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A patient diagnosed with tuberculosis looks out from a TB ward at a government hospital in Jalandhar, India. Photograph: Shammi Mehra/AFP/Getty Images

It took less than a year to develop and trial vaccines for Covid-19. But developing new vaccines is not always so successful. Three diseases have prov(...)

Afghan security personnel after Taliban shot and killed the media director. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP Photo

The Taliban captured an Afghan provincial capital and assassinated the government’s top media officer in Kabul on Friday, dealing twin high-profile b(...)

The collision took place on a dilapidated railway track in Ghotki when an express train barrelled into another that had derailed minutes earlier. Photograph: Fareed Khan/AP

The death toll from a collision of two trains in southern Pakistan has risen to 63 after rescuers pulled 12 more bodies from crumpled cars a day after(...)

 Kamal got his Irish citizenship last month. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Kamal Merchant was in his mid-20s the first time he travelled to the island of Ireland. It was 1983 and the young Pakistani cricketer was looking for (...)

Saniya Chughtai: ‘It was a pleasure to give the proceeds of the book to Dubai Celts’

Saniya Chughtai, who was born in Karachi, in Pakistan, came to Ireland in 1996. She now lives in Dubai with her husband, Brendan McKittrick. Two of th(...)

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh: on death row since his conviction for the death of Pearl in 2002. Photograph: Zia Mazhar/AP

Pakistan’s supreme court has ordered the release of a British-born man convicted and later acquitted over the beheading of American journalist Daniel (...)

 Arjumand Younus and Atif Qureshi originally from Pakistan and both work as academics here. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Atif Qureshi had very little interest in studying as a child. The son of academics, there was an expectation that all members of the family would stri(...)

Pakistan’s aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and the governor of Sindh province Imran Ismail visit the site of the fatal PIA plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority/AFP via Getty

The last thing Muhammad Zubair can remember before the plane hit the ground is the acrid smell of jet fuel and the cries of fellow passengers as flame(...)

Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi. Photograph: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images.

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people on board crashed into residential buildings in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday af(...)

People attend evening prayers at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday. Photograph: Fareed Khan/AP

While clerics and governments across the Muslim world will greet Ramadan this week under lockdown, working together to shut mosques and urging worship(...)

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