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Suspected Bangladesh plane hijacker shot dead

Bangladesh commandos stormed a passenger jet in the country’s southeast Sunday and shot dead an armed man who allegedly tried to hijack the Dubai-bound flight, an army official said. The suspect, described by officials as a Bangladeshi man in his mid 20s, was shot as special forces rushed the Boeing 737-800 plane after it landed […]
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UN calls for restraint in Bangladesh

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The United Nations called for restraint in Bangladesh on Monday following elections that turned violent and said complaints about the outcome should be addressed through legal means. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling party and its allies won a landslide victory in the vote on Sunday but the main opposition, which won only six seats […]
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Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh’s opposition party Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from a general election. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which is seeking to unseat Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on December 30, said at least 1,972 party officials and grassroots campaigners […]
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Bangladesh opposition says will contest election

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Bangladesh’s main opposition party said Sunday it would not boycott next month’s general election and would challenge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the polls, despite its leader being in jail. “We have announced that we will participate in the election,” Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain told AFP. The BNP boycotted the […] …

Pro-opposition former editor assaulted in Bangladesh

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A prominent former editor and critic of Bangladesh’s government was assaulted on Sunday by ruling party student activists after a court hearing, police and witnesses said. The cadres of the Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, attacked Mahmudur Rahman, 66, with bricks and bamboo sticks, his colleague Mohammad Abdullah said. The […] …

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