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July 28, 2014 | NPR · 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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Pakistan

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 16, 2014 — A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?
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Jun 15, 2014 — The offensive comes a week after a terrorist attack on the country's busiest airport left 36 dead. The government said it was mobilizing 70,000 soldiers.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Sometimes NPR's foreign correspondents take a break from war and other serious business to enjoy daily life in their adopted cities. Here our Pakistan correspondent tries a "miracle" drink.
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Jun 12, 2014 — The people of Pakistan may be far more celebrated for cricket than soccer, but that doesn't deter them from taking great pride that their country manufactured the official 2014 World Cup ball.
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Jun 12, 2014 — The strikes are the first by the U.S. in nearly six months, and come just days after the Pakistani Taliban staged an audacious attack on Karachi airport, Pakistan's largest.
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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 9, 2014 — The Pakistani Taliban aren't nearly as well-known as the Afghan Taliban. But they've carried out many major attacks, such as the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, and have further destabilized Pakistan.
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Jun 9, 2014 — The Pakistani Taliban say they ordered the attack in which gunmen mounted a five-hour-long firefight at the country's largest international airport. At least 23 people died.
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Jun 8, 2014 — The military was called in but the fighting is now said to be over. Pakistan's largest city has been a frequent site of militant attacks.
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