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Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a 1,046 kilometres (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. Tajikistan also lies very close to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. Thus, it occupies a crossroads position between South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. The region forming modern Pakistan was at the heart of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and then later was the recipient of Vedic, Persian, Indo-Greek, Turco-Mongol, Islamic and Sikh cultures. The area has witnessed invasions and/or settlements by the Indo-Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Afghans, Mongols and the British.

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Office workers are reflected as they walk past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon September 26, 2014

By Comsec

The second half of the session on Friday saw the ASX 200 trade around the lows of the day with a sense that sellers could make an opportunistic move at any time to take the index to new lows. With the losses of recent weeks continuing to mount, the A... (Sep 26)

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Samsung Flags Are Set Up At The Main Entrance To The Berlin Fair Ground
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 vs Android One Smartphones: Affordable New Handset, Specs, Features

By IBTimes AU

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 is the latest flagship for the Galaxy S Duos handsets which are quite affordable. It now being compared to Google’s new Android One smartphones which are made to be push the use of smartphones throughout the world. (Sep 25)

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Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014. Picture taken on September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS M
Nations Want UN Global Ban On Jihadi Fighters

By IBTimes AU

Global nations want a ban on the movement of jihadi fighters around the world. (Sep 23)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, BARACK OBAMA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS, TUNISIA

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Chilling: Group Deadlier Than ISIS Had Risen

By IBTimes AU

U.S. intelligence has information indicative that Khorasan could be deadlier than the ISIS. (Sep 23)

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Handout picture of Saudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri as seen at the Saudi interior ministry of the most wanted terror suspects.
Khorasan, Al-Qaeda's Avatar, Is Planning Direct Attacks On US And European Spots

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

While the US is focussing on destroying ISIS, Khorasan is expanding terror strikes. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik speaks during an interview with Reuters in lslamabad August 4, 2012.
Passengers Shouted 'Shame' On Pak Politician For Delaying Flight And Barred Him From Boarding

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Rehman Malik, former minister, was prevented from climbing into a Pakistani flight by angry passengers. (Sep 22)

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End Times Prophecy Lurking W/ WW3 Nuclear Threat, Iraq Crisis And Ebola

By IBTimes AU

End Times signs as mentioned in Matthew 24 were seen with current rumours of WW3 nuclear war threat, genocide of Christian in Iraq and the Ebola epidemic (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, BOTSWANA, UGANDA

Pinchai Speaks During His Keynote Address at the Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco
Micromax Canvas A1 Vs Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V: A Choice On Which Android Is The Best

By IBTimes AU

Initially, we compared the new smartphones that run on Android One, the Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and the Karbonn Sparkle V. These will be one of the first smartphones to get the Android L update. (Sep 18)

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Australian Pacer Mitchell Johnson
Australian Cricketer Mitchell Johnson Suffering From A Rib Injury; Will Sit Out Of Champions League T20

By IBTimes AU

Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson, was suffering from rib pain since the one-day international series in Zimbabwe. (Sep 18)

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Michael Clarke Misses Train For ODIs Against Pakistan, Phil Hughes Steps In

By IBTimes AU

Owing to a hamstring injury, Michael Clarke has been excluded from the Australian team outbound for the ODI series against Pakistan at the beginning of October. Phil Hughes will replace him for the three-match one day series. Hughes was initially not included in the squad for the one-dayers. (Sep 17)

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