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24 Feb 2015 description
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By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

FEB. 23, 2015

TORKHAM, Afghanistan — First, the Afghan families’ homes were raided by Pakistani policemen wielding sticks. Then the men were hauled off to jail, released only after relatives paid bribes.

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20 Jun 2014 description
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By IHSANULLAH TIPU MEHSUDJUNE 20, 2014

BANNU, Pakistan — The man waited for hours in the sweltering heat at a security checkpoint near here as his family struggled to leave Miram Shah, fleeing the military offensive the Pakistani military had announced against militants in North Waziristan.

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18 Jan 2013 description
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Fighting in Mali has damaged the global effort to eradicate Guinea worm disease, former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday.

15 Sep 2010 description
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By CARLOTTA GALL

Published: September 15, 2010

THATTA, Pakistan - Despite being flooded out of their homes and forced to camp on embankments, there is one community that is happy about Pakistan's worst floods in living memory. They are the fishermen of the Indus River delta, whose livelihoods have diminished over the years from a lack of water, and who welcome the sudden abundance.

"It is a blessing," said Yar Ali Mallah, 21, who comes from a long line of fishermen living in the delta, at the southern end of Pakistan.

26 Aug 2010 description
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By CARLOTTA GALL

Published: August 26, 2010

SUKKUR, Pakistan - Men waded waist deep all week wedging stones with their bare hands into an embankment to hold back Pakistan's surging floodwaters. It was a rudimentary and ultimately vain effort to save their town.

13 Apr 2010 description
report The New York Times

By ISMAIL KHAN and SABRINA TAVERNISE

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An air strike by Pakistan's military killed as many as 75 civilians in northwestern Pakistan over the weekend, according to a government official and villagers from the area. A military official confirmed some civilian deaths, but said the toll had been far lower.

The military contends that the Saturday bombing, which took place in the remote Tirah Valley area near the border with Afghanistan, was aimed at bunkers and hideouts that militants had made in the area.