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Pakistan talks spark 'soft coup' fears

Pakistan talks spark 'soft coup' fears

Pakistan's army chief took centre stage in a national political crisis on Thursday night by holding talks with two protest leaders who have been agitating on the streets of Islamabad for the overthrow of the elected government for the last two weeks. Politician and former cricketer Imran Khan and a Muslim cleric called Tahir-ul-Qadri...

Brazil divided by World Cup despite Neymar & Co

Brazil divided by World Cup despite Neymar & Co

Fernando's voice was loud and clear over the throng of a humid Sao Paulo bus at rush hour. “I can't stand the north, man,” he shouted, loud enough for people to turn around and look at us. “They have all these stadiums, all this money spent on them – and for what? We have...

India outrage over raped, hanged girls

India outrage over raped, hanged girls

There is outrage over police inaction in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree. The father of one victim said he was ridiculed by policemen when he sought help in finding his missing daughter. He said when the policemen found out...

Pro-BNP lawyers to boycott court proceedings tomorrow

Pro-BNP lawyers to boycott court proceedings tomorrow

Pro-BNP lawyers will boycott all court proceedings across the country for two and an half hours Sunday as part of its five-day programme protesting police action on them. Rafiqul Islam Miah, president of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a platform of lawyers loyal to BNP, made the announcement from a rally at the Jatiya Press Club. In...

Mine disaster sparks protest in Turkey

Mine disaster sparks protest in Turkey

A violent protest erupted today in the Turkish city of Soma, where at least 238 coal miners have died after a mine explosion. Many in the crowd expressed anger at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Rocks were being thrown and some people were shouting that Erdogan was a "Murderer!" and a "Thief!" The protesters...

Cops fire tear gas at Thai protesters

Cops fire tear gas at Thai protesters

Thai police have fired water cannons and tear gas at protesters in Bangkok, two days after a court ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Hundreds of protesters have been holding a rally outside a government compound in the city. Yingluck was ordered to step down on Wednesday over the illegal transfer of her security chief. Another...

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked, filling station torched

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked, filling station torched

Thousands of agitated locals and supporters of Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam, whose body was recovered from Shitalakhhya River today, blasted into protest. The protesters were demonstrating by blocking the Dhaka-Chittagong highway and the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road, set fire to a filling station in Mouchak area, reports our Narayanganj correspondent.   As the news of Nazrul's...

Killing of 3 Bangladeshis: Dhaka lodges protest with Delhi

Expressing deep concern, Dhaka today strongly protested the killing of three Bangladeshis by Indian civilians in Tripura on Sunday. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially lodged a strong protest with the Indian side against the atrocious killing of three Bangladesh nationals by Indian civilians Sunday in the State of Tripura and expressed its deep concern over the matter,” says a foreign ministry press release. The Indian authorities have also been requested to immediately hand over the bodies, conduct an inquiry...

Thai protesters rally against PM ahead of Senate vote

Thai protesters rally against PM ahead of Senate vote

Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters rallied across Bangkok today in their latest bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day before a crucial vote to elect a new Senate. Waving flags and blowing whistles, protesters marched from Lumpini Park in the business district of Bangkok, where protesters retreated to earlier this...

Locals besiege Gazaria police station

Locals besiege Gazaria police station

Locals today besieged Gazaria Police Station in Munshiganj demanding the arrest of killers of a local Chhatra League leader. Mahbubur Rahman alias Jhoton, law affairs secretary of Gazaria upazila unit of BCL, succumbed to his injures at a hospital in Dhaka on Monday, a day after he was injured during post-upazila election violence. The election...

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