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Last updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:24:04 PM

Pakistan lifts ban on capital punishment in terror cases
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday lifted a ban on capital punishment in terrorism cases, a day after 132 children were slaughtered by Taliban guerrillas in an army-run school here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:56:19 PM

Pakistan united against terror: Nawaz Sharif
Peshawar, Dec 17 (IANS) Pakistan is united in the fight against terror, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday, a day after 132 children were killed in a Taliban attack on an army-run school here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:48:18 PM

Absentia funeral prayers for Peshawar victims
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Funeral prayers for the victims of the Army Public School in Peshawar were held Wednesday at various places in Pakistan, including Peshawar Corps Headquarters, media reported.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:46:17 PM

Eight Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight Taliban militants were killed during a military operation in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:44:09 PM

'Stars contribute nothing directly to films' revenue'
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Stars alone cannot make a movie a box office success. But they indirectly contribute to it as distributors are drawn to films which have the big names, and thus a good distribution network sends the cash registers ringing, a US- based professor says in a research paper.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:56:26 AM

Most of Peshawar victims shot in the head
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Most of the victims of the terror attack at Peshawar's Army Public School were shot in head from point blank range by the militants, a media report said Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:54:09 AM

Two 'generals': 1971 surrender ceremony at Dhaka re-enacted
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) The singers had just finished their patriotic numbers when a shrill whistle rent the air.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:52:23 AM

'Mind struggles to comprehend Pakistan school massacre'
Peshawar, Dec 17 (IANS) The "mind struggles to comprehend" the massacre of 132 students by the Taliban at a Pakistani Army-run school here, Pakistani dailies said Wednesday, calling for a prompt end to terror.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:40:09 AM

Kerry calls Pakistan PM
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday and condemned the barbaric massacre of children in a Peshawar school.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:26:18 AM

Pakistan PM convenes all party meet Wednesday
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif convened an all party meeting in Peshawar Wednesday to forge a renewed commitment to fight terror.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:34:04 AM

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