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From 1935 Quetta earthquake to 2013 Awaran, a look at some of most dangerous quakes to strike southwestern Pakistan
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From 1935 Quetta earthquake to 2013 Awaran, a look at some of most dangerous quakes to strike southwestern Pakistan

A powerful earthquake early Thursday shook a remote mountainous part of southwestern Pakistan dotted with coal mines and mud houses, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200

Pakistan earthquake: At least 20 dead, 300 injured after 5.9 magnitude quake strikes Balochistan
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Pakistan earthquake: At least 20 dead, 300 injured after 5.9 magnitude quake strikes Balochistan

Pakistan straddles the boundary where the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, making the country susceptible to earthquakes

Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's statue destroyed in blast in Balochistan
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Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's statue destroyed in blast in Balochistan

The statue, which was installed in June at Marine Drive — considered a safe zone — was blown up by explosives placed beneath the statue on Sunday morning, Dawn newspaper reported on Monday.

Fearing Taliban persecution thousands of Hazara Shias flee to Pakistan's Quetta
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Fearing Taliban persecution thousands of Hazara Shias flee to Pakistan's Quetta

The Hazaras, who mainly practise Shia Islam, have faced long-term discrimination and persecution in predominantly Sunni Afghanistan

Pakistani Hazara Shiites refuse to bury dead from Balochistan mine attack; protest 'ethnic cleansing'
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Pakistani Hazara Shiites refuse to bury dead from Balochistan mine attack; protest 'ethnic cleansing'

Ten miners were kidnapped by Islamic State gunmen from a remote colliery in Balochistan before being taken to nearby hills where most were shot dead, while some were beheaded

Islamic State's killings of Hazaras in Balochistan show persecution of community in Pakistan continues unabated
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Islamic State's killings of Hazaras in Balochistan show persecution of community in Pakistan continues unabated

Hazaras are said to be disproportionately targeted by sectarian violence as they are easily identifiable due to their distinctive physical appearance

11 coal miners shot dead, four others wounded by gunmen in Balochistan's Machh
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11 coal miners shot dead, four others wounded by gunmen in Balochistan's Machh

No group has yet claimed responsibility so far, but banned Sunni extremist organisation Lashker-e-Jhangvi has previously targetted the minority Hazara community in Balochistan

At least two killed, seven injured by bomb blast in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province
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At least two killed, seven injured by bomb blast in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province

The blast occurred near the football club in Panjgur's Essai area on Saturday, police said. The seven injured have been admitted to a local hospital, Samaa News reported

Deaths of Karima Baloch, Sajid Hussain bound to raise uncomfortable questions for Pakistan on Balochistan
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Deaths of Karima Baloch, Sajid Hussain bound to raise uncomfortable questions for Pakistan on Balochistan

The death of a high-profile critic of the Pakistan government, one that fled that country in 2016 and sought refuge in Canada saying she was in fear for her life because of the army and intel agencies, is in itself sure to raise uncomfortable questions for Islamabad

Pakistan domestic cricketer Bismillah Khan tests positive for COVID-19
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Pakistan domestic cricketer Bismillah Khan tests positive for COVID-19

A report in ESPNcricinfo stated that Balochistan wicketkeeper batsman Khan had shown symptoms during his team's second round match against Southern Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy.

Pakistan pacer Umar Gul announces retirement from all forms of cricket
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Pakistan pacer Umar Gul announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Gul made his international debut in an ODI in 2003. He played his first Test that year itself. His last Test was against South Africa in 2013.

Lack of Pak govt's intervention can spur migration, ecological imbalances in once-flourishing Indus Delta
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Lack of Pak govt's intervention can spur migration, ecological imbalances in once-flourishing Indus Delta

Dam construction and mismanagement of water by the government have significantly reduced river flows, causing the Indus delta to shrink, threatening both human life and its ecology.

As tensions rise in Kashmir again, why the continued conflict between India, Pak and China is unlikely to resolve any issues
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As tensions rise in Kashmir again, why the continued conflict between India, Pak and China is unlikely to resolve any issues

The fighting has escalated again in Kashmir. Last Saturday night, two officers and two jawans of the Indian Army and a police sub-inspector were killed in militant violence in Handwara in Kashmir. A day later, three men of the Central Reserve Police Force died in another attack in the same area.

Coronavirus outbreak: Pakistan to close border with Afghanistan for a week after four test positive in Karachi
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Coronavirus outbreak: Pakistan to close border with Afghanistan for a week after four test positive in Karachi

Announcement came a day after two more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Pakistan

Eight, including policemen, dead in suicide bomb attack on religious rally in Pakistan’s Balochistan; 23 injured
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Eight, including policemen, dead in suicide bomb attack on religious rally in Pakistan’s Balochistan; 23 injured

A suspected suicide bombing at a religious rally in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province killed at least eight people, including policemen, and injured 23 others on Monday, according to media reports.

Two Indian nationals arrested in Pakistan for entering country 'illegally'; one of the accused is software engineer, say authorities
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Two Indian nationals arrested in Pakistan for entering country 'illegally'; one of the accused is software engineer, say authorities

Two Indian nationals have been arrested by authorities in Pakistan on Monday for allegedly entering the country illegally, according media reports.

Sobhita Dhulipala on pursuing Geetu Mohandas for a role in Moothon, Bard of Blood, and her upcoming projects
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Sobhita Dhulipala on pursuing Geetu Mohandas for a role in Moothon, Bard of Blood, and her upcoming projects

In an interview with Firstpost, Sobhita says, "If there's a good story, I'll always seek it with all my sincerity. I'm an actor. A storyteller. I am not too attached to the outcome, never was, and I don't think I'll be either. I'm just happy to be here."

As droughts blight Asia, organisations are creating toolkits for victims of the crises
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As droughts blight Asia, organisations are creating toolkits for victims of the crises

As severe multi-year droughts blight Asia, organisations are coming together to create toolkits and response mechanisms to deal with the crisis.

Bomb blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province kills three, including political leader, 12-year-old child; several others injured
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Bomb blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province kills three, including political leader, 12-year-old child; several others injured

The incident happened in Chaman area of Qilla Abdullah district in Pakistan after the bomb planted in a motorcycle parked on the roadside exploded killing three people, including the central leader of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Maulana Muhammad Hanif

Emraan Hashmi says Bard of Blood was the right show for his digital debut: 'I'm a huge consumer of Netflix'
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Emraan Hashmi says Bard of Blood was the right show for his digital debut: 'I'm a huge consumer of Netflix'

On the sets of the upcoming Netflix Indian Original Bard of Blood, Emraan Hashmi talks about why he cannot play Bollywood's sleek spy.