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Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy
Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy

Two months into a bloody standoff in Bangladesh that has left at least 118 people dead, the violence has eased but the political crisis continues to deepen. After weeks of deadly arson attacks by anti-government protesters enforcing a crippling transport blockade, commercial vehicles and office workers have slowly begun to return to the streets in the congested capital of Dhaka. Opposition leader Khaleda Zia even called for a temporary break in the blockade on Tuesday to allow Bangladeshis to celebrate the national cricket team’s surprising victory over England in the World Cup. But the joy was short-lived as the impoverished South Asian country flirts with further chaos. Prime...

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