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Wounded Pakistani Girl: College Shouldn’t be Renamed in My Honor

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani girl who was seriously wounded by the Taliban says a decision to rename a girls’ college in her hometown in her honor should be reversed. Fifteen-year old Malala Yousafzai was returning from school in Pakistan’s northwestern Swat Valley in October when Taliban gunmen shot her, saying she had spoken out against the militant […]

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Fresh Attacks on Polio Workers in Pakistan

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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World health officials have suspended a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan, after a series of attacks on polio workers left at least eight people dead. The World Health Organization and UNICEF directed health workers to stop the nationwide vaccination program, on Wednesday, after unidentified gunmen opened fire on members of at least three more polio […]

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Fresh Attacks on Polio Workers in Pakistan

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unidentified gunmen launched a fresh spate of attacks on polio workers on Wednesday, after six workers involved in United Nations-backed polio vaccination efforts were killed, earlier this week. Authorities say one person was wounded after gunmen opened fire on a polio team in the northern city of Peshawar. Officials say two other […]

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Six Polio Workers Killed in Pakistan

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unidentified gunmen have killed six workers involved in United Nations-backed polio vaccination efforts in two different cities. Police say four female workers were killed in a series of coordinated attacks in the port city of Karachi Tuesday, a day after a male volunteer working on the joint local government-World Health Organization project […]

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Attacks on Polio Workers Kill Five in Pakistan

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unidentified gunmen have opened fire on polio vaccination workers, killing at least five people. Police say at least three people were killed in a series of attacks in the port city of Karachi Tuesday and a fourth person died in a similar incident in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Several health workers […]

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16 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb has killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the marketplace explosion Monday happened near government offices in the town of Jamrud, part of the Khyber tribal district. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Khyber is home to various Islamic militant groups, […]

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16 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb blast has killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the marketplace explosion Monday happened near government offices in the town of Jamrud, part of the Khyber tribal district. Officials say shops and vehicles were badly damaged in the blast. No group has claimed […]

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9 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb blast has killed at least 9 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the explosion Monday happened in the town of Jamrud in the Khyber tribal district. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Several militant groups, including the Pakistani Taliban, have carried out attacks in […]

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Pakistan Battles Militants Following Airport Attack

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces in northwestern Pakistan have killed a group of militants in Peshawar, a day after a Taliban raid on the city’s airport. Authorities say security forces stormed a building Sunday near the airport where five militants had taken refuge after the attack on the airport Saturday. Officials say three militants were killed in a […]

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Pakistani Military, Taliban, Blamed for Abuses in Northwest Region

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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An international rights group is blaming Pakistan’s armed forces and the Taliban for human rights abuses, including arbitrary detentions, torture and unlawful killings, in the northwestern tribal region. In a report released Thursday, Amnesty International said millions of Pakistanis are affected by a “legal wilderness” in the region near the Afghan border. The rights group […]

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