Pakistan

Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 3:42PM UTC Pakistani villagers wade through water to find safe shelters. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s disaster management agency says rescuers with boats and helicopters have evacuated about 50,000 people from the country’s south after raging floods inundated more villages there.

Pakistan rescues thousands as floods hit south

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:20AM UTC Pakistani villagers wait for help in Chiniot, Pakistan. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s disaster management agency says rescuers have evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country’s south after being hit by floods

UN report: Disasters to displace more people

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 2:37PM UTC Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk through the ruins in the streets of Tacloban in November last year. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International aid officials say that more people are being displaced because of climate change-driven natural disasters and growth in the world’s poorest cities.

Pakistan arrests scores of opposition activists

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 3:50PM UTC Pakistan arrests scores of opposition activists

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s opposition says police have arrested scores of activists in an effort to stop them from participating in weekslong sit-ins in the capital, Islamabad.

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 6:05PM UTC Pakistani villagers wade through water to find safe shelters. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says it has expanded the rescue and relief operation as flood waters hit more districts in the country’s Punjab province.

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