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A relative comforts a child, who was injured in a suicide bomb attack, after he was brought to the Lady Reading Hospital for treatment in Peshawar yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters/Khuram Parvez

A suicide bombing at a Pakistani religious centre killed 13 worshippers yesterday, the third major attack to test the new government since the Taliban(...)

A suicide bomber killed 30 people, including a provincial legislator, gathered for the funeral of a businessman in northern Pakistan today, police sai(...)

A firefighter stands near a burning bus after a bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan. Photograph: Naseer Ahmed/Reuters

Militants in a volatile region of western Pakistan bombed a bus carrying women students today and then seized part of the hospital where survivors we(...)

A dejected Trent Johnston at the end of the second RSA Insurance Series ODI at Castle Avenue last Sunday. Photograph:  Kieran Murray/Inpho

A rather subdued atmosphere hung in the Clontarf Cricket Club pavilion last Sunday night as those left at the ground following the two-wicket victory (...)

An X-47B pilotless drone combat aircraft is launched for the first time off an aircraft carrier, the USS George H. W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia earlier this month. Photograph:  Jason Reed/Reuters.

A US drone strike killed seven people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region today, security officials said, the first such attack since a May 11th gen(...)

Back from perpetual war
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  • May 27, 2013, 01:00

In promisng a strategic reappraisal and repositioning of the US war on terrorism, President Obama argued he was marking an important crossroads(...)

Relatives of seventeen children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, mourn over their coffins, on the outskirts of Gujrat. Photograph: Mohsin Raza

Police say that a teacher was among the 17 burned to death in eastern Pakistan when a minibus taking children to school suddenly caught fire. (...)

Mohammad Sufyan Ahmed (2) from Clonee on the recieving end of a bowl from the world’s tallest international cricketer (7ft 1) Mohammad Irfan, of the Pakistan national cricket team, during a visit by members of the team to the Castaheany Educate Together National School, in Ongar. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three members of Pakistan’s cricket team, who are in Ireland for a series of one-day internationals, were mobbed by excited crowds as(...)

Two men were arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft today after RAF Typhoon jets was scrambled to escort a pa(...)

US president Barack Obama has offered his most vigorous public defence of drone strikes, describing them as legal, effective and necessary. (...)

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