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Enemies of country's toughest policeman finally catch up with him

Graeme Thorpe and Nasser Hussain celebrate victory in the darkness of Karachi, Pakistan, in 2000. England were denied the chance of a repeat at The Oval

Ashes 2013: It is plain to see that the umpires played it fairly and squarely by the book

Night was coming quicker than a Waqar Younis inswinger

Ofcom fines TV channel DM Digital for broadcasting 'duty to kill' speech by Islamic scholar

A television channel has been hit with a hefty fine after broadcasting a speech by an Islamic scholar who said Muslims had “a duty to kill” anyone who insulted the prophet.

Dr Imran Farooq: The Pakistani politician living in exile in London was murdered in the capital in 2010

Man arrested in connection with London murder of Imran Farooq

Scotland Yard on Monday made its first arrest for nearly three years in connection with the murder of a prominent Pakistani politician who was battered and stabbed to death while continuing to work from exile in London.

Suspects found guilty and sentenced to death in Shahzeb Khan murder case

Case sparked widespread debate over whether the country’s elite could be held accountable for crimes they committed

Hussain: educator, activist, poet and mentor as well as a politician

Zahra Shahid Hussain: Politician who worked for a better Pakistan

She was known to many young women as ‘big sister Zahra’; they looked to her for advice

Mr Khan's party has claimed it was the victim of vote rigging in several areas of Pakistan, including Karachi, in national elections held on May 11.

Imran Khan blames rival for murder of politician Zahra Shahid Hussain in Pakistan amid continuing dispute over poll rigging

Imran Khan has blamed a political rival based in Britain for the murder of a politician from his own party who was shot dead outside her house in Karachi on Saturday night.

Ali Haider Gilani: The kidnapped politician is running for parliament

Son of former Pakistan prime minister kidnapped at election rally

Yousaf Raza Gilani's son, Ali Haider, who is running for parliament, was at a small gathering of supporters when gunmen struck

Musharraf returns from exile to angry judiciary

Former leader has shoe thrown at him in court as he faces conspiracy charges

Pervez Musharraf: Is this dictator's vanity worth the risk of yet another assassination?

The Pakistan which Musharraf ruled  isn’t particularly memorable for the people he left behind

Pakistani militant arrested over 2002 murder of American reporter Daniel Pearl

Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security officials said.

Firefighters battle the blaze at one of the factories in Karachi

Pakistan PM at centre of allegations over dropped Karachi factory fire murder charges

The prime minister of Pakistan is again at the centre of controversy – this time over allegations that he instructed officials to drop murder charges against the owner of a Karachi factory where 259 people died in a fire.

Bomb explodes in crowded area of Pakistani city Karachi

A bomb exploded in a crowded area of Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi and 15 people were taken to hospital, police said.

Rukhsana Bibi grieves over her daughter, a health worker, yesterday

Killed as they tried to save lives: Pakistan polio workers targeted

Vaccination programme suspended after five women are shot dead

Postcard from... Karachi

Karachi, Pakistan's largest and most volatile city, has been in lockdown this weekend.

Police at the front of the house in Harlow

Girl still critical after Harlow house fire

A three-year-old girl remains in a critical condition after a suspected arson attack that killed her mother and four siblings.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee