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Karachi on high alert after shooting of MP triggers riot

Clashes that killed at least 45 people overnight in Karachi scared residents off its streets yesterday as Pakistan's largest city was on put alert for more violence after the shooting of a prominent party leader.

Karachi shut after 45 killed in clashes

Clashes that killed at least 45 people overnight in Karachi scared residents off its streets today as Pakistan's largest city was on alert for more violence after the shooting of a leader in a dominant political party.

Air traffic blunder may have caused crash that left 152 dead in Pakistan

Pakistan is marking a national day of mourning after the largest plane crash in the country's history yesterday left no survivors.

Air passenger found with circuits in shoes

A passenger was detained by airport authorities in Pakistan after electrical circuits and batteries were found in the soles of his tennis shoes, an airport security official said today.

US-born al-Qa'ida leader is arrested in Pakistan

The US-born spokesman for al-Qa'ida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in Karachi, officials said. Adam Gadahn appeared in a video urging US Muslims to attack their own country.

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Peter Calvocoressi: Political writer who served at Bletchley Park and assisted at the Nuremberg trials

Peter Calvocoressi was a senior intelligence officer at Bletchley Park who was picked soon after the war to lead a team of experts on the German military at the Nuremberg war crimes trial.

New Karachi literary festival hopes to turn page on bombs

Global success of Pakistani authors helps put sprawling metropolis on literary circuit

'Second-in-command' to Mullah Omar captured

Afghan Taliban's military head under interrogation after joint operation between American and Pakistani intelligence services

Taliban's military chief 'captured in Pakistan'

The Taliban's top military commander has been arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan in a major victory against the insurgents as US troops push into their heartland in southern Afghanistan, officials said today.

Karachi tense as mourners bury bomb victims

Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi was tense today a day after two bombs killed 31 people, raising further questions about the effectiveness of security crackdowns on al-Qa'ida-linked militants.

Bombers strike, then target hospital

Two bombs targeting Shia Muslims exploded in Pakistan's largest city yesterday, one outside a hospital treating victims from the first blast hours earlier. At least 25 people were killed and around 100 others wounded.

22 killed as bombs hit Karachi

Two bombs targeting Shia Muslims exploded in Pakistan's largest city today, one outside a hospital treating victims from the first blast hours earlier. At least 22 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded.

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