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Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves appears in the following:

Death Toll Rises To 800 As Heat Wave Hits Pakistan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

At least 800 people have died in a heat wave sweeping through Pakistan.

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In Combustible, Muslim Karachi, A Christian Erects A 140-Foot Cross

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Parvez Henry Gill says the cross is intended as a "symbol of peace." But in a city where sectarian violence is common, the cross could become a target. Gill acknowledges that death threats are common.

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Pakistan Executes Man Who Was 15 When Charged With Murder

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Aftab Bahadur had been jailed for more than two decades before he was put to death. Pakistan has executed more than 150 people since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December.

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Pakistani Journalists Divided Over Whether Government Perks Cloud Their Autonomy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pakistan's journalists have a proud history of standing up to power at great personal sacrifice. Yet most are also happy to accept massively discounted plots of prime real estate from the government.

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Pigeon From Pakistan Captured In India. Is It A Spy?

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Indian authorities detained a pigeon suspected of spying for Pakistan. That has sparked humorous reactions from both nations. Yet, there's nothing outlandish about pigeons being used for espionage.

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Live On Pakistani TV: A Call-In Show About Sex

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sex is a topic not often broached in a conservative Muslim country like Pakistan. Yet a cable TV program hosted by a male doctor has proved popular, particularly among 30-something women.

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Pakistan Steps Up Pressure On Afghan Taliban

Thursday, May 14, 2015

On a visit to Afghanistan, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif openly condemned the behavior of the Taliban. We examine what's behind the change in rhetoric.

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Protesters Park On Karachi's Press Club Sidewalk Waiting To Be Heard

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In Pakistan, the people of Karachi have much to complain about but speaking out can cost you your life. But there is a patch of sidewalk where frustrated citizens feel they can raise their voices.

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Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On Friday, gunmen killed prominent Pakistani women's rights activist and book store owner Sabeen Mahmud. At a book fair in Karachi, colleagues are mourning her loss.

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U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Al-Qaida Hostages, Including An American

Friday, April 24, 2015

A U.S. drone strike in January killed an American being held hostage in Pakistan by al-Qaida, the White House announced Thursday. Warren Weinstein was killed along with another aid worker, from Italy.

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China-Pakistan Deal Highlights Waning U.S. Influence In Region

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

China's President is pledging to invest $46 billion in a corridor across Pakistan linking China with the Middle East. Some analysts say this signifies a decline in America's influence in the region.

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Chinese President Visits Pakistan To Finalize Billion-Dollar Trade Route Plan

Monday, April 20, 2015

China's President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements for a plan that would build $46 billion in infrastructure and energy projects. China aims to create greater land and sea ties with Pakistan in order to strengthen its influence in European and Middle Eastern markets.

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Chinese President To Discuss Massive Trade Route During Pakistan Visit

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit long-time ally Pakistan this week to discuss a port project and roads that link the two countries. China is hoping to extend its influence in region.

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Pakistan's Dilemma: Should It Assist Saudi Arabia In Yemen Operation?

Friday, April 10, 2015

For the last three days, Pakistan's parliament's been wringing its hands over whether to send troops, and possibly aircraft, to help out the Saudis in Yemen.

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Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

NPR's Philip Reeves recently visited the earthquake-battered cathedral in New Zealand built by a 19th-century ancestor. He found his family history entwined in a fierce contemporary controversy.

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From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.

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New Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Sunday, February 22, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is in Afghanistan meeting with that country's new president, Ashraf Ghani, and discussing possible changes to the timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals.

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Captivated Afghans Watch Cricket Team's World Cup Debut

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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At His Villa, Pakistan's Musharraf Awaits Trial And Holds Court

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges of treason and murder. But in an interview with NPR, he says he has no regrets about returning to his homeland to face trial.

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As Pakistan Turns Courts Over To Military, Some Fear Revival Of Army's Power

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pakistan is returning to an old and dreaded practice: the formation of secret military courts to try people accused of threatening the county's security.

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