post at the ... Read more...

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Rapper killed in Colombia


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa was fatally shot in an attack that targeted two people accompanying him, authorities in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Samsung to build memory chip plant in China


April 11th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Samsung Electronics will build a memory chip plant in China's northwestern city of Xi'an with an investment of $7 billion.The plant will manufacture 100,000 memory ... Read more...

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15 dead, over 30 hurt in Pakistan blast (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 15 people, including two children, were killed and over 30 injured Thursday when a massive explosion ripped through a bus stop in Pakistan's northwestern ... Read more...

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Animal rights activists protest bullfighting in Colombia


February 6th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) Some 180 half-naked people in the northwestern city of Medellin positioned themselves to form the word "stop" to demand an end to bullfighting in Colombia."'Stop. That's ... Read more...

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German arrested in Islamabad


January 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) A German national was arrested Friday in the Pakistani capital for illegally staying in the country.Police carried out a raid Friday morning at the house where ... Read more...

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Iran stoning woman ‘not about to be hanged’


December 29th, 2011 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) The Iranian mother of two whose death-by-stoning sentence was suspended earlier last year does not risk being hanged, according to the justice chief of a southern ... Read more...

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He fled jail only to be caught 15 years later


December 15th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) A man who escaped from a jail in China by tunnelling his way out with bare hands has been nabbed after nearly 15 years, police said.Li ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik thanks Taliban for not attacking Shias


December 7th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has thanked the Taliban for not attacking Shia Muslims during their religious rituals Tuesday."I am thankful to the Taliban who ... Read more...

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Pakistani military intelligence chief appears before Osama panel


October 12th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) A Pakistani commission, investigating the US sneak raid to kill Osama bin Laden in the northwestern city of Abbottabad near Islamabad on May 2, Wednesday questioned ... Read more...

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Pakistan bars US diplomats from travel without permission


October 12th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistani police Wednesday refused to allow American diplomats to go out of the port city of Karachi without proper travel documents, local media reported.Four vehicles of ... Read more...

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Russia to get 20 new national parks: Putin


September 6th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 20 national parks and 11 natural reserves will be opened in Russia over the next 10 years, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said."Eleven ... Read more...

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Juanes begins Spanish tour


July 18th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Vigo (Spain), July 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian musician Juanes began his Spanish tour before 12,000 fans in the northwestern city of Vigo.With precision punctuality, Juanes appeared onstage at 11 p.m. with ... Read more...

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Violent incidents in Pakistan since Osama’s killing


May 23rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The following is a timeline of violent incidents in Pakistan since the May 2 killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a US ... Read more...

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US consulate vehicles targeted in Peshawar blast, one dead (Second Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 10 people, including two Americans, were injured Friday in a powerful explosion that targeted US consulate vehicles in ... Read more...

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One dead, two Americans among injured in Peshawar blast (Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 10 people, including two Americans, were injured Friday in a powerful blast in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, media ... Read more...

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One dead in Peshawar blast


May 20th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five wounded Friday in a powerful blast in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar. The explosion occurred at about 8.30 ... Read more...

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30 killed in twin suicide blasts in Pakistan


May 13th, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and over 40 others injured in twin suicide blasts Friday morning at a paramilitary centre in Pakistan, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Colombian prosecutor gets 15 years for drug links


March 11th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 11 (IANS/EFE) A senior Colombian prosecutor was sentenced to 15 years in prison for colluding with right-wing militia and drug traffickers.Guillermo Leon Valencia Cossio committed a "varied mix ... Read more...

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25 killed, over 50 hurt in suicide blast at funeral in northwest Pakistan


March 9th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 9(ANI): At least 25 people were killed and over fifty others wounded in a suicide blast in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday.A suicide bomber hit a funeral in ... Read more...

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Taliban destroy five govt schools in Pak tribal region for imparting “unIslamic teachings”


February 27th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 27(ANI): The Taliban blew up five government school buildings in Pakistan's lawless tribal region near the northwestern city of Peshawar for promoting unIslamic teachings.The militants blew up the schools ... Read more...

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US citizen held in Pakistan on ‘illegal stay’ charges files bail plea in court


February 27th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 27(ANI): US citizen Aaron Mark De Haven, who had been arrested by the police in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on 'illegal stay' charges, has filed a bail plea in ... Read more...

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US citizen held in Pakistan on ‘illegal stay’ charges remanded to 14-day judicial custody


February 26th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 26(ANI): US citizen Aaron Mark De Haven, who had been arrested by police in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on 'illegal stay' charges, has been sent to jail on a ... Read more...

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Nine killed, several injured in car-bomb explosion in Peshawar


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 2(ANI): At least nine people were killed and over a dozen others injured after an explosive-laden car went off in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday.The blast took place ... Read more...

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Remote-controlled bomb kills cop, wounds three others in Peshawar


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 23(ANI): A remote-controlled bomb exploded near a police van in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday, killing one constable and injuring three others, including a passer-by.According to police, the ... Read more...

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Elderly British national dies in police custody in Pakistan


January 18th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 18(ANI): A 70-year-old British man died of kidney failure in Pakistan following his arrest for suspected arson, a police office has said.The investigating officer, Fazlur Rehman, said the man was ... Read more...

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Four police officers killed as militants target police vehicle, security checkpoint in Pak


January 13th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 13(ANI): Four police officers were killed and nine others wounded, when militants targeted a police vehicle and a security checkpoint with bombs in northwest Pakistan on Thursday.In the first ... Read more...

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Iran holds funeral for air crash victims


January 11th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 11 (IANS) Iran held a funeral ceremony Tuesday for the victims of Sunday's air crash near the airport of the northwestern city of Orumiyeh, a media report said.Iran's Coroner Organisation ... Read more...

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72 killed in Iran plane crash (Third Lead)


January 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 10 (IANS) Seventy-two people, including 12 crew members, were killed when a plane with 105 people on board crashed in northwest Iran.The remaining 33 people were seriously injured in the ... Read more...

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1000 North Koreans jailed for watching South Korean TV shows, films


December 6th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Dec 6(ANI): Over 1000 North Koreans have reportedly been jailed for secretly watching South Korean television shows and films, a Seoul-based defector group has said.North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS) said that ... Read more...

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