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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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Mueller adds to Manafort’s rap sheet

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/08/18, 05:10 pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller charged former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and one of his associates with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. Prosecutors accuse Manafort and Konstantin Kalimnik of trying to influence two witnesses who planned to testify that Manafort’s work on behalf of Ukraine extended into the United States and not just Europe, as his defense lawyers claim. Manafort already faces charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statement, and acting as an unregistered foreign agent.

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Ukraine faked death of Russian journalist

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/30/18, 11:13 am

Ukrainian officials admitted Wednesday to faking the death of a prominent Russian journalist in a bid to catch people reportedly trying to kill him. Arkady Babchenko appeared with officials at a news conference and thanked those mourning his staged demise. Officials on Tuesday said Babchenko’s wife found him bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds in the back at their home in the capital city of Kiev. They also claimed he died on the way to the hospital.

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