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Philip Reeves

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Taliban Claim Credit For Another Attack In Karachi

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Militants are attacking a security training facility near the Karachi airport. The incident comes less than two days after a deadly attack on the Karachi airport itself.

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Taliban Claim Responsibility For Karachi Airport Attack

Monday, June 09, 2014

Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night. At least 23 people are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.

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Who Shot Pakistan's Star News Anchor? Some Point To Spy Agency

Friday, June 06, 2014

Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks.

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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.

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Pakistani Woman Beaten To Death By Her Family As Police Stand By

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pakistan is reeling from the latest so-called "honor killing." Just feet from a courthouse, a pregnant woman was beaten to death with rocks and shot for marrying a man against her family's wishes.

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Being A TV Anchor In Pakistan Is Fraught With Danger

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pakistan's No. 1 TV anchor Hamid Mir is recovering from six bullet wounds. He was shot by motorcycle gunmen while he was being driven through Karachi. Mir immediately blamed Pakistan's spy agency,

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At Indian Prime Minister's Inauguration, A Historic Pakistani Presence

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other.

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In Pakistan, Ultra-Conservative Rivals Attack Moderate Muslims

Monday, April 28, 2014

Most Pakistanis follow a form of Islam that's entwined with South Asia's mystical Sufi tradition. They are known as Barelvis, and they are under attack from hardline Deobandis Muslims.

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A Millionaire Saves The Silenced Symphonies Of Pakistan

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Once upon a time, Lahore was home to a booming film industry and studio musicians to match. Now, the sounds of Lollywood have made a comeback, thanks to a jazz fan — who's also a philanthropist.

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Gunmen Wound Pakistani TV Anchor In Weekend Shooting

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist.

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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.

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Pakistanis Watch Afghan Elections, Wary Of A '90s Replay

Friday, April 11, 2014

To Pakistan, the Afghan elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. troops seems reminiscent of the Soviet departure decades ago — leaving Afghanistan in Pakistan's lap, for better or worse.

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2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.

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The World's Most Optimistic Law: Banning Graffiti In Karachi

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Pakistani lawmakers may have overreached when they approved a measure that makes it a crime, punishable by jail time, to spray graffiti in the chaotic and often lawless city Karachi.

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Despite Scars Of War, Karachi Holds Onto Its Chutzpah

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Karachi is Pakistan's economic hub, its major port and its largest city. It's also the country's most violent and crime-ridden city. But it's not all blood and thunder. Witness the musical Grease, now playing to packed houses in Karachi.

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Prosecutors Press Case In 'News Of The World' Phone-Tapping Trial

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.

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'News Of The World' Phone Hacking Trial Gets Started In London

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday was day one of The News of the World phone hacking scandal trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offences, including some that carry a prison sentence.

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NSA Spying Draws Focus To Decades-Old Intelligence Pact

Monday, October 28, 2013

Widening revelations about NSA spying now include allegations that the U.S. is collecting data on millions of citizens in countries such as Spain and France and has spied on the leaders of some 35 allies. The scandal is drawing attention to an intelligence-sharing agreement known as Five Eyes between the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Audie Cornish speaks with ambassador John Negroponte, chairman of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the former director of national intelligence under George W. Bush.

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Phone-Hacking Trial Begins In U.K.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Philip Reeves about the start of the News of the World phone-hacking trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offenses, including some that carry a prison sentence.

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Skateboarders Mobilize As Art Center Tries To Reclaim Cavern

Monday, September 09, 2013

Two centers of culture are in conflict on the banks of the Thames in London. One is the world renowned South Bank Center of the Arts, with four resident orchestras, including the London Philharmonic. It also has conservatories, the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The other cultural landmark is the Undercroft, a dark, concrete cavern, covered in graffiti, that lies beneath the Arts Center and looks out on to the Thames. It's the birthplace and temple of British skate boarding. For forty uninterrupted years it has been hallowed ground for those who regard skate boarding as an art form every bit as legitimate as anything performed in the concert halls above. But now the South Bank Arts Center is trying to force the skateboarders to a different location, so the Undercroft can be leased to restaurants. And the skate boarders are mobilizing to resist.

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