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Aug 3, 2014 — Being a health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. Fatima Noor explains why she still goes door to door to immunize kids, even though she's scared.
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Jul 28, 2014 — The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
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Jul 15, 2014 — The attack occurred Tuesday morning near a market in the eastern province of Paktika. At a time of political uncertainty, deadly attacks are taking place on a near-daily basis.
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Jun 10, 2014 — A short-lived attack near Karachi's airport interrupted prayers for security officers who died in Sunday's violence at the facility. Flights were halted temporarily.
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Jun 3, 2014 — President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."
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Jun 2, 2014 — The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five senior members of the Taliban has been cheered as well as criticized. A look at why the move has been so polarizing.
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May 31, 2014 — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday. Bergdahl was released in exchange for five detainees from Guantanamo.
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Apr 5, 2014 — No major violence has been reported since polls opened Saturday, in elections that may result in the nation's first democratic transfer of power.
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Mar 29, 2014 — It's the latest violence leading up to the April 5 vote. The Taliban is warning citizens that heading to the polls could be deadly.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The gunmen apparently entered the Serena hotel and made it through security with pistols in their socks. They were killed in a standoff.
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