Tens of thousands join a sit-in at Shahbagh Square in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, demanding the death penalty war crimes. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Six deaths reported in recent days Protesters are angry over what they consider to be lenient sentences The protesters, many of them students, are demanding the death penalty Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) — Protests over a war-crimes trial verdict in Bangladesh have resulted in at least six deaths here in the capital city of Dhaka and in the southeast tourist city of Cox’s Bazar, police said Friday. The incidents stem from February 5, when an International War Crimes Tribunal sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, a leader of the Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, to life in prison on war-crimes charges — including murder — that date back to the country’s war of independence in 1971
Former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is photographed in Tokyo on May 24, 2012. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is resting at home, his son’s office says Lee was treated for an irregular heartbeat and “stroke-like symptoms” He molded Singapore into a major financial hub His son is the country’s third prime minister Singapore (CNN) — Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore and the man widely credited with molding the island nation into one of the world’s most prosperous countries, has been released from the hospital, where he was treated for an irregular heartbeat and “stroke-like symptoms.” The 89-year-old Lee was resting at home, according to a statement from the office of his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
People gather after a bomb targeting Shiite Muslims exploded in a busy market in Hazara on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, February 16. A blast targeting Shiites in a busy marketplace killed at least 45 people, police told CNN. HIDE CAPTION Blast targets Shiites in Pakistani market Blast targets Shiites in Pakistani market Blast targets Shiites in Pakistani market Blast targets Shiites in Pakistani market Blast targets Shiites in Pakistani market Blast targets Shiites in Pakistani market Blast targets Shiites in Pakistani market STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: The banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility At least 83 people are killed and 180 wounded near Quetta, police say A suicide bomber drove more than 800 kilograms of explosives into a marketplace Police: The blast targeted Shiite Muslims and destroyed four buildings Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistani police have revised the cause of a blast that killed 83 people on Saturday, saying a suicide bomber was behind the attack that pulverized a busy marketplace.
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