China exports jump, but market cautious on data

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Chinese trade data out Wednesday printed much stronger than expected, with a sharp gain for exports, but markets largely ignored the result, with some analysts expressing skepticism over the numbers’ accuracy. China’s exports rose 10.6% in January compared to a year earlier, accelerating from a 4.3% advance the previous month, according […]

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Bangladesh: go-to transit spot for smuggling China-made arms

Given a choice, smugglers go-to transit post to illegally move weapons into India and Nepal is Bangladesh, as made clear in a recent court verdict. The most recent verdict in Bangladesh presented a case that was close to ten years old and has brought into the spotlight the ongoing scourge of arms smuggling that goes […]

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International Islamic Rights Group: Investigate Bangladesh

An Islamic rights group is urging the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, to investigate the government of Bangladesh for alleged crimes against humanity for persecuting its political foes. British lawyer Toby Cadman said he filed the request on behalf of the International Coalition for Freedoms of Rights a month after Bangladesh Prime Minister […]

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Bangladesh mobile operators add 16.604 mln new subscribers in 2013

DHAKA, Feb. 4 (NsNewsWire) — The total number of Bangladesh’s mobile phone subscribers reached nearly 114 million at the end of December 2013 with addition of 16.604 million new users in the immediate past year, statistics of the country’s telecom regulator showed Monday. With 1.042 million new addition in December last year, according to Bangladesh […]

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11 drown, 50 others missing in ferry sinking in NE Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb. 4 (NsNewsWire) — Eleven persons were drown and 50 others were missing as a small ferry sank into the Surma River in Bangladesh’s northeastern Sunamganj district Monday night, officials said on Tuesday. Kamrul Alam, chief executive of the Doara sub-district of Sunamganj, confirmed the ferry sank after its engine, reports Xinhua. Alam said […]

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Three Killed in Pakistan Blast

Officials in northwestern Pakistan said a bomb blast in a movie theater has killed at least three people. Authorities said 30 people were wounded in the explosion Sunday in Peshawar. Police officials said the attacker was apparently sitting in the audience before hurling hand grenades. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. […]

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Thai protesters vow to annul election result

BANGKOK – Thai protesters vowed Monday to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead their efforts to nullify the results of elections that were expected to prolong a national political crisis. Despite fears of violence, voting proceeded peacefully in 90 percent of polling stations Sunday. The protesters forced polling booths to close in […]

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14 sentenced to death over Bangladesh’s biggest arms haul

DHAKA, Jan. 30 (NsNewsWire) — Fourteen including two former Bangladeshi ministers and an Indian separatist leader were awarded death penalty by a court in the southeastern port city of Chittagong on Thursday for arms smuggling. Judge SM Mojibur Rahman delivered the verdict over the country’ s largest-ever arms seizure about a decade ago, reports Xinhua. […]

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Thai government says no delay in Sunday election

DHAKA, Jan. 29 (NsNewsWire) — Thailand’s government announced Tuesday it will go ahead with an election this weekend despite an opposition boycott, months of street protests and the likelihood of more violence in the country’s political crisis. Related Stories The government made the announcement after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met with the Election Commission, which […]

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