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    HR agency rejects Assange complaint against Ecuador

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 16, 2019

    An international human rights organisation has turned down a request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Ecuador, which has sheltered him for more than six...

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    Most power in Bangladesh PMO: US

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on March 15, 2019

    Most power in Bangladesh ‘resides in the Office of the Prime Minister’ Sheikh Hasina although the country’s constitution provides for a parliamentary form of government,...

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    US slams rights record of China, Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on March 15, 2019

    Secretary of state Mike Pompeo slammed China’s mass detention of Muslims but took a lighter hand on North Korea as the state department released its...

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    88pc women receive derogatory comments from passers-by: survey

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:57pm on March 06, 2019

    A recent survey found that 88 per cent of women face derogatory comments from passers-by, while 46 per cent of them face sexual innuendos and...

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    HRW urges govt to probe sacking of RMG workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:43pm on March 06, 2019

    New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged the Bangladesh government to immediately investigate garment workers and union leaders’ allegations of arbitrary dismissals...

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    ICC team due today

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:09am on March 06, 2019

    A team of the International Criminal Court is set to reach Dhaka today for conducting preliminary examinations aimed at establishing a case on atrocities committed...