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    Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

    Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

  • Man killed for raising voice

    Shuchi Modok's life fell apart just 27 days into her marriage as a few rowdy youths stabbed her husband to death on Saturday night for protesting stalking of girls at a temple in Bogra.

  • Syria forces retake Palmyra in major victory over IS

    Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recapture the famed ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group in a major victory over the jihadists.

  • Priest killed, devotee shot

    Criminals slit the throat of a Hindu priest at a temple in Debiganj of Panchagarh just after dawn yesterday and fled the scene firing shots and exploding homemade bombs, which injured two devotees. Deceased Jogeswar Dasadhikari, 50, is the latest victim of a recent string of attacks on clerics and prayer houses of minorities in Bangladesh over the last few months.