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Bangladesh on Alert After Islamist Official Hanged

Thousands of Bangladeshis poured onto the streets to applaud the execution of an Islamist party official on charges of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war. Bangladesh authorities also tightened security nationwide Sunday after Mohammad Qamaruzzaman was hanged for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict, a move that triggered anger among his opposition supporters. Police said extra officers were deployed in the capital and other...

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