Australia restrict Pakistan to 207 in 2nd one-day (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Australian bowlers unleashed tight line and length to fold Pakistan’s innings at 207 in 46.2 overs in the second day-night international here at the Dubai Stadium on Friday.

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Taliban Hold Valley in Pakistan as They Remove Some Forces (New York Times)

Some Taliban left a key district not far from the capital, but the militants remained in control, as Pakistan?s military defended its response.

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Analysis: Pakistan flaw threatens US Afghan plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

A central pillar of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan — enlisting Pakistan to eliminate extremist havens on its side of the border — is being tested so severely it calls into question the viability of the entire plan.

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Australia beat Pakistan in 2nd ODI

DUBAI: Australian cricket team has defeated Pakistan by six wickets in the second day-night one-day international cricket match here at Dubai Cricket Stadium late on Friday.

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Pakistan News

US: Pakistan focus should be Taliban, not India (AP via Yahoo! News)

The United States is urging Pakistan’s military to focus more on the Taliban and extremists advancing inside their borders instead of the nation’s longtime enemy — India.

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Analysis: Pakistan, Taliban and nuclear arms (CNN)

Taliban militants made their deepest incursion into Pakistan this week, seizing control of areas that are a short drive from the capital city.

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Taliban leave district near Pakistan’s capital (CNN)

Taliban militants have completely withdrawn from the Buner district, about 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Pakistan’s capital, a Pakistani government official said Friday.

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Pakistan scores 207 against Aussie cricket team (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Pakistan were bowled out for 207 in 46.1 overs against Australia in the second day-night international at the Dubai cricket stadium on Friday.

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No concessions to Pakistan militants: army chief (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Pakistan’s army chief on Friday insisted the military was ready for the threat posed by Taliban insurgents, saying its decision not to deploy in a militant-infested area was tactical.

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Pakistan bat against Australia (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Pakistan captain Younus Khan won the toss and decided to bat in the second one-day international against Australia at the Dubai Stadium here on Friday.

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