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Stories with place: Karachi
  • Taliban threatens utility company in heat-stricken Karachi 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 5:31 am

    ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban warned on Friday that it would target the country's main electrical company if it did not end power outages in the country's south - where an intense heat wave has killed 866 people in the past week.

  • Rains cool Pakistan as heat wave's death toll climbs to 838 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 1:58 pm

    KARACHI, Pakistan - A cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan on Wednesday as the death toll from a scorching heat wave climbed to 838 - a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.

  • Execution of Pakistani youth suspect stayed for 4th time 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 6:32 pm

    KARACHI, Pakistan - A death-row prisoner whose family says was just 14 years old when he was convicted of killing a 7-year-old has had his execution stayed for a fourth time, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Giant cross rises in Pakistan, home to a Christian minority story has photos
    Updated: May-31-15 7:07 am

    KARACHI, Pakistan - Now towering over this violent port city in Pakistan, where Islamic militant attacks and gangland shootings remain common, is an uncommon sight in this Muslim-majority country: a 42-meter (140-foot) Christian cross.