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2 dead in Bangladesh political violence

By Tue, Nov 26, 2013 1:19PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police have clashed with opposition supporters demanding that the Bangladesh government drop a plan to hold general elections on Jan. 5 in the latest round of political violence in the country. Police and TV stations say at least two people have died in the violence since

Bangladesh announces polls despite boycott threat

By Tue, Nov 26, 2013 1:00PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government announced Monday that it will hold parliamentary elections on Jan. 5 despite a boycott threat by opposition parties. Soon after the televised announcement, several homemade bombs exploded in central Dhaka. No injuries were reported. The main opposition coalition has vowed to hold a series

US concerned over political tensions in Thailand

By Tue, Nov 26, 2013 12:09PM UTC Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is voicing concern about rising political tension in Thailand where opposition demonstrators seeking to unseat the government occupied parts of the foreign and finance ministries. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a Monday statement that violence and seizure of public or private property “are

Suthep leads protesters in seizing Finance Ministry

By Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:32AM UTC Suthep leads protesters in seizing Finance Ministry

AP: Protesters say they want Yingluck to step down amid claims that her government is controlled by her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a military coup in 2006. On Sunday, more than 150,000 demonstrators [BP: Upping the protest numbers from early evening report yesterday &

Thai leader invokes security law amid protests

By Tue, Nov 26, 2013 9:42AM UTC Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister invoked an emergency law on Monday after demonstrators seeking to remove her from office occupied parts of the finance and foreign ministries. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that the Internal Security Act would cover all of Bangkok and large parts of surrounding areas. Three

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