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Pakistan's Sufis defiant after Islamic State attack on shrine kills 83

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SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan At first light on Friday, just hours after a suicide bomber hit a packed crowd at a famous Pakistani shrine, a group of devotees descended on the gold-doomed mausoleum and danced in fervent celebration of their Sufi faith.

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Pakistan's Sufis defiant after Islamic State attack on shrine kills 83 17 Feb 2017

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan At first light on Friday, just hours after a suicide bomber hit a packed crowd at a famous Pakistani shrine, a group of devotees descended on the gold-doomed mausoleum and danced in fervent celebration of their Sufi faith.

Islamic State fighters kill 18 Afghan soldiers in attack on outpost 17 Feb 2017

KABUL Islamic State fighters attacked an Afghan army post in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, near Pakistan, late on Thursday and killed at least 18 soldiers, a local official said.

Pakistan raids hideout of militants behind surge of attacks; six dead 16 Feb 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani counter-terrorism police raided a militant hideout and killed six suspected members of a Taliban faction that has launched a new campaign of violence against the government, police said on Thursday.

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Tesco tests waters in Pakistan with Alpha Supermarkets tie-up 16 Feb 2017

ISLAMABAD Britain's biggest retailer Tesco will stock its products at a Pakistani supermarket chain, a Tesco official said on Thursday, dipping its toes in a country of nearly 200 million with rising consumer spending and a growing middle class.

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Container shipping lines sign up with Alibaba to offer online booking 16 Feb 2017

SHANGHAI Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn.

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Tesco tests waters in Pakistan with Alpha Supermarkets tie-up 16 Feb 2017

ISLAMABAD Britain's biggest retailer Tesco will stock its products at a Pakistani supermarket chain, a Tesco official said on Thursday, dipping its toes in a country of nearly 200 million with rising consumer spending and a growing middle class.

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Container shipping lines sign up with Alibaba to offer online booking 16 Feb 2017

SHANGHAI Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn.

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Trump's choice for national security adviser had early exposure to Iran 15 Feb 2017

WASHINGTON As a teenager in the early 1970s retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward played football and basketball, was popular with classmates and, like many American high school students, was known for partying.

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Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber targets judges in Peshawar 15 Feb 2017

ISLAMABAD A suicide bomber from the Pakistani Taliban militant group attacked a van carrying judges in northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, wounding several judges and killing the driver, police said.

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