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Strike over Bangladesh peace deal

A general strike has been held in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of south-eastern Bangladesh. A political party for the region’s indigenous people called the strike to protest at the government’s failure to implement a peace deal, signed in 1997. The treaty ended a 20-year rebel war by promising local people more autonomy. The strike was held at a time of increasing tension between indigenous people, whom the government refers to as tribals, and the security forces. A heavy security operation was in place for the strike on Monday. Full Story

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