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Sami Zubeiri

‘No hope, no chance at all’ for Pakistan avalanche victims

Hopes of finding survivors have faded as Pakistan troops desperately search for 135 people still buried in an avalanche at the Siachen Glacier.

UN agencies step up appeals for Pakistan aid

The United Nations now says that 55% of its $460-million appeal for emergency funds for the next three months has been received.

Pakistan scientist denies selling nuke blueprint

Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan on Tuesday denied selling blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon to Iran or North Korea.

Pakistani police smash protests

Pakistani police used tear gas and batons to crush protests by lawyers against President Pervez Musharraf on Monday, despite world outrage at the imposition of a state of emergency. The White House said it was ''deeply disturbed'' by the crisis, urging Musharraf, a key ally in the fight against al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, to quit his military post.

Pakistan police tear-gas cartoon protesters

Police used tear gas and water cannon on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of students who stormed the diplomatic enclave in Pakistan's capital in protest against cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Around 600 demonstrators, most of them wearing school uniforms, chanted "Death to Denmark, Death to America" as they marched towards the Indian and British high commissions.

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