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Probe in #Pakistan after 29 killed by liquor

Authorities in Pakistan have suspended six senior excise officials and six policemen after 29 drinkers died from consuming methanol-tainted liquor over the Eid public holidays.

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#Malala and Satyarthi awarded Nobel Prize

Malala and SatyarthiPakistani schoolgirl and education activist, Malala Yousufzai, and Indian children's rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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More deaths in #India and #Pakistan clashes

India's defence minister has asked Pakistan to stop its shelling in the disputed Kashmir region and warned it would make such attacks "unaffordable," as the death toll in cross-border firing climbed to at least 17 after five additional fatalities were reported overnight.

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US drone strike 'kills fighters' in #Pakistan

A US drone strike has killed at least four suspected fighters in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border, officials have said, taking the death toll from a flurry of such strikes this week to 25.

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Scores dead by home-made liquor. in #Pakistan

At least six more people in Karachi have died from alcohol poisoning after consuming homemade liquor over the Eid public holidays, bringing the total to 27 — the highest recorded toll in seven years, a hospital official said Thursday.

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Five Afghans hanged for gang rape

Five Afghan men have been hanged for the gang rape of four women despite the United Nations and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.

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Tens of thousands flee #Kashmir clashes

Indian and Pakistani troops have fired bullets and mortar shells across the border between India- and Pakistan-administered Kashmir for the second day, forcing tens of thousands of villagers from their homes, officials have said.

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Bomb kills Pakistani polio vaccinators

A roadside bomb has exploded in northwest Pakistan killing two off-duty polio vaccinators and wounding their relative, officials said.

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Imprisoned Indian politician denied bail

A top court in India has denied bail to Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, who was imprisoned last week over a corruption case, national media has said.

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#Myanmar pardons more than 3,000 prisoners

Myanmar's government has pardoned 3,073 prisoners, including 58 foreign nationals, as part of an amnesty that rights groups said included more than a dozen political prisoners.

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Civilians killed in #Kashmir exchanges

Pakistan and India have exchanged fire with each other across the border in the disputed region of Kashmir with gunfire and mortar shells, killing civilians, as both sides claim their troops were retaliating to provocations.

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