January 2, 2013 Gangsters in Karachi are a little different from the American variety. They often control armed groups linked to political parties. Uzair Baloch is known as the don of Karachi's Lyari slum. But ask him if he's a gangster, and he'll laugh. He says he's a politician and a social worker.
January 2, 2013 The Pakistani teenager was shot by a Taliban gunman because she criticized efforts to stop her and other girls from going to school. Taken to the U.K. for treatment, she'll stay there now that her father has been given a diplomatic job.
January 2, 2013 Recently, it was estimated that about 45,000 people had been killed since anti-regime protests began in March 2011. Now, the U.N. says it has compiled a more accurate list of those who have died. It's likely the death toll is still underestimated, the U.N. concedes.
January 2, 2013 Chinese officials say two people intentionally spiked a restaurant's eggplant stir-fries with a toxic dose of a blood pressure drug. The poisoning sent 80 diners to the hospital, where doctors figured out the cause. They all eventually recovered.
January 2, 2013 A Pakistani bill would allow intelligence and law enforcement agencies to tap phones, monitor Internet traffic, and follow people they suspect are terrorists. Security agencies in Pakistan already do this, but the new bill will give them the legal cover to do so.
January 1, 2013 Crack has been in Brazil since the 1990s, but the drug has exploded in the past six years. The government has poured billions into a prevention and treatment program, but officials are still trying to figure out the best way to combat the epidemic.
January 1, 2013 A Pakistani man who went to London to sell fish has become an unlikely YouTube music star, thanks to the catchy song he made up to lure customers. The video for the song, "One Pound Fish," became a Web hit, and even brought him a record deal.
January 1, 2013 Following an already violent year in Pakistan, on the first day of the New Year gunmen shot and killed five teachers and two aid workers as they were driving home from work.
January 1, 2013 A look at how people around the world celebrated the arrival of 2013 — some with quiet moments, and some with as much revelry as possible.