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Kenya police teargas vote protesters in capital

NAIROBI, Oct 6 (Reuters) Kenyan police fired teargas at opposition supporters rallying in Nairobi on Friday calling for the removal of election board officials they blame for August's cancelled presidential vote.
The confrontation in the capital occurred as demonstrations got under way in the country's other major cities for the second time this week.
The re-run of the Aug. 8 vote is currently scheduled for Oct. 26 but the opposition is threatening a boycott if election board officials are not removed.
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Court sentences five to death for 2008 murder in Bangladesh

20 Feb 2018 | 8:16 PM

Dhaka, Feb 20 (UNI) A court of Chandpur district in Bangladesh has awarded the death penalty to five people in a decade-old murder.

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Hasina hands 'Ekushey Padak' to 21 Bangladesh personalities

20 Feb 2018 | 8:14 PM

Dhaka, Feb 20 ( UNI) The 21 winners of 'Ekushey padak' the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh have received the trophies from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Shaikh Mujib drew plan to introduce Bangla at all levels

20 Feb 2018 | 7:48 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Feb 20 ( UNI) As the struggle for independence was gaining momentum, Father of the Nation Bangladesh 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman drew a specific plan for introducing Bangla at all levels from the very beginning of his government.

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US, SK militaries to conduct joint drills despite detente with NK

20 Feb 2018 | 4:16 PM

Seoul, Feb 20 (UNI) The US and South Korea will go ahead with military drills off the Korean peninsula despite the “Peace Olympics” and the recent thaw in North-South relations, the South’s defense ministry said in a report to the National Assembly, according to Yonhap news agency of South Korea.

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Post-Brexit UK won't be like Mad Max, says Davis

20 Feb 2018 | 3:59 PM

London, Feb 20 (UNI) Britain will not be "plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction" after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech, according to a BBC News report.

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