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Report on bdnews24.com, July 16, 2017
A team of the Rapid Action Battalion has come under fire from inside a house suspected to be a militant hideout at Ashulia in Savar.
The shots were fired after the law enforcers surrounded the house at Chourabali neighbourhood in Noyarhat on the outskirts of capital Dhaka around 1am on Sunday.
“The suspected militants fired at least five shots at the RAB personnel,” RAB-4 Commanding Officer Additional DIG Lutful Kabir, who was heading the operation, told bdnews24.com over the phone from the scene.
He said the suspects were …

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By Golam Mortuja in Prothom Alo, July 15, 2017 at 17:52
International terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda is stepping up their activities in the Indian subcontinent. The activities of the organisation is also increasing in Bangladesh, said a report of a research organisation presented during the hearing of a US House of Representatives sub-committee related to Homeland Security.
During the hearing it was also said that the terrorist organisation has appointed a hundred of its members in the subcontinent this year.
Speaking on the issue, a senior official of Dhaka metropolitan police’s counter terrorism unit …

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Xinhua report in Global Times, July 15, 2017 at 19:15:22
A former mayor in central China’s Hunan Province who made headlines for drug use has been sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges.
The Intermediate People’s Court in Yueyang City handed down the verdict Friday to Gong Weiguo, former mayor of Linxiang City, after convicting him of taking bribes and abuse of power.
Gong was put under investigation by police following accusations he had used drugs in April 2015. Months later, he was expelled from the Communist Party of China and …

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By Chun Han Wong and Lingling Wei in The Wall St Journal, July 15, 2017 5:18 p.m. ET
BEIJING—China’s Communist Party placed under investigation a senior official once seen as a possible successor to President Xi Jinping, people familiar with the matter said, in a change that allowed the Chinese leader to promote an ally.
A hastily arranged meeting of party officials on Saturday in the inland city of Chongqing announced that Sun Zhengcai, the city’s top official, was being replaced and was being investigated, a person familiar with the matter said. …