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Pak teachers being killed in Balochistan: Human Rights Watch


December 14th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 14 (ANI): Human Rights Watch has warned that a number of teachers are being targeted and killed by militants in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan.The BBC quoted report by ... Read more...

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‘Pak govt must provide immediate justice for Baloch atrocities’: Amnesty International


October 27th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27 (ANI): The Pakistan government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months, human rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Afghan president arrives in Pakistan to talk security


September 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad Wednesday to discuss security on the two countries' shared border, a Pakistani official said. During his two-day visit, the Afghan leader ... Read more...

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Toll reaches over 800 in Pakistan floods (Lead)


July 31st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (DPA) The death toll in floods rose to 837 Saturday as rescue workers tried to reach tens of thousands of people stranded in north-western Pakistan, officials said. Rivers bloated by ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods toll tops 670


July 31st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (DPA) The death toll in floods rose to 672 Saturday as rescue workers tried to reach thousands of people stranded in north-western Pakistan, officials said. Rivers bloated by monsoon rains ... Read more...

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Floods kill over 100 in Pakistan


July 29th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (DPA) Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed over 100 people and injured dozens more in Pakistan's north-western province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported Thursday. Thousands more were left ... Read more...

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Seven dead as NATO convoy attacked in Islamabad (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (DPA) Gunmen attacked dozens of trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing seven people and torching the vehicles, police here said Wednesday. Islamabad police chief Kalim Imam ... Read more...

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Volkswagen to sells two million cars a year in China


June 8th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (DPA) Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, said Tuesday it expected to be selling two million cars per year in China within the next two years, moving up an earlier ... Read more...

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10 killed, thousands homeless as Phet hits Pakistan


June 7th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (DPA) Ten people died and thousands were left homeless as tropical cyclone Phet brought heavy rain and flooding to Pakistan's coast, officials said Monday. The chief port of Karachi was ... Read more...

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Pakistan confirms arrest of Afghan Taliban military chief (Second Lead, Changing Dateline)


February 16th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (DPA) The top military commander of the Afghan Taliban was captured in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi in a raid by US and Pakistani intelligence agents, officials ... Read more...

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Bomb wounds police chief in Pakistan


January 26th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (DPA) A roadside bomb injured a senior police chief and three other people Tuesday in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan, police said. Fareed Shah, chief of the Jaffarabad district, was ... Read more...

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Up to 15 Taliban killed by missile attack in Pakistan


July 11th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (DPA) Up to 15 Taliban died and several were injured overnight in a US missile strike in Pakistan's tribal region and clashes with troops in the neighbouring south-western ... Read more...

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Pakistan probing Indian hand in Balochistan: Spokesman


May 21st, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan said Thursday it was probing reports of an Indian hand in the troubles in Balochistan, even as it hoped the sub-continental dialogue process would resume with ... Read more...

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India rubbishes Pakistan’s Balochistan allegation


April 23rd, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India Thursday dimissed as "baseless allegations" Pakistan's claims that New Delhi was backing the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), an insurgent outfit active in Pakistan's south-western province. "These are ... Read more...

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West’s Shangri-la fantasy creates China’s `Virtual Tibet’


March 11th, 2009 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, March 11 (DPA) When Herge's "Adventures of Tintin" spread from Belgium across Europe in the 1960s, Tintin's fictional travels in Tibet featured in one of the most popular strip-cartoon ... Read more...

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China releases democracy activist after nine years


November 6th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (DPA) China Thursday released a well-known dissident after he served more than nine years of a 13-year prison sentence, a Hong Kong-based rights group said.Veteran activist Liu Xianbin was ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber, dozens of Taliban killed in Afghanistan (Lead)


August 30th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 30 (DPA) A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of international troops in Kabul, killing only himself, while dozens of Taliban militants were killed in clashes with Afghan and international forces ... Read more...

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Musharraf seeks reconciliation with Pakistani coalition


August 14th, 2008 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad/Karachi, Aug 14 (DPA) Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday sought reconciliation with the ruling coalition that dealt another blow to the embattled leader as a third provincial assembly demanded his impeachment. ... Read more...

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Sindh Assembly passes resolution against Musharraf’s ouster


August 13th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Karachi, Aug 13 (DPA) The 168-member assembly of the southern province of Sindh Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution that demanded a vote of confidence on President Pervez Musharraf in the presidential electoral ... Read more...

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38 killed as Pakistani forces clamp down on rebels


July 21st, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, July 21 (DPA) Clashes between paramilitary troops and militants left at least 38 people dead and dozens injured in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan, media reports said Monday. Fighting broke out ... Read more...

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30 missing in El Salvador bus accident


July 5th, 2008 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador (El Salvador), July 4 (IANS) Around 30 people were missing Friday in El Salvador after their bus fell into a river in the south-western province of La Libertad, Spain's EFE ... Read more...

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Bomb blast kills three policemen in Afghanistan


July 2nd, 2008 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Kabul, July 2 (Xinhua) At least three policemen were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a convoy of the provincial governor in Afghanistan's south-western province of Nimroz, officials ... Read more...

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Four coalition troops killed in Afghanistan


June 28th, 2008 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
DPA Kabul, June 27 (DPA) Four US-led coalition troops were killed and five were wounded in two attacks in Afghanistan while a key local Taliban commander was also killed in fighting, officials said ... Read more...

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China penalises 43 erring quake relief officials


June 23rd, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 23 (Xinhua) China has penalised 43 erring officials tasked with the supply of relief materials to the victims of the devastating earthquake in the south-western province of Sichuan. The quake ... Read more...

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China plans sterilisation reversal in quake zone


June 6th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 6 (Xinhua) Chinese authorities are planning to send a medical team to help willing parents in the quake-hit areas to have another child. The team will perform surgery to reverse ... Read more...

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Dozens of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan: Police


June 2nd, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Kabul, June 2 (DPA) An Afghan police official said Monday their forces backed by international troops killed and wounded dozens of militants after Taliban fighters attacked police posts in western Afghanistan. Around ... Read more...

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Over 100 rebels killed in Afghan operation to retake Taliban town


May 31st, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kabul, May 31 (DPA) Afghan interior ministry claimed Saturday that their forces killed more than 100 Taliban insurgents, including five rebel commanders, in an operation in which they took control of a ... Read more...

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China allocates $2.2 bn for relief, quake toll over 60,000


May 24th, 2008 - 8:37 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 24 (Xinhua) The Chinese government has allocated 15.1 billion yuan ($2.2 billion) for quake relief operations so far, the country's finance ministry said Saturday.x The ministry said 11.1 billion yuan ... Read more...

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Five civilians, two NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan


May 21st, 2008 - 3:10 am ICT by admin
DPA Kabul, May 20 (DPA) Five civilians were killed in a roadside attack, while two NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, where a police official was also killed by ... Read more...

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Chinese companies donate $500 mn for quake relief


May 18th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua) Chinese companies have donated more than 3.5 billion Yuan ($501 million) in cash and goods for earthquake relief work, web-portal Sina.com reported Sunday. The contribution doubled since Wednesday ... Read more...

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China quake toll rises to 32,477


May 18th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua) The toll in Monday's devastating earthquake in China rose to 32,477 Sunday, the emergency response office of the State Council said. The quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter ... Read more...

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All nuclear facilities in quake-hit areas safe: China


May 18th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua) All the nuclear facilities in the earthquake-hit areas are safe and secure, a senior Chinese military officer said here Sunday. Ma Jian, deputy director of the Combat Department ... Read more...

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No precursors to Sichuan quake, top seismologist says


May 18th, 2008 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
By Bill Smith Beijing, May 18 (DPA) No significant precursory seismic activity was detected that could have allowed the Chinese government to issue a clear warning before the devastating earthquake in the south-western ... Read more...

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Earthquake not to dampen China corporate profit: JPMorgan Chase


May 17th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 17 (Xinhua) Profit for China's listed companies may grow 20 percent this year despite the strong quake that shook southwestern China, according to a senior official with JPMorgan Chase. "The ... Read more...

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Poor construction to blame for earthquake deaths: UN


May 16th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 16 (DPA) Too many people were dying because of poor construction in high risk zones, UN experts said in a statement issued Friday following the earthquake in China. "We know ... Read more...

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