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US advocates inclusive democracy in Bangladesh
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US advocates inclusive democracy in Bangladesh

 US advocates strong and inclusive democracy in Bangladesh, United States’ Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal said today. "We do believe Bangladesh’s strength is democracy and for that we are partnering with Bangladesh on that aspect," she said in a pre-departure press conference at American Club in Dhaka this afternoon. Asked about the US’s latest position on January 5 elections, Biswal said it is the people of Bangladesh who determine the timetable of the polls. "We support political dialogue... we expect responsibilities from all political parties to face political events with responsibly and peacefully,” she added. Biswal arrived in Dhaka on November 27 for a three-day visit to Bangladesh. During her visit, she met with governmen...
At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack
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At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Agence France-Presse (AFP) © Muhammed Giginyu/AP Photo People gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Kano, Nigeria on Friday.At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano, the biggest city in the mainly Muslim north of the country, came just as Friday prayers had started. The mosque is attached to the palace of the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, Nigeria's second most senior Muslim cleric, who last week urged civilians to take up arms against Boko Haram. The blasts came after a bomb attack was foiled against a mosque in the northeastern city of Maiduguri earlier on Friday, five days a...