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Pakistan suspends news channel in spy row

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Pakistan took the country's most popular television channel off the air on Friday, the latest twist in a bitter row between Geo News and Islamabad's top spy agency over the shooting of a leading journalist. 

Pakistani journalists protest against the attack on Geo News television journalist Hamid Mir in Islamabad, on April 23, 2014

The government's media regulatory body said in a statement the station's licence was being suspended for 15 days and it would have to pay a fine of 10 million rupees ($100,000).

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