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

Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head while waiting on her school bus yesterday

Thousands rally in Pakistan to support Malala

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Pakistan's largest city yesterday in support of Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old girl shot and critically wounded by the Taliban last week for promoting girls' education and criticising the Islamist group.

'Brain-eating amoeba' kills 10 in Pakistan

A waterborne parasite commonly known as “brain-eating amoeba” has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said today.

'Dead' Bangladeshi man found in Karachi jail

A man who disappeared 23 years ago, leading his family to believe he had died, has returned home after being found in a prison in Pakistan.

Pakistan supply routes reopened

The first truck carrying supplies through Pakistan to US and Nato troops in neighbouring Afghanistan has crossed the border after a seven-month closure of supply routes by Pakistan ended.

Pakistani officers on trial over Karachi base attack

Three Pakistan navy officers are to be court-martialled for "negligence" in connection with a dramatic Taliban attack on a base in Karachi last year.

Officials at the site of the plane, which had flown from Karachi

Almost 130 feared dead in Pakistan air crash

Pilot was preparing to land when the plane crashed in bad weather on farmland near capital

127 feared dead in Pakistani passenger death crash

 A Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed into wheat fields today as it was trying to land in bad weather at an airport near the capital, Islamabad, officials said. Sobbing relatives of those on the flight flocked to the airport as a government minister expressed little hope of finding survivors.

Suicide bomber kills two in Pakistan

A Taliban suicide bomber has blown himself up near a vehicle carrying a senior police official in the port city of Karachi, killing two people.

‘Agent Vinod’, starring the Indian actor Saif Ali Khan has had lukewarm reviews

You're not licensed to thrill: Pakistan bans new movie by Bollywood's James Bond

His name is Vinod ... Agent Vinod. He can shoot two pistols simultaneously while diving through the air, disarm nuclear weapons and drive sports cars at terrifying speeds through narrow streets without breaking sweat.

Lonely this winter: England enter a deserted stadium to bat in the First Test against Pakistan in Dubai last week

The Last Word: Test cricket running on empty

Dwindling crowds have put five-day game in crisis but Pakistan's revival offers some hope

Yousuf Gilani asked aid groups to help rebuild areas affected by the fighting

Pakistan PM sacks defence secretary

Pakistan's prime minister has sacked the defence secretary, his office said today, in a move likely to ratchet up tension with the powerful military and raise fears of instability in a country vital to efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

Zardari returns to Pakistan to face accusations of treason

Embattled President is investigated over claims he sought US aid to rein in military

Asif Ali Zardari said Pakistan never had the resources to cope with the floods

Asif Ali Zardari returns to Pakistan amid memo saga

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari returned home from medical treatment in Dubai to face rising tension between his civilian government and the military over a memo accusing the country's generals of plotting a coup.

Pakistani police uncover chained rehab patients at Islamic seminary

Pakistani police discovered drug addicts held in chains at an Islamic seminary that offered rehabilitation services, and said today that young children were also sometimes shackled at the institution.

Pakistan: General strike leaves Karachi deserted

Pakistan's largest city ground to a halt yesterday, with most residents staying off the streets after its most powerful political party called a strike over the killing of at least 96 people in Karachi in the past week.

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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

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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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

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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

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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

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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