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Pakistan vows to hold polls as planned despite violence

Islamabad, Pakistan Reuters Pakistan’s national election will go ahead as scheduled next Thursday despite security challenges, the election commission said on Thursday following a meeting to discuss increasing pre-poll violence in the west of the country.  The meeting included top security officials to discuss the clashes in the provinces of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan after the […]

Pakistan floods force tens of thousands from homes overnight

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Peshawar, Pakistan/Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in northern Pakistan on Saturday after a fast-rising river destroyed a major bridge, as deadly floods cause devastation across the country. Powerful flash floods in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caused the Kabul River to swell, sweeping away a large bridge overnight, cutting […]