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The rituals mark the holy Day of Ashura, when Shi'ite Muslims remember the death of Imam Hussein
'It’s always a nice place to be as a batter, to score runs early in a series – I know my game is working well'
Being gay in Pakistan is no laughing matter, but Rizwan did a good job injecting some humour into what could have been a worthier-than-thou documentary
'We caught Pakistan off guard a bit. They know we’re up for the challenge'
Those named on the new hitlist say it represents a deliberate targeting of intellectuals and people who are fighting to keep Bangladesh a secular country
There was something especially poignant about the juxtaposition of Rani's jolly telly presenter persona and the details of the gruesome loss of her grandfather Sant Singh's family during the inter-communal violence
The prisoner's lawyers submitted evidence that he was a juvenile offender, making his execution illegal under Pakistani law
Last week, Pakistan tried to kill wheelchair user Abdul Basit. This Tuesday, it will push ahead with the execution of Ansar Iqbal - who says he was 15 at the time of his arrest
Hopes are rising that a blasphemy death sentence imposed on a mentally ill British pensioner could be overturned on appeal, after the Pakistan High Commission said the case was being “thoroughly investigated so an innocent person does not become victim of misplaced judicial process”.
Last Thursday, Mohammed Asghar, a 69-year-old shopkeeper from Edinburgh who has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, was sentenced to death. The sentence came after two marathon hearings and a three-year trial process.
The man was given the sentence despite having a history mental illness
What’s the score?
The suicide bomb comes after a blast killed 20 troops on Sunday
Blast is latest setback in Pakistan's fight against insurgency in north-west
Ms Pushkar's body was discovered in a luxury hotel room by her husband Shashi Tharoor