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  Adar 19, 5773 , 01/03/13

42 Dead in Bangladesh Clashes

Forty-two people, including two police officers, have been killed and hundreds wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces, which broke out Thursday in Bangladesh.

The violence erupted after a court imposed the death penalty on an Islamist party leader on charges stemming from the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971. 

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