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Owner of Leicester club killed in helicopter crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/18, 10:43 am

Fans and family members of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of the English Leicester City Football Club, paid their respects Monday after the Thai billionaire died in a weekend helicopter crash. The helicopter went down Saturday shortly after taking off from the soccer team’s stadium in Leicester, England, following a match. Four other people, including two members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, the pilot, and another passenger, also died in the accident. The U.K.

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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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