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Pakistan hanged two sectarian militants on Tuesday for the murder of a Shiite Muslim doctor in Karachi, officials said, the latest executions since the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty.

The United States can influence a range of factors in the U.S.-India nuclear deal, said the U.S. State Department while responding to Pakistan's concerns about the agreement.

A bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday killing at least 61 people, officials said, in the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in nearly two years.
Bomb attack at Pakistani mosque kills at least 61: officials


The governor of Pakistan's central Punjab province resigned on Thursday, saying the country's political system had failed ordinary people and served "only the elite class."
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At least three people were injured Friday in clashes between anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters and police outside the French consulate in Pakistan's Karachi, officials said, including an AFP photographer who was shot in the back.
Three injured in Karachi at protest over Charlie Hebdo


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Tuesday to arch-rivals India and Pakistan to resume stalled peace talks, saying Washington was "deeply concerned" about a surge in violence on their de facto border in Kashmir.
Kerry urges India, Pakistan to resume peace talks


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised the Pakistani military's operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the results are "significant."
Kerry praises Pakistan military operation in NW


At least 62 people including women and children were killed early Sunday in southern Pakistan when their bus collided with an oil tanker, starting a fierce blaze that left victims burned beyond recognition.
Fiery Pakistan bus-tanker accident kills 62


At least 57 people including women and children were killed when their bus crashed into an oil tanker, igniting a fierce blaze in southern Pakistan early Sunday, officials said.
At least 57 people killed in fiery Pakistan bus-oil tanker crash


An apparent suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, killing at least seven people and wounding 15 others, with police warning that the toll may rise.
Apparent suicide blast kills seven in Pakistan Shiite mosque: police


In the face of Pakistan's prolific use of blasphemy laws and a culture of political violence, cartoonists must tread a thin line. But they do find ways to poke fun at the powerful -- including religious extremists.

Authorities in Pakistan's central Punjab province on Thursday canceled the hanging of a convicted sectarian militant after the victim's family pardoned him, officials and a family member said.

Pakistani airstrikes killed 31 militants and a suspected U.S. drone strike killed another seven, officials said Sunday, as local troops pressed a six-month offensive in tribal regions along the Afghan border that have long been insurgent havens.

Thick mangroves have long protected Karachi, southern Pakistan's sprawling metropolis, from battering by the Arabian Sea, but pollution, badly managed irrigation and years of illegal logging have left this natural barrier in a parlous state.
Karachi's mangroves, defense against storms and tsunamis, threatened

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