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Ruling coalition wins in Bangladesh

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/31/18, 10:35 am

The ruling alliance in Bangladesh won almost every seat in Sunday’s national general election, according to the official results released Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will serve a third term despite opposition disputing the outcome. The coalition, led by Hasina’s Awami League party, won 288 of the 300 seats, Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed announced. The opposition, led by Kamal Hossain, won only seven seats and rejected the outcome, claiming Hasina has grown increasingly authoritarian.

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Refugees fear what Myanmar will do if they go home

International | Rights advocates say conditions in the country remain unsafe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 04:12 pm

The failed return of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar has led to international groups calling for improved conditions in the refugees’ home country.

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Commemorating the end of the grisliest conflict

International | Gridlock in Gloucestershire, world leaders in Paris, and protests in Poland mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/12/18, 01:10 pm

EUROPE: There was gridlock in Gloucestershire, England, as hundreds jammed the village of Slimbridge to view the “ghost soldiers” of World War I guarding graves of the fallen.

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