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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in Pakistan on unannounced visit

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Pakistan late on Wednesday on an unannounced visit for talks with the nuclear armed country's new government on ways to tame insurgents and stabilize neighboring Afghanistan.Full story

Veteran Pakistani politician elected president

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Mamnoon Hussain, a veteran Pakistani politician and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's trusted ally, was elected president on Tuesday in a vote by legislators for the largely ceremonial post of head of state. Full story

Gunmen attack Pakistani intelligence agency compound

MULTAN (Reuters) - Militants detonated four bombs in a heavily guarded Pakistani intelligence compound in the town of Sukkur on Wednesday and then fought security services, killing seven people and wounding at least 40, police officials said. Full story

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  Former prime minister to lead Pakistan again

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is claiming victory already in Pakistan’s general election — 14 years after he was toppled in a military coup, jailed and then exiled. This will be his third chance leading the country. NBC’s Waj Khan reports.

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