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More Than 5,000 Arrested in Bangladesh Sweep

Police in Bangladesh say they have arrested more than 5,000 criminal suspects in the first three days of a nationwide sweep in response to a rash of extremist violence against religious minorities and secular activists. National Police chief Shahidul Hoque, speaking Sunday, said the arrests include at least 85 militants, and that all the detentions were made on specific charges. Militants have been blamed for more than 30 deaths in Bangladesh since early last year, including bloggers,...

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