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A file picture dated 23 November 2007 shows a senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir hosting an open air talk show in Islamabad, Pakistan.  EPA/T. MUGHAL

Gunmen in Pakistan shoot famous television talk show host amid wave of journalist attacks

A file picture dated 23 November 2007 shows a senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir hosting an open air talk show in Islamabad,... (more...)

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Gallery: Social media flooded with support for Malala’s We Are Silent campaign

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A gallery worker poses with a painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, by Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on September 10, 2013. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Auction of Malala Yousafzai portrait by British artist Yeo expected to bring $60,000

A gallery worker poses with a painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls education who... (more...)

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School library named for Osama bin Laden though terror leader’s image slowly fades in Pakistan

Maulana Abdul Aziz, head cleric of a Pakistani seminary, sits in a library named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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Pakistani Taliban calls an end to ceasefire but says talks with government to continue

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Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and other celebrities tell Malala Yousafzai’s story in campaign video (w/ video)

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Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan speaks during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, April 13, 2014. AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

Pakistan’s interior minister promises next round of peace talks with Taliban in coming days

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan speaks during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, April... (more...)

Pakistani mourners grieve the death of relatives at a hospital in Islamabad on April 9, 2014. A bomb tore through a bustling Islamabad market, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban. FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images

Officials say clashes between Taliban factions in Pakistan’s remote northwest kill dozens

Pakistani mourners grieve the death of relatives at a hospital in Islamabad on April 9, 2014. A bomb tore through a bustling... (more...)

In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist  Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland

Afghanistan begins criminal investigation in killing of AP photographer and Canadian journalist

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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, right, and AP journalist  Kathy Gannon, are pictured during a visit to the photo agency Keystone in Zurich, Switzerland. Fellow officers say the Afghan police commander who killed Niedringhaus and wounded Gannon on April 4, 2014, seemed a calm, pious man who may have come under the influence of Islamic fundamentalists calling for vengeance against foreigners over drone strikes.(AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

Afghan criminal investigation begins in killing of AP photographer and wounding of AP reporter

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In this Oct. 26, 2001 file photo, Associated Press Islamabad bureau chief Kathy Gannon reports from the basement of the AP house in Kabul, Afghanistan, during a night of heavy bombing. AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis

Wounded AP correspondent Kathy Gannon chronicles conflict, life in Afghanistan, Pakistan

In this Oct. 26, 2001 file photo, Associated Press Islamabad bureau chief Kathy Gannon reports from the basement of the AP... (more...)

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Pakistani Taliban have stepped up attacks on border posts: Afghanistan

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