News A Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccine to children in a poor neighborhood that hosts displaced people from Pakistani tribal areas and Afghan refugees, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

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PAKISTAN WRESTLER: Pro wrestling legend Muhammad Hussain Inoki, on left standing in the back of the vehicle, visited Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar, Pakistan. Still known in his native Japan by his performing moniker of Antonio Inoki, he came to Pakistan with several Japanese pro wrestlers as part of the Wrestling for Peace festival held under his name.

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A motorized glider circled the stadium, dropping shiny shards of confetti. Male dancers from the fearsome Mehsud tribe whipped their long black hair to-and-fro in a celebratory frenzy. Boy Scouts released a balloon-bedecked "Wrestling for Peace" banner into the sky.

Malala Yousafzai faces ‘weeks if not months’ of therapy for head injuries sustained in attack

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It's a well-known fact in Pakistan that Osama bin Laden died in 2006 and the US commando raid on his compound last May was merely a "drama" orchestrated by President Barack Obama to help win his re-election.

Six policemen killed in north-west Pakistan

Six policemen were killed when more than 100 militants attacked a police station in north-west Pakistan, an official said today.

Car bombing kills 17 in northwest Pakistan

A car bomb tore through a crowded bazaar outside an office for anti-Taliban tribal elders today in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 17 people, officials said.

Pakistani doctors remove bullet from 14-year-old girl shot by Taliban

Schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley have closed in protest as anger erupted across the country over the Taliban's attack on a 14-year-old activist famed for promoting girls' education.

Ghazala Javed was controversial for her progressive stance and high profile

Ghazala Javed: Singer who defied Taliban's decree is shot dead in north-western Pakistan

A Pakistani singer who rejected a decree from the Taliban to end her music career has been shot dead in the north-west of the country. Reports suggest that police believe her husband may be responsible for the attack.

19 killed and 42 injured in Pakistan bus bombing

A bomb tore through a bus carrying government employees and other civilians in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 19 people in an attack that served as a reminder of the continued militant threat facing the country despite a significant drop in violence over the past year, officials said.

Shakil Afridi tried to obtain DNA from Osama bin Laden's family

Doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden jailed for 33 years by Pakistan for treason

The US had requested his release, saying he was fighting against al-Qa'ida, not Pakistan

Bomber kills 15 at Pakistani funeral

A suicide bomber attacked a funeral attended by an anti-Taliban politician in north-west Pakistan yesterday, killing at least 15 mourners.

12 killed in Pakistan bus bombing

A powerful bomb ripped through a minibus terminal in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least 12 people including four children, officials said.

Gunmen kill journalist in Pakistan mosque

Police say gunmen have killed a local television journalist in a mosque in northwest Pakistan.

Bomb blasts kill 34 and injure 100 in Peshawar

At least 34 people were killed last night in a suspected suicide bombing in Peshawar, north-west Pakistan, with nearly 100 injured. Two blasts were reported at a market near a block of flats and newspaper offices.

Five police killed by suicide bomber in Pakistan

A suicide bomber in a pick-up truck filled with explosives attacked a police building in north-west Pakistan today, killing five police officers and wounding at least 30 other people in the latest round of bloodshed to hit the country since the US raid which killed Osama bin Laden.

Osama bin Laden: Terrorist leader who waged jihad against 'Jews and Crusaders' and ordered the attacks of 11 September 2001

Osama bin Laden was the last of a trio of charismatic Arab leaders who emerged in the second half of the 20th century to challenge the dominion of Western values and influence in the Arab world. If Gamal Abdul Nasser in Egypt, Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Osama bin Laden in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan all enjoyed a measure of success, they ultimately brought catastrophe on their supporters.

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