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Pakistan torrential rains leave 42 dead, say authorities
The death toll from torrential rain that has lashed Pakistan for the past five days has risen to 42, authorities said Monday, with collapsed roofs blamed for the fatalities.
 
Pakistan's Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalizes for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking.
 
Kidnapped son of assassinated Pakistan governor found after five years
The kidnapped son of a liberal Pakistani governor assassinated by his bodyguard has been found after five years, senior officials said Tuesday, just over a week after his father's killer was hanged.
 
Pakistan said Tuesday it has killed 21 militants in air strikes and ground operations that began overnight in a northwest border region where it is carrying out an offensive to clear Taliban strongholds.
 
A top Pakistani official has said for the first time publicly that the Afghan Taliban's leadership enjoys a safe haven inside his country, which Islamabad uses as a "lever" to pressure the group into talks with Kabul.
 
Pakistan mourns, buries victims from university attack
Pakistanis buried their dead and observed a day of nationwide mourning Thursday following the brazen attack by Islamic militants who stormed a northwestern university the previous day, gunning down students and teachers and spreading terror before the four gunmen were slain by the military.
 
At least 21 people dead in 'Taliban' attack on Pakistan Bacha Khan university
At least 21 people died when gunmen armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs attacked a university in Pakistan Wednesday, as security forces moved in under thick fog to halt the bloodshed.
 
A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people Tuesday in a rush-hour attack on a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said.
 
Pakistani child sex abuse victims struggle to move on
"I don't regret speaking out, but since then, people have looked at me with strange eyes," laments 16-year-old village boy Irfan.
 
Google has launched a localized version of YouTube in Pakistan, potentially paving the way for the country's top court to lift a ban on the site over "blasphemous content."
 
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