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Clashes kill one as strike hits Bangladesh

A young ruling party activist was beaten to death during clashes in northwestern Bangladesh on Thursday as a nationwide strike called by the opposition shut schools and businesses across the country.

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 6:55pm

Strike cripples Bangladesh as death toll rises to 80

Schools and businesses were shut on Monday across Bangladesh on the second day of a general strike called by Islamist protesters, as three more demonstrators died in the deadliest violence since independence.

4 Mar 2013 - 6:49pm

Bangladeshi police shot dead two in riots

The clashes came a day 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 injured.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:58am

Riots erupt in Bangladesh after Islamist leader jailed for life

Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:16am

Northern Irish youths pelt Catholic church in latest ‘flag riots’

Youths in Northern Ireland threw petrol bombs at police and rocks at a Catholic Church on Monday night as violence triggered by a decision not to raise the flag at Belfast city hall took on increasingly sectarian overtones.

15 Jan 2013 - 9:54am

29 police hurt during Catholic-Protestant clashes in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland fought day-and-night street battles with Protestant militants on Saturday, as a protest march to Belfast City Hall degenerated into riots.

13 Jan 2013 - 1:04pm

Bus torched, plastic bullets fired in Northern Ireland riots

Police in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and water cannon on Friday as pro-British loyalists furious over restrictions on flying the British flag torched a bus and hurled petrol bombs at officers.

12 Jan 2013 - 3:21pm

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10 Jan 2013 - 5:04am

Protesters pelt Northern Irish police with petrol bombs

Pro-British protesters pelted police with petrol bombs and fireworks in a sixth successive night of rioting in Northern Ireland’s capital of Belfast.

A crowd of about 100, mostly teenagers, attacked officers on Tuesday in the east of the city but police did not have to resort to water cannon and plastic baton rounds to stop the violence as was the case on Monday.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:16pm

Anger over crash response in Fuan city sparks riot against police

Residents of a Fujian province city smashed an ambulance and overturned three police vans after a car crash over the weekend, as yet another relatively minor incidents resulted in public unrest on the mainland.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:50am