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26 Nov 2015 description
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Author: Aamir Saeed

THATTA, Pakistan, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.

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17 Nov 2015 description
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Author: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

SEHAR, Pakistan, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When flood waters four feet deep inundated this village in southern Pakistan for a month this summer, 80 percent of the 251 thatched houses remained safely above water.

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09 Nov 2015 description
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CHITRAL, Pakistan, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Akram Hussain, unprecedented monsoon floods that drenched his Hindu Kush mountain valley this year were a danger to more than just homes and crops.

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28 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:26 GMT
Author: Aamir Saeed

BADIN, Pakistan, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mir Muhammad's family had reason to celebrate: after the harvest of their rice crop, they were planning to throw a wedding.

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08 Oct 2015 description
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By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

ISLAMABAD, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Erratic monsoon rains have made it increasingly hard for rice farmer Sardar Muhammad to bring in a good harvest.

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21 Sep 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:14 GMT

Author: Aamir Saeed

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered mobile phone network for use in disasters like floods and earthquakes when regular communications are often disrupted.

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12 Aug 2015 description
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Author: Kieran Guilbert

LONDON, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global fight to eradicate polio has set its sights on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday as Africa marked a year without any new cases of the crippling disease for the first time.

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10 Aug 2015 description
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Author: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

ISLAMABAD, Aug 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan has reinforced its weather forecasting services since massive floods struck five years ago, but government agencies are struggling to act on the information, with extreme weather continuing to bring new disasters.

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16 Jul 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:45 GMT

Author: Magda Mis

LONDON, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of Afghan refugees who returned home from Pakistan surged in the first half of the year, exceeding the number who crossed the border in the whole of 2014, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday.

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14 Jul 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:30 GMT

Author: Ashutosh Sharma

JAMMU, India, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In April, scores of hillside homes in Fraswad and Shalnand villages in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed in a landslide amid heavy rains. Eighteen people died.

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30 Jun 2015 description
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By Alisa Tang

BANGKOK, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.

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28 May 2015 description
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Author: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

ISLAMABAD, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In late April, after 28 hours of heavy rain, Noor Hussain and his two brothers surveyed his three-hectare wheat plot to see what they could save.

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15 May 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 14 May 2015 09:43 GMT

Author: Aamir Saeed

LAHORE, Pakistan, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Punjab province is set to launch an innovation for water-short Pakistan: Solar-powered ATMs that dispense clean water when a smart card is scanned.

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04 May 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:08 GMT
Author: Rina Saeed Khany

ISLAMABAD, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is taking steps to roll out its national policy on climate change, which had been shelved for the past two years since the government changed in 2013.

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20 Apr 2015 description
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Rina Saeed Khan

RAJANPUR, Pakistan, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amina Bibi lost her husband, a boatman, to kidney failure soon after massive floods in 2010 hit the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan's Punjab province.

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18 Apr 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:03 GMT
Author: Waqar Mustafa

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food and water security in Pakistan, already fragile in many parts of the South Asian nation, face an additional threat from climate change impacts, an independent human rights watchdog said on Friday.

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11 Mar 2015 description
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By Waqar Mustafa

LAHORE, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Clerics in Pakistan's most populous province of Punjab will be punished if they allow underage marriages along with the parents of the youngsters under tougher penalties imposed by the second Pakistan province to act to curb child marriage.

The Punjab Child Marriage Restraint Act increases the possible jail term for breaking the law to six months from one month and raised the potential fine to Rs50,000 (US$490) from Rs1,000 (US$10) for both parents and clerics.

02 Feb 2015 description
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By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

MITHI, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening drought has led to over 80 percent of water resources in Pakistan's southern Tharparker district becoming unfit for people to drink, a new study says.

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28 Jan 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:45 GMT
Author: Roshan Din Shad

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Financial hardship after a failed apple crop forced Aqeel Ahmed to give up his studies aged 20 and join a militant group fighting Indian rule across the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

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26 Jan 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:42 GMT
Author: Rina Saeed Khan

By Rina Saeed Khan

ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan has reinstated its ministry for climate change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming.

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