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Bangladesh’s PM defiant after violent election victory

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina insisted Monday her walkover win in an election boycotted by the opposition was legitimate and blamed her rivals for the unprecedented bloodshed on polling day. In defiant comments the day after her re-election, Hasina accused the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party of making a mistake…

Far-right and anti-fascists face off over London soldier murder

Dozens of people were arrested in London on Saturday as rival far-right and anti-fascist groups faced off over the murder of a British soldier by suspected Islamists. London’s Metropolitan Police said 58 people from the Unite Against Fascism pressure group were arrested after they gathered to oppose a rally by…

Anti-Muslim violence rises in England after soldier’s death

By Daniel Boffey, The Guardian YouGove poll shows rise in proportion of people who believe British Muslims pose a threat to democracy Nearly two-thirds of people believe there will be a ‘clash of civilisations’ between British Muslims and white Britons in the wake of the murder of a British soldier…

Four opposition activists shot dead in Bangladesh

DHAKA — Four opposition activists were killed and nearly 200 people injured on Sunday when police opened fire at large Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) rallies in the southeast. The shootings happened in the towns of Chandpur and Laksmipur after the party held demonstrations to demand that the government resign in…

Bangladeshi police fire teargas at protesters

Bangladeshi police fired teargas at scores of protesters on Sunday as violence broke out during a day-long opposition strike in the capital Dhaka. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its Islamist allies enforced the strike in protest at the government’s decision to divide the 400-year-old city into two…

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