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A man with his belongings on a tractor cart moves to a safer place at Jagowal village near Jammu on Thursday. India warned Pakistan it would pay an “unaffordable price” if it persisted with shelling and machine-gun fire across a heavily populated border area in the lowlands of Kashmir. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan continued to exchange mortar and small arms fire yesterday along their northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir border, i(...)

 At least 73 people have been killed across Pakistan after heavy rains brought flash floods and caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir regions. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

At least 73 people have been killed across Pakistan after heavy rains brought flash floods and caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir reg(...)

A soldier from the Pakistan Rangers gestures to stop members of the media while walking with supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during Revolution March towards the prime minister’s house in Islamabad today. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister’s house in central Islamabad today in their bid to force his removal, and closed down nationa(...)

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a mass anti-government protest for the seventh day in Islamabad today. Thousands of protesters have besieged Pakistan’s parliament in a bid to overthrow the government. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

An opposition politician leading protesters trying to bring down Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif said today that talks with the government h(...)

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian cleric, take a nap during a sit-in protest for the sixth day in Islamabad, Pakistan today. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA.

Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament today after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out. Prime (...)

Former cricket star and opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters in Islamabad. Mr Khan says prime minister Nawaz Sharif rigged last year’s elections to secure his landslide win. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament yesterday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt (...)

Imran Khan smiles to supporters after his speech during the fourth day of the ‘freedom march’ in Islamabad yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and to practise civil disobedience until pr(...)

Supporters of Tahirul Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian cleric, attending a protest march to Islamabad, in Lahore, yesterday. Anti-government protests are calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down. Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters began a march to the Pakistani capital Islamabad yesterday, raising fears for political stability and (...)

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in  Datta Khel (red marker on map) in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region. Image: Google Maps.

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region bordering Afghan(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first train at Katra,  a small town 275km south of Srinagar, while inaugurating a railway line linking a popular Hindu shrine to the rest of the country. Photograph: EPA/government of India information bureau

Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived yesterday to empty streets and a security lockdown on his maiden visit to India’s northern disputed Kashmir prov(...)

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