Critics accuse the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to silence media through violence and coercion, while the recent arrests of three journalists for "defaming" a monk-turned-chief minister triggered public outrage.
Fugitive head of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, who was arrested from his residence by a team of Scotland Yard, is also wanted in Pakistan in murder, terrorism, hate-speech and many other cases.
Former Pakistan President arrested on Monday over allegations he had fake accounts amid graft case in Islamabad.
"Some people are using their cameras as if they were in a zoo," says a local tourist guide Iqbal Shah on the invasion of tourists which Kalash people say threatens their unique lifestyle.
Zardari arrested over investigation into bank accounts and money laundering, the country's anti-corruption body says.
Thousands of Kashmiris in southern Pulwama district join funerals of four rebels, including two auxiliary police officers, who fled this week to join a decades-long armed revolt in India-administered Kashmir.
The few converts to Islam who join jihadist groups reveal social, not religious rationales for their decisions
Will the son of the legendary 'Lion of Panjshir' help to shape Afghanistan's future?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election is likely to translate into tougher immigration laws and the repealing of 'Medevac' bill that would ensure seriously ill refugees are flown to mainland Australia for treatment.
Protest marches in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, India, occupied West Bank, disputed Kashmir, and several other places show solidarity for Palestinians.
Opener Chris Gayle, set to retire at the end of the tournament, led the West Indies reply with a blistering 50 off 34 balls as the two-times champions chased down Pakistani total, reaching 108-3 with 36.2 overs to spare.
Tournament hosts England defeat South Africa by 104 runs in the opening game. Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and West Indies also make up the 10-team tournament.
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