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Bangladesh arrests over 5,000 in crackdown on radicals
Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they have arrested more than 5,000 criminal suspects in the past few days as they continue a nationwide crackdown to try and stop a growing wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists.
 
Home to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims and a collage of businesses that burst to life as Myanmar's largest city wakes up, the colonial-era building known simply as "491-501 Merchant Street" holds a mirror up to Yangon.
 
Bangladesh detains 1,600 in drive against radicals
Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in Bangladesh, police said Saturday.
 
Monastery worker in Bangladesh hacked to death by militants
Unidentified assailants hacked a 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker to death in Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.
 
Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire Wednesday on students protesting against the prime minister, injuring almost 40 according to an international rights group which slammed the shooting as "disgraceful."
 
Police, students clash in Papua New Guinea; deaths reported
CANBERRA, Australia -- Police in Papua New Guinea fired gunshots Wednesday to quell a student protest demanding the prime minister's resignation, the government said. It reported several injuries but denied reports that as many as four people were killed.
 
Fire triggers blasts at Sri Lanka army camp, 1 dead
A fire broke out at an army camp near Sri Lanka's capital, setting off explosions and damaging hundreds of nearby homes, officials said Monday. One soldier was killed.
 
Sri Lanka ammunition blasts destroy hundreds of homes
Flying shrapnel triggered by explosions at an ammunition depot on the edge of Sri Lanka's capital destroyed a hospital and hundreds of homes, sending thousands scrambling for cover, authorities said Monday.
 
Wife of Bangladesh police who battled militants murdered
At least three men riding a motorbike Sunday killed the wife of a police superintendent who led drives against Islamist militants and drug cartels in southeastern Bangladesh, police said.
 
Kerry seeks closer ties with Mongolia
Cultivating closer ties in this land of Genghis Khan lore and traditional yurts, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried his hand at archery, sampled curdled cheese and watched ancient wrestling, all while hailing Mongolia as a modern "oasis of democracy" in its neighborhood.
 
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