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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Voting stations firebombed, 15 die as opposition boycotts poll Violence mars one-sided election Thousands of protesters firebombed polling stations and 18 people were killed as violence flared across Bangladesh yesterday during a walkover election boycotted by the opposition. Police opened fire at protesters as they torched more than 200 polling ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Polling booths torched on eve of violence-torn Bangladesh election

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka As opposition holds general strike and boycotts vote, fears grow that what now amounts to a one-party contest will spark more violence Booths burned on eve of election Scores of polling booths were torched on the eve of Bangladesh's violence-plagued election yesterday as the opposition staged a general strike in a final act of defiance against ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Hanging of top Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah triggers Bangladesh violence

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Deadly violence rocks Bangladesh as Islamist supporters vent anger over Abdul Quader Molla hanging Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader Abdul Quader Molla for war crimes Bangladesh was rocked by a new wave of deadly violence on Friday as Islamist supporters went on the rampage to vent their fury at the execution of one of their leaders for war ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh polls could be delayed amid new violence

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... said, after more deadly violence on Wednesday between security forces and supporters of opposition parties which are threatening to boycott the polls. Less than two days after the election ... those who have looked on with some alarm at the growing incidence of political violence in Bangladesh. At least 39 people are known to have died since late October when a coalition of 18 ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Scores injured as violence hits Bangladesh amid nationwide strike

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Homemade bombs leave 15 dead and scores injured across the country Scores hurt as violence hits amid national strike Scores of people were injured as violence raged across Bangladesh on Tuesday, the last of a three-day strike called by opposition activists in a bid to pressure the prime minister to resign. The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Khaleda Zia loses court fight to stop corruption case against her

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... people died in political violence surrounding the election as the opposition and security forces fought pitched battles. ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladeshi police shot dead two in riots

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... after the Muslim-majority nation was hit by deadly violence between police and Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy, which left four people dead and about 200 ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Ten more dead in Bangladesh as PM issues warning

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 08:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... warned of a crackdown on the violence. Police said they opened fire after Islamist supporters torched houses and fought street battles with officers during a third day of unrest over the hanging ... belonging to ruling party supporters,” government administrator Habibur Rahman said of the violence in Patgram. “We have banned protests and gatherings in the area to prevent further violence,” he ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Five die in fresh Bangladesh clashes over Islamist hanging

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 06:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... were Jamaat activists. Bangladesh has been rocked by a new wave of deadly violence that has left 30 people dead as Islamist supporters vent their fury at Molla’s execution last Thursday. He ... than 350 unarmed civilians. The latest violence comes as Bangladesh observes a national holiday on Monday to mark victory over Pakistani forces in that war. The execution has exacerbated ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh opposition blocks roads and railways in vote protest

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 12:54pm by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... According to police, at least three people have died since late on Monday in violence pitting opposition activists against government supporters and police. In all, 33 people have been killed in the last month of protest violence. The violence threatens to overshadow some key advances Bangladesh has made in recent years, including net enrolment in primary education, gender parity ...




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