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Bangladesh Ferry Sinks, Kills 31

Dozens more missing

(Newser) - A ferry packed with some 200 people collided with another vessel and capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh today, killing 31 people and leaving dozens more missing. About 35 people were rescued after the ferry sank on the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo boat early in the... More »

Woman Dies After Caning Over Affair

Bangladesh launches investigation into illegal punishment

(Newser) - Bangladeshi officials have launched an investigation into the death of 40-year-old woman following a severe caning for an alleged affair with her stepson. The woman died nearly a month after the beating; she was sentenced by village elders to 40 blows for adultery and caned in public. Bangladesh banned such... More »

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