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Malala's attackers arrested in #Pakistan

Pakistan's military says it has arrested 10 Taliban fighters responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage rights activist campaigning for girls' education two years ago.

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#Kashmir region reels from flooding

The main city in Indian-administered Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, according to a senior official, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry.

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Pakistan army reaffirmed its support to democracy

Briefing media at Rawalpindi DG ISPR said that army has extended its support for democracy and constitution. He said the army chief in his address on Youm-i-Shuhuda that the army believes in continuation of democracy.

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Al-Qaeda South Asia arm claims Karachi attack

Al-Qaeda's new South Asia branch has claimed responsibility for a raid on a Karachi naval yard that left a sailor and three attackers dead, adding they had help from former military officials.

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#UNICEF: Child marriages rampant in South Asia

A new UNICEF report has revealed that 46 percent of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue to pay the price of persistent inequality.

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Thousands still stranded in flood-hit #Kashmir

Floodwaters have started receding in India-administered Kashmir, giving rescue teams a chance to reach more than 600,000 people stranded by the heaviest flooding in half a century.

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#Pakistan toll rises after mosque collapse

The death toll from a mosque collapse in eastern Pakistan has risen to 24, rescuers said after pulling more bodies from the rubble.

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#Afghanistan blames US for killing civilians

Kunar provinceAt least 14 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in US air strikes in Afghanistan, officials have said, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of the NATO forces.

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#Pakistan mosque collapses on worshippers

Pakistan mosqueAt least nine people have been killed in a roof collapse at a mosque in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, with officials saying the death toll may rise.

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Floods trap thousands in #Kashmir region

Army and air force troops are working to rescue thousands of people stranded across Indian-administered Kashmir, according to Indian officials, while across the border the Pakistani army says it is helping administration officials move people to safer places.

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Pakistani army officer killed in attack

Assailants have killed three people, including a senior military officer, at a mosque frequented by minority Shia worshippers in Sargodha, a Pakistani city west of Lahore, according to local police.

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