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Afghan villagers flee Pakistani cross-border firing: aid group

KABUL Hundreds of Afghan families have been displaced by cross-border rocket and artillery fire by Pakistani troops, an aid group said on Monday, as tension rose after Pakistan said militants implicated in recent attacks had taken shelter in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan says kills 100 'terrorists' after suicide shrine attack

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks this week across the country. | Video

Feb 17 2017
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Pakistan's Sufis defiant after Islamic State attack on shrine kills 83

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan At first light on Friday, just hours after a suicide bomber hit a packed crowd at a famous Pakistani shrine, a group of devotees descended on the gold-doomed mausoleum and danced in fervent celebration of their Sufi faith.

Feb 17 2017
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Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

KARACHI, Pakistan A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week. | Video

Feb 16 2017

Islamic State claims suicide attack on shrine in Pakistan: AMAQ

CAIRO Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a suicide bombing in southern Pakistan, the group's affiliated news agency AMAQ reported.

Feb 16 2017

Pakistan raids hideout of militants behind surge of attacks; six dead

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani counter-terrorism police raided a militant hideout and killed six suspected members of a Taliban faction that has launched a new campaign of violence against the government, police said on Thursday.

Feb 16 2017

Penniless and alone, migrant children in Serbia sell sex to survive

BELGRADE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wrapped up in gray blankets, migrant boys, some as young as 10, warm themselves by a fire in a large, abandoned warehouse near the main railway station in Serbia's capital Belgrade.

Feb 16 2017
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Tesco tests waters in Pakistan with Alpha Supermarkets tie-up

ISLAMABAD Britain's biggest retailer Tesco will stock its products at a Pakistani supermarket chain, a Tesco official said on Thursday, dipping its toes in a country of nearly 200 million with rising consumer spending and a growing middle class.

Feb 16 2017
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Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber targets judges in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD A suicide bomber from the Pakistani Taliban militant group attacked a van carrying judges in northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, wounding several judges and killing the driver, police said.

Feb 15 2017

Deported from the west, Afghans seek asylum in freezing Croatia

OSIJEK, Croatia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At 16, Afghan migrant Ashkan Barak is already tired of life. For the past year, the orphan has been on the run - fleeing Taliban militants, paying smugglers to cross the Mediterranean, and avoiding detection in countries he never knew existed.

Feb 15 2017

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