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Bangladesh floats death penalty for road deaths in bid to quell protests

Bangladesh floats death penalty for road deaths in bid to quell protests

Bangladesh on Monday promised to introduce the death penalty for deliberate road deaths in a bid to quell more than a week of demonstrations calling for better road safety, as new student-led protests were met with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Police fire tear gas on students as Dhaka protests enter eighth day

Police fire tear gas on students as Dhaka protests enter eighth day

Bangladeshi police fired tear gas on students occupying an intersection in central Dhaka on Sunday as thousands of protesters took to the streets for an eighth day to demand road safety measures.

Bangladesh teens block roads for seventh day over road safety

Bangladesh teens block roads for seventh day over road safety

Parts of the Bangladeshi capital ground to a halt for the seventh day running Saturday, as thousands of students staged protests calling for improvements to road safety after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.

Asia markets rise but traders adopt a cautious approach

Asia markets rise but traders adopt a cautious approach

Investors in most Asian markets built on the previous day’s advance yesterday but with caution hanging in the air the gains were limited by concerns over Donald Trump’s lack of detail on economic policy as well as geopolitical risks.