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FBI informant linked to hacking of Pakistan govt websites

WASHINGTON: A hacker who became an informant for the FBI directed hundreds of cyber attacks against the websites of foreign governments, including Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Turkey, the New York Times reported Thursday. 379 more words

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Clashes in Kashmir as India heads back to the polls

ANANTNAG: Tens of millions voted Thursday in different regions of India in the latest stage of a massive five-week election, but militant threats kept many Kashmiris away from polling stations while others clashed with police. 702 more words

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Four policemen killed in Balochistan's Naseerabad district

QUETTA: Suspected militants killed four policemen in Balochistan’s troubled Naseerabad district on Thursday evening, police said.

A police official who requested anonymity since he was not authorised to speak to media told Dawn that suspected militants opened indiscriminate fire on a patrolling police van in Chahtar area of Naseerabad district. 159 more words

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Rights group voices concerns on rising sectarian violence

ISLAMABAD: Sectarian killings rose by more than a fifth in Pakistan last year, a leading rights group said Thursday, warning of an alarming increase in violence against religious minorities. 337 more words

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Hamid Mir defiant, still holds ISI responsible for attack

KARACHI: Senior journalist Hamid Mir, who was wounded after being targeted in Karachi, still holds the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) responsible for orchestrating the attack. 741 more words

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Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

NEW YORK: The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law. 733 more words

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Unlikely charge: Bail granted to a man arrested 11 years after robbery

LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to a man whom police had apparently implicated in a fake robbery case. 86 more words

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