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Bangladesh executes military captain who assassinated father of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh executed a military captain less than a week after he was arrested after nearly 25 years on the run over the assassination of the country’s founding leader, a minister said Sunday. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was killed along with most of his family in a military coup on […]

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Bangladesh forces kill 7 suspected Rohingya robbers in raid

Police in Bangladesh killed seven members of a gang of armed robbers on Monday during a raid on their hideout on a hillside overlooking a camp for Rohingya refugees in the southeast of the country, a police spokesman said. Crime and violence are on the rise in the squalid, sprawling camps around the coastal city […]

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Bangladesh: Court awards death penalty to 16 who set student on fire

A Bangladesh court sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a student set on fire after accusing her teacher of sexual harassment. 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, died in April in Feni which is a small town 160 kilometers out of capital Dhaka. The headteacher Nusrat had accused of harassment and two female classmates […]