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Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency. | Video

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Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pakistan reels from massacre 17 Dec 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Mehran Khan, a mild-mannered 14-year-old survivor of this week's massacre at a Pakistani school, says he will not rest until the meaningless deaths of his classmates have been avenged.

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Pakistan seeks help from Afghans after school massacre 17 Dec 2014

KABUL - Pakistan's army chief and the head of its main intelligence agency flew to neighbouring Afghanistan on Wednesday to seek help in battling the militants behind this week's school massacre in Pakistan in which 145 people were killed.

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Analysis - After Pakistan school massacre, watch for the gloves to come off 17 Dec 2014

ISLAMABAD - The massacre of more than 130 Pakistani school children by Taliban gunmen was a chilling reminder of Hillary Clinton's warning to Islamabad in 2011 that "you can't keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbours".

Pakistan PM lifts moratorium on death penalty after school attack 17 Dec 2014

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers, a government spokesman said.

U.S. officials expect stiffer Pakistani resolve in wake of Taliban attack 16 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The United States offered further counterterrorism help to Pakistan on Tuesday after a deadly Taliban attack on a school, and U.S. officials said privately they expect stronger Pakistani resolve in fighting the insurgents.

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Pakistani pupils recall narrow escapes, carnage in Taliban slaughter 16 Dec 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Students pored over their books. Teachers ruffled through their notes and gave lectures.

Taliban fighters mount offensive near Afghan border with Pakistan 16 Dec 2014

ASADABAD, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters killed at least five Afghan soldiers in a three-day offensive in a region near Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday, as fighting heats up on both sides of the border during the withdrawal of most foreign troops from Afghanistan.

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Nobel prize winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school attack 16 Dec 2014

LONDON - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, joint winner of this year's Nobel peace prize for her education campaign work, said she was heartbroken by the news that at least 126 people, mostly children, had been killed in a Taliban attack on a school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday.

Pakistan arrests suspected South Asian al Qaeda commander 12 Dec 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities have arrested a man they describe as an important commander in al Qaeda's newly created South Asian wing, police told Reuters on Friday.