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Student protests point to deeper problems in Bangladesh

International | Traffic safety is but one grievance on the minds of demonstrators and activists
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/14/18, 06:50 pm

As protests over poor road conditions in Bangladesh subsided last week, student demonstrators and activists reported that a government crackdown on opposition increased. Tens of thousands of students staged nine days of protests in early August after a speeding bus on July 29 killed two young students in Dhaka, the country’s capital and home to 18 million people.

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Turkish authorities to release Brunson, place him under house arrest

International | Plus deadly election day violence in Pakistan and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/25/18, 09:43 am

TURKEY: Turkish news outlets report that authorities have released American pastor Andrew Brunson from jail and placed him under house arrest. No confirmation as yet from U.S. officials or any other signs that the transfer has occurred. The judges ruled for him to remain in pretrial detention pending his next court appearance on Oct.

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Rushing to retell the Thai cave rescue

Culture | Two movies and a museum are in the works
by Charissa Crotts & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/13/18, 05:28 pm

Now that 12 boys and their soccer coach have made it safely out of a cave in northern Thailand, the race is on to repackage one of the year’s most compelling human interest stories into an entertainment vehicle.

God’s Not Dead producer Michael Scott hopes to make a movie about the rescue. On Tuesday, he posted a video of himself outside the cave. “I think we’re here really looking at this as a movie that could inspire millions of people across the globe,” he said. Scott is a managing partner of Pure Flix, an American film studio that makes Christian movies.

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