Saturday, October 6, 2012

Buses Collide In Bangladesh 13 Killed And 13 Hurt

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Police say two buses collided on a road in northeastern Bangladesh and 13 people were killed.

Local police chief Amulya Bhushan Barua says another 13 people were injured in the crash early Friday. At least 10 of the dead were in one family.

The crash happened in Sylhet district, 192 kilometers (120 miles) northeast of the capital, Dhaka.

Barua did not give further details.

Fatal road accidents, blamed on rash driving, unfit vehicles and lax rules, are common in Bangladesh.

The government says at least 10,000 people die in road accidents every year, one of the world's highest casualty rates.

Nepal theaters stop screening Bollywood movies

Movies theaters in Nepal have stopped screening Bollywood movies because they fear violence after a Communist Party offshoot alleged the films are vulgar and unsuitable for the Nepalese society.

The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist is demanding the government give priority to locally made movies and strictly censor Hindi films. Party spokesperson Pumpha Bhusal said Friday it was giving the government until next week to comply.

The party is a breakaway group of the main Communist Party in Nepal and has a history of past violence against its opponents.

Party supporters gathered at border points earlier this week to stop Indian vehicles from entering Nepal. The party later said it was going to allow trucks with essential goods like oil, gas and food to enter.

Psych test for suspects in student brawl attacks

The police say they have given psychological tests to the high school student who was named a suspect in the death of a student from a rival school last month.

Jakarta Police psychology unit chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Arif Nurcahyo said that the suspect Fitra Ramadhani, 19, had undergone the tests at city police headquarters on Thursday.

"We are currently analyzing the result of the tests. The result is expected to show why Fitra took part in the brawl and stabbed [the other student]," Arif said.

Arif said that Fitra cooperated with authorities in undergoing four hours of written tests and interviews.

Three suspects from SMK Kartika Zeni vocational school implicated in the brawl that claimed the life of SMA Yayasan Karya 66 high school student Denny Yanuar were also psychologically examined, police said.

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