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Cough syrup suspected in 33 deaths in Pakistan

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A Pakistani family member comforts Bahawal Shair, 70, who has been admitted to a local hospital after consuming a cough syrup, in Gujranwala, near Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday.  AP

Pakistani authorities are investigating allegations that cough syrup has killed 33 people over the past three days, a government official said Saturday, the second time in recent months medicine is suspected of causing multiple deaths.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Deaths in factory fires in Pakistan up to 216

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Family members mourn the death of a man outside a mortuary in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Pakistani officials say the death toll from devastating factory fires that broke out in two major cities has killed 216 people.  AP PHOTO/FAREED KHAN

Pakistani officials say the death toll from devastating factory fires that broke out in two major cities has risen to 128.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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