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A scorching heat wave across Pakistan's southern Sindh province has killed at least 622 people, authorities said Tuesday, as morgues overflowed with the dead and overwhelmed hospitals struggled to aid those clinging to life.
Major heat wave in southern Pakistan kills over 600 people


Pakistan on Wednesday hanged a man allegedly tortured into confessing to murder as a minor and rejected an appeal from another rights groups say was condemned as a juvenile, in the latest death row cases to draw international condemnation.

The Pakistani Taliban on Monday urged Muslims in Myanmar to rise up and fight the country's rulers, saying the Taliban's resources and training facilities were available to help them "take up the sword."

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday detained the owner of a software company accused of running a global network in selling fake degrees, officials said.
Pakistan detains owner of firm said to market fake university degrees


Amid tight security, hundreds of Pakistanis paid their respects
Pakistan holds funeral for Shiites killed in bus attack


Pistol-wielding gunmen in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi on Wednesday stormed a bus carrying members of the Shiite Ismaili minority, killing at least 45 in the second deadliest militant attack in the country this year.
At least 45 Shiite Ismailis murdered as gunmen launch attack on bus in Karachi


KARACHI - At least 43 Shiite Muslims were killed and 13 wounded when gunmen opened fire on their bus in Karachi Wednesday, Pakistani police said, in the second deadliest attack on the minority sect this year.
43 Shiites killed as gunmen attack bus in Karachi


The ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia were killed Friday when a Pakistani army helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries made a crash landing in the country's north, the military said.
Ambassadors killed in Pakistan helicopter crash


Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 45 people, officials said.
Heavy rains kill 45 in northwest Pakistan: government


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province.

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday stayed executions handed down by the country's controversial new military courts, set up in the wake of a Taliban massacre at a school.

Pakistani troops have killed 13 members of a militant group that claimed responsibility for a weekend attack on a dam project in the southwestern Baluchistan province that left 20 construction workers dead, an army spokesman said Monday.

Gunmen in restive western Pakistan shot and killed at least 20 workers early Saturday at a dam construction site, the deadliest recent attack targeting civilians in a region facing a low-level insurgency, authorities said.
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Prince Harry reported for duty with the Australian Army on Monday to begin an "authentic" experience featuring bush patrols and indigenous engagement, as he prepares to retire from the United Kingdom's military.
UK's Prince Harry in Australia for army stint

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