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Is there a more disappointing and pathetic government than the one in Naypyidaw right now? I mean, at this point, the military-backed government that preceded this one looks more liberal and encouraged more free press.
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Director
 
 
  19 sentenced to death in Bangladesh bombings  
 
     
 
  It was a well-orchestrated plan, executed through abuse of state power, a special court has ruled, delivering verdicts in the two cases filed over the grenade attack on an Awami League rally 14 years ago.

And all the accused, including BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman and former top intelligence officials, were found guilty and handed down various punishments for the bombing that killed 24 people and injured scores.

In the murder case, Tarique and 18 others were sentenced to life in prison while former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and 18 others were given death penalty on charges of killing through criminal conspiracy.
 
 
 
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Three Eleven Media journalists arrested in Myanmar
 
   
 
Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested three senior journalists of Eleven Media Groups, an ANN partner paper, in connection with a story that criticised the controversial business ventures of Yangon Regional Government.
 
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Thaksin's son indicted for corruption
 
   
 
The son of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was indicted yesterday for collusion in money laundering in connection with the Krungthai Bank loan scandal, in a case he claimed was politically motivated.
 
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Trump says S. Korea won't lift NK sanctions without US approval
 
   
 
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of South Korea lifting sanctions on North Korea without approval from the United States.
 
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Hong Kong vows zero tolerance for independence movement
 
   
 
Carrie Lam chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said on Wednesday that the government will "fearlessly" move in accordance with the law against acts that advocate "Hong Kong independence".
 
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