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Prosecutor in Bhutto assassination case shot dead

Gunmen on a motorcycle on Friday shot dead a prosecutor investigating the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, one of the most shocking events in the country's turbulent history. Police sources

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Pakistan failed to protect Bhutto says probe

Pakistan failed to properly protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto or investigate her assassination and "severely hampered" a United Nations inquiry, UN investigators said. Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack after an

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Bhutto's party to decide on next Pakistani PM

The widower of Benazir Bhutto held talks with leaders of his Pakistan People's Party on Monday to decide on a candidate for prime minister after agreeing on a coalition that could force President Pervez Musharraf from power. Asif Ali Zarda

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Sharif to join Bhutto party in coalition

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday he would join the late Benazir Bhutto's party in a coalition government. Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) won the most seats in a February 18 general election but not enough

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Force of blast killed Bhutto: report

British police have concluded that Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed by the force of a suicide bomb and not by an assassin's bullet, The New York Times reported in its Friday editions. The findings, if confirmed, would

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Pakistan postpones election by six weeks

Pakistan's Election Commission on Wednesday postponed a general election by six weeks due to the turmoil sparked by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. 'Polling will now be held on February 18 instead of January 8,' chief election commiss

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Pakistan decides 'in principle' to delay polls

Pakistani electoral officials have decided "in principle" to delay a January 8 poll after Benazir Bhutto's killing last week sparked turmoil in the nuclear-armed country, but put off a final decision until Wednesday. The Election Commissio

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Pakistan awaits election decision, stocks fall

Pakistani electoral officials hold an emergency meeting on Monday to decide whether to go ahead with a January poll in a nation plunged into crisis by the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto's killing in a suicide att

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Oil moves above $96

Oil rose above $96 a barrel on Monday, lifted by mounting political instability in Pakistan and growing tensions between Iran and the US. US light crude for February delivery rose 41 cents to $96.41 a barrel by 2334 GMT, partially reversin

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Bhutto's body flown home, Pakistan on edge

The body of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrived in her family village for burial on Friday, hours after her assassination plunged the nuclear-armed country into one of the worst crises in its 60-year history. Her killing on T

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