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Arrests follow Bangladesh professor murder

Police arrest 20 for questioning over killing of Shafiul Islam, who led push to ban students wearing full-face veils.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/11/arrests-follow-bangladesh-professor-murder-20141116165454843133.html
 
HK protesters denied Beijing flight

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders are stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing, as authorities say their travel permits are invalid.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30067035
 
Afghan female MP survives suicide attack, three killed

A suicide bomber on Sunday targeted a vehicle convoy of Afghan lawmakers that included a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 17 others, officials said.

The blast, in which the attacker detonated an explosives-packed car, left the MPs’ vehicles badly damaged on a main road in the west of Kabul, close to the parliament.
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/asia/2014/11/16/Aafghan-female-MP-survives-suicide-attack-three-killed.html
 
Baby body parts found in Thailand parcel
Preserved parts of several babies, including head, feet and "sheets of skin", discovered in package destined for US.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/11/baby-body-parts-found-thailand-parcel-2014111681314188980.html
 
A powerful bomb explosion has targeted a vehicle carrying an outspoken female Afghan lawmaker in Kabul, leaving at least three people dead.

The blast took place on Sunday when an assailant attacked Shukria Barakzai’s vehicle with an explosives-laden car as she was heading to the parliament in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/16/386230/blast-hits-afghan-mps-car-kills-3/
 
Militant attack kills four troops in NW Pakistan

Militants have reportedly attacked an army checkpoint in Pakistan’s troubled northwest, killing at least four Pakistani soldiers.

Security sources said on Sunday that the attack was carried out overnight when the militants using rockets and grenades stormed the checkpoint in the border region of North Waziristan.

Military sources, whose names were not mentioned in the reports, said a major was among those killed in the assault, while 11 were injured and between eight and 10 went missing.

A curfew had been imposed in the village of Datta Khel, where the attack took place, with troops searching the area around the Spara Gher checkpoint for their missing comrades, the sources said.

The Pakistani army mounted an offensive to push the pro-Taliban out of North Waziristan, in June. A variety of militants groups used the bases there to stage fatal attacks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The military says it has killed nearly 1,500 militants so far and arrested around 300 others while 124 soldiers have lost their lives.

The militants have carried out numerous attacks against Pakistani security forces and civilians, and managed to spread their influence in various regions of the country despite sporadic offensives by the Pakistani army.
Thousands of Pakistanis have lost their lives in bombings and other militant attacks since 2001, when Islamabad entered an alliance with Washington in the so-called war on terror.
 
Hindu right rewriting Indian textbooks

Books by Hindu nationalists merging myth with reality proliferate in PM Modi's home state of Gujarat.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/11/hindu-right-ideology-indian-textbooks-gujarat-20141147028501733.html
 
Bangladesh party urges fresh strike

A prominent religious party in Bangladesh has called on supporters to hold a nationwide strike against the death sentence handed down to its leader.

The Jamaat-e-Islami party urged its followers to begin a 48-hour strike on Wednesday to protest against a court ruling sentencing Motiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the party, to death.

Nizami was given the sentence over what the court called crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s war of independence from Pakistan in 1971. The verdict was upheld by Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Monday.

Nizami’s defense lawyers said they would ask for a review. However, state prosecutors say that is not an option.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/04/384712/bangladesh-party-urges-fresh-strike/
 
Hong Kong murders accused Rurik Jutting remanded in custody

A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong has been remanded in custody.

Rurik Jutting was arrested after police found the victims in his apartment in the Wan Chai area early on Saturday. One of the women died days before her body was found in a suitcase, court papers said.

The women are believed to have been sex workers.

Mr Jutting did not ask for bail and was remanded until 10 November.

He was unshaven and wearing a black T-shirt during the brief court hearing at Eastern Magistrates' Court.

Asked if he understood the charges against him, Mr Jutting, who grew up in Chertsey in Surrey, replied: "I do."

Mr Jutting had resigned from a job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch a week ago. An automatic reply left on his work email read: "I am out of the office. Indefinitely. For urgent enquiries, or indeed any enquiries, please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath."

Before moving to the company, Mr Jutting worked at Barclays in London for two years.

A LinkedIn profile under his name suggested he was a Cambridge University graduate. Winchester College, an independent boarding school in Hampshire, confirmed he had been a student there.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29871031
 
Malaysia Airlines sued by two boys over Flight 370

Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, said in the suit that when the plane dropped from the radar while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board, the civil aviation department did not try to establish contact within reasonable time. The immigration department also allowed passengers with fake identities to board the plane, they said.
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/asia/2014/10/31/Malaysia-Airlines-sued-by-two-boys-over-Flight-370.html