Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyze Dhaka for 5 days

Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyze Dhaka for 5 days

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Five days of protests by tens of thousands of students angry over the traffic deaths of two of their colleagues have largely cut off the capital Dhaka from the rest of Bangladesh, as the demonstrators pressed their demand for safer roads. The protests began last Sunday after two college students were struck and killed by a pair of buses and eventually paralyzed the capital of 10 million.

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4 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Health officials say Israeli soldiers firing from across a border fence have killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel.

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