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Bangladesh's rich kids who grew up to be jihadists
Well-educated and hailing from wealthy families, the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh cafe defy the increasingly outdated stereotype of jihadists from poor backgrounds who have been radicalised in madrassas.
 
Former hostages questioned over Dhaka cafe attack
Some of the hostages rescued from the weekend attack on an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh's capital were being questioned Monday by investigators searching for clues about the possible masterminds behind the gruesome attack that left 28 dead, including many foreigners.
 
KATHMANDU, Nepa -- Nepal's mountaineering authorities are investigating a climbing claim by an Indian couple who are accused of altering photographs of themselves on the summit of Mount Everest, an official said Monday.
 
Bangladesh leader pays her respects to victims of attack
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's prime minister on Monday visited a stadium where the bodies of the victims from the weekend attack in Bangladesh's capital were taken, as security officials search for evidence and the possible masterminds behind the attack.
 
Bangladesh denies IS link after hostage bloodbath
Bangladesh said Sunday the attackers who slaughtered 20 hostages at a restaurant were well-educated followers of a homegrown militant outfit who found extremism "fashionable", denying links to the Islamic State group.
 
Myanmar's bitterly divided Rakhine State saw mass protests Sunday as thousands of Buddhists, including monks, demonstrated in a show of opposition to a government edict referring to Muslim communities in the restive province, organizers told AFP.
 
20 hostages killed in Bangladesh-restaurant attack
Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant to end a hostage-taking by heavily armed militants early Saturday, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners. The military said 20 hostages were killed during the 10-hour standoff, and a survivor's father said the attackers spared people who could recite verses from the Quran.
 
Those who could 'recite Quran' spared
A victim family describes how the birthday celebration of a 13-year-old turned into the bloody nightmare called Gulshan attack.
 
New Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada called on the U.S. Saturday to end its "occupation" of Afghanistan in his first message since being appointed the militant group's chief.
 
Thailand's upgrade is premature, Myanmar's downgrading is long overdue, say activists.
 
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