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In this picture taken on Oct 15, 1979, the first Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate  Professor Abdus Salam, pictured in London, England after he heard the news that he was joint winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics. Salam, who belongs to a minority Muslim sect , helped develop the theoretical framework that led physicists to discover the ?God particle? this week, stoking worldwide excitement, yet he is not celebrated by his country and schoolchildren are rarely even taught his name.(AP Photo)

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A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives Monday outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Pakistan's largest city.

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