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Pakistan: Christians call for justice following Taliban attack on Ismaili Muslims

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Obama administration apologizes to UN for Baltimore incidents

Obama administration apologizes to UN for Baltimore incidents

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Obama lied about Bin Laden's death to burnish his own image

Obama lied about Bin Laden's death to burnish his own image

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Pakistan: Christians come together in protest

Pakistan: Christians come together in protest

Thousands of Christians hit the streets in Pakistan to protest their persecution at the hands of Muslim terrorists.

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The world hides the persecution of Christians

Pope Francis said that there is an 'ecumenism of blood' among Christians persecuted in the Mideast, South Asia, and elsewhere.

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Islam's War on Christians: Report for November 2014

Islam's War on Christians: Report for November 2014

Obama administration has failed to specifically condemn the murder of Christians in Pakistan: burned alive.

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Crucified Again: persecution of Christians becomes more widespread

Crucified Again: persecution of Christians becomes more widespread

Approximately 100,000 Christians die every year because of their faith. One thousand Nigerian churches destroyed in 2014.

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Pakistan's high court demands report on Christians burned to death by Muslims

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Pakistani man is hacked to death for alleged blasphemy against Islam

Pakistani man is hacked to death for alleged blasphemy against Islam

A pregnant Christian woman and her husband were burned to death in a brick kiln by a Muslim to whom they owed money. In another case, a man was hacked to death with an axe while in jail when his jailer accused him of blasphemy.

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Pakistan: Muslim fanatics oppose marriage of Muslim woman to former Christian

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Pakistan: Taliban joins with Islamic State as fearful Christians pray

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Brooklyn man beats wife to death: 'customary' practice in Muslim countries

Brooklyn man beats wife to death: 'customary' practice in Muslim countries

A defense attorney explained that her client beat his wife to death because he comes from Pakistan, where this is 'appropriate conduct.'

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Pakistani Muslim leader charges a TV station with 'blasphemy'

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Pakistan: Muslims enjoy impunity for murder and rape of Christians

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Pakistan: Treatment worsens for Christian and Hindu women

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Pakistan: Death sentence for Christian puts spotlight on Muslim injustice

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Little attention for Pakistani Christian girl ravaged by Muslim violence

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Pakistan: human organs illegally harvested from victims of terror

Pakistan: human organs illegally harvested from victims of terror

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Pakistan: the sentence is death for being a Christian

Pakistan: the sentence is death for being a Christian

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Scotland Yard makes first arrest in terrorist murder case

Dr. Imran Farooq was murdered by political opponents in the UK in 2010. Scotland Yard is making headway in the case.

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Pakistan: human rights advocates denounce threats

"We are not cowards, we will not stop to do which we were assigned by Jesus to do and to fulfill His Mission in Pakistan" said Mushtaq Gill, a Christian lawyer who is advocating the case of three Christian women stripped naked and paraded in Pakistan.

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Pakistan: Muslims treat Christians like 'animals'

Pakistan: Muslims treat Christians like 'animals'

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Pakistan: Christians remain wary about new premier

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Pakistan: Christians still wary despite change in government

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Pakistan: Little hope for Christians after election

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Christians question Obama's wider anti-terrorist net

Christians question Obama's wider anti-terrorist net

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Muslim Christianophobia: February 2013

Muslim Christianophobia: February 2013

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The web of US policy in Syria entangles US Army vet charged with terrorism

The web of US policy in Syria entangles US Army vet charged with terrorism

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Pakistan: Muslim leader urges attack on Christian homes

In a Punjabi town, Muslims rampaged and burned shops, cars and motorcyles.

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Iraq War may cost taxpayers $6 trillion

Iraq War may cost taxpayers $6 trillion

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Pakistan: police and authorities persecute Christians

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Pakistan: Christians call for transparent investigation of pogrom

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Pakistan: Hundreds of Christians protesting mistreatment are arrested

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Pakistan: Christians burned out of homes by Muslim mobs

Pakistan: Christians burned out of homes by Muslim mobs

Muslim mob burned homes and sought to burn Christians alive in Lahore.

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Pakistan: Nearly lynched, a Christian pastor is released from jail for blasphemy

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Pakistan: Muslim shoots Christian man dead

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Deadly measles outbreak targets Pakistani children

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Murder of a missionary unheeded by the world

Murder of a missionary unheeded by the world

A Protestant missionary from Sweden, Birgitta Almby, was murdered in Pakistan by Muslim terrorists. Does anyone care?

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Pakistan develops drones with Chinese help

Pakistan develops drones with Chinese help

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Pakistan: one in 89 mothers die in childbirth

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Christian church attacked in Pakistan

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Pakistan: Teenaged human rights defender goes to UK for treatment

Pakistan: Teenaged human rights defender goes to UK for treatment

Muslim Taliban terrorists tried to silence Malala Yousafzai by shooting her in the head. The 14-year-old girl survived but remains in guarded condition.

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Pakistan: Muslims burn Christian churches in day of rage

Pakistan: Muslims burn Christian churches in day of rage

Hillary Clinton went on Pakistani TV to denounce a film believed by Muslims to defame Islam, reaffirming American commitment to tolerance of religion. The day was marked with violence throughout Pakistan.

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More seats for Muslims in Pakistani parliament

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Hindus flee persecution by Muslims in Pakistan

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Iran's nukes and why we should worry about them

Iran's nukes and why we should worry about them

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Pakistan: Christians still fearful following release of Rimsha Masih

Pakistan: Christians still fearful following release of Rimsha Masih

Accused of blasphemy by Islamists, a 14-year-old disabled girl had been held for 3 years in jail. While she has been released on bail, Christians fear reprisals in Muslim-dominated Pakistan. Masih was airlifted by helicopter because of threats.

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Pakistan: Christian children are the focus of Muslim wrath

Sunil Yaqoob Masih, a Christian from Faisalabad, was murdered and his organs removed.

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Pakistan: No justice for man burned to death for blasphemy

Pakistan: No justice for man burned to death for blasphemy

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Pakistan: Two men beaten for refusing conversion to Islam

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Pakistan: burned to death for Islamic blasphemy

Pakistan: burned to death for Islamic blasphemy

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Pakistan: Islamists target Christians for abduction and extortion

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Terrorist bomb strikes Pakistan

Terrorist bomb strikes Pakistan

Twenty-one people were killed by a bomb on a bus in Peshawar.

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Pakistan: Christians insist on justice for assets purloined from YMCA

Pakistan: Christians insist on justice for assets purloined from YMCA

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Pakistan: Muslim court condemns couples to death for dancing

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Pakistan: a drive towards ethnic harmony

Pakistan: a drive towards ethnic harmony

The enduring caste system in Pakistan continues to the detriment of the Christian community in the Muslim-dominated country.

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Pakistan restores Twitter access after Mohammad flap

Pakistan restores Twitter access after Mohammad flap

Don't mess with Mohammad.

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Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over What It Calls Blasphemous Material

The Pakistani government has blocked the social networking website Twitter because of material considered offensive to Islam.

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Pakistan: In Pakistan, Catholic nurses are the "light and hope" of the poor and sick

The Diocese of Faisalabad organised a meeting to mark International Nurses Day with the participation of priests, nuns and ordinary citizens. Nurses talked about their problems, asking for greater job security and training. For vicar general, nursing is like the priesthood, "a vocation that comes ...

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In Pakistan, One Tweet Makes A Difference

When RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal highlighted a widow's plight, Pakistanis reached out to help through social media.

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Pakistan: Like Mary, Pakistani mothers are candles that burn for peace and for the future

In Faisalabad, Catholics organised a tribute to mothers with the participation of priests, young people, mothers and children. For a Catholic activist, mothers are called to play an important role in eliminating gender biases. For Fr Bonnie Mendes, Our Lady is an "example" for all mothers. Mothers ...

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Pakistan: Muslim leaders exonerate young Christian from false blasphemy charges

An altercation between Muhammad Boota and Asif Masih led to the accusations. The testimony of local landowners and residents end in the accused being released. The words of Chaudhary Khalid Cheema tipped the balance. For the latter, the charges against the Christian man were "repugnant."

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Pakistan President Accepts NATO Summit Invite

NATO said earlier in the day that it had invited Pakistan to the summit, ending speculation that Islamabad might be excluded amid severely strained ties with the alliance prompted by a NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November.

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Says Time To 'Move On' With U.S. Ties

Pakistan's foreign minister says his country "has made its point" by blocking NATO's supply route to Afghanistan in protest over a deadly U.S. attack on its troops, and that the time has come to move on with U.S. ties.

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Pakistan To Discuss Reopening NATO Supply Route

Pakistani leaders are meeting to discuss whether to reopen Pakistan's border to convoys carrying supplies to NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

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International Red Cross ceases operations in Pakistan

International Red Cross ceases operations in Pakistan

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Pakistan: Tough times for IDPs living outside camps

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Pakistan: 16 Reported Killed In Bus Crash

Reports from Pakistan say up to 16 people have been killed in a bus crash in northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.

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Pakistan: May Day brings Christians and Muslims together to defend workers' rights in Pakistan

Dozens of initiatives mark International Labour Day across the country. In Faisalabad, workers from all religious backgrounds invade the streets of the city. More rights and protection, union action and a better status for women are among the goals. Christian activist laments that workers' rights ...

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Pakistan Issues New Condemnation After U.S. Drone Strike

Pakistan has issued a fresh condemnation of U.S. drone strikes after an attack by an unmanned aircraft killed three suspected militants in northwest Pakistan.

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Pakistan: No to forced conversions to Islam and marriage without consent, says Justice and Peace

Catholic activists urge the Supreme Court to stop violations and protect abuse victims. They appeal on behalf of three young Hindu women forced to marry three Muslim men against their will. In a "male dominated, violent and bigoted environment," women cannot truly exercise free will.

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Pakistan court sends home 3 women forcibly converted to Islam

Pakistan court sends home 3 women forcibly converted to Islam

In Pakistan, there are 1,000 cases of forced conversions of Christian and Hindu girls and women to Islam each year.

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Pakistan: Three Hindu women forced to convert have to go back to their Muslim husbands

Pakistan's Supreme Court rules against all three. Abducted back in February in Sindh province, they were forced to marry Muslim men. Families complain about pressure from powerful Muslim groups. All three received death threats.

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Pakistan: More work needed on breastfeeding awareness

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Pakistan: For Paul Bhatti, concrete steps needed in interfaith dialogue in Pakistan

A conference opens tomorrow in Multan. More than 500 scholars and experts will participate, from Pakistan and abroad. The event is organised by the imam of Lahore's Badshahi Mosque. For the prime minister's special advisor, it is necessary to go beyond the "dialogue on great principles" and promote ...

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Pakistan To Deport Bin Laden's Family

Pakistani officials have confirmed that Osama bin Laden's family is expected to be deported from Pakistan early on April 18.

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Europe looks the other way as US conducts targetted assassinations

Europe looks the other way as US conducts targetted assassinations

America's European allies take the easy way out with its (non-)policy of silence concerning the legal ramifications of targetted killings. Even so, some of these allies are stocking up on drone technology, Made in USA.

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Pakistan: In Christís Passion, redemption of the suffering of Pakistani Christians

All over the country the minority participated in Holy Week religious functions, the Way of the Cross yesterday. Bishop of Islamabad: look to the Cross on Calvary as the place for relief from suffering. Throughout Lent, the faithful promoted charitable activities and Bible study.

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Pakistan Sentences Bin Laden Wives

A Pakistani court has given 45-day jail sentences and 10,000-rupee ($110) fines to family members of Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

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Pakistan Says 21 Militants Killed In Orakzai Tribal Area

Pakistan said at least 21 militants were killed in an overnight clash.

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Does it matter that the shooter in France was Muslim?

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Pakistan: Sharp rise in human trafficking in Sindh Province

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France: Muslim terrorist is expected to surrender shortly

France: Muslim terrorist is expected to surrender shortly

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Pakistan: Rights and empowerment of women, for the development of Pakistani society

Christians and Muslims, united, demand more attention for women in the fight against extremism and discrimination. In Sindh commissions created charged with evaluating the application of the law against violence. Muslim lawyer: remove discrimination. Christian Activist: attention to rural areas.

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Pakistan: United Nations: Christian woman arrested for blasphemy as petition goes to UN on Asia Bibi's behalf

Fifty activists and intellectuals make an appeal for her release to the government of Pakistan at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Signatories slam poor prison conditions and abuses based on the 'black law'. Meanwhile, another case unfolds in Lahore where a 26-year-old woman is charged for ...

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Pakistan: No road home for Sindh flood victims

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Pakistan: Changes to blasphemy laws and rights for minorities: the legacy of Shahbaz Bhatti

Meetings, demonstrations and, protest marches recalling the work of the Catholic minister assassinated by extremists. Muslim political leaders against the "abuses" of the black law and open to Christians at the most senior levels of the State. Activists for Human Rights: Government reluctant to ...

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Pakistan: Life on the margins, discrimination against Christian and Hindu women in Pakistan

The National Commission for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Church releases a report on the tragic conditions faced by minority women. Blasphemy and forced conversion are the first level of threat. Lower education and higher infant mortality are the second.

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Pakistan Attacks Belie Counterterrorism Claims

After a lull of a few months, which encouraged local officials t+o claim that the back of the Taliban had been broken, northern Pakistan has, over the past 10 days, once again been experiencing fresh terrorist attacks.

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Shahbaz Bhatti's sacrifice echoes the lives of MLK and Gandhi

"You must be the change you want to see in the world."

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Pakistan: court rejects appeal over official demolition of Christian church

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Pakistan: Short stories in Punjabi, to promote Christian values and common good

Fr. Mukhtar Alam has published a volume of stories of his mother. Stories that give "light" to those who are in the "dark" and teach the common good. At presentation, near the cathedral of Faisalabad, intellectuals, writers and leaders of the Church of Pakistan Muslim.

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Pakistan Says Army Chiefs Meeting With NATO, Afghan Commanders

In the latest bid to repair U.S.-Pakistani relations, Islamabad's military leadership is holding talks with NATO and Afghan commanders to improve coordination along the Afghan-Pakistani border.

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Pakistan PM To Travel To Qatar For Talks On Afghan Peace Deal

Pakistan's prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani, will travel to Qatar next week for talks with leaders there on a peace deal to end the Taliban's 10-year war in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan: 11 Soldiers Killed In Battle With Baluch Militants

Pakistani officials say militants in the southwestern Baluchistan Province have killed 11 soldiers in an attack.

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Around 100 Reported Dead In Pakistan From Faulty Heart Drugs

Pakistani officials say faulty heart drugs are thought to have killed around 100 people over the past three weeks.

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Four Killed In Pakistan In Suspected U.S. Missile Strike

Reports from Pakistan say an apparent U.S. drone missile strike has killed four suspected militants in the North Waziristan region, near the Afghan border.

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VOA Journalist Killed In North Pakistan

VOA Journalist Killed In North Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead tribal journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif near the northern city of Peshawar.

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Official: Pakistan Putting Off Visit By U.S. Envoy

A Pakistani government spokesman says Pakistan is postponing a visit by a special U.S. envoy.

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis strain running amok

Drug-resistant tuberculosis strain running amok

Public health officials in India are increasingly concerned, as nearly 20 people are infected with tuberculosis that is resistant to antibiotics.

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