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This Happened—December 27: Brutal End For A Woman Political Icon

Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan, and then leader of the opposition Pakistan People's Party, had been campaigning ahead of elections scheduled for January 2008 when she was shot, in a suicide terrorist attack.

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This Happened—November 16: Pakistan Makes Political History

It was 34 years ago today when voters elected Benazir Bhutto to be the youngest ever and first female Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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Geopolitics

He's Back! Mark Sanford And 8 More Great Political Resurrections

Four years ago, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford disappeared from the public eye for five days, telling his staff he was "Hiking the Apalachian trail." Since then, the expression has become the euphemism in American popular culture for infidelity, but Sanford may have the last laugh.

The 52-year-old Republican pulled off an unexpected political comeback, winning Tuesday's race for South Carolina's 1st district congressional seat, and reminded every disgraced leader that redemption is (almost) always possible.

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Prosecutor In Bhutto Murder Case Gunned Down In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A senior prosecutor investigating the 2007 murder of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was shot down in an ambush on Friday morning near Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali was also Pakistan’s main state prosecutor in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in which 166 people were killed.

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Musharraf Rushes Out Of Court After His Arrest Ordered

AFP (France), BBC (UK), DAWN (Pakistan)

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