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Peshawar mourns

Peshawar mourns 148 people, mostly children, killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion.

Pakistan mourns 148 people, mostly children, killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

Across the country many schools closed on Wednesday as a mark of respect, while others held special prayers for those killed in Tuesday's bloodshed in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

The assault on an army-run school was the deadliest attack in Pakistan's history.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that a six-year moratorium on the death penalty would be lifted for those convicted of "terror offences", while the army chief travelled to Kabul for talks on improving intelligence cooperation.

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