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2 ‘outlaws’ killed

“Gunfight” in Bogura WT24 Desk Two suspected members of an outlawed party were killed in a reported gunfight between two groups in Bhabanipur Bazar Bridge area of Sherpur upazila early Friday, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Liton, 35 and Afsar, 45. Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Sherpur Police Station, said that on information about a gunfight between two groups, ...

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Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

2 ‘Robbers’ killed WT24 Desk Two suspected robbers were killed in what police calls a gunfight at Lemshikhali Darbar Ghat in Kutubdia upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Friday., Agencies report. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Didarul Ferdous, officer-in-charge of Kutubdia police station, said acting on an information that two groups of robbers were exchanging bullet, ...

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Muslims in hiding in Sri Lanka as tensions rise after bombings

Group of about 500 Muslims being sheltered in one city after fleeing Negomobo, as communal tensions rise WT24 Desk At least 700 refugees from a persecuted Islamic sect are in hiding after fleeing their homes in the Sri Lankan port city of Negombo as communal tensions soar in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, The Guardian reports. The bombings, ...

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Alternative London porn festival changes location after protests

Three-day event makes late move to secret location in wake of row between LGBT and feminist groups WT24 Desk A pornography festival in London this weekend has been forced to relocate after protests, The Guardian reports. Faced with the prospect of a picket, organisers of the London porn film festival, which describes itself as “celebrating queer, feminist, radical and experimental porn”, ...

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Runaway Saudi sisters call for ‘inhuman’ woman-monitoring app to be pulled

Maha and Wafa al-Subaie called for Absher, which supports male guardianship system, to be removed by Google and Apple WT24 Desk Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families, Reuters reports. Maha and Wafa al-Subaie, who ...

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Sri Lanka: tributes paid to worshipper who confronted bomber

Ramesh Raju prevented further bloodshed at Zion church at the cost of his own life WT24 Desk Ramesh Raju was standing with his family near the entrance to Zion church in Batticaloa on Sri Lanka’s east coast, waiting for the Easter service to start, when he spotted the man who had come to attack their community, The Guardian reports. Wearing ...

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Teen ‘gang-raped’ in Keraniganj; 6 held

WT24 Desk Police arrested six people here on Monday night in a case filed over the reported gang-rape of a teenage girl in South Keraniganj, UNB reports. Ashiquazzaman, inspector (Investigation) of South Keraniganj Police Station, said the victim aged about 14 went to Sarighat area on April 20 for roaming where 8-10 youths violated her in turns after taking her ...

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‘Drug trader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion on marine drive road in Teknaf upazila early Monday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Mohi Uddin, son of Sirajul Islam, a resident of Komboniapara in Naikhongchhari upazila. Azim Ahmmed, wing commander of Rab-15, said on secret information ...

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Sri Lanka searches for answers after Easter blasts kill hundreds

A sense of unease pervaded the nation on Sunday following a period of relative calm in the decade since the end of a brutal conflict between the predominately Buddhist Sinhalese majority and mostly Hindu Tamil minority. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which also injured at least 450 people. WT24 Desk Sri Lanka sought to restore stability following ...

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