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5 killed in new Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

5 killed in new Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

At least five people were killed on Saturday in protests in Niger against Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, authorities said, bringing the death toll from two days of violence in the country to 10. Police fired tear gas at crowds of stone-throwing Muslim youths who set fire to churches and looted shops...

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Shooting of Khaleda's adviser

We are shocked at the murderous assault on Reaz Rahman, an adviser to BNP chairperson, in the capital on Tuesday night, and strongly condemn the shooting of the adviser and torching of his vehicle. What gives us cause for even more consternation is that the attack, which seems to be premeditated, took place as he was coming out his meeting with Khaleda Zia in her Gulshan office, signalling that attempts are being made from vested quarters to intimidate the...

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New police killing rocks Paris

New police killing rocks Paris

A gunman has killed a policewoman in Paris, a day after suspected Islamists killed 12 people at the office of a satirical magazine. A second person was seriously injured in the attack in the southern suburb of Montrouge, after which the gunman fled. It is unclear of the incident is related to the Charlie Hebdo...

US grand jury to consider NYC shooting

US grand jury to consider NYC shooting

A US grand jury will be asked to decide whether to prosecute a New York police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Brooklyn. Akai Gurley was shot in the chest after he entered the stairwell of his apartment building last month. The decision comes days after a grand jury opted...

Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling

Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling

The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the grand jury's decision not to charge Darren Wilson. Brown's father told NBC news his son's character had been "crucified". Separately, Brown's mother said Wilson had been "disrespectful". Wilson, who shot dead Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in...

Muggers snatch Tk 10.80 lakh shooting trader

Muggers snatch Tk 10.80 lakh shooting trader

Muggers snatched away Tk 10.80 lakh after shooting a money exchange trader at Mirpur-10 in Dhaka last night. The victim was identified as Sharif Nasir Hossain, 28, a resident of Janata Housing under Mirpur police station. SM Mizan, sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, said quoting the victim that a gang of muggers riding two motorbikes swooped on Nasir when he reached Janata Housing area at about 7:55pm. They fired several gunshots targeting Nasir’s legs as he tried to resist them, snatched away Tk10.80 lakh from the businessman and fled the scene leaving him in a pool...

It didn't stop at shooting

It didn't stop at shooting

The ordeals of the man who survived a point-blank shot by police in Jessore last month are far from over. For over a month, Aminul Islam Kamal fought for life with one of his lungs damaged by shotgun pellets, and all this time police kept him handcuffed to the hospital bed. As if these were...

2 'criminals' killed in 'shootout'

Two alleged criminals, accused in a case filed for snatching a pistol from a policeman after shooting him, were killed in a “shootout” with cops at Alekharchar in Sadar upazila yesterday. The dead are Rabbi, 20, a resident of Daulatpur village under the same upazila and Jony, 25, of Ashoktala. Three pistols, including the one which was snatched from Firoz Hossain, a sub-inspector of Detective Branch of Police, were recovered from their possession. Police said being tipped off that a gang of...

Shooting of Limon

State minister terms it an accident!

In an apparent attempt to save the law enforcers responsible for maiming Limon Hossain, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday termed the 2011 shooting of the innocent boy an accident. Asked about the call of Human Rights Watch for the government to prosecute the responsible Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) men, the minister told reporters at his secretariat office that the accident had happened when Rab was conducting a raid to arrest a notorious criminal. The fact is a member of...

Malala attack suspects arrested

Malala attack suspects arrested

Pakistan's army says it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban in the country's northwest. Army spokesman Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, said Friday that the detained men attacked Yousafzai, then 16, on orders from...

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