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US urges action by Bangladesh to prevent killings

Source: Associated Press

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called on Bangladesh’s leader to step up law enforcement to prevent a wave of killings targeting liberal voices, the State Department said Friday amid fears that the traditionally moderate South Asian nation is under threat from Islamic extremists. 666 more words

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Bangladesh LGBT editor hacked to death

Source: BBC

Bangladesh police say a top gay rights activist and editor at the country’s only LGBT magazine is one of two people who have been hacked to death. 291 more words

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Two gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

Source: Aljazeera

Editor of magazine for transgender community among latest victims of murders targeting liberal activists.

Two people, including the editor of a magazine for the transgender community, have been hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh. 435 more words

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Bangladeshi university professor hacked to death in Rajshahi

Source: BBC

A university professor has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, in an attack police say is similar to killings of secular bloggers and atheists by suspected Islamist extremists. 237 more words

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Online Meat Man

“‘A nut who couldn’t get a newspaper to publish any of his letters to it can reach thousands or even millions of people over the internet at virtually zero cost’. 84 more words

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‘They hacked his head with a machete’: Another atheist activist murdered in Bangladesh

Source: Rawstory

A Bangladeshi law student who posted against Islamism on his Facebook page has been murdered, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of killings of secular activists and bloggers in the country. 342 more words

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France: Le Pen fined over Holocaust remarks

Source: BBC

Former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has been fined 30,000 euros (£24,000; $34,000) for calling the Nazi gas chambers a “detail” of World War Two. 188 more words

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