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Talks begin in bid to diffuse crisis in Pakistan

by AFP
A Pakistani supporter (R) of opposition politician Imran Khan walks past riot police as they try to reach the parliament during a protest march in Islamabad late on August 19, 2014. Photo: AFP/ Aamir Qureshi
Thousands of followers of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahirul Qadri are demonstrating outside the parliament building, trying to force PM Nawaz Sharif to quit

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