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Barguna AL men assault 3 journos

Barguna AL men assault 3 journos

The activists of ruling Awami League physically assaulted a vediographer and two correspondents of three private television channels in Barguna town last night.   The supporters of Azizul Haque, AL-backed union chairman of Dholua union in Sadar upazila, beat up SA TV vediographer Nuruzzaman, who was taking video footage when the activists attacked a...

Action against striking doctors soon: Nasim

Action against striking doctors soon: Nasim

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim today warned action against the striking doctors in Mitford Hospital and Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH). Condemning attacks on journalists by intern doctors in Mitford and RMCH, he termed it "unfortunate". The minister said the additional doctors who are attached with different government hospitals in the capital will be posted...

Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Gunmen have killed 135 civilians in north east Nigeria since Wednesday, a senior official from the region has told the BBC. Borno state senator Ahmed Zannah said the killings took place in at least three separate attacks in the state. The attackers are suspected to be from the Islamist Boko Haram movement. At least 1,500 people,...

Russian troops 'overrun Crimea base'

Russian troops 'overrun Crimea base'

Russian troops have seized control of a Crimean naval base at Feodosia, the third such attack in 48 hours, Ukrainian officials have told the BBC. Defence spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said the Russians had attacked the base from two directions using armoured personnel carriers and stun grenades. Russia has taken over most of Ukraine's military bases...

4 killed in Afghan bomb attack

4 killed in Afghan bomb attack

At least four people have died after a suspected suicide attack on a police station in eastern Afghanistan. Police officials in the city of Jalalabad say gun battles started after a "multi-pronged" attack by insurgents. Reports suggest a suicide car bomber targeted the police station, together with around five gunmen. A spokesman for the governor of...

BNP to lay siege to DC offices Thursday

BNP to lay siege to DC offices Thursday

BNP will lay siege to the deputy commissioners' offices across the country on Thursday protesting what the party said "vote rigging and attacks on activists of 19-party alliance by ruling Awami League men" during third phase of upazila parishad elections. The BNP-led 19-party combine also threatened to launch a tougher movement if the government...

Gunmen kill 100 in central Nigeria

Gunmen kill 100 in central Nigeria

Gunmen killed more than 100 people in an attack on three villages in central Nigeria, an area where longstanding disputes over land, religion and ethnicity often erupt into violence, two local government officials said on Sunday. The police confirmed the raids by Fulani herdsman late on Friday on the villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwan...

100 killed in attacks on Nigeria villages

100 killed in attacks on Nigeria villages

At least 100 villagers have been killed in Nigeria's central Kaduna state in attacks linked to disputes between ethnic groups, officials say. Heavily armed men entered three villages in the Kaura district in the south of the state.   It is not clear who was behind the attacks, but residents blame members of the mainly Muslim...

Ctg pro-BNP candidate attacked, 7 hurt

Ctg pro-BNP candidate attacked, 7 hurt

At least seven activists of BNP-led 19-party alliance were injured when the ruling Awami League men attacked the vehicle of an opposition candidate in Chandanaish upazila of Chittagong this morning. Abdul Jabbar, the 19-party-backed candidate and also the incumbent upazila chairman, came under the attack when he went to Hasangoni Mohammadia Senior Madrasha centre...

AL men attack police station

At least 15 people, including three policemen, were injured yesterday when activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League attacked a police station in Noakhali hearing a rumour of a municipal mayor being detained. Four of the attackers sustained bullet injuries when the law enforcers opened fire to disperse the unruly mob, police said. Zahirul Haque Raihan, general secretary of Kabirhat upazila Awami League, himself went to Kabirhat Police Station around 1:30am, Officer-in-Charge Mahbub Alam said. Zahirul, Kabirhat municipal mayor, was...