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Karachi Ismailis

Hundreds attend mass funeral for Ismailis killed in Karachi bus attack

Ambulances transport the coffins of the victims of an attack on Pakistani Shiite Ismaili minority community members to a... (more...)

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Bloody attack by Taliban on Canadian’s party at Kabul hotel kills 14

Afghan policemen stand gaurd near the Park Place guesthouse in Kabul on May 14, 2015. FARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images LYNNE... (more...)

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Gunmen from self-proclaimed ‘Army of God’ board bus in Karachi, slaughter 45 Ismailis

Pakistani civil society activists carry placards as they shout slogans during a protest against the killing of the Shiite... (more...)

Malala

Ten men behind Malala Yousafzai shooting get life in prison for attack on the education activist

In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012,... (more...)

In this photo taken in October 2012, Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon, second from left, and photographer Anja Niedringhaus pose for a photo with Afghan police recruits at the main police training academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP Photo

Afghan police officer sentenced to 20 years for killing AP photographer and wounding reporter

In this photo taken in October 2012, Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon, second from left, and photographer Anja Niedringhaus... (more...)

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Afghan mob beats woman to death, burns her body and throws it into the Kabul River

Files: An unidentified man picks through garbage along the Kabul River in Kabul. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Murray Brewster LYNNE... (more...)

In Wednesday, March 11, 2015 photo, native Afghan, Nezamuddin, right, sits with his family after returning to Afghanistan through Pakistan's border crossing, Torkham, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Crossing back into his native Afghanistan from Pakistan, Nezamuddin wept as he recounted the hardships his family had faced in their years as refugees, troubles that only grew insufferable after a recent terror attack there killed 150 people. “Whenever there was a bomb blast they would arrest us for it, beat us up, take our money," he said. "Now I don't know how I am going to look after my old father, myself and my mother.” AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

Facing harassment after Peshawar school attack, thousands of Afghan refugees flee their Pakistan homes

In Wednesday, March 11, 2015 photo, native Afghan, Nezamuddin, right, sits with his family after returning to Afghanistan... (more...)

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Swiss court throws out insurance claim for PST from man kidnapped by Taliban in Pakistan

An image grab taken from a video released on October 25, 2011 by the Fata Research Center and posted on YouTube shows Swiss... (more...)

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Pakistani police arrest hundreds of parents for refusing to vaccinate their kids against polio

In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 photo, a Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccine to a child at a bus terminal in Rawalpindi,... (more...)

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2 Pakistani militants accused in 2013 killing of 10 foreign climbers at the base of Nanga Parbat escape from jail

A resident sits outside the district jail in Pakistan’s northern area of Gilgit on February 27, 2015, from which a... (more...)

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Pakistan steps up control of cellphones after Taliban attack

In this Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 photo, people get their cell phone SIM cards verified in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M.... (more...)

Hazara

Afghan officials say gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara ethnic community in country’s south

File: In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Hekmatullah, an Afghan policeman searches the trunk of a car at a check post... (more...)

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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

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Pioneers

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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

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B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

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