At least 8 killed in suicide attack in southwest Pakistan | AFP

Images show the aftermath following a blast that left at least eight people, including two police officers, dead and several others wounded in a suicide blast in southwestern Pakistan. The suicide attack took place in the southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province, which remains rife with insurgent activity. The young suicide bomber was trying to enter a religious rally but police intercepted him at a security barrier where he detonated a suicide vest. The attack came the same day UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres — who is in Pakistan on a three-day visit -– praised the nation’s improved security situation.

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Funeral of victims of attack at Chinese consulate in Karachi

Mourners attend a funeral in Quetta, the provincial capital and of Balochistan in western Pakistan, for Niaz Muhammad and his son, two of four people killed the previous day when gunmen armed with hand grenades and a suicide vest stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said, with the attack claimed by a separatist group which branded Beijing “an oppressor”.

Fear and sweating in Pakistan’s hottest cities

Scientists warn that swathes of South Asia may be uninhabitable due to rising temperatures by 2100 — and in the desert community of Sibi in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province, where the mercury hit 52.4 degrees Celsius (126 Fahrenheit) this summer, it feels like they could be right.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April 9, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: separatists in Pakistan bomb a train station killing 14 people, US officials accuse Russia of fueling unrest in eastern Ukraine, deadly clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon and Edward Snowden testifies before the Council of Europe via webcam.

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Baluch Separatists Bomb Train Station Killing 14
An explosion has ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, killing 14.

US Accuses Russia of Fueling Unrest in Eastern Ukraine
US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of orchestrating the recent unrest in Eastern Ukraine.

Deadly Clashes in Palestinian Refugee Camp
Eight people were killed in violent clashes between rival Palestinian factions at a refugee camp in the south of Lebanon.

Snowden Testifies at Council of Europe via Webcam
Whistleblower Edward Snowden told Europe’s top human rights body that America’s surveillance program has been illegally spying on NGOs like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

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