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Pakistan’s Police Detain 1,500 in Crackdown on Opposition

October 31 – Pakistani police launched a nation-wide crackdown overnight, arresting at least 1,500 supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan ahead of an opposition rally planned later this week in Islamabad, officials said Monday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, two police officers said the number of those arrested overnight ranges between 1,500 and 1,800. The arrests

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Six Dead in Pakistan After Strong Quake Rattles South Asia

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, April 11 – Six people were killed across northern Pakistan although there appeared to be no widespread damage after a strong earthquake rattled major cities across South Asia at the weekend, authorities said on Monday. The 6.6-magnitude quake on Sunday startled residents in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and forced some in high-rise

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At Least 55 Killed in Flash Floods in Northern Pakistan

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, April 4 – Flash floods triggered by heavy rain in Pakistan have killed at least 55 people and rescuers were trying on Monday to help thousands of survivors including some cut off by a landslide in a mountain valley, officials said. The weather system that brought the unusually heavy rain was

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