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I got you babe: Cher aims to free lonely, chained elephant in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD The plight of a lonely elephant in a Pakistani zoo has inspired help from pop icon Cher, who has sent a representative to oversee improvements in his living conditions.

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Pakistani PM Sharif undergoes successful heart surgery: daughter 31 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent successful open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said.

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Pakistani prime minister undergoes open heart surgery in London 31 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said.

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Pakistani PM to undergo heart surgery in London 28 May 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his family and office said, in what will be his second cardiac operation in five years.

Pakistan to issue biometric passports to curb human trafficking to Europe, Gulf 19 May 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan plans to issue biometric passports from next year to halt the thousands of people who are being trafficked overseas, largely to European and Gulf nations, officials said.

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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