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Confident Trump says could 'shoot somebody' and not lose voters

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PELLA, Iowa /ANKENY, Iowa U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump expressed confidence on Saturday that he could push back attempts by his rivals to knock him off his top perch, saying he could stand on New York's Fifth Avenue "and shoot somebody," and still not lose voters. | Video

Palin's endorsement fails to excite Trump rallygoers

NORWALK, Iowa When it comes to influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Sarah Palin's star power is turning out to be dimmer than expected.

Election 2016, Politics 21 Jan 2016

Former U.S. VP candidate Palin endorses Trump with a 'hallelujah'

AMES, Iowa Sarah Palin, the politician-turned-reality TV star offered a passionate endorsement on Tuesday to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the reality TV star-turned-politician, declaring that "the status quo has got to go."

Election 2016, Politics 20 Jan 2016

Pakistan 1999 coup leader Musharraf acquitted of murder, but other cases remain

ISLAMABAD Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf, who came to power in 1999 in a bloodless coup against current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was acquitted on Monday of the murder of a separatist leader in 2006, removing one of several cases against him.

18 Jan 2016

Pakistan PM looks to play peacemaker with Saudi Arabia, Iran visits

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to Saudi Arabia and Iran on Monday, in a bid to bridge the growing divide between the two countries after the Sunni kingdom's execution of a Shi'ite cleric sparked a bitter row.

World, Saudi Arabia 17 Jan 2016

Pakistan tells U.S. that India attack probe will 'bring out the truth'

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his country is swiftly investigating who was behind last week's attack on an Indian air force base, and that it would "bring out the truth".

10 Jan 2016

Saudi foreign minister visits Pakistan as Iran tensions deepen

ISLAMABAD Saudi Arabia's foreign minister arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, where he met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is keen to use the two-day visit to defuse spiraling sectarian tension between the Sunni-majority kingdom and Shi'ite Iran.

World, Saudi Arabia 07 Jan 2016

A hug and high tea: Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade. | Video

26 Dec 2015

A hug and high tea: Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade. | Video

25 Dec 2015

Modi heads to Pakistan in first visit by Indian PM in over decade

NEW DELHI/KABUL Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a surprise stopover at Pakistan to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, on Friday, in what will be an Indian's premier's first visit to the arch rival in more than a decade.

25 Dec 2015