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Pakistan can't confirm Taliban leader is dead, criticises U.S. drone strike

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ISLAMABAD Pakistan's interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike, and described Washington's justification for the attack as "against international law".

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Pakistan PM proposes Panama Papers probe in parliament, opposition walks out 16 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked parliament on Monday to form a commission to investigate allegations stemming from the Panama Papers leak but opposition lawmakers walked out, saying he had evaded questions about his family's affairs.

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Pakistan opposition leader Khan admits using off-shore company 14 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, who tried to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a row over offshore wealth, has acknowledged using an off-shore company to avoid paying British tax on a London property sale.

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As drought shrivels crop, Pakistan cotton industry faces $4 bln bill 12 May 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is spending $4 billion a year on cotton imports to support its ailing textile industry, after erratic rainfall and drought in the country's cotton fields slammed growers and the country's economy, officials say.

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Pakistan PM to address parliament after opposition boycott over Panama leaks 10 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before parliament to answer questions on the Panama Papers leak that linked his family to offshore wealth, an official said on Tuesday, after lawmakers walked out of the assembly.

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Trump changes tune on tax hikes for wealthy Americans 09 May 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he was open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans and breaking with one of his party's core policies dating back to the 1990s. | Video

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Pakistan's Khan threatens protests against PM over Panama Papers 24 Apr 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan opposition politician Imran Khan on Sunday threatened fresh protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying the leader had lost "moral authority" to rule after the Panama Papers leak had linked his family to offshore wealth.

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Trump candidacy - Where some fear to tread others see a path to victory 19 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON He’s a successful businessman making his first foray into politics. He wants to secure the southern border with Mexico and dump global trade deals. And like Donald Trump, he wants to be the Republican establishment's worst nightmare. | Video

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Ted Cruz wins Wyoming Republican presidential nominating contest 16 Apr 2016

CASPER, Wyo. Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming, besting rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, and further narrowing the gap in the race for the party's nomination.

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Air forces of China, Pakistan launch joint training exercise 09 Apr 2016

SHANGHAI China's air force on Saturday began joint training exercises with that of Pakistan, China's defence ministry said, as the two nations' militaries strengthen operational ties.